I’m really enjoying light beach style homes the last few days. Yesterday I showed you a beautiful bright seaside home in South Africa and today we’re going to Sydney for another bright home on the coast. The surroundings of this home are visible in the interior (which is designed by Hare & Klein) by the use of light colours, wooden pieces, various blue-tones and lots of different textures. The owners wanted an interior that is ‘authentic and not showy’ that draws inspration from the city and the ocean. This resulted in a very relaxed and sophisticated family home on the seaside in Sydney, I think you must always feel calm in a home like this.
A cabin with a view over the Italian alps, who doesn’t want that? This mountain cabin was designed by Alfredo Vanotti and is completely made out of concrete and wood (always a good combination) with a beautiful stone façade. You won’t find any unnecessary decorational items in this cabin but with a view over the Italian alps you really don’t need it!
A house with a soul, that’s how the owners Quirine and Roland describe their home in Amsterdam. Not only because of the historic features that are still visible in this 1910 home but also because of the personal collections that all have a special memory for them. The home is divided over 3 floors in the center of Amsterdam and they immediately fell for the natural light. I absolutely love the mixture of styles and the personal atmosphere of this historic Amsterdam home, unfortunately it doesn’t have a garden but when you’re so close to the Vondelpark I guess you don’t really need it!
I’m not often taken by celebrity homes, they usually feel a bit over designed for my taste but the ranch home (or more like estate) of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi is so unique that even I find it beautiful. The Californian ranch is divided over several buildings and was designed by Ellen DeGeneres herself together with Jay Holman and Cliff Fong. Each building has its own mood but the entire ranch has a sophisticated country feeling which was achieves by combining 20th-century design pieces with industrial furniture. I can never settle on one style being my favourite so an estate like this one would be a amazing, that way you can decorate each building in a different style. A girl can dream right?
A former brewery in Melbourne was converted into a loft-style industrial apartment by Brett Murray, Stuart McKenzie and Simon Carver. The three men (and a dog) live in this apartment together and that is visible in the masculine style of this loft-style home. Exposed brick walls, dark colours and industrial elements give the spaces a moody atmosphere, which is enhanced by the little natural light that comes into the apartment. This Melbourne apartment might have a masculine feel about it but I would definitely want to live here, gosh I love everything about it.
This Copenhagen home belongs to Marie Elbæk Schjeldal and her family. With custom made items (such as the black industrial Frama kitchen & bedroom closets), the pieces of art and design classics they managed to create a unique and stylish family home. The white stone floored bathroom is to die for, just imagine yourself lying in that bathtub daydreaming, I’m not sure if I would ever come out! It’s a lovely Copenhagen home and I like the pops of blue and green in the house as well to add just a bit of colour. Sigh.. Scandinavian homes. They never disappoint do they?
The country home of Italian couple Ludovica and Roberto Palomba of the Milan-based architecture firm Palomba Serafini Associati is everyhting you hope for in an Italian country home. It’s hard to imagine this light home any different but the property experienced a big transformation since it was originally built in the 17th-century as an oil mill. The couple wanted to keep the space as original as possible so no new walls were added giving this home large open spaces and the floors are made of local stones. The only problem was the lack of natural light, which they created by putting in skylights. As you perhaps know I’m a big fan of renovating old buildings and this country home in Italy shows that even a dark old oil mill can be transformed into a beautiful light & minimalistic home with many architectural details (just look at those amazing arches all through this home). This 17th-century Italian country home is a dream come true.
It’s strange actually, I’m from The Netherlands but I rarely post about Dutch homes even though I’m always impressed with historic Dutch architecture (I’m sure anyone who has been to a historic Dutch city will agree with me on that). But today that’s going to change with this Scandinavian inspired home in a characteristic Dutch street in Rotterdam. The home was recently sold but it belonged to Manfung & Angel, a Dutch blogger and founders of OHMYHOME, and luckily for us they had their beautiful home photographed so we can still enjoy it. The home dates from 1900 but the couple completely renovated the historic home to make it to their liking. They renovated almost everything and got new walls, kitchen, bathroom and floors and by that they created a beautiful sun-filled Scandinavian inspired home that luckily still shows the buildings history by having the wooden beams exposed on the top floor. I’m sure they were very sad to leave this stunning home but maybe we can look forward to some photographes of their new home which I’m sure is just as lovely as this light 1900s Scandi inspired home.
It’s been a lovely week on my tumblr page with a lot of inspiration. I have updated my list of interior and architecture books which you can see here. You can follow me on Tumblr (or if you don’t have tumblr on Bloglovin) if you never want to miss a home that I post on my Tumblr page. You can also follow this blog on Bloglovin to stay updated with every post. And on top of that I’m also active on Pinterest & Instagram (my instagram name is changed to @gravityhomeblog), so come and join me on these social platforms as well! (top picture: 3D Cabin bedroom by Fernando Morrisoniesko)
It doesn’t feel like summer here in The Netherlands so I’ll have to do with pictures of summer houses to get a bit in the summer mood. A summer house on the island of Resarö in the Stockholm archipelago is probably a dream for many, an idyllic island with the sea around the corner but also close to Stockholm. This traditional wooden house from 1910 is ideal for a calm hideaway surrounded by nature. Indoors they created a calm, rustic and slightly bohemian atmosphere with many historic details that were carefully restored to recreate the old charm of the house. And for me that kitchen is an absolute dream, can I just have this summer house already?