Summer is approaching and if you’re not already looking forward to the summer months than surely these images from the summer collection of H&M Home will get you in the mood. The lovely bright colours in blue, green and pink tones from this H&M collection make me yearn for summer, what about you?
Minimalism meets nature in this impressive East African home designed by Sforza Seilern Architects. Situated atop the granite rock the views from Gota House over the reservoir, the surrounding jungle, farmland and the Gota Dam are incredible. Not surprisingly the home has large windows taking full advantage of the view while the cantilevered roof provides some shade from the warm African sun.
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I wish you all a lovely sunday! Here some pictures that inspired me this week
New brand image of Filippa K via Ems Designblogg
A lovely combination of light and dark colours in this Gothenburg apartment by Stadshem. The living room and kitchen are kept white and decorated with greytones and I’m in love with the beautiful wooden double doors that seperate the kitchen and living room. In the bedroom and the office they used contrasting colours. The beautiful dark grey walls in the bedroom look wonderful in combination with the white sheets and canopy above the bed, which reminds me a lot of the bedroom in this apartment. In the office they were creative in combining storage with a workspace by building a desk in between the dark painted wooden closets. It’s interesting how they switched up the colours in this home, keeping the living spaces very light and giving the private rooms these dark colours, very nice.
I love these large wall map illustrations by Marin Montagut that he created in collaboration with A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson. In the illustrations you see three iconic Parisian gardens: Luxembourg, Tuileries and Jardin des Plantes. Marin has made the original drawings of the plans of each garden as they are today, while respecting the spirit of the engravings of the eighteenth century. The wall maps are available in black and white and there are a limited amount of maps in colour.
A few days ago I blogged about a bold apartment with black walls. Well this apartment in Gothenburg is going even bolder, it’s filled with dark, bold colour combinations. The walls of the living room are painted grey with a dark green ceiling & stucco and on top of that a purple rug. The bold colour combinations continue in the kitchen were they painted the walls a combination of blue and green together with a black kitchen and wooden kitchen cabinets. They stayed with one colour in the bedroom a lovely dark blue which looks wonderful with the wooden closet that covers the entire wall. I think that this home shows that going bold and combining different colours can be a great idea if you want to have an interesting and original home.
This cozy Stockholm homes belonges to H&M designer Angelica Grimborg and her daughter Evy. Angelica completely renovated this apartment and in the renovations she switched up the floorplan and made an extra room for her daughter behind the large iron window that you see in the living room, giving the little room some natural light flooding from the living room (plus it’s an amazing statement piece). The home is decorated in a wonderful mix of materials with many items that were found on flea markets and vintage stores. I always love some vintage touches in a home, it gives the home some extra character don’t you think? It’s a beautiful small home with big style in Stockholm.
Would you dare to paint your walls black? I’m not sure that I would but Elin Kickén, the owner of this small apartment in Gothenburg, painted 2 walls in the living room black and it looks amazing! Even though the apartment is only 49 square meter you have everything you need and they made use of interesting niches to create some extra storage space, f.e. in the kitchen above the sink and the small (black painted) closet next to the bed in the small bedroom. An entire home in only black, white and grey you might think that’s boring, but obviously the Scandinavians know how to make a monochromatic home like this one beautiful and interesting despite the lack of colour.
Lily of the Valley in Paris, designed Marie Deroudilhe, is quite possible the cutest little café I have ever seen. An overhead garden is created by the flowers and greenery that hang from the ceiling. Thanks to the mirrors on the wall the overhead garden feels even bigger than it is. The ceiling isn’t the only place for flowers, there are also floral patterns on the benches, the curtain and the wallpaper in the bathroom. Yet despite the vast amount of floral patterns it doesn’t feel like it is too much because of the combination with the white painted brick wall and the original tile floor. I wouldn’t mind sipping some tea in a floral garden in the middle of Paris.