BarnHaus, created for unforgettable memories

Wow, this is a good period, I’m posting another locale treasure lately. This time I found a Saxon barn house, called BarnHaus :), turned into a magical place. I adore those interiors where the owners have the courage to preserve an original idea, but still manage to renovate/re-build into something totally new and modern.

BarnHaus can be rented out for short stays, and it’s located in Jibert village, 1 hour from Brașov city. The property consists of 2 separate buildings: the House with 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and the Barn with 1 double bedroom, a large living room and a fully equipped kitchen. The place can be booked for min 2 nights and for max 12 persons. You will have the house to yourselves only, the owners are offsite, but reachable on phone. They have a no smoking and no shoes inside policy. Me, like this a lot 🙂 This means that the place will never get overcrowded and cleanness is a vital aspect of their business.

And now a few words about the design. I love the brownish, earthy tones of the interior design. The high ceilings along with the high fireplace gives a real cozy feeling to the place. The original beams kept in the living room show respect to the old times and Saxon traditions. The sitting area, the dining area and the wooden elements are all in a total harmony. I’m all in for the rattan lightings, those are some strong focal points of the place. I envy those people who are bold enough to have black furniture, this kitchen actually adds extra depth to the room. The brick walls here and there seem to be the red line of the property, as you can find those marvelous walls also in the bedrooms. The abundance natural light inside the house is simply beautiful, and the external fireplace is one of the most hygge spots of the property.

Before

After

If you would like to see more beautiful pictures and moments of this property, check their Facebook or Instagram pages and do not hesitate to book a weekend on their website. Your welcome for the inspiration, it was my pleasure 😉

 

Photos credits: 1st photo by @gracegotte, the rest of pictures by barnhaus.ro – shared with kind permission
Design by: @gracegotte

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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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Beautiful Christmas trees to admire on Instagram

Christmas is one of the most inspirational holidays of all time. Suddenly or step by step, depending on if you are an early decorator or not, your house turns into a magical place. Candles, wreaths, and lights show up here and there, indicating that Xmas is around the corner. Then the cherry on the top is when the tree is up and shining in its festivity. I think the tree takes it all, so I did a bit of research on the IG to find out how it turned out for the bloggers and Instagrammers I follow.

Like with everything, the tree decoration is very much depending on your taste. In my humble opinion, everything fits well as long as colors, shapes, and styles are harmonized. It’s perfect even if you don’t do any decorations, the Christmas tree can be beyond beautiful even in its naturality, like this one, I love it.

#1 Yes, I do think that investing in a beautiful tree is worth every penny. Look at this miracle by @majasmissionshus with its subtle decorations. This is the tree that inspired me to write this blog post on the Christmas trees 🙂

#2 A tree with elegance and nude minimalism, as the whole home of @villahaven254, I love every corner of her interior, it’s is the pure definition of tasteful minimalism

#3 I follow Peter’s and Karsten’s IG feed for some time now. Their cleaned style is all over the place. This year’s tree is superb, not to mention the lovely sunny living room.

#4 This is the cutest one with its wabi-sabi imperfection, @anangelinmyhome did a great job with only a few simple candles. If you are in the mood for further inspiration, check Mari’s feed, her photographic talent combined with the love for interiors is the perfect source.

#5 I love this tree with the white, paper decorations and very subtle lights on. I’m following @karlas_view a long time ago, and I love her attic home with its pure Scandinavian minimalistic style.

#6 This tree by @t.susanna inspires me for the simple fact that it’s placed in the kitchen. We tend to put our tree in the living room, but this is a fabulous idea to turn your kitchen into a festive place. The white decoration is perfect, and it’s impossible not observing the striped tablecloth. I absolutely love it!

#7 I recently discovered @vicisophie‘s IG profile, and I instantly gave a “follow” to her interior. I love the soft color combination of green, white and brown, it has such refined vibe.

#8 Ah, one of my favorites Instagrammers. @annkristinlhejl surely knows how to turn small or empty places into magical interiors. I would move into her previous or current house instantly. I love the red touches on her tree, she definitely can’t deny her Nordic origins.

#9 Helen’s interior is a recent discovery of mine, oh boy, oh boy, what a beautiful minimalistic home. I’m totally into this black & white decoration on the tree, it surely looks very fresh and trendy. Do not hesitate to go for it, Christmas decorations are not necessarily only about red.

#10 Our tree 🙂 It wouldn’t be fair not showing ours in this tour of Christmas trees, right? We usually go with Scandinavian colors, using a lot of matte white and dark green, boosting up the whole decoration with a touch of orange. The majority of the decorations were sent by my sister living in Germany, the rest is hand-made by my mother.

If you are here today, reading this article, I am thankful to you for spending time on my tiny little blog. I hope this collage of beautiful trees inspires you to get into the winter holidays mood.

Have a very Merry Christmas my dear reader!

 

Photo source: 1. majasmissionshus, 2. villahaven254, 3. house_of_peter_and_karsten, 4. anangelinmyhome, 5. karlas_view, 6. t.susanna, 7. vicisophie, 8. annkristinlhejl, 9. helen_wizemann, 10. focalpoint.ro

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Five reasons why I’ve chosen this Polish interior

The weekend is almost ending now (writing this article on a Sunday evening), and it’s time to share another beautiful interior before it takes an end (damned Mondays). This week’s home is exceptional because it’s not in the Nordic countries, but still, it’s a total feast for the eyes. I’m happy that our trips on my blog take us now to Poland, as Justine’s home is in the Polish capital, Warsaw. I’ve been 2 times in this city, and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back there for the 3rd time.

I could enumerate many reasons why I’ve chosen her apartment for you, dear reader, but let’s see the most obvious ones.

#1 The Scandinavian style of the apartment

This interior has the Nordic hygge feeling and simplicity all over the place. This home has a gallery wall (that almost all Scandinavian homes do) mostly with pieces from Fine Little Day, it’s full of table-, floor-, and pendant lamps (this is a default in Nordic homes, lighting is vital for them), and the new meets the retro (pretty standard in Scandinavia). I always admire homes where the owners manage to combine old with new.
The white floor lamp is from Endon Lighting, the sofa is from the Polish manufacturer, Scandic Sofa.

#2 The classic Nordic design pieces here and there

I can spot a few original interior design pieces, especially from Nordic manufacturers. Justine has an Arum Ferm Living table lamp in the living room, a Shell Pot from Ferm Living on her coffee table, a Shorebird from Normann Copenhagen at the fireplace, her coffee table looks like a MUUTO piece, but not sure, a Muses Ania vase from Ferm Living on her desk (see below the photo), a PH5 Louis Poulsen pendant above her dining table in the kitchen.

The white sofa is from Sits Furniture.

#3 The earthy tones and beige color palette

You know me, I love everything in natural colors, you can’t go wrong with the earthy tones. I love the brown, the beige, the white, the orange, the black, and the few green spots here and there. What a great combination of colors across the whole apartment.

#4 Vintage pieces as focal points

Let’s hold on for a second for this beautiful red Smeg refrigerator. I wanted the very same for our kitchen, but it simply did not go through my husband’s “filters”. What a pity, we needed to change the whole color palette in our kitchen after renouncing this fridge.
The black&white floor adds a great vintage vibe to the kitchen. The floor and the Smeg masterpieces are bulletproof combos for getting some retro feeling in the room. I also adore the vintage desk in the bedroom made by Pastform. Look at those gorgeous glass pendants in the hallway, I wonder who is the manufacturer 🙂

#5 French chicness from the kitchen and the bathroom

In my humble opinion, the black and white floor tiles in the kitchen are extremely in French vogue. I rarely see this type of floor in my region, I wonder why people no longer like simple black&white tiles. The bathroom is a French chicness of the house where the retro free-standing tub takes all the attention. The shower faucet is from Domn w Retro, it’s from copper and it will nicely age with time.

The nightstands are from Zara Home, and the pendant above the bed is from Georges.

What a great home! I’m so grateful to Justine for letting me show you around her interior. If you would like to see more similar homes, feel free to click on the Vintage my love and Warm interiors tags to get to the archive of my blog.

 

Photo credits: @i.tam.i.tu – shared with friendly permission

 

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A home with beautiful neutral tones

Sometimes I have the feeling that beautiful stories find me without me doing any effort. As you know, the majority of the interiors shared on my blog are the homes of some nice people who I don’t know personally, but who are more than kind to let me showing around their interiors. This is the case also with Hannah, and her story has touched me deeply when I was doing my research on her blog. It takes a great courage to talk to the world about your infertility struggling and adoption of a child. If you have time, pour yourself a cup of coffee and read their beautiful story about how they became a family with their daughter, Collette. Such a nice story of people with pure souls.

And now, let’s take a look inside Hannah’s home with super relaxed vibes, neutral colors, and lots of textures. No wonder why this home triggered my attention, as her style is a combination of many things I love, Scandinavian style with the Mediterranean and French countryside touches. Their inner pureness is reflected all over the place. Hannah is living in northern Alabama with her husband, Josh, and their daughter, Coco. They renovated the house where Josh grew up, turning it into a modern, relaxed interior.

Their home is full of natural decorations, neutral colors, rattan baskets, and greenery. I love how they managed to incorporate the Samsung Frame tv on their gallery wall. Degas’ painting The Dancing Class turns out to be the best choice for perfectly fitting the Tv in the gallery wall’s style.

They created this reading nook during the Covid quarantine, and it turned out super nicely with their vintage green book collection. I could hop in right away with a good book, although I’m pretty ok with my reading corner as well 😉

The natural light is flowing abundantly in their living room. If I would have to define the focal point of this room, I could not do it, but according to Hannah the book shelf is the center of attention. The chairs are slipcovered and can be washed, no wonder why this was important to them when choosing this light color. The Gabriel chairs are from Sixpenny, the sofa is the Portola Slipcovered sofa from Lulu and Georgia. I think the coffee table, the wooden stool and the Evet rug from Lulu and Georgia are the perfect combination to get to this neutral living room.

The Z11 Black Silk White Pendant is the absolute focal point in their bedroom. The walls are lime washed and Hannah has chosen the Bone color from the German Bauwerk Colour. By the way, they are shipping worldwide, so do not hesitate to contact them if you fell in love with something from their color palette.

This is one of the most stylish, small bathrooms I’ve ever seen. It’s simply perfect. Most certainly, Hannah knows that the Devil is into the details 🙂

Their entryway is in full sync with the rest of the house. This beautiful door is a Farmhouse Dutch door from Rustica. The bench with its super clean lines is from Maker & Moss.

What a lovely home with warm vibes! I’m grateful to Hannah for letting me/us inside her house, but I’m even more grateful for the fact that her story found me in this period of my life 🤍
You can read more about their home and family life on her blog Thistle Harvest.

 

Photo credits: @thistle.harvest – shared with her kind permission

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A Parisian home tour at art gallery owner Fanny Saulay

My obsession with beautiful homes is not limited to Scandinavian interiors. When I see an English classic or a romantic French interior, I’ll fall in love just as fast as with a hygge Nordic nest. This week’s video home tour is about a beautiful Parisian apartment full of art, vintage furniture, and iconic design pieces. No wonder how the owner managed to have this magical combination of arts in her home, as Fanny Saulay is the owner, together with Olivia de Fayet, of the New Generation Art Gallery Wilo & Grove from Paris. These two ladies managed to take the concept of an art gallery up to another level, having the beautiful Wiloft showroom looking like a welcoming homey interior.

Fanny lives in this apartment located on the Ile de la Cité in the city center, together with her husband, Thomas, and their golden-retriever, Latte. Their eclectic home is full of iconic chairs, wall arts, vintage findings from flea markets, and a lot of custom-made, unique furniture. The Herringbone pattern of the parquet is an ultimate touch to the real Parisian vibe of the interior. I’ve never seen an apartment with so many famous chairs. Just as a heads up you will see the Orange slice chair by Pierre Paulin and the iconic Eames Lounge chair & ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames in the living room, the Plywood Group DCW chair by the same famous designer couple in the hallway and in the bedroom. In the same room you can spot a Coconut chair by George Nelson from 1955, and the dining table is surrounded by different Eames chairs by Vitra.

 

If you would like to see/buy some beauties from the art gallery owned by Fanny, feel free to check the Wilo & Grove online store, and in case you would like to read more about her home, here you have another great article by The Socialite Family.

 

Video credits: ParisianVibes YT channel
Cover photo credits: ParisianVibes

 

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