It’s been a super slow week on the real estate market in Sweden. Normally I am overloaded with great homes on friday, but this week there was almost nothing (are they having a 2 week Easter holiday or something?). But luckily, thanks to Alvhem Mäkleri, we can start the weekend by dreaming over a traditional Scandinavian styled home. Like most Scandinavian homes, this one is decorated with only the essentials in soft, natural tones. I love the effect of the grey wall in the living room, it’s a nice change and a bit more special then a ‘normal’ painted grey wall. I started blogging with mainly Scandinavian homes, over the years my style has changed a bit and I’m now also more looking at other styles but in the end a Scandinavian styled home will always make me happy. Have a nice weekend everyone!
This weekend the spring will officially start, here in The Netherlands the temperature doesn’t really reach the double digets yet so we have to get the spring feeling in a different way. Spring is an ideal moment to change things in your interior, do a spring clean, make your home fresh again and what better way to get in the spring mood by bringing plants inside your home to surround yourself with nature. Plants look good in every room in the house (even the bathroom) and they immediately give your house a homely feeling, just make sure you take proper care of your plants to keep them beautiful and lively. Now get in the spring mood with these inspirational plant filled homes.
We’re going to Brazil this year, in august we’ll have the Olympic Summer Games and this spring IKEA wil get us in the Brazilian mood with their limited collection called Tillfälle. In the IKEA collection Tillfälle the typical minimalistic Scandinavian style meets the tropical Brazilian style that’s very vibrant, colourful and filled with pattern. The pieces in the Tillfälle collection includes pillows, rugs, lighting, fabrics, tableware and pieces of furniture. Just run to an IKEA store near you to snatch up pieces from this limited and colourful IKEA Tillfälle collection.
In a residential area of the Indonesian capital Jakarta stands this architectural home called ‘Rumah Miring’ which means Slanted House. The house, designed by Budi Pradono Architects, stands out because of its tilted white painted steel frame that surrounds the space within. The designers kept the use of materials to a minimum by mainly using wood and glass in combination with the steel frame which gives the home a light, minimalistic feel. The glass walls, the open structure with many different views and the use of plants helps bringing the outdoors inside this Jakarta home. This glass house inside a slanted steel frame is a beautiful unique piece of architecture.
The owners of this home in The Netherlands wanted to built a home in the style of a factory from the 1930’s, so windows with metal frames, brown brick stones and a spiral staircase. The stairs are a central factor on the ground floor, where it stands between the kitchen and the living space and so linking the two spaces together. They saw the stairs in a store in The Netherlands, took pictures and their architect managed to find out the manufacturer of the stair, and so they ended up with this magnificent spiral staircase that is an eyecatcher in their industrial home. I wish we had a picture of the outside as well, I think this is such an interesting home!
I know it’s not even spring yet, but I am desperate for some warmer weather and these images from Vipp Kitchen only makes me want summer more! A beautiful white kitchen and wooden beams with large glass doors to the garden, ideal for warm summer days. I can just feel the warmth. Hurry up summer!
In a former industrial building that has been turned into apartments lies the monochromic home of photographer Pia Ulin. The apartment of 100 square meter in Brooklyn is a home, studio and office all in one. The place is cleverly divided by walls that do not touch the black ceiling, which gives a feeling of space. The apartment is decorated in colours from grey to black with the occasional touch of red in the rug and the seating of the bench in the office space. Despite the dark colours, the home feels not dark thanks to the gorgeous large windows that flood the apartment with natural light. That Pia loves photography is obvious in this apartment, it is filled with great photographic art in every room of the house. I absolutely love this monochromic New York home and I’m definitely getting some bedroom inspiration from that dark bedroom with the picture ledge behind the bed.
We would all love to have a large kitchen that fits a big dining table, but unfortunately not every kitchen is that big. But just because you have a small kitchen, doesn’t mean you can’t have a kitchen table where you can have a proper diner. There are many different ways to add a nice dining space in your small kitchen:
- Save space by getting rid of chairs and instead put in a bench against the wall
- Put a drop-leaf or folding table in your kitchen to save space when you’re not eating
- Use stools instead of chairs (chairs can look quite bulky and take more space)
- Be creative by putting a table in an unconventional spot like adding a piece to your kitchen counter or putting a shelf table in front of a window
- Are you also low on counter space? Perhaps you can put in a kitchen island, that way you have more counter space ánd a place to eat
There is an option for every type of kitchen and whatever your style is, just take a good look at your kitchen and find something that suits your small kitchen. Get inspired by these images of small kitchens and think outside the box.