A good combination of old and new design is something I hugely appreciate. On first glance this canal home in Amsterdam looks very modern. But luckily they preserved many historical details such as the wooden beams and the exposed brick wall. The kitchen and dining space is situated in the middle of the long apartment. Very clever, a steel and glass roof gives the kitchen space some extra natural light. The steel staircase leads to the bedroom and workroom. Even though the spaces are mainly white, the wooden beams give the apartment the historic charm you can expoect from a canal home. What a wonderful home, minimalist design with historic charm on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam.
The home of Brooke Hammel and Jose Alvarez has everything you wish for in a industrial loft apartment. Exposed brick, lots of concrete and large windows. The couple asked Homepolish to completely design their industrial loft in Brooklyn in only 2 months time. The couple are major art lovers so their art collection has a prominent place in their loft. The gallery wall on the large exposed brick wall is a true eyecatcher in this loft apartment. The other amazing focal point is the large bookcase that showcases all the items that the couple has collected over the years. I’m truly in love with this space, it’s such a nice mixture of styles. And the guestroom in Moroccan style is a nice surprise in this Brooklyn industrial loft.
Gosh I love a good warehouse apartment, especially when you can still see the old features. This stunning warehouse apartment in Sydney has everything that I love about warehouse conversions. Great exposed brickwork in the kitchen and lovely old wooden beams. Combine this with lots of artwork and industrial furnishings and you’ve got yourself a dream home. Everything about this apartment is just right, except for it being in Sydney and costing $1.2 million *sigh*. Well, at least we can dream right?
Pasta Miasta is an Italian restaurant in the Polish city Gdynia. The restaurant, designed by Paulina Kisiel of Studio TURBO, combines Italian café style with an industrial urban style. The bistro chairs and black and white tiles make you feel as if you stepped foot in an Italian café. The Italian style in combination with the exposed brick walls and exposed pipes give the space a cool urban vibe. It’s lovely how they’ve added some greenery in the space with the wire basket on the ceiling and the plant pots on the wall. I’m in love with the glass paneled steel walls that open up the kitchen. That way you can take a peek and see how your Italian dish is being prepared. Pasta Miasta is a beautifully designed restaurant which you perhaps would have expected in New York. Instead you have to take a trip to Gdynia, Poland to see this beauty for yourself (and eat a lot of pasta, obviously!).
Friday is real estate day. A lot of homes hit the market on friday including this lovely attic apartment in Stockholm. Situated on the top floor, this apartment has sloped ceilings and beautiful exposed beams. The exposed brick wall in the living room gives the apartment even more character. Like most Scandinavian homes the color palette is neutral with lots of white, grey and black. But the architectural details certainly make this attic apartment very special. I would love an attic apartment, I always think sloped ceilings make a space so cozy. (Oh.. and no upstairs neighbours is definitely a plus).
In this apartment – called ‘The Carpenter’s Pride’ – you will find a mixture of Scandinavian, French and Scottish design. Close to Gothenburg in the Jonsered community this lovely vintage inspired apartment is situated in a brick building that closely resembles British architecture. The architecture comes from the Scotsman William Gibson who founded the Jonsered factories in the 1830s and thereby building a small industrial society in Sweden. The living room in the apartment is a typical Scandinavian styled space with light grey walls, white floors and minimal design. But when you move to the kitchen you suddenly find yourself in France with the wooden ceiling and blue vintage looking kitchen cabinets. In the attic spaces you will go back to Scandinavian design and here the bones of the old British-style building are still visible with exposed beams and brick walls. The best thing about the attic space is probably the ‘hidden door’ leading to a kids bedroom (that’s just a dream for every
kid person isn’t it?) A beautiful vintage inspired apartment in Scandinavian and French design in a British-style building.
A former brewery in Melbourne was converted into a loft-style industrial apartment by Brett Murray, Stuart McKenzie and Simon Carver. The three men (and a dog) live in this apartment together and that is visible in the masculine style of this loft-style home. Exposed brick walls, dark colours and industrial elements give the spaces a moody atmosphere, which is enhanced by the little natural light that comes into the apartment. This Melbourne apartment might have a masculine feel about it but I would definitely want to live here, gosh I love everything about it.
This former factory building in Copenhagen was conversed into a home for photographer Peter Krasilnikoff by Studio David Thulstrup. The architecture firm wanted to keep the original exposed brick walls of the former warehouse and therefore they created the glass atrium in the center of the building to flood the surrounding spaces with natural light. Peter Krasilnikoff wanted to have a garden within the house, so the atrium became the green heart of his home.
The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn is located in a former textile factory from 1901 near the Williamsburg waterfront. The history and character of the building is still very visible in the interior of the Wythe Hotel, through the entire building you will find exposed brick, wooden beams, steel columns and arched windows. The hotel fits perfectly in the surrounding neighbourhood with its laid back attitude and respect for the local history. Not only the bedrooms in The Wythe Hotel are stunning, the Reynards restaurant and the Ides bar are beautifully designed and with the tiled floor, exposed brick and vintage furniture it’s almost as if you step back in time. The bar and restaurant are managed by renowned Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow of Marlow & Sons so you’re guaranteed a wonderful food experience. The Wythe hotel is a stunning raw, industrial hotel where you can truly experience the local Brooklyn vibe.
Wow! What a wonderful home has hit te market today in Göteborg through real estate agency Entrance Mäkleri. I immediately recognized the home because it has featured on my Tumblr blog before (here & here) and it is such a wonderful cozy home. The home is filled with vintage items, a nice music collection (and music related artwork) and cool wallpaper (I love floral wallpaper as you can see in this post) but for me the best part of this home is that wonderful light kitchen with the exposed brick wall and green tiles. I absolutely love those doors that let in so much light, what a wonderful, cozy, homely space.