This amazing loft in New York belongs to Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall – the couple behind the New York café Maman. Their vintage loft in Tribeca is thé definition of charming. The loft has beautiful white-painted brick walls and every item is carefully selected by the owners. This way they ended up with flea market finds from Ibiza and other vintage pieces they found in Brooklyn. They couldn’t find a sofa that they liked so they made a couch/guest bed from pallets which is inspired by outdoor furniture from Ibiza. Everything in this home fits together and I love the laid-back and cozy vibe in this home.
Contrast between old and new, if it’s done right it can be fabulous. This farmhouse in New York dates back to 1734 and still bears signs of its Dutch colonial roots. The farmhouse has been renovated in a traditional style with floorboards that were removed from an old demolished building. For the extension they went an entire different route. As a contrast to the old farmhouse they built a steel-clad building that reminds you of a trailer home. In the new building is the modern kitchen with stone floor and a guest bedroom. I’ll admit you’ll either love it or hate it and to be quite honest I definitely prefer the old farmhouse style.
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!
A lovely Scandinavian apartment for you this saturday. The bright home is decorated in typical Scandinavian style with lots of white, black and other neutral colours. I’m madly in love with the William Morris wallpaper in the kitchen. What’s also lovely is that the kitchen is still the original one and dates back to 1924! The bedroom is painted in a beautiful soft pink color (‘Pale Sand’ by Jotun) and decorated with great artwork. If I think about Scandinavian homes this is exactly what I imagine and I love it.
Interior designer Amelia Widell is the new blogger for Elle Decoration and to celebrate that she gives us a peek in her lovely home. Blue and pink are the main colors in her Stockholm apartment that she shares with her daughter Luca. The pink sofa in the living room is her own design called the Dahlia. I love how she styled it with simple IKEA Billy bookcases and all those wonderful art prints. Amelia’s blue bedroom has a hotel feel to it with a lovely lounge chair and a dark blue headboard that’s also her own design. I love how Amelia took inspiration from all kind of places such as New York and Paris but there are also some Moroccan touches (she used have a shop with her father where she sold Moroccan decor and tiles). Amelia’s home is a wonderful combination of chic and cozy design. You can see more of Amelia’s designs on the website of her interior design company Meli Meli.
Lokal Hotel in Philadelphia is a project by husband and wife – Chad and Courtney Ludeman. As travel ánd design lovers they found that hotel rooms are often the same old boring rooms. To make a change in hotel stays they decided to open Lokal Hotel. The interior of the hotel is mainly designed by one of my favourite designers Percy & Tara from Jersey Ice Cream Co. The loft-like rooms are ideal for short ánd a long-term stay. They have a seperate bedroom, a living room and a stunning (blue) kitchen, so they are more apartments than just a simple hotel room. The rooms are styled with vintage and modern design and the industrial features of the building remain visible (yay!). The hotel will open in april & you can book your stay now on the website of Lokal Hotel.
Yesterday I also posted a beautiful apartment in a mixture of styles. Today I show you this apartment in Gothenburg that is decorated in a beautiful mixture of modern and mid-century design. The apartment is styled with pieces from IKEA to flea market finds which makes the home very personal and stylish (not surprisingly from two people who both work at IKEA). But my favourite part of this home is the stunning green wall in the living room. This shade fits perfectly with the tan leather sofa and adds some colour and warmth to the space.
Vintage House Daylesford is a miners cottage from the 1860s in Australia. The property is carefully restored and designed by Kali Cavanagh. She kept most of the original features of the cottage and only used shades of white and black. She decorated the house with a lot of vintage and industrial furniture which gives the space a rustic cottage feeling. The house has 2 bedrooms ánd a garden studio which can be rent for groups from 6-8 people. Isn’t this cottage just perfect? I would definitely rent this for a nice holiday!
I don’t know if you remember the amazing New York pied-à-terre of Kelly Framel that I posted back in october. Well, much to my excitement the apartment has been given a new look. Because the couple travel a lot they wanted to create their own ‘hotel suite’ apartment. A place where they can easily travel in and out from. They moved their bedroom to the living space and thereby created a new room that is being used as a walk in closet. Which comes in handy for (un)packing when they go travelling. I was in love with the old apartment, but I must say this walk in closet gives the new apartment just that little bit extra!