Summer is approaching so there are more summerhouses popping up on the internet. When you think of a summerhouse they’re usually decorated in light colours. That you can go the exact opposite way shows this summerhouse in Sweden of photographer Kalle Gustafsson. After a burn-out at age 29 he decided that he should slow down. And of course the best way to do that is to buy a lovely summerhouse in the Swedish country with views over the water. The small home is decorated in blue & grey tones and filled with beautiful design furniture. I completely see why he designed it the way he did. The colors and design are so serene and relaxing. Very nice to see a summerhouse a decorated little bit different.
Give me a beautifully preserved historic home any time and you make me very happy. This apartment in Gothenburg dates back to 1898 and still has wonderful historic features. The home is decorated with wonderful furniture but you shouldn’t forget to look up as well. The biggest historic feature in this home is the painted ceiling in the living room. Isn’t is amazing? Throughout the home you’ll find more original details. That in combination with the design furniture gives the home a beautiful mix of old and new.
Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno designed this penthouse in Kiev for him and his family. In this penthouse he combined Japanese aesthetics with traditional Ukrainian design such as the clay walls. I love the combination of the rustic elements in the home such as the exposed beams on the ceiling and the stair banistar with the industrial features. The clay walls, wooden elements and plants almost make you think this is a serene country home while in reality it’s in the middle of (the mainly concrete city) Kiev. You can see a lot of thought (and love) went into this home, it’s absolutely stunning design.
Yes, I often post minimalistic Scandinavian style but I also love colorful bohemian homes. The Brisbane home of interior designer Anna Spiro is an absolute beauty. The 1880s timber home is filled with colour, artwork and beautiful fabrics. It’s a beautiful mix that is just right and not super crazy. I love the dark bedroom with all the gorgeous flowers in paintings and of course also in vases. I really love this home, I wish I could live here.
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.
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.