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.
Nobody does white homes as well as Scandinavians do it. They can make a home look bright and crisp without making it feel empty or bland. I love this home of only 56sq. meter that came on the market today in Göteborg by Entrance Mäkleri, it feels so fresh and lovely. The white is combined with soft colours in the sofa/chairs and the wooden furniture and I like the occasional dark accent in the rug and the kitchen cabinets. I think these pictures are a nice way to start the weekend!
It must be a wonderful feeling to wake up in this bedroom of Malin Persson. It comes as no surprise that her bedroom is absolutely lovely, her home is featured a lot on interior blogs (you can also find a full home tour of her fantastic bohemian place on my Tumblr page here). I love the soft colours in this bedroom combined with the exposed beams and the peek of an exposed brick wall in the doorway. And it’s beautiful the way the sunlight floods in to this room, I would have serious trouble leaving the bed in the morning!
Wow! What a wonderful home has hit te market today in Göteborg through real estate agency Entrance Mäkleri. I immediately recognized the home because it has featured on my Tumblr blog before (here & here) and it is such a wonderful cozy home. The home is filled with vintage items, a nice music collection (and music related artwork) and cool wallpaper (I love floral wallpaper as you can see in this post) but for me the best part of this home is that wonderful light kitchen with the exposed brick wall and green tiles. I absolutely love those doors that let in so much light, what a wonderful, cozy, homely space.
I think we can safily say that this is a very cool small home. Black floors, black doors, black window frames and a wonderful exposed brick wall in combination with dark blue walls in the bedroom. The pictures were shot by the amazingly talented Anders Bergstedt who often photographes for real estate agencies in Göteborg and the pictures are always a delight to look at. This place shows that you don’t need a big home, small is cool. Can I just move in already?
Less is more in this wonderful unique home of Danish craft artist Line Galst Jørgensen and her family. The home is filled with nice artwork, vintage finds and I love the creative bookshelves in the bedroom. The quilts you see on lovely pink sofa is by her own design, they look so beautiful. This home is truly unique and a piece of art.
This factory from 1900 in the Dutch town of Gilze was a true ruin. You couldn’t stand up straight, the soil was contaminated and the building was considered unsafe. But Wesly and Astrid knew immediately that they wanted to buy the former factory and how they wanted to renovate it. During the renovations they found the beams that they kept in view and removed all the inner walls so you can see trough the entire home, no matter where you are. They put in wonderful black steeled-framed windows (just as in this Paris Loft) to give the space and industrial feeling. I think they did an amazing job with this former factory!