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!
A stunning Stockholm apartment hit the market today through real estate agency Wrede. This used to be the home of Filippa Knutsson, founder of the Swedish fashion brand Filippa K. The home is decorated in a neutral colour scheme with black door and window frames which gives the home a very luxorious but comfortable style, but what I love most in this home is the wooden ceiling and the peek of brick work right below in the living room which gives this stylish home just a slight raw look.
Homeware and furniture supplier Hunting for George is collaborating with the Melbourne design studio Grazia & Co. Grazia & Co focusses on using quality materials and Australian craftsmanship in their timeless and elegant pieces, the collection with Hunting for George includes a range of wool and leather ottomans as well as a new upholstered addition to the Hunting for George Oliver bed. I fell head over heals with the images that come with this Hunting for George x Grazia & Co collaboration, this loft space is so beautiful and I love, love, love the windows it’s always been my dream to have a loft space with large industrial style windows like these.
This light coloured cottage in Brisbane belongs to stylist, photographer and author Kara Rosenlund and her husband. This workers cottage from 1900 still had its originals features which was very important for Kara and her husband. They renovated this cottage on their own with respect to the orginal Victorian features which they wanted to keep as much as possible. The home is decorated in the signature style of Kara with very light colours, vintage items and rustic details. It reminds me a bit of another Australian home I’ve blogged about which was also decorated in these light colours and with a rustic touch.
This Paris apartment is a big contrast to the house I posted yesterday which was decorated in very light colours. The main colour in this apartment is, as you can see, black. When I think of Paris apartments I certainly don’t imagine them to be black which is why this home is so unique. The home is the creation of Irina Dzhemesyuk and Vitaly Yurov who wanted the apartment, that is situated in a historic building, to become more modern and stylish. I found this apartment on the creative website Behance (an amazing website to find work of many creative individuals in all kinds of creative fields), so I’m fairly certain these are 3D images, but I truly love the dark moody colours of this apartment and thanks to the large windows is doesn’t become a dark hole. I don’t think I have the guts to go entirely black, but this black Paris apartment is certainly the example of how to do it right.
I think we can safely say that the person who decorated this Victorian home in the London district Camberwell loves green. I think you can easily overdo a certain colour accent but in this light filled Victorian home they did just the right amount without you getting sick of it. The colour pops up in furniture and accessories in every room but also in the many plants that fill this large London home which gives it a nice spring vibe. Next to all the green accents in this lovely home it also has tons of beautiful artwork to decorate the large white walls. I absolutely love this green and artful Victorian London home and it gives me lots of inspiration to make my home a bit greener.
This week two contrasting homes hit the market in Gothenburg and they were both styled by Swedish stylist Emma Fischer. Thursday I posted a dark coloured Gothenburg apartment styled by her and today I show you a light studio apartment in soft earthy tones that she also styled for Bjurfors. Together with photographer Alen Cordic she is forming a new inspiring duo when it comes to home styling in Sweden. I love the natural, light and cozy feeling of this studio apartment which perfectly shows that living in a small studio apartment doesn’t have to be a bad thing!