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?
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!
I often hear that Scandinavian homes don’t have enough colour. Now personally I really like the more typical Scandinavian homes but a little colour here and there certainly doesn’t harm the interior. For the lovers of Scandinavian homes ánd colour I show you this Copenhagen loft. The rich colours work really well because of the large windows and high ceilings. The old beams from the building – that dates from 1877 – have been preserved to give the spaces some extra character. This loft has a beautiful combination of classic Scandinavian design pieces, historics features and modern elements.
My heart leaps up every time I see a good conversion. My heart almost jumped out of my chest when I saw this conversion of a monumental school building in Leiden, The Netherlands. The schoolhouse from 1925 is converted by architecture firm Atelier Space into a stunning light-filled family home. They kept most of the historical elements of the building such as the tiled floor, the doors and skylights. All the spaces have 4-meter high ceilings and the large windows flood the spaces with natural light. It’s beautiful how they managed to transform these large open spaces into a cozy and modern family home. And of course I’m always happy when architecture firms manage to keep as many historical elements as possible.
The real estate market in Sweden is going fast.. really fast! This lovely Scandinavian apartment is styled for agency Alvhem but before it could even properly hit the market it had already sold. Luckily for us they still put some pictures online of this serene grey apartment. The apartment has beautiful original details and a magnificent fireplace. The window between the kitchen and bedroom is such a clever way of getting natural light into the kitchen. The home has been for sale before and if you prefer a darker colorscheme you can check that out on my tumblr.
Hotel Panache is a new design hotel in Paris designed by Dorothée Meilichzon of Chzon. The hotel is located in the Ninth Arrondissement in a 19th-century building with an unusual shape. There are almost no right angles in this building which Dorethée played with very nicely. Dorothée used many geometric shapes in the design of Hotel Panache which gives the hotel a playful and interesting touch. You’ll never know what you’re gonna get. Every room has a unique style with different wallpaper and a Thonet-inspired bedframe. I love the design of this hotel and if you’re going to Paris it will be quite worth the visit. Hotel Panache is quite affordable for a design hotel (rooms that at €130) so it won’t bankrupt you either 😉
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.
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)
Città is a design brand from New Zealand that gets inspired by the worlds unique cultures. In their home collections they share a global design story through beautiful home products. The Città Winter Collection 2017 – Elevation – is inspired by the natural wonder of Bolivia. The rugged, raw, and impossibly beautiful nature is translated into bold design with warm, moody and rich colors. Chunky textures, bold shapes and simple geometrics and plaids collide with exaggerated weaves and knits with subtle reference to the 60s. The promo images of this collection are absolutely stunning. The combination of the raw architecture with the cozy textures and warm colours is absolutely perfect and very inspiring.