Happy saturday! I hope you’re having a nice weekend so far. Today I got inspired by this apartment in Rome by Quincoces-dragò & partners. This architectural and design studio based in Milan specializes in luxury retail, hospitality and residential spaces. I love the light, calm feeling of this apartment and if I see correctly it has an amazing view over Rome on the balcony, how wonderful!
Friday, the last day before the weekend. That alone should make you happy but friday is also real estate day in Sweden (is that official? I have no idea). You get overwhelmed with many beautiful homes that hit the market so it’s a wonderful day to be a interior blogger! This home in Göteborg by Stadshem is one of those beautiful homes. There’s a nice contrast going on, the kitchen and workspace are very white & light but they wanted to give the living room and bedroom a warmer feeling, so they are painted a lovely dark grey/blue. It looks absolutely stunning.
I love the work by Berlin based interior designer and stylist Annabell Kutucu. I’ve posted a dark Berlin apartment of her on my blog before and on Tumblr I’ve also posted homes by her design here & here. Today not a dark apartment, but one decorated in neutral colours. I love the comfortable living space and the cozy sitting space in front of the fireplace with the layered rugs that give the space a lot of warmth.
I’m in a French mood today. This morning I showed you a beautiful Paris apartment on the Place des Vosges, now I’m taking you further south to Lyon. This apartment belongs to interior designers Pierre Emmanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin of Maison Hand. This modern light filled apartment is completely the opposite of their last apartment, which was completely black. The apartment lies in a building from 1852 and kept its original details like moulding, panelled walls and a gorgeous parquet floor (oh man, I love original architectural details!). The original details can make a home quite busy so they kept the colour scheme very neutral but they filled their home with artwork and items from their travels in every room which makes it a very personal home. It’s so beautiful, can I just pack my bags and move in?
Herringbone floors, plastered ceilings, walk in closet ánd large windows. What’s not to love? And this home on the oldest square in Paris has it all. As one of the finest squares, Place des Vosges is located in the Marais district between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris and has housed many famous French people. The apartment is very light thanks to the large windows and the details in soft pink gives it a feminine feeling, with the exception of the grey industrial office space, I like that contrast. I always love a mixture of old and new in furniture and this Paris apartment has found the perfect balance. I’m longing for a trip to Paris after seeing this home, don’t you?
In Malmö stands this early 20th-century home of interior designer Helen Sturesson and her family. Even though the home is quite big, around 120 square meters, it only has two and a half rooms, which means they had to be creative not to make this home feel impersonal. The apartment still has its original features such as wallpanels and pilasters on the walls and they have created an amazing gallery wall on one side of the living room. They filled their home with old items that have personality and history (whether it’s inherited or from a flea market) and new items such as an IKEA rug, dining table and cabinets which makes the home feel very personal and cozy.
We all know famous Swedish Real Estate Agencies as Stadshem, Alvhem Mäkleri and of course Fantastic Frank. But now a new agency has captured my eye: Historiska Hem. The name already tells you a lot about this agency, they only work with homes in the architectural style that they are passionate about. This means that they do not work with homes that were built after 1965. They invest in (among others) better photographers and interior designers and that shows in their photographes. As someone who lives in a home that is definitely not historic I always feel a ping of jealousy when I see homes that have wonderful original architectural details, it gives the home a natural warm feeling, don’t you agree? Luckily, even though you may not live in a historic home, you can definitely get inspiration from their wonderful homes, and at Historiska Hem they sure know how to style a home! I’ve already posted two homes of this agency on my Tumblr (here & here). And today they put up another home for sale and it’s stunning!
I’m multitasking at the moment, while I’m making this blogpost I’m also watching the Australian Open (Go Federer!), so to keep in the Austrialian spirit I will share an Australian home today. This Northcote home belongs to interior designer, stylist and retailer Amanda Henderson-Marks and her family. There’s a nice contrast in this home, while the living room and kitchen are very light they painted the bedroom a dramatic dark blue. Amanda herself describes her home as ‘chalky and neat rustic’ which is definitely true. I love how they were able to create such a warm living space with such neutral colours thanks to the different textiles, vintage finds and artwork. I am really loving blue lately and the bedroom in this home is such an inspiration. That little sitting space with the layered rugs is absolutely wondeful. Plus as a Dutchwoman I love the print of the Johannes Vermeer painting ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ which fits perfectly in this space.
The Swedes are well known for their light apartments and this one is no different. The apartment has beautiful big windows that let in a lot of light which is strengthened by the white painted wooden floor and the white walls in the living room. They created a bit more warmth in the bedroom by keeping the original floorboards and the light grey painted walls. The apartment still has original features such as panel doors, ceiling medallions, stucco and of course, in the living room, a traditional Swedish fireplace (I should make a post about Swedish fireplaces, they are so amazing!).
I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, so just a quick blogpost that I’ve also posted on my Tumblr page this week. Above the London headquarters of Etsy lies this amazing eclectic loft. It is decorated with wonderful eclectic furniture, vintage finds and personal items. But (in my opinion) the best thing about this loft are those A-MA-ZING windows, I’m so jealous!