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!
I love friday, not just because it’s the start of the weekend but because on friday a lot of homes hit the market in Sweden. Today a lovely light apartment hit the market in the center of Gothenburg via Entrance Mäkleri. The apartment has many windows and is decorated in soft grey and blue tones which gives the apartment a very calm atmosphere. I’m always happy to see a home that still has it’s original features such as the stucco and original fireplace that were preserved in this Gothenburg home. How wonderful to start the weekend with a beautiful Scandinavian styled home.
This former coffee roastery in central Malmö is the home of interior stylist Isabell Andén and Joakim. They fell for the unique, raw and New York feeling of the factory and during the renovations they tried to maintain most of the factory’s original features. The couple is constantly changing the look of their home based on what they feel is important. The home already looks absolutely beautiful in this Scandinavian industrial style but the couple wants to make their space even more industrial by putting in metal doors and their basement walk in closet will turn into a wine cellar with dining space (wow!). I certainly hope this wonder industrial Malmö home will be photographed again after they finished those renovations because I’m very curious about the end result.
That living in a small space doesn’t mean comprimising on style is something we’ve learned very well from the Scandinavians where studio apartments are quite popular. The studio apartment I’m showing you today is quite different from the Scandinavian design I usually post about. Designed by Elodie Sire of D.Mesure this studio apartment is located in Paris and decorated in earthy colours with a stone floor and rustic wooden elements. It’s and absolutely stunning Paris apartment and perhaps the size doesn’t really matter when you live in Paris!