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.
The wind is raging here in The Netherlands, it feels more like autumn but I am desperate for spring to come and bring some warmer weather. So I thought today would be a good day to give you some floral sofa inspiration to get in the spring mood. Floral sofa’s are quite the fashion and I see them pop up every now and then when I do my daily real estate stalking plus I got a request on Tumblr asking for some floral sofa inspiration and I thought that a post about floral sofa’s would be an excellent idea. There are many different kinds of sofa’s with a floral pattern, you can get a vintage inspired sofa or go for something more modern. There is a floral sofa for everyone and with good styling it looks fantastic. So let’s get inspired and get in the (much wanted) spring mood!
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Peter Bahouth’s Tree Houses that were featured in the book My Cool Shed: An Inspirational Guide to Stylish Hideaways and Workspaces by Jane Field-Lewis
Happy sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend (I slept soooo long today, not normal), here’s some nice sunday inspiration.
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.
Furthest west of Lofoten in Norway is going to rise a spectacular new building the Lofoten Opera Hotel. Designed by Snøhetta this 11.000sq meter building stretches out towards the sea in southern and western direction and creates a link between the sea and the mountains. Even though the building almost stands in the sea it is still connected with the coastal town surrounding the building site. They did a truly wonderful job in blending such a large building into the landscape and I can only imagine the view you will have from your hotel room, absolutely stunning. I can’t wait for the Lofoten Opera Hotel to be finished and if the inside is just as spectacular as the outside I’m sure I will make a follow up post about this amazing hotel in Glåpen, Norway.