Scandinavian apartments are usually known for their white walls, which makes the rooms very bright. In this Scandinavian apartment they went for a bolder look. Not by using bold colors – it still has the traditional neutral color palette – but by leaving the walls in the living room bare. The raw concrete walls give the space a bit of a cool edge and it accentuate the architectural details. I very much like this and it makes the room feel a little bit warmer.
I have questioned whether I should blog today. Quite frankly I want to go back to bed, pull the covers over my head and pretend last night didn’t happen. But it did.. I’m not American, but American politics affects the entire world and I’m scared for what’s going to happen. Luckily I’m not alone, there are a lot of people who feel the same and together we will get through this. This is an interior blog so I will not post more about politics, but on this dark day I think we can all use some light. So that’s why I’m showing you this apartment in Sweden. It’s light, it’s bright and it makes me feel peaceful, which is really what I need on this particular day.
The tiny house movement shows us that homes don’t have to be big to have everything you need. This stunning tiny house is designed by New Frontier Tiny Homes and it shows that even tiny homes have space to entertain. The home is only 240 square feet but it has all the comforts of a spacious home. A full kitchen (including a dishwater) sits on one side of the trailer, while the other side has a bathroom (with bath) and a King sized loft bed. I love all the great small space tricks that you see in this home. The kitchen has ‘drop down cabinets’ and with the drop down deck you can enhance the living space. Most spectacularly under the kitchen sits a custom dining table that has space for 8 people. So even if you have a teeny tiny home you can always find a way to entertain!
The home of Brooke Hammel and Jose Alvarez has everything you wish for in a industrial loft apartment. Exposed brick, lots of concrete and large windows. The couple asked Homepolish to completely design their industrial loft in Brooklyn in only 2 months time. The couple are major art lovers so their art collection has a prominent place in their loft. The gallery wall on the large exposed brick wall is a true eyecatcher in this loft apartment. The other amazing focal point is the large bookcase that showcases all the items that the couple has collected over the years. I’m truly in love with this space, it’s such a nice mixture of styles. And the guestroom in Moroccan style is a nice surprise in this Brooklyn industrial loft.
Gosh I love a good warehouse apartment, especially when you can still see the old features. This stunning warehouse apartment in Sydney has everything that I love about warehouse conversions. Great exposed brickwork in the kitchen and lovely old wooden beams. Combine this with lots of artwork and industrial furnishings and you’ve got yourself a dream home. Everything about this apartment is just right, except for it being in Sydney and costing $1.2 million *sigh*. Well, at least we can dream right?
Getting into the weekend I’m giving you this lovely Scandinavian home to dream off. The apartment still has its orginal 1920s features such as herringbone floors, panel doors and stucco. The home is beautifully decorated with many amazing Scandinavian brands and stunning artwork. Like many Scandinavian homes it’s a very light home but the decorations make it extremely cozy. If this were my home, I might never leave it!
I don’t often fall in love with ‘celebrity homes’. They usually feel a bit over designed and impersonal to me. But today I came across Lauren Conrad’s California home and I instantly fell in love with this cool laid-back Cali style. It’s pretty obvious that Lauren has a great eye for design because every room looks beautiful. The home is bright with lovely wooden details to add some warmth to the space. I love how the light floods in her home and honestly that bathroom is pure heaven, simple but chic!
I must say I’m a bit jealous of Kelly Framel and her boyfriend. This cozy railroad home in Chelsea isn’t her main living space but her pied-à-terre. It was a scary move for Kelly to sell her duplex in Brooklyn and considerably downsize to this pre-war apartment. The apartment needed some work, they put in a new kitchen and floors and they gave the apartment a fresh coat of paint. I especially love the paint color in the kitchen, even though the space is small the dark color gives it an even more cozy feeling. The apartment is decorated with items they have collected over the years so it isn’t just an impersonal second home. You can see that they put in a lot of work and love into this apartment and the result is a beautifully cozy home with some vintage touches.
This vibrant Barcelona apartment is one of those homes that just instantly make you happy. The apartment is designed by Miel Arquitectos especially as a tourist apartment for short stays. The bright spaces have typical Spanish details like a tiled floor and a wonderful ceiling but the apartment is given an extra pop by the use of neon yellow and pink. I love all the strange angles and nooks in this apartment which gives the home a playful vibe. The mirrors don’t only makes this apartment ever brighter than it already is, it’s also a clever way to make a small space look larger. What a nice vibrant apartment and it will really make your trip to Barcelona even more special.
As an architecture lover I always look forward to seeing the British tv-show Grand Designs. For those who do not know, Grand Designs is a tv-show that follows people who are building their dream home. Earlier this month they featured the project of furniture designers Tom and Danielle Raffield who were going to built an extension to their small gamekeeper’s lodge in Cornwall. Tom and Danielle use steam-bent timber in their furniture designs and wanted to apply the same technique to their home. The result is absolutely stunning so I couldn’t wait to share this with you. I truly love the combination of the old gamekeeper’s lodge with the new timber home and the attention to detail is just superb!