In a former industrial building that has been turned into apartments lies the monochromic home of photographer Pia Ulin. The apartment of 100 square meter in Brooklyn is a home, studio and office all in one. The place is cleverly divided by walls that do not touch the black ceiling, which gives a feeling of space. The apartment is decorated in colours from grey to black with the occasional touch of red in the rug and the seating of the bench in the office space. Despite the dark colours, the home feels not dark thanks to the gorgeous large windows that flood the apartment with natural light. That Pia loves photography is obvious in this apartment, it is filled with great photographic art in every room of the house. I absolutely love this monochromic New York home and I’m definitely getting some bedroom inspiration from that dark bedroom with the picture ledge behind the bed.
The owners of this former farm in The Netherlands couldn’t get their home quite the way they wanted, until they asked their daughter who transformed their farm into a beautiful home that according to the owners ‘feels like staying in a hotel’. They painted the entire home white, including the original wooden beams, which makes the home very light and to add some colour they painted the wall in the kitchen a lovely blue. The home is decorated with unique vintage items that the owner loves to collect which fits perfectly with the old feel of the former farm.
Lovely small home for sale by real estate agency Lundin. Filled with photographes and (vintage) camera’s, this must be the home of a photographer.
Yesterday we visited the home of blogger Johanna Bradford that had come up for sale in Göteborg. Today we take a look inside the tiny studio apartment of blogger and interior stylist Josefin Hååg that has been put up for sale through real estate agency Fantastic Frank in Stockholm. Even though the studio apartment is only 20 square meter it has everything you need in an apartment, the tiny home has a sleeping area with a double bed (and a wonderful gallery wall), a dining table, a sitting space and a tiny kitchen. She has kept her studio simple, only using white, grey and black and because of the large window the studio feels very light and even spacious. This tiny studio apartment is the absolute proof that bigger isn’t always better!
Only last week I became completely in obsessed with this home of blogger Johanna Bradford when she posted a home tour on her own blog photographed by Kristin Lagerqvist. I posted those wonderful images on Tumblr and today we get spoiled with even more fantastic photographs of her home, because it just hit the market through real estate agency Entrance Mäkleri. Anders Bergstedt, who photographs for Entrance Mäkleri, never fails in showing us the most wonderful photographs of the most stunning homes in Göteborg and they certainly don’t disappoint this time. I love the soft tones, the use of wallpaper and the vintage feel you get from this home. I wouldn’t change a thing if I were to move in!
It must have been years ago that I first saw images of this home photographed by Petra Bindel, I probably posted them on my Tumblr at the time, but a complete home tour (that was featured on Elle Decoration this week) of this light Scandinavian home is just too wonderful not to make a proper blog post of. This home is completely in the style that Scandinavian homes are so well known for. Use of colour is brought back to a minimum and the colours that are used are very soft, like the grey sofa, the green piano and of course that beautiful mint green kitchen. I’m thinking about creating a workspace in my own apartment and it has crossed my mind to make one in front of my French windows, so the office in this home is definitely an inspiration for me personally. Same goes for the living space in this home, I love that the sofa is freestanding, I don’t like it when furniture is always pushed against a wall, it can create a nice feeling of space if you take furniture from the walls. This apartment is definitely a perfectly styled Scandinavian home.
Jewelry designer Rebekah Notkin lives with her family in an architectural designed townhouse from the 1930’s in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. They wanted to preserve the original details of the home so they oiled the original wooden floor a dark brown. This combined with the dark blue walls creates an intense atmosphere that embraces the home’s original architectural features. As in her jewelry design she decorated her home with composition in mind, so there must be a balance: ‘something high, low, soft and hard’. The home is decorated with pieces that have history and are collected by Rebekah and her husband through their lives, especially the art deco style is one that’s prominent in their home. Gosh this home is so beautiful, I love the dark blue walls in combination with the dark wooden floor, it gives the home such a warm feeling.
In Harlem, New York stands this beautiful brownstone home of musician Nina Persson and her family. The house needed quite a bit of work to make this brownstone house the home of the Persson family. On the lower floor the walls were removed to create a large living space with open kitchen while on the top floor walls were added to create extra bedrooms for the family. The previous owner had modernized the home so the Persson family had to copy and reproduce original brownstone features which they could still see in neighbouring houses. I absolutely love that they brought back the original features of the home, I always think it is such a shame if these features are removed during renovations they add so much charm and history to a home. I feel that nowadays building homes has to be fast and cheap and they don’t pay so much attention to details as they used to which is a shame. Not only in the architectural features does the home have a link to the past, also in the family’s choice of furniture and decorations is there a clear link to the past and it looks absolutely charming and cozy. There was so much attention to detail in this home it’s a true beautiful vintage New York brownstone.
Architecture firm APA London designed this former shoe factory into a theatrical loft apartment in Clerkenwell, London. The firm was asked by Dalia Ibelhauptaite (a director of opera and theatre) and Dexter Fletcher (a director of film and theatre) to transform the warehouse from the 1930s into a personal space that represented their history. Both directors were drawn to the magnificent windows that were partly hidden from view before the renovation but are now, thankfully, beautifully restored. In the center of the large space stands the big black metal box with sliding doors that can be opened on all sides which houses the bathroom and the couple’s large film and book archive. All the chosen furniture and materials were based on the couple’s family history and their travels to Japan, Belgium and Argentina which makes this industrial loft space very personal and beautiful.
I love different shades of grey in homes and this home for sale in Göteborg by Alvhem Mäkleri has that. The walls in the living room are painted a very light grey while they made the bedroom a bit warmer by painting that a darker grey. It looks very warm in combination with the dark wooden floor and I love the pop of colour in the rugs in the living room and bedroom.