Behind a 19th-century facade in Barcelona you will find the extraordinary home of designer Guillermo Santomà. Colour is king is this 300sq meter home and you’ll find no ordinary spaces. Guillermo kept the original floor, doors and terrazzo which I think contrast well with the unique architecture and use of colour. All the rooms in this house are connected with the bathroom as central point (and while you shower you can look up at a painted sky). I think you can walk through this house for hours and still discover new things, it’s really inspiring!
British design company deVOL has created a new showroom on St. John’s Square in London. deVOL bought the run down building in the hope of restoring it to its former glory. Helen, creative director of deVOL, was inspired by the history and architectural details of the house. She wanted to be a bit more daring so they used more colour than their usual kitchens. By mixing the Classic English kitchen with new colours they designed an eccentric and fun kitchen with a historic feel. At the moment only this showroom is open for customers, but in time they will open up the entire townhouse for visitors. If they decorate that just as wonderfully as this then I can’t wait to see the pictures.
That you should only use light colours in small homes is definitely a myth and Duncan Campbell & Luke Edward Hall prove exactly that in their small London flat. The apartment in situated in a Victorian building and only has a small living/kitchen space, a bedroom and a bathroom. The living space is painted in a stunning emeral green and it’s packed with books, art and mementos. The bedroom is painted in a soft blue colour, but they’re thinking of painting it dark sea green which I think will look amazing. The bathroom rocks a Art & Crafts Voysey floral and fauna print and also here they put in some green by using green subway tiles. I absolutely love this home. The combination of colour, classic furniture and a touch of fun is absolutely spot on!
Today I’m going to show you one of my favourite homes of all times, that of interior blogger (and my Instagram crush) Theo-Bert Pot. Theo-Bert lives with his partner Jelle (an interior architect) in a beautiful historic home in The Hague. Their home is a stunning mix of wonderful design pieces and they’re not afraid to use colour! Blue, grey, pink and orange whether it’s a statement wall (or ceiling) or a small decor piece, you see colour everywhere. I’d truly recommend following Theo-Bert on Instagram because he is constantly changing things in his home which makes it so fun & inspiring to see his pictures! If I’m dreaming of my perfect home it really looks a lot like this!
If you think Scandinavian homes only use white and natural tones than this home in Stockholm will prove you wrong. This classic and elegant home belongs to David and Charlotta Zetterström, the founders of bakery chain Fabrique. The couple restored the home as close to the original condition as they could, resulting in a stunning classic home filled with traditional architectural details in combination with a mixture of old and new furniture. But what makes this home unique is the bold use of colour. The soft blue, deep green and dusty pink work very well together and give this home a personal and luxurious feeling.
You’re going to feel very cheerful today after seeing the pictures of this 240 square meter apartment in the 16th-arrondissement of Paris. The apartment has everything you love in French apartments; herringbone floors, original stucco and French balconies but on top of that the apartment is decorated in this amazing mixture of styles, where colours and patterns are easily combined resulting in a very fun, colourful and family friendly home. My inner child is extremely jealous of the kids bedrooms in this French home, so spacious and fun! I don’t think it’s possible to be moody in this fun eclectic Paris apartment.
Finnish design house Marimekko is teaming up with Target for a colourful and graphic collection of 118 pieces. Marimekko, founded in 1951, is known for their original prints and use of colour in their design and was revolutionary in Finland short after World War 2. Now they have made a wonderful colourful and graphic collection for one of the largest retailers in the United States, Target. The collection ranges from outdoor décor, furniture, entertaining essentials as well as beach and swimwear and accessories for women and girls. The Marimekko for Target collection will be available in the Target stores across America and on the Target website starting on april 17th. But if you can’t wait, just see a glimpse of the wonderful bright and colourful Marimekko for Target collection here on Gravity.
Converting a church into a home or an office space is not something unusual. A large open space with high ceilings and stained glass is for many people a dream to live in. In the Spanish place Llanera in Asturias they did something completely different with an abandoned church. It’s is now a colourful skate park.