I’m multitasking at the moment, while I’m making this blogpost I’m also watching the Australian Open (Go Federer!), so to keep in the Austrialian spirit I will share an Australian home today. This Northcote home belongs to interior designer, stylist and retailer Amanda Henderson-Marks and her family. There’s a nice contrast in this home, while the living room and kitchen are very light they painted the bedroom a dramatic dark blue. Amanda herself describes her home as ‘chalky and neat rustic’ which is definitely true. I love how they were able to create such a warm living space with such neutral colours thanks to the different textiles, vintage finds and artwork. I am really loving blue lately and the bedroom in this home is such an inspiration. That little sitting space with the layered rugs is absolutely wondeful. Plus as a Dutchwoman I love the print of the Johannes Vermeer painting ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ which fits perfectly in this space.
The Swedes are well known for their light apartments and this one is no different. The apartment has beautiful big windows that let in a lot of light which is strengthened by the white painted wooden floor and the white walls in the living room. They created a bit more warmth in the bedroom by keeping the original floorboards and the light grey painted walls. The apartment still has original features such as panel doors, ceiling medallions, stucco and of course, in the living room, a traditional Swedish fireplace (I should make a post about Swedish fireplaces, they are so amazing!).
I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, so just a quick blogpost that I’ve also posted on my Tumblr page this week. Above the London headquarters of Etsy lies this amazing eclectic loft. It is decorated with wonderful eclectic furniture, vintage finds and personal items. But (in my opinion) the best thing about this loft are those A-MA-ZING windows, I’m so jealous!
Fancy a trip to Stockholm? Situated in a residential area in Stockholm stands this former private residence from 1910 by architect Fredrik Dahlberg, that is now turned into a hotel called Ett Hem (A Home). The owner of the hotel, Jeanette Mix, wanted to create a hotel that would keep the personality of the private house. Together with British designer Ilse Crawford from Studio Ilse (you can see her own amazing London apartment here) they truly created a hotel that feels like home. The hotel has 12 rooms with beautiful comfortable furniture and soft colours. Outside there’s a wonderful garden, ideal for a nice outside summer breakfast or a relaxing evening. I absolutely love this, hotels can feel very unpersonal and a bit cold, but this truly feels and looks like a home.
I’ve loved Sweden for as long as I can remember, when I was young we went to Sweden on holiday multiple times and now as an adult it’s definitely a country I could see myself living in. I feel at home in city’s as Stockholm and Göteborg but I know how beautiful the Swedish countryside can be. The home I will show you today is situated in South Sweden near Ystad close to the sea. This farmhouse dates from the mid 1800’s but is beautiful renovated with large, light open spaces. I love how they were able to combine modern features with the traditional characteristics of an old farm. It combines modern concrete floors and stairs with wooden floors, exposed beams and exposed brickwork. Oh.. and did I mention a pool! Definetely a renovation done right!
Happy sunday! Here are pictures that inspired me this week.
I’ve posted homes by Berlin based interior designer and stylist Annabell Kutucu twice before on my Tumblr page (here & here) and today I browsed through her portfolio and got inspired by another home. This apartment of 150m2 with three bedrooms is situated in the heart of Berlin and is furnished in a beautiful dark eclectic style. Or as Annabell says herself ‘The eclectic design is an homage to Berlin and its creative diversity’. It’s no secret that I love dark (grey) walls and I especially like the map of Berlin in the bedroom, such a nice idea!
Happy friday everyone! Today I’ll give you some floral wallpaper overdose. I love floral wallpaper and the good news is, you can add it in every room, even the bathroom! There are a lot of different kinds of floral wallpaper so whether you want someting bright, dark, vintage or just combine several different wallpapers on one wall, it’s all possible. Let’s get inspired!
In the center of Paris two architects, Charlotte and Hugo, created a wonderful light apartment. The apartment, in Hausmannian style, is only 90 square meters, but because of the minimalistic decor it feels much bigger. They fell in love with the ceilings of 3 meter (who wouldn’t!) and they kept the original parquet floor, woodwork and stucco. The home is filled with vintage finds, from floormats taken from an old school to vintage classics like a Harry Bertoia chair and a Butterfly stool by Sori Yanagi. Not only does the apartment serve as a home, it’s also their workspace for their architectural firm. It certainly is an extremely inspiring place to work from.
Let’s stay in Switzerland a little while longer. Yesterday I showed you a warm and cozy chalet overlooking the Alps. Today something completely the opposite. This minimalistic concrete cabin is designed by Selina Walder & Georg Nikisch. At first glance the building looks like a traditional wooden barn from the outside, but when you take a closer look you can see it’s actually concrete. Inside they kept it raw and minimalistic with wood, sheepskins and some fabrics to give it some warmth, but it is still mainly concrete. It’s the ideal place to unwind from a hectic life, just lie in that bath and relax with the gorgeous view of the rocks.