Over the years I’ve really become a fan of dark blue colours, it gives so much warmth to a home. This apartment in Antwerp is almost entirely blue and it’s absolutely stunning. The owner carefully planned her entire interior and the result is a warm and cozy 1-bedroom apartment. You can she paid attention to every little detail in her home and it’s a house I could easily live in. The house has nice attention grabbers such as the copper wall in the bathroom, the Audrey Hepburn painting (painted by the owner) and those lovely kitchen doors. A top feature for me is the stunning wooden floor which compliments the walls so well and give the home an extra warm atmosphere!
Welcome to the super stylish Stockholm home of Petra Tungården. Petra is a Swedish influencer, blogger and Fashion & Home Editor in Chief for Metro. Her renovated home in Stockholm shows that Petra is certainly a stylish woman. The design furniture in combination with the gorgeous historic features of the building is a very good match, I mean look at that ceiling!! I love how she used the same blue colour on the walls throughout her apartment, it really gives the home a warm and soft feeling. But for me the absolute winner of this apartment is the green kakelugn (a Swedish tiled fireplace) isn’t it amazing?
This home in Australia belongs to designer Margaret Scholley. She founded Alida & Miller Interior Design and together with her daughter they take on design projects in the Byron Bay area. The home’s layout is inspired by her own family, so a large open plan living space, a library and a swing(!) for her grandsons. I love all the textiles, patterns and color that she used in this home. It feels like a truly comfortable family home. A home to be lived in. (Ps: see the mximalist home of her daughter here)
You really don’t have to keep it light if you live in a small apartment, this tiny Swedish home shows that dark can be great as well. Mattias Vural decided that he wanted something different and painted his entire apartment dark blue. The apartment is only 34 square meter but it feels like more due to the consistent use of color. By putting the kitchen in the hallway and the bedroom where the kitchen used to be, Mattias created some extra space. The home is decorated with a lot of wicker, wood and plants which gives this home the right balance between dark and light. I love this apartment, I posted about it before on tumblr here and here where you can see some additional pictures.
If you’re afraid of putting color in your home than you should take a look at this family home. The home in Copenhagen is an explosion of color but not in a ‘crazy’ kind of way. All the colors compliment each other and give this home a personal touch. The home is very unique with a combination of vintage furniture, interesting design objects and a lot of art. This home is fun, cozy and warm and a dream for color and art fanatics.
Villa Atlantida, a historical home in the French town Pau, is the home of Lisa and Julian Ménard and their five children. That the couple loves old things is not surprising if you see their home. It is filled with vintage furniture, from family heirlooms to items found in second-hand shops, which they combine with modern design. The building itself has beautiful details such as the stained glass windows, moldings and cement tiles. Luckily for the couple all the orginal features were still in good condition, so they’ve kept them all. What I especially love in this home is the use of color, which gives the home a fresh atmosphere instead of stuffy and old. I’ll admit, you either love this or hate it. But it’s certainly a unique family home, gosh how I wish I could walk through these vintage inspired rooms.
If you love vintage bohemian spaces, than the home of Kristin Lagerqvist is right up your alley. Kristin – better known as Krickelin – is a blogger, interior designer and photographer. The home in Varberg, Sweden had always been the dream home of Kristin’s husband, so when it came on the market they were quick the buy the property. The house didn’t need lots of work but they completely painted and wallpapered the home in shades of blue. Filled with vintage furniture and many plants, this home became a place ideal for everyday family life but also a place to be at peace. I’ve seen many pictures of this home over the years, but I’m glad it got a full spread in Elle Decoration lately to see the entire space. This home truly is a vintage bohemian dream home.
This blue and green family home in The Hague belongs to Matthew and Eveline. After 10 years in Australia they decided to move to The Netherlands with their family. Even though the home is situated in central The Hague it’s only a short trip to the Dutch beachside. Interior architect Jelle van de Schoor designed their family home and he succeeded in connecting the living room with the dining space and kitchen. The dining table is a central point in their home. It’s made of small wooden cubes and is big enough for the entire family to work and play at the same time. I’m in love with the blue and green colors on the wall, it’s such a good color combination. And the bright colorful details give the home a fun twist.
Summer may be reaching its end, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to that summer feeling. In this home the sun is always shining thanks to the bright colors that were used in decorating this home. With a neutral wooden base you can go in every direction with your home decor. To create a summer feeling keep the furniture light and airy and give the spaces some popping accents in fresh, bright colors. This home is decorated with blue, yellow and pink and it’s simply impossible to feel gloomy in this colorful summerhouse. Don’t forget to bring the nature in your home by adding fresh flowers to the spaces to give you that extra summer vibe.
Let’s start the new week dark. This lovely small Stockholm apartment is completely decorated in warm dark colours. Together with the herringbone floor, the many pieces of artwork and beautiful furniture you get a warm, stylish and charismatic home. It’s beautiful how the colours change by the light that floods through the windows and they very cleverly put a window between the kitchen and bedroom so that the grey kitchen gets some extra light as well. It’s so beautiful and a great example that painting small spaces in dark colours definitely works.