We’ve all been there right? You’re decorating your bedroom and then the big question arrives ‘what to do with all that space above your bed’. Now, there are plenty of ways to decorate that big empty space. I’ve rounded up some examples from gallery walls to murals and shelves. You decide what fits best in your bedroom.
Summer is definitely over, the first autumn storm has arrived in The Netherlands (brrr!). So now autumn has arrived I think today is a good day to show you the IKEA Winter Collection 2017. It’s a true representation of Scandianvian style with minimalistic design, light wood and blue tones. I’ve already picked a few favourites that I definitely want to buy. You can see the collection below which will be in stores in october!
This farmhouse in Ojai, California puts a smile on my face. Even though the base is very neutral with white walls and concrete floors all the colourful touches in the furniture and accessories make this space pop. And of course the large windows give you an amazing view over the Californian landscape. The large farmhouse has several buildings with guest stays and a huge garden, a perfect spot to relax and unwind with family and friends.
This apartment belonging to Cajsa Berndtsdotter has appeared on my blog before. Back then it was featured on Elle Decoration and I loved the mixture of styles immediately. Now the house has gone up for sale so it’s nice to see it again. I am a bit dissapointed that the stunning green wall in the living room has disappeared although this ‘greige’ tone is also very beautiful. But the green just gave it a nice pop!
A garden Astrid? Yes a garden! I don’t often share personal things about me but one fact about me is that I LOVE period dramas. I once made a list (including a map) with all the manor houses in Britain so I could take a road trip and visit them all. So far that hasn’t happened yet so I’ll have to do with pictures. But when I saw this garden by writer Ian McEwan (known from Atonement) I definitely pictured myself in a bonnet and a long dress sweeping though the landscape with a good book (Hello Elizabeth Bennet!). I do wish we could see more of the house though, it’s an early 20th-century manor house in the Cotswolds and from the little peek we’re getting it looks absolutely beautiful! But today I’m just gonna dream about the garden, so lovely!
Sometimes when I’m browsing for inspiration there are homes that immediately pop out. This loft in the city centre of Amsterdam is definitely one of those homes. The house is a whopping 371sq. meter, it has a cozy patio and even a seperate studio apartment on the top floor. The exposed brick and steel doors give the home an industrial vibe but it’s also very cozy. The house reminds me of an Amsterdam garage conversion that I’ve posted on the blog before (you can see that here & here). If you want to live here I’ve some good and bad news. The good news is that the home is for sale, the bad news is that the asking price is 3.3 milion euros (ouch!!)
This home in Denmark was transformed from an abandoned 1960s house into a stunning monochrome home. After an extensive renovation that took out all the indoor walls and raised the ceiling, the owners got this huge open-planned living space. With two sitting nooks and a fireplace that also serves as a dividing wall between the dining space and the living space this home still feels cozy. The terrace also has several sitting spaces, from a lounge space to a covered dining space. It’s a garden where you can sit all day long!
I really like wallpaper rooms! To me it always adds some extra coziness to a space. In this Scandinavian apartment – styled by Emma Fischer – they used wallpaper in the living room (Dancing Crane by Emma von Brömssen) and the hallway (Pimpernel by William Morris) and I love it. The other rooms have been kept white so there’s a nice balance between the busy wallpapered rooms and the serene private rooms.
A trip to Barcelona has been on my wishlist for quite a while now. And after seeing images of restaurant Gats in Barcelona I think I’ve found a pretty good place to eat. I love the industrial vibe with exposed brick, concete features and stunning wooden ceiling. In combination with the plants it feels more as if you’re in eating in a courtyard instead of a normal restaurant. A really lovely restaurant and lets hope the food is good as well!
If you love Scandinavian interiors then you’ve surely come across work of interior stylist Pella Hedeby. Her blog Stil Inspiration is a haven for Scandinavian design lovers and here she shares her inspiration and her own styling work. Not surprisingly her home in Sweden is absolutely beautiful. Her home is decorated in a minimalistic style but everything works together so well. And with cozy textiles, accessories and artwork the home gets a cozy atmosphere. Plus just take a look at that that huge wooden deck with views over the Swedish countryside, what a dream!