You’re going to feel very cheerful today after seeing the pictures of this 240 square meter apartment in the 16th-arrondissement of Paris. The apartment has everything you love in French apartments; herringbone floors, original stucco and French balconies but on top of that the apartment is decorated in this amazing mixture of styles, where colours and patterns are easily combined resulting in a very fun, colourful and family friendly home. My inner child is extremely jealous of the kids bedrooms in this French home, so spacious and fun! I don’t think it’s possible to be moody in this fun eclectic Paris apartment.
After the eccentric home of yesterday, back to the traditional Scandinavian style with soft and neutral colours in this 19th-century Gothenburg home. I love the calm atmosphere that you find in the entire home thanks to the minimal use of colour. The grey and green paint in the living room and kitchen are only combined with black and wooden furniture and the small bedroom kept its white walls but because of the dark wooden floor it feels warm. I absolutely love how Scandinavians style their homes in these minimal colours but still make them look interesting and stylish.
This book- and art-filled apartment in Stockholm belongs to fashion designer Natalia Altewai and photographer Marcus Ohlsson. With the help of an architect did they change the positions of all the rooms making the home of only 69 square meters appear much more spacious. The apartment is filled with items that they find while being on the road for their work, resulting in that every item in their home has a story, which makes it a very personal home. I love that this home is designed with a careful eye for detail, just look at the kitchen cabinets which are inspired by the graphic work of Sol LeWitt. I love the combination of elegance, thanks to the beautiful materials that were used, and playfullness thanks to the use of colour and the artwork in this Stockholm home.
It’s monday! Now for most people that isn’t something to be cheery about, but I’m going to a concert tonight that I’m really looking forward to, so I’m welcoming this monday with open arms. But first, let’s take a look at this wonderful Copenhagen home of Danish photographer Ditte Isager. As a photographer she is obsessed with light and you can also see that in her home. The kitchen and dining room are beautiful light spaces that we’re used of from Scandinavian homes. But they’ve have also made great use of colour with the sea green wall in the living room (plus a great gallery wall) and the deep blue in the bedroom. In the garden Ditte has her own studio that feels like a cocoon, the studio is completely covered in wood which makes it a nice wooden box that feels seperated from the outside world, ideal to work in! Don’t you just love this home? I love the combination of great Scandinavian design and the brightness of their spaces with good use of colour.
Let’s start the weekend with this beautiful maisonette in Stockholm. We get two apartments for the price of one with this classic apartment that kept the beautiful original features of the building. On both floors you will find a complete living space with bedroom and bathroom. The lower floor has a living space with open kitchen plus a bedroom with en-suite bathroom that is decorated in soft grey tones. But my favourite is the top floor with the slanted ceilings, white walls, exposed beams and skylights that bring in a lot of light. I’m a complete sucker for attic apartments, they’re so cozy! What a lovely Stockholm maisonette and ideal if you’re living with other people but you want to have you own private space.
A very lovely light Scandinavian apartment hit the market today at Stadshem. I recognized this apartment by those great blue double doors to the bedroom, so I browsed through my archive and saw that I’ve posted this apartment before when it hit the real estate market more than a year ago. Now the home is styled differently but it obviously remained the typical bright Scandinavian style. This small light Gothenburg apartment is mainly decorated in white with some black touches in the accent wall in the bedroom and the black wooden kitchen floor and of course the lovely pop of colour with the blue double doors. A typical Scandinavian apartment, that shows that homes don’t have to be big to have great style.
On the Swedish island Gotland lies this wooden summerhouse with views over the Baltic sea. The home consists of one large space with wooden walls that divide the large open space into smaller sections. Because the walls do not touch the ceiling and one wall is completely made of glass there is a wonderful light and spacious feeling. The minimalistic home is decorated in grey tones that mix beautifully with the wooden walls and ceiling. The summerhouse is surrounded by trees and has a wonderful view over the Baltic sea, it’s an ideal getaway for the warm summer months that are on its way!
What a beautiful and charming Gothenburg apartment hit the market today through real estate agency Entrance Mäkleri. The home is completely renovated and has a modern kitchen and bathroom but it also maintained it’s original features such as the light wooden floor, stucco and the panel doors. The home is decorated in a nice mix between modern and vintage items and I absolutely love the dreamy bedroom with grey walls and the white DIY canopy above the bed, I would never leave the bed! Just dream away with these lovely pictures by Anders Bergstedt of this charming Gothenburg home.
This former factory in Sydney is the minimalistic home of architect William Drew. It took months to complete the renovations of this former factory, but the result is absolutely stunning. I love the raw elements such as the exposed brick work and the concrete floor which are enhanced by the white & neutral palet of the furniture. This bright Sydney home is a dream for people who love raw minimalistic spaces.
On the Greek island of Spetses stands this compound of villas that were transformed for one family by architect Nikos Moustroufis and decorater Isabel López-Quesada. This property consists of one main building and two smaller residences, each of them having their own living space, kitchen and bedrooms. The three buildings are linked together by connecting doors, interior and exterior staircases, terraces, and the courtyard. It’s like a little village where each has its own space but your still close together, ideal for family get-togethers without being on top of each other! The interiors of the villas are in a traditional Greek look with items from all over the world it gives the property a very laid back atmosphere with a hint of some bohemian touches. I love that they add colour by painting the floor and ceiling a lovely soft blue instead of the more traditional way of painting the walls, a very interesting way of adding colour to your home. Outside there is a lovely covered terrace and a swimming pool with seaview that I think will make everyone want a villa on a Greek island!