Summer is approaching so there are more summerhouses popping up on the internet. When you think of a summerhouse they’re usually decorated in light colours. That you can go the exact opposite way shows this summerhouse in Sweden of photographer Kalle Gustafsson. After a burn-out at age 29 he decided that he should slow down. And of course the best way to do that is to buy a lovely summerhouse in the Swedish country with views over the water. The small home is decorated in blue & grey tones and filled with beautiful design furniture. I completely see why he designed it the way he did. The colors and design are so serene and relaxing. Very nice to see a summerhouse a decorated little bit different.
Give me a beautifully preserved historic home any time and you make me very happy. This apartment in Gothenburg dates back to 1898 and still has wonderful historic features. The home is decorated with wonderful furniture but you shouldn’t forget to look up as well. The biggest historic feature in this home is the painted ceiling in the living room. Isn’t is amazing? Throughout the home you’ll find more original details. That in combination with the design furniture gives the home a beautiful mix of old and new.
I would love a home in the country and this home in Denmark is pretty much perfect. It dates back to 1885 and has views over the ocean. The home has so many wonderful features; exposed beams, bright spaces, nice pops of colour, cozy textures and an attic bedroom (I love attic bedrooms). It has a wonderful combination of styles, textures and of course the Scandinavian brightness. Good news if this is just the home you’ve always wanted because it’s for sale!
Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno designed this penthouse in Kiev for him and his family. In this penthouse he combined Japanese aesthetics with traditional Ukrainian design such as the clay walls. I love the combination of the rustic elements in the home such as the exposed beams on the ceiling and the stair banistar with the industrial features. The clay walls, wooden elements and plants almost make you think this is a serene country home while in reality it’s in the middle of (the mainly concrete city) Kiev. You can see a lot of thought (and love) went into this home, it’s absolutely stunning design.
This amazing loft in New York belongs to Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall – the couple behind the New York café Maman. Their vintage loft in Tribeca is thé definition of charming. The loft has beautiful white-painted brick walls and every item is carefully selected by the owners. This way they ended up with flea market finds from Ibiza and other vintage pieces they found in Brooklyn. They couldn’t find a sofa that they liked so they made a couch/guest bed from pallets which is inspired by outdoor furniture from Ibiza. Everything in this home fits together and I love the laid-back and cozy vibe in this home.
Contrast between old and new, if it’s done right it can be fabulous. This farmhouse in New York dates back to 1734 and still bears signs of its Dutch colonial roots. The farmhouse has been renovated in a traditional style with floorboards that were removed from an old demolished building. For the extension they went an entire different route. As a contrast to the old farmhouse they built a steel-clad building that reminds you of a trailer home. In the new building is the modern kitchen with stone floor and a guest bedroom. I’ll admit you’ll either love it or hate it and to be quite honest I definitely prefer the old farmhouse style.
Yes, I often post minimalistic Scandinavian style but I also love colorful bohemian homes. The Brisbane home of interior designer Anna Spiro is an absolute beauty. The 1880s timber home is filled with colour, artwork and beautiful fabrics. It’s a beautiful mix that is just right and not super crazy. I love the dark bedroom with all the gorgeous flowers in paintings and of course also in vases. I really love this home, I wish I could live here.
The family behind Dusty Deco are selling their home in Stockholm and as you can imagine it is super stylish! I love the contrast between the neutral colour scheme in the living room with the popping blue in the kitchen. My favourite thing is the little bar space in the kitchen where your guests can sit and drink while you’re cooking. This home is a beautiful combination of classic, eccentric and fun and I love it.
British design company deVOL has created a new showroom on St. John’s Square in London. deVOL bought the run down building in the hope of restoring it to its former glory. Helen, creative director of deVOL, was inspired by the history and architectural details of the house. She wanted to be a bit more daring so they used more colour than their usual kitchens. By mixing the Classic English kitchen with new colours they designed an eccentric and fun kitchen with a historic feel. At the moment only this showroom is open for customers, but in time they will open up the entire townhouse for visitors. If they decorate that just as wonderfully as this then I can’t wait to see the pictures.
There are so many things that I love in this apartment. First of all it’s a studio (yay) plus it it has a gorgeous wooden floor ánd it is filled with plants. They’re even growing out of the stunning Swedish fireplace! It’s certainly styled Scandinavian but I think it also has a nice boho vibe to it. I love it!