In the center of Paris two architects, Charlotte and Hugo, created a wonderful light apartment. The apartment, in Hausmannian style, is only 90 square meters, but because of the minimalistic decor it feels much bigger. They fell in love with the ceilings of 3 meter (who wouldn’t!) and they kept the original parquet floor, woodwork and stucco. The home is filled with vintage finds, from floormats taken from an old school to vintage classics like a Harry Bertoia chair and a Butterfly stool by Sori Yanagi. Not only does the apartment serve as a home, it’s also their workspace for their architectural firm. It certainly is an extremely inspiring place to work from.
I want to go to Switzerland. And not just any place in Switzerland but this place. Studio Ilse designed this Swiss chalet with views of the Alps. The family home has a warm and cozy feeling thanks to the use of natural materials, layers of textile and comfortable furniture. The entire home is filled with earthly colours but they used a nice pop of colour in the kitchen by using blue cabinets. Just imagine that you sit there by the fireside looking at those spectacular mountains. I’m in love.
Scandinavian homes are well known for their white walls & floor combination. Scandinavian winters are long and the sun sets very early in those months, so to counteract that darkness they decorate their homes bright & white. While I love the brightness of these homes, personally I like to paint the walls a darker colour (my own kitchen wall is a dark grey/blue). This home in the Swedish capital Stockholm has dark blue paint on every wall, with the exception of the wonderful small (but bright!) kitchen. This combined with the wooden floor and the rugs in the living room and hallway give the home a warm comfortable feeling. I’m definitely finding some inspiration for my own home here.
Sometimes you find a home that is just too perfect, it sticks with you for weeks and you keep looking at the pictures. I’ve been blogging for a few years now and this home is definitely one I will remember for a long time. Dutch company Scotch & Soda created a beautiful home in Amsterdam called Lola’s Place.