When a home is full of vintage finds

When a home is full of vintage finds, the whole vibe of the interior gets a magical vibe of ages. I admire those people who have the talent to harmonize an interior’s design with vintage pieces. I think it’s pretty challenging to find the right furniture on flea markets and still keep the red line in the apartment.

This 64 sqm apartment in Stockholm has this special vibe, with the earthy brownish tones, with the fluffy carpet in the living room, with the glass elements, like the chandelier and flower vase on the coffee table, and of course the vintage furniture, everything seems so appropriate together. The owners put every piece so well together. I love the dining area with all the second-hand Thonet chairs and greenery. The kitchen’s focal point is the small balcony with a view of the main street. What a lovely way to have breakfast in the fresh air!

The bathroom totally amazed me with its French vintage design, I particularly like the red and white floor tiles combined with the chic bathtub. The hallway’s design is boosted with the famous William Morris wallpaper which gives a super stylish feeling to the space. Got inspired already? See you next week with another inspirational article.

 

Photo credits: shared with the cordial permission of Historiska Hem
Found via My Scandinavian Home with thanks 🙂

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A light apartment with eclectic chandeliers

I will always envy those interiors that have wall-to-wall, floor-to-top windows letting the abundance of daylight in. Nothing can compete with natural light, and this apartment’s owners paid great attention to restoring and repainting all the windows during renovation. The 3 room home became a light interior with air design, combining simple lines with eclectic elements. The stove from the living room is the ultimate winner next to the chandelier that is the bulletproof focal point of the place. I particularly love the fluffy carpet and the simple ceiling ring, what an elegant element to be added to the place. The Coffee Table by Vitra. is a classic piece designed by Isamu Naguchi in 1944 and now

From the living room, you can go to the dining room, a pretty specious one I must say, boosted up with a great glass cabinet for books (a great idea to keep your books away from dust) and a gorgeous ficus lyrata. The bedroom is accessible from this dining room and it harmonizes with the living room having another eclectic chandelier and the same amount of natural light.

The kitchen follows the “less is more” principle by having simple, white cabinetry with minimalistic silver handlers. I love the reading nook next to the window, it’s the perfect spot where to hop in with a coffee and a good book. If you’ve read The Little Book of Hygge, you know why Nordic people are paying such great attention to building up a nook on the window sill.

As usual, in Swedish apartments, the bathrooms are always simply designed. This turned out to be a nice combination of natural stone floor tiles and simple white wall tiles.

The apartment is for sale, it has 3 rooms plus the kitchen, having 86 m² in total. From the living room, there is a small terrace to get some fresh air and to stay close to nature. I hope you got inspired by this tour, and in case you live in Gothenburg, do not hesitate to check it out by booking a real tour here.

 

Photo credits: @Entrance – shared with kind permission

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The Point, a heavenly spot in Tasmania

After seeing this video tour, I’ve decided that there is heaven on Earth, a bit far away from me, but it does exist. It is the first time I’m sharing an interior from Tasmania. The Local Project recently shared a video tour about The Point Tasmania, a rentable property on the shores of Frederick Henry Bay. The landscape is absolutely astonishing, and the architects tried to incorporate this building in the wild, untamed natural scenery.

I love the minimalistic lines and that they used 5 basic materials: concrete, glass, timber, steel, and stone. This gives such a warm look&feel to the whole house. The glass walls serve as windows assuring the incredible view over the Bay and always letting enough natural light into the interior. Every corner of this house is designed in a way to have a view over the water and to let abundant natural light flow in. Bedrooms, bathrooms, sitting areas, kitchen, literally every room focuses on the external natural beauty. If you come here, it’s time to put aside all your problems, and start contemplating.

This is not built based on a budget that we are used to in my region, I know that, but I guess it’s a perfect inspiration for getting in full sync with the natural landscape and stopping building all the ugly crap that we do in Romania.

Enjoy the tour and, by the way, you’re welcome 😉

 
Credits go to:
Architecture by Tanner Architects.
Interior Styling by Indi Beard.
Build by Cordwell Built.
Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co.
Production by The Local Project.

Cover photo credits: @Stu Gibson/@Adam Gibson

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A charming attic apartment with tower room

Creativity on how to utilize spaces and the styling of interiors in Sweden is limitless and priceless. Alvhem is one of my favorite real estate agencies whose work I admire a lot. They usually style their interiors with Grey Deco Interiors, and I would move in into any of the houses styled by them, regardless if it’s a one-room apartment, a 3 bedroom interior, a house, or a villa. I love every single piece of their work, impeccable style, color palettes, furniture, originality, etc. you name it, they have it all.

This attic apartment is a 3.5 rooms interior with an open kitchen to the living room, having a tower room, and an all-day sunny rooftop terrace. The view from this apartment is incredible thanks to the next-door neighbor of the Slottsskogen central park of Göthenburg, Sweden. The building dates back to 1902 which gives a charming feeling for the whole interior. It’s on the 6th floor of the building, but an elevator is available, so no issues in this department 😉 

The dining room is surrounded by a curvy bookshelf and a lot of daylight thanks to the turn-of-the-century windows. The dining chairs are the Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen, and the pendant light above the table is a Viscontea by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. What a luxury having a working fireplace and a walk-in wine fridge next to the floating stairs.

From the open kitchen, you can walk into the bedroom. I love the vintage desk combined with the Drop Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. From this small bedroom, you can go out to the rooftop terrace, a small one but a cozy one for real. What can you want more? Fresh air, sitting area, and a great view. Bring out your cappuccino and enjoy life.

The tower room is a real focal point in this apartment. It’s a combination of working space and leisure. The home office corner has some great vibes due to the vintage decoration. The beam pillars take you back to the beginning of the 20th century giving a historical feeling of this place.

The top floor’s bedroom is a nude, earthy tones room (I love the wall’s color) having its focal point at the Gong Arche Silk ceiling light above the bed.

This apartment was for sale last year, and of course, it’s sold. No wonder why…most certainly the new owner is one hell of a lucky person purchasing this wonderful place. I hope, I inspired you by this beautiful apartment, see you next week with a new charming home tour.

 

Photo source & credits: @Alvhem

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Very Peri is the color of 2022

Every beginning of the year the Pantone Color Institute sets the color/s of the year. Many industries are taking this color trend very seriously, furniture manufacturers, fashion designers, interior designers, textile producers set their focus to the color indicated by Pantone. The color of 2022 is out and is the PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri. To be honest I see it as the lavender lilac, but of course, if you want to be super accurate when choosing the color for any of your projects, products, etc. just follow the color coding of Pantone.

I love this color, but I find it challenging to incorporate it into a home’s color palette, especially since this is not one of the typical Scandinavian earthy color tones that I usually promote, love, and adore in every way possible. But still, I looked around to get inspired by others’ creativity or bravery. I’m sharing strictly those ideas that I love 100% and I could go with these ideas myself.

#1 Sophia Amoruso’s powder-coated office cabinetry. The former Nasty Gal CEO, current Girlboss owner, has a vintage office with a lot of re-used furniture and blue/lavender touches here and there. What a lovely way to make a colorful statement.

#2 Annie Sloan’s aubergine kitchen is all over the internet now, being a top match for this year’s color. Mixing Chalk Paint® in Aubusson Blue and Emperor’s Silk turned out to be a very feminine and warm combination. Apart from the great color combination, I love that there are no top cabinets, this always gives an airy feeling to the place.

#3 You don’t have to turn your entire home into a blueish bubble gum, you can use one central element, like in this case, having a subtle rug with very peri color touches. I love the brown leather day bed and the huge plants.

#4 If you are into English elegancy, like me, and you are bold enough, you can go with painting the walls into very peri color. Not sure what happens next year, but in a worst-case scenario, you repaint the room :)) I love how brave @emilydobbsinteriors was with these Pitch Blue walls by @farrowandball.

#5 The Swedish home furnishing company, Himla, has nice subtle ideas of how to add a little bit of trend to your interior. They have some high-quality, real Scandinavian linen textiles in very peri color that can add that one little touch of color to the room. Let’s just say that I love every piece that they produce, sell, promote, whatever 🙂

#6 Small objects are always some sort of safety measurements. Add an Ikea candle holder or a table lamp, like the Panthella Mini Table Lamp by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen, and here you go, problem solved. I could easily go with these ideas.

Hopefully, you got some inspiration for 2022 on how to add a bit of color to your home.

 

Photo source: 1. Architectural Digest, Photo: Monica Wang; 2. Annie Sloan; 3. Hipcouch; 4. @emilydobbsinteriors; 5. Himla; 6. Himla IG; 7. Ikea; 8. Pamono

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A Swedish interior for a fresh start

Let’s start with something fresh, like a bright Swedish apartment. I don’t do new year’s resolutions, I’m too old for that shit, but I try to find something that motivates me and inspires me. Blogging relaxes me, even if this is a few hours of work every week. It’s good for my soul, so continuing this it’s the best new year’s resolution I can have.

This 3 rooms apartment is a perfect trigger to continue loving Nordic interiors and to get inspired on how to combine old with new (look at those ceilings). The large windows let the natural light flow through the whole apartment, and removing the wall between the kitchen and living room made everything even lighter. This way it was possible to create the dining area between the kitchen and living room, assuring a great socializing spot. I love the vintage floor lamp and the gallery wall around the tv, the subtle bohemian touches like the rattans armchair and ceramic decorations add an extra style to the whole room.

The kitchen is a 100% Scandinavian kitchen. The cabinets, the handles, the light grey color, the built-in electronics, the glass lightings, and the oak floor are the bulletproof elements of this style.

This small room with a balcony turned out to be a combination of home office and leisure. The day bed with the powder pink bedding and the wall art hanging above it are a nice colorful touch in this room. I love the vintage desk and the wall art with cranes. The rug adds an extra texture to the room.

Simplicity always wins. I admire the Scandinavians for finding the simple white tiles so delightful. It’s the simplest way of having a clean design in your bathroom. Good old days when this tile was the trendiest one 🙂

And there is no Swedish apartment without a balcony; connection to outside/nature is mandatory for Swedish people. They learned to love and take in everything that Mother Nature tries to give us.
This lovely 73 sqm apartment is in Linnéstaden, Göthenburg, it has 2 bedrooms and an open living room combined with the kitchen, 2 balconies, and storage space in the attic of the building. It was renovated in 2018 when the beautiful oak parquet was restored too. It has a fresh, clean Scandinavian design, so do not hesitate to get inspired by this interior.

Happy New Year dear reader!

 

Photo credits: shared with the kind permission of Entrance

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