This studio apartment is going against the common ‘interior decoration rules’. Firstly it shows that small spaces don’t have to be painted in light colours. And secondly it shows that not all Scandinavian apartments are decorated white. I love this unique home with dramatic black walls and vintage furniture. I just want to settle myself on that bed with a book and a cup of tea, what more do you want?
In an artistic neighbourhood in Copenhagen lies this completely renovated apartment that has a Parisian vibe. The home belongs to interior stylist Anna Norrman and her husband. The couple carefully renovated the apartment with an eye towards the historic features. The home is filled with unique design items from across the globe, which certainly gives the space an international atmosphere. I really love the black trims that you see throughout the home, that’s really something I see more often lately and it really gives a home a cool edge. If you love this apartment you’re in luck because it’s for sale! And to make it even better, you can buy the apartment including the amazing furniture.
You can’t go very wrong with using black in interior design. Yet, painting your trim black is perhaps a bit daring for some people. This apartment in a former straw hat factory in Stockholm shows that it looks really elegant, cool and a bit dramatic. They’ve painted the window frames and wall moldings black giving the spaces a great contrast with the white walls. This lovely Scandinavian apartment is a bit more daring than the usual Scandi space, but oh so beautiful!
Grey is the new white is something you hear quite a lot in interior design but a home completely decorated in dark grey and black is not something most people would dare in their own home. This home in Lyon designed by Maison Hand shows that a home decorated in dark colours is actually very beautiful (and not depressing at all). They kept the ceiling white but beside that everything is painted dark grey and black with some dark blue touches to add some diversity. I must say I’m pretty in love with this home but I’m not sure if I would dare to go completely dark in my interior, but this dark home in Lyon shows that it can be done beautifully.
A lovely combination of light and dark colours in this Gothenburg apartment by Stadshem. The living room and kitchen are kept white and decorated with greytones and I’m in love with the beautiful wooden double doors that seperate the kitchen and living room. In the bedroom and the office they used contrasting colours. The beautiful dark grey walls in the bedroom look wonderful in combination with the white sheets and canopy above the bed, which reminds me a lot of the bedroom in this apartment. In the office they were creative in combining storage with a workspace by building a desk in between the dark painted wooden closets. It’s interesting how they switched up the colours in this home, keeping the living spaces very light and giving the private rooms these dark colours, very nice.
A few days ago I blogged about a bold apartment with black walls. Well this apartment in Gothenburg is going even bolder, it’s filled with dark, bold colour combinations. The walls of the living room are painted grey with a dark green ceiling & stucco and on top of that a purple rug. The bold colour combinations continue in the kitchen were they painted the walls a combination of blue and green together with a black kitchen and wooden kitchen cabinets. They stayed with one colour in the bedroom a lovely dark blue which looks wonderful with the wooden closet that covers the entire wall. I think that this home shows that going bold and combining different colours can be a great idea if you want to have an interesting and original home.
Would you dare to paint your walls black? I’m not sure that I would but Elin Kickén, the owner of this small apartment in Gothenburg, painted 2 walls in the living room black and it looks amazing! Even though the apartment is only 49 square meter you have everything you need and they made use of interesting niches to create some extra storage space, f.e. in the kitchen above the sink and the small (black painted) closet next to the bed in the small bedroom. An entire home in only black, white and grey you might think that’s boring, but obviously the Scandinavians know how to make a monochromatic home like this one beautiful and interesting despite the lack of colour.
This Paris apartment is a big contrast to the house I posted yesterday which was decorated in very light colours. The main colour in this apartment is, as you can see, black. When I think of Paris apartments I certainly don’t imagine them to be black which is why this home is so unique. The home is the creation of Irina Dzhemesyuk and Vitaly Yurov who wanted the apartment, that is situated in a historic building, to become more modern and stylish. I found this apartment on the creative website Behance (an amazing website to find work of many creative individuals in all kinds of creative fields), so I’m fairly certain these are 3D images, but I truly love the dark moody colours of this apartment and thanks to the large windows is doesn’t become a dark hole. I don’t think I have the guts to go entirely black, but this black Paris apartment is certainly the example of how to do it right.
I think we can safily say that this is a very cool small home. Black floors, black doors, black window frames and a wonderful exposed brick wall in combination with dark blue walls in the bedroom. The pictures were shot by the amazingly talented Anders Bergstedt who often photographes for real estate agencies in Göteborg and the pictures are always a delight to look at. This place shows that you don’t need a big home, small is cool. Can I just move in already?