I am not a morning person. Not even a little bit, not even at all. When you’re a bit like me, you will need all the help you can get to even make it out of bed. A nice place where you can (quitly) eat your breakfast is most definitely helpfull. Whether your kitchen is big or small you can always fit in a nice cozy space where you can positively start your day. If I had a breakfast nook like the ones below, I would definitely get out of bed a little bit quicker (but only a little bit).
Christmas is approaching fast, which means that a lot of home tours in Christmas spirits are appearing on the internet. This beautiful Christmas home in a 1960s bungalow is located in The Netherlands. The bungalow was extremely boring when Kim and Tjimme bought it, but together with architecture firm RoosRos did they create a warm family home. I love how they difined the spaces with color. The living room is painted in dark and warm colors while the kitchen is very light. Upstairs there’s a nice blend of grey-tones to create a warm bedroom and bathroom. It’s abolutely a stunning home and there a quite a few great Christmas decor ideas here!
Happy sunday 🙂
I’m thinking about taking a trip to Copenhagen in the upcoming weeks so it’s very good timing that I saw these images of restaurant Italy. The restaurant is designed by Norm Architects and it has a beautiful blend of Scandinavian design and Italian spirit. The light colors and wooden furniture are given an extra pop by that beautiful blue tone that they’ve used throughout the restaurant. So beautiful and it’s very possible that I’m going to have an amazing Italian dish at restaurant Italy when I’m in town.
I must say I’m a bit jealous of Kelly Framel and her boyfriend. This cozy railroad home in Chelsea isn’t her main living space but her pied-à-terre. It was a scary move for Kelly to sell her duplex in Brooklyn and considerably downsize to this pre-war apartment. The apartment needed some work, they put in a new kitchen and floors and they gave the apartment a fresh coat of paint. I especially love the paint color in the kitchen, even though the space is small the dark color gives it an even more cozy feeling. The apartment is decorated with items they have collected over the years so it isn’t just an impersonal second home. You can see that they put in a lot of work and love into this apartment and the result is a beautifully cozy home with some vintage touches.
Happy sunday everyone 🙂 Here’s a mixture of all kinds of things that inspired me this week (top picture by Moroso)
If you’re working from home an inspiring workspace is a must! Creative director and designer Sarah Sherman Samuel used to work from her garage but after an expension of her family she thought it’s time for an office upgrade. Her office used to be a guest house that was mainly used for storage. To create this wonderful light space they ripped everything out and added skylights to give the space as much natural light as possible. The goal was to create a modern but relaxed style in her office. With light colors and an emphasis on natural materials she created an office I’m certainly jealous of!
Let me say beforehand, this is probably not for claustrophobic people! It is however quite a smart idea if you want to upgrade your studio apartment into a 1-bedroom apartment. In this Gothenburg apartment they built a bedroom alcove with a custom made closet unit. But you could also change a built-in closet – that you often see in old apartments – into a bedroom. Now I don’t think you’ll want to close the doors while you’re sleeping but the glass panelled doors do give you the opportunity to hide your bedspace when you have company (or when it’s messy). I quite like this idea plus the closet unit gives you space for storage on top.
If yesterday’s post was a bit much for you, than this apartment is probably more up your alley. This lovely neutral colored apartment just hit the market in Gothenburg (and of course the real estate agency is Entrance Mäkleri). This home is completely decorated in neutral colors with many plants and warm fabrics. A really cool feature is the glass wall that divides the living room with the workspace. Light is very important in Scandinavian homes, so this is such a clever way to create an extra room without losing natural light. And it’s a real eye catcher! This Scandinavian apartment really looks like a home where you can completely relax. How lovely!
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.