An all-white look for the newest interior project by Laura Seppänen Design Agency. The 2-bedroom apartment in Helsinki belongs to head of Cosmopolitan Finland Stina Mäntyniemi. Stina wanted a clean look for her apartment. No rugs, curtains and a monochrome color palette. There was one must have piece for her interior – the Bertoia chair. I love the look of this apartment, it’s clean and fresh without looking cold. A perfect Scandinavian look.
If it’s one thing Scandinavians can do it’s making a home appear very bright and spacious without losing it’s charm. This apartment in Gothenburg is only 57 square meter but it looks very spacious and so crisp! I love how the light flows through the window in the living room and the white floor makes it even brighter. They gave the walls a very soft grey color so it isn’t entirely white but the brightness remains. I love this, the only downside for me is the bedroom which doesn’t really fit with the rest of the home. But it only needs a few changes to make that bright and crisp as well.
I have questioned whether I should blog today. Quite frankly I want to go back to bed, pull the covers over my head and pretend last night didn’t happen. But it did.. I’m not American, but American politics affects the entire world and I’m scared for what’s going to happen. Luckily I’m not alone, there are a lot of people who feel the same and together we will get through this. This is an interior blog so I will not post more about politics, but on this dark day I think we can all use some light. So that’s why I’m showing you this apartment in Sweden. It’s light, it’s bright and it makes me feel peaceful, which is really what I need on this particular day.
This villa in Madrid was completely dilapidated when Isabel Otero and Ramiro Mora of Ramisa Projects & Fun decided to renovate it and bring this house to its former glory. It took the couple two years to renovate this 120-year-old home only keeping the original stairs and railing. The couple wanted to give the house the character it used to have so many items were created especially to look like they are 120 years old (f.e. the moldings on the ceiling for which they had to make a handmade mold). The mixture of modern items with vintage is done wonderfully in this home and the white base gives this Madrid home a light and spacious feeling. This home has a charming and timeless atmosphere and it is lovely to see that old ruined buildings can be restored so wonderfully, giving them new life for many years to come.
I’m in the mood for a fresh and bright all-white interior today and no one does an all-white interior better than the Scandinavians. This minimalistic apartment in Gothenburg came on the market by Entrance yesterday and is completely decorated in white with a touch of grey and blue. I love the bright, clean and sunny feeling of this space. Enjoy your weekend with this inspirational white minimalistic home. (Ps: You can now also find my blog on Facebook)
I like the calm vibe in this small white apartment in Gothenburg. The monochromatic home is mainly decorated in white tones with some black, blue and wooden items to add some diversity. They divided the kitchen into two rooms, creating a seperate bedroom, but they very cleverly put a black framed window in the wall to give the kitchen some natural light. I know an all white interior isn’t for everyone but I love how it creates such a light and calm atmosphere.
Would you dare to paint your walls black? I’m not sure that I would but Elin Kickén, the owner of this small apartment in Gothenburg, painted 2 walls in the living room black and it looks amazing! Even though the apartment is only 49 square meter you have everything you need and they made use of interesting niches to create some extra storage space, f.e. in the kitchen above the sink and the small (black painted) closet next to the bed in the small bedroom. An entire home in only black, white and grey you might think that’s boring, but obviously the Scandinavians know how to make a monochromatic home like this one beautiful and interesting despite the lack of colour.
This lovely bright and spacious Scandinavian apartment is located in an early 20th-century building in Gothenburg. Many original features of the building have been preserved such as the stucco, ceiling medallions and the original wooden floor. The brightness, the white walls and the minimum amount of furniture makes this a wonderful example of a Scandinavian styled home. I have a tiny kitchen so you can imagine that I’m completely jealous of this large white kitchen which they kept very simpel with a large rug in the middle and a small table in the bay window. I can picture myself having breakfast there while watching the outside world and at night.. I would fall into that huge chair in the living room with a good book.
Oh! Isn’t this bright Scandinavian apartment beautiful? The apartment isn’t very big with 87 square meter but the owners made excellent use of the space they have. The half glass wall between the living room and the kitchen is such a smart way to create two seperate rooms without losing the natural light and the feeling of space. From the living room there are double doors leading to the light bedroom with Mimou wallpaper but also double doors to the hallway that stretches the entire apartment where they have created a workspace and here you will find the most colour in the apartment by the gray-green painted walls. I love this Scandinavian apartment. Small, clever, light and very stylish!
These beautiful new images from the Ad.White & Grey Colour Map from Alcro fit nicely with my post this morning of a Scandinavian apartment. Chosing the right paint colour can be very difficult, because of that Alcro has made a brochure with white and grey tones that fit nicely together, divided in a cool, neutral and warm group to help you find the right tone for your home. You can find the brochure here on the website of Alcro (it’s in Swedish but with Google Translate you can figure out what it says). A very helpful colour brochure for everyone that wants to style and paint their home like a Scandinavian.