So many great homes posted this week on Gravity Tumblr (my Tumblr has a new url it is now gravityhome.tumblr.com but when you go to old posts with the old url you will get redirected to the new one, so no problems in seeing al the posts of the past I hope). Here are some highlights from this week on Gravity Tumblr!
Yesterday we visited the home of blogger Johanna Bradford that had come up for sale in Göteborg. Today we take a look inside the tiny studio apartment of blogger and interior stylist Josefin Hååg that has been put up for sale through real estate agency Fantastic Frank in Stockholm. Even though the studio apartment is only 20 square meter it has everything you need in an apartment, the tiny home has a sleeping area with a double bed (and a wonderful gallery wall), a dining table, a sitting space and a tiny kitchen. She has kept her studio simple, only using white, grey and black and because of the large window the studio feels very light and even spacious. This tiny studio apartment is the absolute proof that bigger isn’t always better!
Only last week I became completely in obsessed with this home of blogger Johanna Bradford when she posted a home tour on her own blog photographed by Kristin Lagerqvist. I posted those wonderful images on Tumblr and today we get spoiled with even more fantastic photographs of her home, because it just hit the market through real estate agency Entrance Mäkleri. Anders Bergstedt, who photographs for Entrance Mäkleri, never fails in showing us the most wonderful photographs of the most stunning homes in Göteborg and they certainly don’t disappoint this time. I love the soft tones, the use of wallpaper and the vintage feel you get from this home. I wouldn’t change a thing if I were to move in!
When you have a nice collection of photographs and art, you would like to show it off in your home and be surrounded by the memories and the stories those images hold for you. You could of course frame your pictures and create a nice gallery wall, but what if you don’t want that? There are many other ways to show of all the pictures that you love so much. Here are some original ways to display your photograph and art collection.
This year, Ikea wil release a new art collection in collaboration with photographers. In april we can all go to our nearest IKEA store and buy these limited addition photographes. IKEA has asked 11 photographers to participate in this years IKEA Art Event, among others Mandy Barker, Mathieu César, Bobby Doherty and Natalia Edenmont.
In Berlin with views over the Spree river stands this former factory from 1880 that is turned into a residential property that you can rent on Airbnb. The loft is a combination of modern features such as the new bathroom and kitchen, and original raw elements such as the exposed brick walls and the concrete ceiling. The owner of the industrial loft is an art gallery owner so it comes as no surprise that the loft is filled with a great art collection that is always changing. The loft is sparsely furnished with vintage items and the bedroom and bathroom area is seperated from the rest of the loft with two thin walls to create some privacy in such a large space. This loft is truly a wonderful stay for art and design lovers.
It must have been years ago that I first saw images of this home photographed by Petra Bindel, I probably posted them on my Tumblr at the time, but a complete home tour (that was featured on Elle Decoration this week) of this light Scandinavian home is just too wonderful not to make a proper blog post of. This home is completely in the style that Scandinavian homes are so well known for. Use of colour is brought back to a minimum and the colours that are used are very soft, like the grey sofa, the green piano and of course that beautiful mint green kitchen. I’m thinking about creating a workspace in my own apartment and it has crossed my mind to make one in front of my French windows, so the office in this home is definitely an inspiration for me personally. Same goes for the living space in this home, I love that the sofa is freestanding, I don’t like it when furniture is always pushed against a wall, it can create a nice feeling of space if you take furniture from the walls. This apartment is definitely a perfectly styled Scandinavian home.
Hotel Le Pigalle in Paris is all about the local neighbourhood. Pigalle is an area in Paris that certainly isn’t boring, named after sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, it is a neighbourhood that has always attracted thugs, artists, musicians and adventurers. Artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec lived and worked here. The owners of Le Pigalle found that the neighbourhood lacked a spot that really reflected the vibrant energy of the area, so Le Pigalle was born. It is a very local hotel, the croissants come from a local bakery, the books are selected by a local bookstore, the music is chosen by local DJ’s and the hotel team makes sure you will truly experience the places, people and stories that make Pigalle such an interesting Paris neighbourhood. If I have to choose one word to describe this hotel I will go for ‘cool’. The hotel is mainly furnished in neutral colours with the occasional pop of red (a nod to the Pigalle reputation no doubt). The hotel rooms aren’t big but they are decorated with interesting artwork and great furniture. It doesn’t really feel like a hotel room, it could easily be a bedroom from a local (I certainly wouldn’t mind having a bedroom looking like this), which is exactly what the hotel wants you to experience, it’s all about embracing the Pigalle neighbourhood.
After a long (and slightly boring) Oscar night I have find my way to the computer for a new inspirational blog post, this time about glass walls. I love glass walls, nowadays you especially see a lot of glass walls in an industrial style f.e. in my blogposts of an industrial loft in Paris and a former leather factory in The Netherlands. But glass walls don’t only come in an industrial style, there are many different sorts of glass walls. Whether you want a modern look, a glass wall from floor to ceiling or just a partial glass wall to divide a space but still keep an open feeling whithout losing the natural light, there is a right choice for whatever style you want in your home. Let’s get inspired by these images of wonderful glass walls.