This bed & breakfast in the Belgian town of Knokke might be the most stylish B&B I’ve ever seen. The house is owned and designed by Bea Mombaers. As you can see Bea has a true passion for vintage design so in this B&B you will find items ranging from the 50s to the 80s that she finds during her world travels. It’s a wonderful combination of design that is styled without making it feel strange or crazy. Due to the passion for design her Bed & Breakfast is ever changing. These pictures date back to 2014 and in the present day the B&B already has a different look, which of course I will share with you as well so keep your eyes open for a new blogpost! (Psst.. see part 2 here)
Città is a design brand from New Zealand that gets inspired by the worlds unique cultures. In their home collections they share a global design story through beautiful home products. The Città Winter Collection 2017 – Elevation – is inspired by the natural wonder of Bolivia. The rugged, raw, and impossibly beautiful nature is translated into bold design with warm, moody and rich colors. Chunky textures, bold shapes and simple geometrics and plaids collide with exaggerated weaves and knits with subtle reference to the 60s. The promo images of this collection are absolutely stunning. The combination of the raw architecture with the cozy textures and warm colours is absolutely perfect and very inspiring.
In the Arts District of Los Angeles lies this stylish minimalistic loft apartment that you can rent on Airbnb. The apartment is decorated in a minimalistic style but it’s very stylish and feels like home. The space has plenty of plants to liven up the space and I love the touch of exposed brick wall to give the loft some character. The loft is part of OURS, a new hospitality concept by Ricky Chan and Brendon Garner. OURS is creating a series of design focused, short term travel destinations. These Home destinations are more than a place to crash for the night, each should set out to expand what it can really mean to come home, wherever that may be. If all their homes are going to look like this one than I’m very curious for their next project.
I’ll admit, I like dark homes. For me it feels like walking into a warm nest. So this dark home is definitely looking good to me. The home is completely painted in grey tones. The living room and bedroom are painted in a beautiful dark grey with a light wooden floor.In the kitchen they kept a lighter palette which suits nicely with the Frama cabinets and concrete floor. Like a true design home, there’s no unnessecary clutter. You can see that every item has been carefully selected, resulting in a design home that’s not only beautiful but also cozy.
Yesterday I also posted a beautiful apartment in a mixture of styles. Today I show you this apartment in Gothenburg that is decorated in a beautiful mixture of modern and mid-century design. The apartment is styled with pieces from IKEA to flea market finds which makes the home very personal and stylish (not surprisingly from two people who both work at IKEA). But my favourite part of this home is the stunning green wall in the living room. This shade fits perfectly with the tan leather sofa and adds some colour and warmth to the space.
A little bit of Parisian charm in a Swedish apartment. This beautiful apartment belongs to Pernilla Algede – a freelance creative director of real estate agency Alvhem. Her home is a mixture of personal, eccentric and vintage design. The home is only small but every free space on the walls is packed with art. The walls are painted a soft grey color and the wallpaper by Lim & Handtryck adds some soft pink to the living room. In the bedroom a curtain hides the closet space and a small workspace is placed in front of the window. I absolutely love this home, it is personal, cozy, art-filled and with a nice vintage and Parisian touch.
A good combination of old and new design is something I hugely appreciate. On first glance this canal home in Amsterdam looks very modern. But luckily they preserved many historical details such as the wooden beams and the exposed brick wall. The kitchen and dining space is situated in the middle of the long apartment. Very clever, a steel and glass roof gives the kitchen space some extra natural light. The steel staircase leads to the bedroom and workroom. Even though the spaces are mainly white, the wooden beams give the apartment the historic charm you can expoect from a canal home. What a wonderful home, minimalist design with historic charm on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam.
A new IKEA collection is always reason for celebration. This week IKEA has released the images of the IKEA Stockholm 2017 collection. The Stockholm series is a recurrent collection that keeps changing. This year the collection consist of 46 products that are made of natural and tactile materials such as rattan, blown glass, ash blonde and blue and red velvet. The products range from furniture to colorful fabrics and glassware. You only have to wait a little while, the IKEA Stockholm collection will be in stores april 7.
Living in only 19 square meter is probably not everyone’s wish. But this tiny studio apartment that came on the market yesterday shows that it is possible. They decorated the studio with only greys, whites and black which is typical for a Scandinavian home. They certainly didn’t clutter the studio with only a (day)bed and a small bistro table bút there is plenty of artwork and pillows which gives the space a cozy feeling. It’s not enough room for a lot of entertaining, but a studio like this is ideal as a pied-à-terre or for a student.
During the Stockholm Design Week the Lydmar Hotel in Stockholm has launched a newly decorated suite for the international guest. The suite is designed by architect Eva-Lotta Axelsson – founder of Nude Studio. The theme of the suite is ‘World Citizen’ and to create this feeling they choose to decorate it with furniture from B&B Italia. The suite has a luxurious feeling but it also feels a bit like a home. It’s not just an impersonal hotel room, it is a space you can relax in. And if the design isn’t enough to win you over, the suite has also views over the Old Town and the Royal Castle of Stockholm.