The Vintage Brutalist interior by M House

It’s been a while since my last post, I know. It was a combination of multiple factors, like a tricky medical condition, lack of inspiration, laziness, you name it. But today, I decided to post an interior discovered recently that amazed me a lot, something special not necessarily in the Scandinavian style we are used to on my blog.

The Vintage Brutalist interior is designed by Moore House Design, a studio based in New York City and Rhode Island. This creative team travels through the USA designing beautiful residential homes or boutique hotels. Too bad that we are so far away, it would be nice to have them closer and get inspired from a near perspective.

The owner of this house, located in Rhode Island, desired an interior dominated by Brutalism, also known as Brutalist architecture/movement, a style that bumped up in the 1950s among the reconstruction projects of the post-war era. The mission of the design team was to combine brutalism with vintage using custom built-in solutions to give uniqueness to the place. It worth to go through the before&after pictures to see how many elements they managed to keep during the redesign process. I always appreciate designers who try to keep things or re-use elements, after all, this means sustainability.

Let’s take a deep dive, and I’ll comment under the pictures what I love in this house.

I find this curved shelf/cabinet a genius idea to hide the television. It is so elegant to hide the Tv when not using it.

The dining area is a combination of vintage and classic pieces, following the curvy lines of the cabinet from above and the lines of the walls. The dining table is a custom furniture designed by Moore House and paired it with refurbished leather dining chairs.

The red line of the house is this dark brown color present in every room of this interior. The below arm chair is a Hunter Easy chair designed by the Norwegian designer Torbjørn Afdal for Bruksbo. Throwing a sheepskin on it turns the chair into a hygge Scandinavian comfy spot.

The sitting area is next to the entryway which caused quite a lot of challenges to harmonize the whole place. The paneled fireplace painted in black was kept from the original design.

The vibe of this house is so masculine, the dark red line gives a calm feeling to the interior. Everything seems so characteristic, like when you are not afraid of using some bold design elements, massive furniture, and dark colors. This is definitely an out-of-ordinary interior on my blog 🙂


Photo credits: Erin Little Photography for M House

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Tom Tailor Home of Colors

No worries, this article is not about fashion, however, I could easily write one about Tom Tailor clothing. I’m not into fashion, but I love their collections focused on comfort. So the topic of this blog post is a few home accessories created by the Tom Tailor brand. These days I have my up and down moods, so I needed something colorful that could cheer me up, and navigating between their bright color home accessories products made my day.

Let’s get started with a few favorite items I found. The name of the products contains the link where you can purchase these items, but since this is a Hamburg-based company, many URLs are from German sites. Please leave a comment at the end of this article, if you need a link available for a different country.


1. Bings Carpet Colorful Poppy

Such a vibrant and creative carpet to go with. You might even have a neutral room design, and this colorful piece could still be a statement in your interior. I love the colors and the playful lines of this carpet. Jules Villbrandt of @herz.und.blut pictured the Colorful Poppy carpet in the home of @saraheartmann. What a great inspiration, no wonder why I have followed Jules for a few years now!

2. Color Box Highboard

I like commodes, especially if there is any sign of vintage style, and this one totally got me with its sage color. It’s so subtle, and the two bottom drawers with their stronger colors are catchy as hell. Guess this piece of furniture can go almost anywhere due to its shape and size. Good to know that the Color Box range is available in 5 fashionable colorways and four variations.

3. Lazy Lounge Chair

This modern cubic armchair in bouclé fabric along with the T-Orange cushion from Tom Tailor Home is a double impact in your interior. Maybe I’m charmed by the blue color combined with orange since I love everything that’s blueish, but for sure this is a vibrant piece to have in a home.

4. Drop Pure Large Pouf

Poufs are ideal for multipurpose furniture. This minimalistic pouf with its rusty color can be used as a side table in a living room, either as a coffee table or just as something to sit on if you have guests. The pouf has the same bouclé fabric as the above cubic armchair.

5. Satin Bed Linen Surprise

Although we don’t need any bed linen now, I might purchase one of these just for the color combo they used. So fresh and vibrant! People tend to skip quality when it comes to bed linen as no one sees your bed, but I’m super sensitive to what kind of linen we use in our home. It’s just a way to pay respect to my sleep after a hard working day 🙂

6. Nest Shelf Series

A few of us were “forced” to set up a home office corner in the last 2-3 years. This airy and light shelf combined with a desk is a good inspiration for how to keep it simple. I have an extensive Pinterest board with other home office designs, in case this one does not match your needs. The rattan chair is also a Tom Tailor home accessory.

7. Nordic Chic Sofa

If you would like to have a summer vibe of fresh lemonade in your living room, don’t be afraid of using this bright yellow color. The simple lines of the sofa are a clear sign of Nordic style. The coffee table is also from Tom Tailor, and the armchair too, see below for further details about this one.

8. New Wave Pure Sofa

It wouldn’t be me if I would skip a design setup with earthy tones. I love this color combination of grey, green and brown. A living room like this is calm, and I guess this is one of the main principles when designing an interior, to give calmness to the place. The sofa is available in multiple colors, and the wooden stools in 2 dimensions and shapes are from Tom Tailor too. 

9. Tom Pure Armchair

If you follow my blog or any of my social media channels, you know by now how important it’s to me to have a comfortable, good-quality armchair in my home. We’ve invested quite a lot in our reading corner, but it is worth every penny. The Tom Pure armchair seems comfy, and its footstool will guarantee total relaxation. This is available in 90 colors, so if you don’t want to go with white, you can pick another color.


Photo credits: @tomtailor_home with thanks!
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Hazel House – A video tour that amazes me

When I see beautiful homes designed by stylists, I often wonder what the interior stylist’s home looks like. I guess the Hazel House designed by its owner, the stylist Nat Turnbull, answers all my questions. This small apartment in Melbourne, Australia is the perfect reflection of creativity, imagination, and style.

What I love the most in this apartment is that they used the materials in their natural state, the dominant stainless steel in the kitchen is combined with the cabinetry and island in a very subtle way. The cement balls holding the kitchen island is the ultimate focal point in this place, I mean WOW. The Peruvian Clay color of the kitchen cabinetry is beyond beautiful, the curve lines on the cabinets add so much drama and creativity to the furniture. The concealed door that takes you to the bedroom from the kitchen is a genius idea of including a door in the overall design.

In the living room the second-hand Le Bambole sofa by B&B Italia found on eBay had been reupholstered, so I’m totally into the sustainable approach of furnishing a home. The book shelf is done by Softer Studio, too bad that they are based in Australia, so far away from where I’m located. I like their soft style with thin lines, and I would definitely love to have 1-2 pieces from them in my home.

If this is not enough, I could go on with the amazing ceramics by Katarina Well, but I guess it’s time to stop writing and to let you get inspired by this warm and stunning apartment.



Photo, video & design credits:
Photography (including the cover photo used by me) by Sean Fennessy.
Architecture and Interiors by Adriana Hanna.
Styling and Interiors by Nat Turnbull.
Laminate and Surface Materials by Laminex.
Filmed and Edited by Dan Preston.
Production by The Local Project.

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In this interior a spot of mustard is the stylish trick

When I see a bright and airy interior, I’m for it. This white and grey home boosted with mustard accessories here and there got my instant attention. What a great idea to bring a vivid color in your home! And since the mustard spots are present in every corner of the house, those give the feeling of harmony throughout the entire home. I love the simplicity in this apartment, the rattan pendant in the living room, the mustard pillows and the glass jug used as a floor vase.

The apartment is located in Falun, Sweden, a small city with 38,749 inhabitants…sounds like heaven, a city with less noise, and the building originates back to 1979. The apartment is 82 sqm, it has 3 bedrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom and a hygge terrace. This could be a good fit for a family of 2 or 4. The abundance of natural light flowing through the whole interior is the winner of all the catchy aspects of this home.

Let’s take a sneak peek to get inspired by this wonderful mustard yellow 🙂

If you are interested, this apartment is for sale, and you can book a real tour at In case this beauty will be yours, invite me for a Latte macchiato as I would be more than happy to drink it in this lovely home.


Photo credits:; for further inspirational interiors follow them on Instagram @Fastighetsbyran

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A light and bright 3 rooms apartment

Usually I seek for natural light and closeness to nature. All the interiors shared on my blog correspond to these conditions. Every time when starting the home tour, I go from inside to outside. This time it’s a little bit different as at this interior, the terrace was the one that captured my instant attention. A small, urban terrace, but well equipped with everything that a person would need to enjoy the fresh air.

This apartment is in one of the most quietest neighborhoods of Gothenburg, Sweden. The building originates back to 1928, and this 72.5 sqm apartment has a few elements that reflects the good old times. The arched windows give a special vibe to the interior, not to mention the abundance of natural light flowing into the kitchen and living room. The interior has a home-office/guest bedroom where the terrace is located too, a calm master bedroom, and an open-space living room combined with an airy kitchen.

The dining area is very light thanks to the white cabinetries and the big windows. Above the table, there is a FlowerPot pendant light. I love the greeneries and the botanical arts on the wall. You can find endless options of botanical wall arts on

This corner is my favorite in this apartment, it’s the perfect spot for a good book. A daybed like this one can be found at Jysk, if you are in my country, and the bookshelf is an Elfa masterpiece. It is incredible how this brand helps you to find the perfect combination for your storage needs.

Similar solar ceiling decorations can be found here. The nightstand is the BJÖRKSNÄS from Ikea.

This wood and white tile combination in the bathroom is a bulletproof styling trick to go, it’s simple, bright and classic, no way to go wrong with it.

That’s it, my friends, about this inspirational home. Don’t forget to use the tags from the end of this post, if you want to see similar interiors. See you next week with another home tour.


Photo credits: @Entrance – shared with kind permission

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Let’s get some fresh air! A villa with blue kitchen is for sale

Lately, I was mostly posting about apartments, not sure why as this was not intentionally. This week I felt I would need more “air”, an interior with a garden where I could go out to drink my afternoon tea. I found this gorgeous villa for sale in Sweden (of course, where elsewhere?), and I instantly felt in love with the blue kitchen and the color spots here and there.

This house was built in 1924, it has 108+60 sqm, and the land area is 681 sqm. It is super cozy with its vintage pieces combined with modern elements. The Kulladal kitchen with its solid wood cabinetry is the winner of all in this house, the kitchen island assures an airy but still very spacious work space. The abundance of natural light flows in on the big windows and the glass door that takes you to a big terrace with dining area. The dining room’s focal point is the yellow cabinet that adds an eye-catching color spot to the room.

The bluish wallpaper is from Sandberg that adds a special feeling to the hall. The black & white floor tiles are so French and chic, and I think these are such a good combination with the wallpaper. I love the home office next to the window, of course this could work only if some kids are not running around the house.

The Devil is in the details…lovely vintage candlestick on the staircase.

The bedroom is relatively small, and calm and its dark wallpaper turns the room into the perfect nest to have a good night’s sleep. Ok, regarding the bathroom, let’s just say that I’m a fan of vintage bath tubes and old fashion white tiles. I still don’t get why these tiles are not trendy in my country…

What a nice interior with cozy and homey vibes. I hope you got inspired by some interior design ideas. This house is for sale, in case you are around Stockholm do not hesitate to contact the Historika Hem guys for further details.


Photo credits: @Historiska Hem – shared with kind permission
Styling: @mainstreetsthlm
Photo: @danaozollapa


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