House tour

Calligrapher Ylva Skarp’s home

March 6, 2015

 
Ylva Skarp's living room.

Ylva Skarp's home, living room

Ylva Skarp's home. Raw wooden walls

Ylva Skarp's home. monochrome and wood

Ylva Skarp's home. Dining room, rice paper lamps

Ylva Skarp's home. White kitchen with black walls

 

Some really nice shots from the home of Swedish calligrapher Ylva Skarp. This place is a perfect mix of different styles (Scandinavian, rustic, industrial, modern), textures and materials, brought beautifully together by monochrome color palette of black, white and grey with lots of raw wood. What makes this home really personal is her artwork that can be seen throughout the interior. For me it’s a perfect example of how to incorporate lots of art into the decor without it feeling too much.

If you want to see how her home looked like two years ago during Christmas time take a look here.

 

// photography Kristofer Johnsson, featured in Residence magazine //
 
 

Gorgeous mix of industrial and vintage

February 12, 2015

 
kitchen and dining. industrial + Scandinavian. photo Petra Reger

kitchen. raw concrete wall, industrial lamps. photo Petra Reger

hallway with big art canvas and vintage details. photo Petra Reger

living room of Petra Reger. vintage and industrial with a Scandinavian touch

living room. vintage leather sofa, daybed, raw concrete wall. photo Petra Reger

workspace. industrial, Scandinavian, vintage. photo Petra Reger

built-in shelf. industrial + vintage. photo Petra Reger

 

Love this perfect mix of industrial style and vintage items in the home of German photographer Petra Reger seen on Vosgesparis today. Calm monochrome colour palette with an addition of some neutrals and wood binds everything together so well. Again a good example of a colourless home feeling so cozy and personal.

Hop over here to read more about this home together with some resources where something is from.

 

// photography Petra Reger, published on Vosgesparis //
 

Modern and cozy family home in the forest

January 19, 2015

dining room with concrete table top, wishbone chairs and tom dixon pendant lamp

wishbone, concrete, kajsa cramer and lovatt ceramics

Modern Nordic interior

modern Nordic kitchen

ceramics

workspace

bedroom

kids bedroom

 

This new-built family home styled by Pella Hedeby and Marie Ramse ticks so many boxes in the list of how I’d like my future home to look like: modern yet cozy; light, but with so much more colors than only black and white; mix of different materials and textures; warmth of the wood balancing colder tones of grey and concrete just to mention a few.

If you are interested to know which products there have been used to decorate this home there’s an extensive list below the original post here.

 

// photos from Hitta Hem //

At home with Maja from Musta ovi blog

October 6, 2014

Hay About the table. Musta Ovi blog

fireplace, concrete wall. Musta ovi blog

White Scandinavian kitchen. Musta ovi blog

white modern kitchen. Musta ovi blog

modern and bright kitchen. Musta ovi blog

kitchen details. Musta ovi blog

white and minimal, my deer print. Musta ovi blog

DIY-table. Musta ovi blog

Concrete floor. Musta ovi blog

Sidetable, Kekkilä plant lamp. Musta ovi blog

prints and vintage chair. Muta ovi blog

Today’s At home with series features a gorgeous minimalist and modern home in Finland. It belongs to an art director Maja who shares the process of building and decorating their new home in her lovely blog Musta ovi. This home is not even finished yet, but the photos of different corners from it have always caught my eye whenever I see them online.
Here are Maja’s answers to 5 decorating related questions:

Five words what you think the best describe your home?
Scandinavian with a touch of loft-style, light, modern and cosy

What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment?
My favourite spot is definitely our hallway. There you can see at the glance the whole house: huge concrete wall, the fireplace and the kitchen.

What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
The best webshop is Finnish Design Shop. Other favourite shops are for example Menu, Hay, Ferm Living and House Doctor.

What is currently on your wish list for your home?
I need four armchairs to our living room. On my wish list are Hay’s ”About a Chair Lounges”.

What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
Mix some Scandinavian design with a industrial style, flea market finds and DIYs.

 

Thank you, Maja, for your time and for the inspiration you share!

To see more of her beautiful new home, visit Musta ovi blog or her Instagram feed.

 

// photos from Musta ovi //

A Danish home filled with light and soft colours

September 8, 2014

nordic living room with soft blue walls and white window shutters

 

colorful wall and display shelving in a Danish home

A Danish home

 

white kitchen with hardwood floors and wooden worktops

workspace. organised chaos

Danish bedroom with Bestlite wall lamps and pale blue wall.
 
This Danish home of textile designer and illustrator behind MisseMai, Mia-Louise Mailund Smith is a light-filled and vibrant space full of classic furniture and lovely displays. We are used to see mostly white walls in Nordic homes, but here you can see beautiful soft tones on the walls. The soft colorful background makes the beautiful white shutters of the windows to really stand out. I love the big display shelving in this home and this beautiful and delicate MisseMai Windy autumn tree print on it.

 

// photography by Martin Solyst, via Inside Out //

Modern summer home with a view

July 21, 2014

indoor : outdoor living minimalist living room with a view Danish summer home modern and minimalist kitchen + dining

 

I hope you all had some good rest in the weekend and are ready for the new week ahead. I’m really excited as this is my birthday week – I will start my thirties on Saturday! I have also a surprise for you to celebrate it, so be sure to check back here on Friday!

This modern summer home caught my eye when going through my favorite blogs at the weekend. I like the modern simplicity of this cottage, it would be so nice and refreshing to spent relaxing evenings after long days spent outside  in a place like this… Lots of light, clean lines and big windows offering a beautiful view!

 

// summer home from Moenhuset by Lykke + Nielsen, via April and May //

At home with Michelle Halford from The Design Chaser

July 16, 2014

Scandinavian style living room of Michelle Halford from TDC

Living room details from Michelle Halford's living room

String shelf styling. by Michelle Halford from TDC

Michelle Halford's living room

Beautiful airy Nordic style open plan space of Michelle Halford from TDC

 

Kitchen corner of Michelle Halford from TDC

Kitchen details from Michelle Halford's kitchen

Home office of Michelle from TDC

details from Michelle Halford's Nordic style office

Office details from Michelle Halford's Scandi style office

black and white kids study space from Michelle Halford's home

monochrome kids study space details

 

This gorgeous Nordic style space located in Auckland is the home of Michelle Halford from The Design Chaser. We met online about the same time I started my blog, so she is definitely one of my oldest blog friends! I have admired her home from the moment she shared first photos of her newly built space in her blog and have enjoyed following the decorating process of her home ever since.

Michelle kindly agreed to answer some short decorating related questions to offer an insight into her decorating thoughts and resources!
Five words what you think the best describe your home?
Scandi-inspired, light, bright and relaxed.

What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment?
It would have to be the String Shelving System in our main living area. Not only is it great for storage, it provides the perfect place to display the things I love including ceramics, books, art and plants. I get so much enjoyment from them and I’m constantly rearranging the shelves!

What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
My favourite retail stores here in New Zealand include Indie Home CollectiveSimon James Concept StoreBLOCCult Design and Bauhaus. When it comes to webshops, there are far too many to name but one local favourite for Scandi finds is LET LIV, while overseas I’m currently browsing Urban Couture and Stillebenshop.

What is currently on your wish list for your home?
So many things! Bedding for my youngest son’s new bed, especially the latest designs from by NordMini Rodini, and Rebbeca Kiff. Chairs for both the dining table and office, in particular from brands Hay and Muuto but I’ve also been eyeing up the new Nordic chair from Timothy John for Paper Plane. Anything and everything from the new Menu collection but if I had to choose a couple it would be the Yeh Wall Table and the Marble Wall Clock by Norm Architects

What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
White walls and pale wood or white flooring is a great starting point. To achieve a relaxed, Scandi-style look, think ‘less is more’ and layer in warmth and texture by way of natural materials like wood, wool, marble and metallics. For a monochrome palette stick to black, white and grey and add in subtle touches of colour like nude or rose pink.

Thank you, Michelle for your time to answer the questions and thank you for being such an inspiration with your lovely blog and home!  xx

 

// photos by Michelle Halford //

At home with Minna Jones from Time of the Aquarius

June 27, 2014

Nordic living room. from time of the aquarius blog

Scandinavian living room. from time of the aquarius blog

living room details. from time of the aquarius blog

kitchen from time of the aquarius blog

white modern kitchen. from time of the aquarius blog

display on String shelves. from time of the aquarius blog

Nordic style bedroom. from time of the aquarius blog

kids room. grey wall, bunkbed, String pockets. from time of the aquarius blog

kids room, String shelves

bedroom. String shelving system. from time of the aquarius blog

Black and grey and white in the bedroom. from time of the aquarius blog

 

This beautiful home belongs to the freelance stylist and writer Minna Jones who is the lady behind lovely and inspiring Time of the Aquarius blog. Her beautifully decorated home is in 50´s house in Helsinki, Finland. She has also a lovely cabin in archipelago, go visit her blog to see photos of it and read about its renovation process.

I have followed her decoration and cabin renovation journey for a couple of years and I was really happy when she agreed to answer some questions about her home and decorating. So here we go :)
Five words what you think the best describe your home?
Simple, modern, Scandinavian, sustainable design, vintage.

What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment?
Probably living room. There´s light and space and those both are essential to me.

What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
Pino, Armas Design, Artek and of course flea markets and vintage design shops. I love shops where you can browse around things but Finnish Design Shop is my web shop favorite.

What is currently on your wish list for your home?
Right now nothing, but Muuto´s Oslo lounge chair could still move to us ;-)

What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
Be patient! Style takes time and you can´t buy it from one shop. Collect slowly things you like and love and if you don´t find what you need, do or design it yourself.
Thank you, Minna, for your precious time! It was pleasure to share your home and thoughts here! x

 

// photos by Minna Jones //

 

Charming and modern home in the forest

June 6, 2014

modern living room, BestLite wall lamps

modern interior, fireplace

open space home office

modern monochrome dining room with colorful kilim rug

modern sleek white kitchen, Hay Hee bar stools

bedroom

terrace. outdoor dining room

 

This charming and modern renovated family home in the forest near Copenhagen has a truly amazing open space home office area, don’t you think? Also, the gallery wall with BestLite wall lamps caught my eye when I first saw this home.

 

// photos from Femina //

At home with Elisabeth Heier

May 28, 2014

I believe that interior designer, stylist and photographer Elisabeth Heier from Norway doesn’t need a long introduction to any Scandinavian interior design lover. I’m so happy to share her beautiful home today with you! In addition to the gorgeous photos, I’ve asked some home decor related questions from her, which she kindly answered (scroll down to read it).

Elisabeth Heier's home. Livingroom

Elisabeth Heier's home. Hay tray table

Elisabeth Heier's home. Dining area

Elisabeth Heier's home. Kitchen

Elisabeth Heier's home. Dining table

Beautiful home of Elisabeth Heier

Elisabeth Heier's home. Gallery wall

Elisabeth Heier's home. Indoor:outdoor

Elisabeth Heier's home. Office

Elisabeth Heier's home. Home office

Elisabeth Heier's home. Nursery

Elisabeth Heier's home. Kidsroom, chalkboard wall

Elisabeth Heier's home. Bedroom

Elisabeth Heier's home, bedroom

Elisabeth Heier's home. Bathroom, concrete floor

Elisabeth Heier's home. Bathroom with skylight

Elisabeth Heier's home. Entryway

Elisabeth Heier's home. Entry

Elisabeth Heier's home. Details on the drawer
Five words what you think the best describe your home?
Scanvinavian, clean, personal, white, nature.

What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment?
Right now, my favourite spot is the living room – and hopefully soon the terrace as well. We have huge windows that brings the garden into the livingroom and it´s amazing now when everything is green and in bloom. I am planning a new terrace right outside our living room and hopefully we will be able to get it built during the summer. I´m sure thats going to be my new favourite spot : )

What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
I like to shop in many different kind of shops, Ølen Møbel is an amazing shop here in Norway, and also Brun’o Interior and Bolina are amongst my favorites. In Sweden I love shopping at Artilleriet. Bolina.no and Artilleriet.se have also webshops.

What is currently on your wish list for your home?
New furniture for our terrace! A combination of furniture from Fermob, Hay and self-built benches.

What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
I would say: Keep it simple! Bring pieces from nature inside, stick to few colors that will fit any time of the year and that offers endless variations. Choose good and timeless materials.

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Huge thank you to Elisabeth for taking time to answer the questions! I’m sure her new terrace will look as gorgeous as the rest of her home and I can’t wait to see it on her blog! For more inspiration visit Elisabeth’s lovely blog and her Instagram feed.

 

P.S! I really enjoyed reading Elisabeth’s answers to the questions when I got her e-mail, so you can expect more similar home features with short question-answer sections here in the future. I hope you’ll like them as much as I do! :)

 

// photos by Elisabeth Heier //

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