I thought to start this post with sending my deepest condolence to all of those out there who were affected by the horrible things happened in Paris last Friday, but then I started to think how to say that and realized that instead of the phrase “to all of those out there who were affected” I should use “to all lovely people out there” because we are all affected, just some of us much more closely than others… These are the moments that remind us the fragility of life and importance of living in the moment we have. Importance of showing love and caring each time we have a chance, because only that way we can balance evilness and hate that tries to raise its head over peace and love…
As for the photos above, these are from a two room apartment sale on Swedish Entrance Makleri site. I was taken by the beautiful monochrome art wall in the living room where photos, art prints and a big painting are mixed together to create a focal point in the room.
This new 3 room apartment in a small town near Stockholm is a beautiful example of natural and simple Scandinavian interior design. It’s decorated in calm tones: white and grey base with blue and green details. Some oak wood and rattan pieces together with linen and woolen textiles are timeless and add texture and warmth. Love the combination of white simple kitchen cabinets, modern Normann Copenhagen Bell pendant and timeless Gervasoni oak wood Gray chairs. The overall look feels cozy and welcoming, which is sometimes hard to achieve in a new built apartment.
// styling Marie Ramse, photos Sara Danielsson, from Hitta Hem //
This beautiful small (37 sqm) apartment found from Stadshem is styled in cosy Scandinavian style and despite the small space available everything needed for comfortable living has perfectly found its place: living room corner, bedroom, dining corner and storage. Lovely mix of different textiles and natural materials gives the apartment cosy feeling and since the colour palette is kept muted and neutral everything looks really nice and balanced together.
For more inspiration of how to decorate small spaces take a look here, here and here.
This beautiful and cozy apartment belonging to Marie and Martin Anker Svensson was styled by Josefin Hååg and photographed by Kristofer Johnsson for Residence magazine. Love how welcoming and cozy it feels – Josefin has again done an amazing job with styling! It’s located in a new Biografen building in Stockholm, but looking those photos it feels so lived-in and has many layers of details that new homes sometimes lack. Just perfect. I wish I had an access to Residence magazine to see more.
I’m so happy when I discover some new beautiful blogs and lovely homes – this time it’s #lagerma blog written by talented Finnish lady Maiju. She has a really nice home, which by the way is on sale right now here. The beautiful monochrome kitchen of this apartment was the first thing that caught my eye: white cabinets with white subway tiles and black grout is always a winning combination for me and House Doctor’s Molecular pendant looks perfect in this room. There are so many lovely details in this apartment and I love the overall monochrome look.
Here’s one lovely renovated Danish family home. The style is vintage-inspired with modern setting. Simple living room has white painted floor, different hues of grey, warm wood and a Flos wall lamp that adds instantly so much character to the space. The simple shelving system is an affordable way to display things and it’s also very easy to customise and change. (I have written the whole post about simple adjustable bracket shelves in living rooms here.) In the original article the owners of this apartment share some good decorating tips to achieve their home’s style:
– Go for Danish 60’s and 70’s style, use drift shops or online auctions to find vintage furniture.
– Decorate mainly with black and white and dusty colours, let a single powerful colour stand out in one room.
– Use your walls, whenever for shelving to display nice things or for artwork.
– Choose natural materials like wood, leather, clay and add simple industrial elements like stainless steel shelves or some old lamps.
This stylish two room apartment in the center of Helsinki is the latest design project of interior designer and stylist Laura Seppänen. The apartment is decorated in minimalist Scandinavian style and monochrome color scheme. Wooden flooring and some dark brown furniture pieces add some interest and warmth to the interior. Most of the furniture used is either handmade in Finland or from Finnish furniture brands such as Adea & Valanti. All posters are from The Poster Club.
Stunning styling by Susanna Vento for Sato in this lovely studio apartment. I especially love the dining spot with white Menu Afteroom chairs, nice ceramics and delicate white blooming branches in Muuto Elevated vase – everything matches together just perfectly!
It’s been quite a while when I last shared a beautiful apartment from Swedish real estate scene here, so today you’ll have one. There are two rooms that I especially like in this 3 room apartment, namely the kitchen and the kids room. As you might guess I’m quite obsessed with monochrome decorating scheme also for kids rooms, but constantly thinking about how kid friendly this is – maybe it’s more for parents and kids would like to have more colorful rooms for themselves. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised when I was totally taken by the kids room in this apartment and discovered that it has pretty much color in there :) Not only colorful toys, but also other decorating items as well. It would be interesting to know how you like it?
First I had my eye on this beautiful apartment in Gothenburg when lovely Lisa Marie Andersson (who is the stylist behind this apartment) posted some photos of it on her Instagram feed. I have followed her for quite a long time and always admired her feed and no wonder that this apartment is also quite perfectly styled. With simple and minimalist look, clean lines and perfect mix of Scandinavian and Japanese styles it is again a good example of how a little space can feel harmonious and airy.
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