Because I post many Scandinavian homes I often get messages saying that I don’t post enough colour inspiration so now you’re getting two colourful posts in a row. Earlier I posted a wonderful fun and colourful Paris apartment and to stay in the world of colour I found the amazing colour trend pictures from Alcro. Green Dreams, Nordic Pastel, Studio Blue and Miami Deco are four colorful trends with a fine mixture of soft pastels, happy and intense colors, natural green and matt blue. I love al the exciting and vibrant colour combinations that you see in these pictures and great inspiring geomatrical paint ideas if you want to add colour to your home in a fun and original way.
You’re going to feel very cheerful today after seeing the pictures of this 240 square meter apartment in the 16th-arrondissement of Paris. The apartment has everything you love in French apartments; herringbone floors, original stucco and French balconies but on top of that the apartment is decorated in this amazing mixture of styles, where colours and patterns are easily combined resulting in a very fun, colourful and family friendly home. My inner child is extremely jealous of the kids bedrooms in this French home, so spacious and fun! I don’t think it’s possible to be moody in this fun eclectic Paris apartment.
These beautiful new images from the Ad.White & Grey Colour Map from Alcro fit nicely with my post this morning of a Scandinavian apartment. Chosing the right paint colour can be very difficult, because of that Alcro has made a brochure with white and grey tones that fit nicely together, divided in a cool, neutral and warm group to help you find the right tone for your home. You can find the brochure here on the website of Alcro (it’s in Swedish but with Google Translate you can figure out what it says). A very helpful colour brochure for everyone that wants to style and paint their home like a Scandinavian.
After the eccentric home of yesterday, back to the traditional Scandinavian style with soft and neutral colours in this 19th-century Gothenburg home. I love the calm atmosphere that you find in the entire home thanks to the minimal use of colour. The grey and green paint in the living room and kitchen are only combined with black and wooden furniture and the small bedroom kept its white walls but because of the dark wooden floor it feels warm. I absolutely love how Scandinavians style their homes in these minimal colours but still make them look interesting and stylish.
This book- and art-filled apartment in Stockholm belongs to fashion designer Natalia Altewai and photographer Marcus Ohlsson. With the help of an architect did they change the positions of all the rooms making the home of only 69 square meters appear much more spacious. The apartment is filled with items that they find while being on the road for their work, resulting in that every item in their home has a story, which makes it a very personal home. I love that this home is designed with a careful eye for detail, just look at the kitchen cabinets which are inspired by the graphic work of Sol LeWitt. I love the combination of elegance, thanks to the beautiful materials that were used, and playfullness thanks to the use of colour and the artwork in this Stockholm home.
It’s monday! Now for most people that isn’t something to be cheery about, but I’m going to a concert tonight that I’m really looking forward to, so I’m welcoming this monday with open arms. But first, let’s take a look at this wonderful Copenhagen home of Danish photographer Ditte Isager. As a photographer she is obsessed with light and you can also see that in her home. The kitchen and dining room are beautiful light spaces that we’re used of from Scandinavian homes. But they’ve have also made great use of colour with the sea green wall in the living room (plus a great gallery wall) and the deep blue in the bedroom. In the garden Ditte has her own studio that feels like a cocoon, the studio is completely covered in wood which makes it a nice wooden box that feels seperated from the outside world, ideal to work in! Don’t you just love this home? I love the combination of great Scandinavian design and the brightness of their spaces with good use of colour.
I’ve posted many homes on Tumblr again this week, here you can see some highlights. You can of course follow me on Tumblr (or if you don’t have tumblr on Bloglovin if you never want to miss a home that I post on my Tumblr page). This week I have updated my list of inspirational interior and architecture books again, this list will be updated constantly so keep checking it out! You can also follow this blog on Bloglovin to stay updated with every post. And on top of that I’m also active on Pinterest & Instagram, so come and join me on these social platforms as well! (top picture a great attic bedroom in an interesting apartment)
I hope you’re having a lovely sunday, the weather here is not very great so I hope it’s better wherever you are in the world. To stay updated with all my post you can follow this blog on Bloglovin plus you can find me on social media (instagram, pinterest, twitter & tumblr). Now get inspired with these pictures of my sunday inspiration post 🙂
Let’s start the weekend with this beautiful maisonette in Stockholm. We get two apartments for the price of one with this classic apartment that kept the beautiful original features of the building. On both floors you will find a complete living space with bedroom and bathroom. The lower floor has a living space with open kitchen plus a bedroom with en-suite bathroom that is decorated in soft grey tones. But my favourite is the top floor with the slanted ceilings, white walls, exposed beams and skylights that bring in a lot of light. I’m a complete sucker for attic apartments, they’re so cozy! What a lovely Stockholm maisonette and ideal if you’re living with other people but you want to have you own private space.
A very lovely light Scandinavian apartment hit the market today at Stadshem. I recognized this apartment by those great blue double doors to the bedroom, so I browsed through my archive and saw that I’ve posted this apartment before when it hit the real estate market more than a year ago. Now the home is styled differently but it obviously remained the typical bright Scandinavian style. This small light Gothenburg apartment is mainly decorated in white with some black touches in the accent wall in the bedroom and the black wooden kitchen floor and of course the lovely pop of colour with the blue double doors. A typical Scandinavian apartment, that shows that homes don’t have to be big to have great style.