There are wonderful new items coming to IKEA in april and it mainly focusses on storage and multifunctional living. There are some new furniture items that are ideal for the ‘floating home’. The focus is on young people who’s house often change in location, condition and contents. The furniture is flexible, functional and has an industrial look. IKEA also comes with a great office system called SVALNÄS that I’m seriously considering for my own home. With this system – where Asian and Scandinavian design meet – you can create your own ideal workspace using shelves, cabinets and desk space with drawers made of bamboo. Enjoy looking at all the wonderful new products that hit the IKEA store in april.
I’m in love with old derelict buildings that are given a new life. This farmhouse in The Netherlands wasn’t in very good shape when Denny and Vivian bought it, but they fell in love with the location and the unlimited view of the fields behind the farmhouse. Architect Joep van Os decided to add gigantic steel and glass walls so that the owners can fully take in the view that they love so much. The farmhouse has a lovely combination of old and new. They managed to keep the wooden beams and the exposed brick walls that the owners loved very much. The white base and the steel frames add some modern touches to an old building. I love how the architect managed to bring this farmhouse into the 21st-century without losing its historic charm.
Interior designer Amelia Widell is the new blogger for Elle Decoration and to celebrate that she gives us a peek in her lovely home. Blue and pink are the main colors in her Stockholm apartment that she shares with her daughter Luca. The pink sofa in the living room is her own design called the Dahlia. I love how she styled it with simple IKEA Billy bookcases and all those wonderful art prints. Amelia’s blue bedroom has a hotel feel to it with a lovely lounge chair and a dark blue headboard that’s also her own design. I love how Amelia took inspiration from all kind of places such as New York and Paris but there are also some Moroccan touches (she used have a shop with her father where she sold Moroccan decor and tiles). Amelia’s home is a wonderful combination of chic and cozy design. You can see more of Amelia’s designs on the website of her interior design company Meli Meli.
Lokal Hotel in Philadelphia is a project by husband and wife – Chad and Courtney Ludeman. As travel ánd design lovers they found that hotel rooms are often the same old boring rooms. To make a change in hotel stays they decided to open Lokal Hotel. The interior of the hotel is mainly designed by one of my favourite designers Percy & Tara from Jersey Ice Cream Co. The loft-like rooms are ideal for short ánd a long-term stay. They have a seperate bedroom, a living room and a stunning (blue) kitchen, so they are more apartments than just a simple hotel room. The rooms are styled with vintage and modern design and the industrial features of the building remain visible (yay!). The hotel will open in april & you can book your stay now on the website of Lokal Hotel.
An industrial shipyard welding hall has been transformed by Nyréns Arkitektkontor into modern light-filled loft apartments. The gorgeous large industrial windows are the focal point of the apartment. These windows flood the loft with plenty of natural light in the living space and the loft bedroom. The living space is compact but decorated very cozy in neutral colors and a lot of plants. The loft bedroom is also decorated in grey colors and has a lovely view through the large windows. I’m not only in love with the decor of the loft but I also like the architecture of this complex very much. From the front it looks like a big box but the courtyard gives a very playful and cozy atmosphere. A conversion done well by Nyréns!
This Scandinavian apartment feels and looks like a luxurious hotel. The light apartment is newly built and it is designed with luxury and quality in mind. The entire apartment feels bright and fresh and that bedroom with walk in closet is absolutely to die for. Waking up here must feel like you’re living in a 5-star hotel. The only thing you need are lots of clothes to fill up that beautiful closet.
Bea Mombaers is the owner of a beautiful Bed & Breakfast in Knokke, Belgium. With her love of design she decorates her B&B in styles that are constantly changing. I’ve showed you pictures of the B&B the way it was three years ago and now I share with you the B&B the way it is today. It is still decorated in a wonderful combination of styles but for me this style is a bit cozier than it was before. Bea obviously has a great sense of style so however she’s is styling her Bed & Breakfast it’s sure to be a wonderful design experience.
This Berlin apartment has everything. It’s industrial & raw but also colorful and soft. The combination of raw & soft is excellent in the living room. Here the walls are painted a grey color similar to cement and the bookcase gives the space an industrial look. The large rug and cozy fabrics give the living room also a soft touch. I love the dining table which the owner designed himself, the beautiful Wegner chairs make the look complete. There is more colour in the bedrooms with a large purple master bedroom and a blue art-filled guest room. I love how the owner combined all these styles, colours and hard & soft materials. It’s the perfect urban apartment that you ll expect in Berlin’s city centre.
I’m longing for the sun and some warm weather so this might be a good time to show you the IKEA Summer Collection 2017. IKEA is coming with a stunning collection of furniture and decor that will brighten up your summer days. From rattan garden furniture to bohemian style textiles and cozy lighting, IKEA has everything to make your outdoor experience more beautiful than ever. Just take a look at the many beautiful images from the IKEA Summer Collection and get yourself into summer moods.
This bed & breakfast in the Belgian town of Knokke might be the most stylish B&B I’ve ever seen. The house is owned and designed by Bea Mombaers. As you can see Bea has a true passion for vintage design so in this B&B you will find items ranging from the 50s to the 80s that she finds during her world travels. It’s a wonderful combination of design that is styled without making it feel strange or crazy. Due to the passion for design her Bed & Breakfast is ever changing. These pictures date back to 2014 and in the present day the B&B already has a different look, which of course I will share with you as well so keep your eyes open for a new blogpost! (Psst.. see part 2 here)