It is award season in movie land. The BAFTA’s, Golden Globes and SAG Awards have all been awarded and in less than two weeks it’s time for the Oscars. Now this blog isn’t about films or actors so I won’t bore you with my predictions for the most important film prizes in the world, but there is one thing I can blog about when it comes to films and that is the set design. I have already posted my favourite film/tv interiors a couple of weeks ago but that was before I saw the set of the Oscar-nominated The Danish Girl. For those who don’t know, The Danish Girl is a very inspiring movie about artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) who begins transition into Lili Elbe in 1920s Europe. The set of The Danish Girl is created by production designer Eve Stewart, who had to create a set for the richly layered world of Lili and her wife Gerda Wegener.
Airbnb isn’t just a great way to find a place to stay for your next travel destination, but also (if you’re like me) to find amazing interior inspiration. I have posted unique stays in France, Amsterdam and Van Gogh’s Bedroom and this time I am traveling to Barcelona. I have never been to Barcelona but when I’m looking at this apartment in a palace I might consider a trip to southern Europe. The apartment is situated in a Gothic neighbourhood in the middle of the city surrounded by the wonderful historic sights that Barcelona has to offer for example La Sagrada Familia (a church designed by Antoni Gaudí), the Picasso Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The apartment in the palace, belonging to an old Catalan nobility, still has its original features such as high ceilings, 18th-century frescos and mosaic floors. The apartment is decorated in a mixture of old and new and I think it has a bit of an bohemian feel to it which I love and I especially love the big wooden windows/doors of almost 6 meters high. There is an open bathroom situated in the bedroom with the cool black walls and the platform bed is an excellent way to create storage space underneath. What about you, fancy a trip to a palace in Barcelona?
Green & brown, it’s not a colour combination I would have put together quickly but it looks absolutely stunning. This room, styled by Australian stylists, Bree Leech and Heather Nette King, feels so warm and chiq thanks to the colours combined with the brass and marble accents and that stunning fireplace. I love the colour accent behind the shelves, that’s such a good way to add a nice pop of colour into your home.
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.
As you probably know, I post on this blog and on Tumblr. Here I usually make 1 or 2 posts each day, but on Tumblr, on average, 7 times a day. I post snippets (or sometimes complete posts) from this blog also on Tumblr but not the other way around, which is perhaps strange. So I decided to do a weekly round up with the best posts from my Tumblr page on this blog as well starting today with some amazing homes that were posted on Gravity Tumblr.
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!
This industrial Paris loft in the 10th-arrondissement belongs to journalists Sara and Louis Bonnard. Together with their Italian architect Antonio Virga did they create a beautiful home overlooking the wonderful city of Paris. The couple decided to break all the dividing walls so that they could create their own space where the view over Paris from their living room was very important. They put in a large solid oak floar that adds a lot of warmth and which looks great in combination with the industrial black steeled-framed windows. They decorated their home with modern and vintage pieces (which I love, as you know!) making it feel like a very personal home. If you want to see more industrial lofts you can check out the ‘industrial loft‘ tag on my Tumblr page for a lot more inspiration!
Dutch fashion designers Viktor and Rolf are famous for creating items that are more art than clothing. So it comes as no surprise that their headquarters in Amsterdam is truly extraordinary. The 17th-century residence overlooks the Herengracht in Amsterdam in the so called ‘Golden Bend’ and is a former mayor’s home. The residence kept all the original features including ornate ceiling cornices, period portraits, panelling, decorative woodwork, original weaponry and parquet floors. They decorated the residence with nice classics such as the Eames DSA and DCW chairs but also with Wearable Art pieces from their own collection, that look amazing in this place.