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!
Villa Atlantida, a historical home in the French town Pau, is the home of Lisa and Julian Ménard and their five children. That the couple loves old things is not surprising if you see their home. It is filled with vintage furniture, from family heirlooms to items found in second-hand shops, which they combine with modern design. The building itself has beautiful details such as the stained glass windows, moldings and cement tiles. Luckily for the couple all the orginal features were still in good condition, so they’ve kept them all. What I especially love in this home is the use of color, which gives the home a fresh atmosphere instead of stuffy and old. I’ll admit, you either love this or hate it. But it’s certainly a unique family home, gosh how I wish I could walk through these vintage inspired rooms.
Jasper Krabbé is an artist from a famous artistic family in The Netherlands that includes actors, artists and writers. Not surprisingly Jasper’s home in Amsterdam breathes creativity. Jasper loves items with character and soul and his historical home from 1892 is packed with items that he found during his travels. From a cabinet found in Indonesia to rugs from India and Morocco the items in this home have travelled a long way to end up in Amsterdam. The result of his passion for collecting vintage items is a stunning unique home filled with character and creativity.
The London home of designer Malene Birger is absolutely packed with art. This light apartment in South Kensington is her home, art studio and workspace in one so it has to be a space where she can feel creative. Many items come from her travels, therefore creating a unique and personal atmosphere in her home. The apartment might seem cluttered but Malene has a good eye for bringing some order in her home. ‘I can sense an imbalance in the body if things are not “right” placed. I’m trying to create peace in a home with millions of things’. The art, the fabrics and the antiques all works together so perfectly which gives this London home a lovely cosy feeling.
If you love vintage bohemian spaces, than the home of Kristin Lagerqvist is right up your alley. Kristin – better known as Krickelin – is a blogger, interior designer and photographer. The home in Varberg, Sweden had always been the dream home of Kristin’s husband, so when it came on the market they were quick the buy the property. The house didn’t need lots of work but they completely painted and wallpapered the home in shades of blue. Filled with vintage furniture and many plants, this home became a place ideal for everyday family life but also a place to be at peace. I’ve seen many pictures of this home over the years, but I’m glad it got a full spread in Elle Decoration lately to see the entire space. This home truly is a vintage bohemian dream home.