After all the monochrome Scandinavian apartments, it’s time for some color don’t you think? This vibrant home belongs to Matt & Beau who’ve always dreamed of living in a typical colorful New Orleans shotgun home. The home still has its original floors and ceilings which give the space a lot of natural charm. While they kept the living room a natural white, in the dining room they decided to go bold and paint it pink. (which suits nicely with the outside of the home). I love the cozy playfullness of this home, the colorful details and many plants really make this home come alive.
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek created a limited collection named JASSA for IKEA. A new collection by IKEA is always a reason to be happy but I must say the Jassa collection is truly amazing. Sustainability is very important for Piet Hein Eek which you can also see in the JASSA collection. The furniture and lamps are made of natural materials such as bamboo and rattan. Next to furniture and lamps the JASSA collection also includes baskets, ceramics and very colorful textiles. I love the combination of colorful fabrics and natural materials that Piet Hein Eek has used is this collection and I can’t wait to see it in stores. We only have to wait a little while because the JASSA collection will go on sale in march 2017.
Morgane Sézalory is the founder of the Paris clothing brand Sézane. Together with her husband and 2 daughters she recently moved to this apartment in Paris. Her great sense of style results in a beautiful light and colorful family home with the occasional black touches.
IKEA PS is a yearly exclusive collection from our favourite Swedish homeware store. The images for the IKEA PS 2017 collection have been released and it’s a colorful collection with the desire to transform urban living environments. Most products are multifunctional and can be easily folded and taken with you. IKEA worked with 17 designers from all over the world to create a collection of more than 50 pieces. I can certainly spot a few items that I would love to have. But we have to wait a little while for that, the IKEA PS 2017 collection will be available february 3rd.
This creative apartment in the heart of Madrid belongs to Spanish artist Luis Urculo. He divides his time between Madrid and Mexico City and his apartment is filled with items that he picked up during his travels. From Mexican masks, industrial design and colorful kilim rugs this apartment is filled with stories from all over the world. The apartment has quite a nice story as well since it was bought by his grandparents in the 70s who then rented it out to the US embassy. The apartment of Luis Urculo is definitely a place with a lot of stories which obviously makes this home so unique.
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.
When you think about hostels, great design is probably not something that immediately comes to mind. But nowadays more and more design hostels are opening in the world. I’ve posted a great design hostel in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago. This stunning hostel is located in the old town of Valencia. The two hostels have something in common because both are big on color! Valencia Lounge Hostel has 11 rooms which are all uniquely styled. The hostel is designed by Masquespacio with the intention of creating a ‘homey’ feeling and the hostel really looks homey and unique. So when you’re going on a trip to Valencia, instead of picking a hotel or airbnb you could just choose the Valencia Lounge Hostel. And otherwise you can get some amazing bedroom and paint ideas from these bright, colorful rooms!
The nice thing about summer coming to an end (eh.. wel it’s 30 degrees at the moment) is all the new fall catalogues that are rolling in. Anthropologie just released its new fall catalogue and I’m super excited about it! They created wonderful collections with the slogan ‘where exploration meets inspiration’. You can already guess, the new Anthropologie fall collection is inspired by 3 lovely destinations. The first one I’m showing you is called ‘the character of color’ with its inspirational country Cuba. The collection is filled with beautiful colors such as pink, blue and yellow which will give your home a vibrant atmosphere. You really need to see this collection, so come join me and imagine yourself in Cuba with this new Anthropologie collection.
Bohemian rooms are everywhere at the moment. You might think that a bohemian room is always filled with color with very busy decor, which isn’t the case. Bohemian rooms come in various styles, from the colorful eccentric ones to a more neutral style. What the various bohemian rooms do have in common is that they’re filled with textiles, they have a very cozy vibe and most importantly there are no rules! Bohemian rooms are all about creating a space that you’re comfortable in, with items that have meaning for you that you love to show off. Now you might have just moved to a new dorm room (exciting!) and looking for a way to make your space your own. Or maybe you’re sick of you old decor and want to create a bohemian vibe in your room. Whatever the reason get inspired by these wonderful bohemian rooms and see how you can get the bohemian look!
When you’re living in a small apartment and your family is growing you can decide 2 things. You can move to a bigger apartment or you can be like Nikoline Dyrup Carlsen and Svend Jacob Pedersen. The architect and designer decided to stay in their apartment and completely redesign their home to make the most of every square meter. The apartment is only 84 square meter but with clever storage sollutions and custom made furniture they created an amazing family home. Most furniture is multifunctional and is designed by their own company Spacon & X. Instead of painting walls, they decided to paint the floorboards to add some color in their home. The blue, green and purple colors add to the playful atmosphere in this home. Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a small space? Whoever said ‘the bigger, the better’ is definitely wrong. This small Copenhagen home is the perfect example of small is cool.