I am dreaming myself in sunny Australia at the moment while looking at these stunning pictures of Haveli House by Louise Roche. Haveli House is a bohemian Indian and Indonesian inspired luxe cottage in Byron Bay, Australia and is ideal for a relaxing and quiet getaway. This stunning cottage is decorated with items from the owner’s own shop, so if you feel inspired by looking at these pictures you know where you can get the items and create your own relaxing bohemian space. But even better is hopping on a plane to Australia and rent this fabulous bohemian Byron Bay cottage on Airbnb.
In a town in Belarus, not far from Minsk, stands this apartment for a young family designed by Studio Nordes. The idea behind the design of the apartment was that it had to be timeless. During the renovations they managed to restore the original features of the building, such as the marble fireplace and stucco ornamentation and by removing the walls they created one large living space that is still clearly divided in three areas: a living room, dining room and kitchen. The apartment is decorated with a mixture of modern pieces from (f.e.) Tom Dixon and Lindsey Adelman and classic midcentury pieces from Charles Eames and Gio Ponti. Counterpart to the vintage pieces in the living room is the modern black kitchen that makes sure you can’t just call this a vintage apartment. It’s an excellent example of how well vintage and modern design go together and it sure is a timeless, elegant and modern apartment.
The spring has started! Here in The Netherlands it’s still cold and grey so if you can’t find the spring feeling outside you have to bring the spring in. Friday I posted wonderful plant filled homes to get in the spring mood, most of these homes were light coloured spaces. But you can also bring the spring inside when you love the darker industrial style more. These images from VT Wonen show how you can get flower filled spaces (and not always with actual flowers), without it becoming overly girly. Let’s get the spring started!
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!