Friday finds: converted farmhouse in Sweden

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Its been a while, but I am back blogging! In the last couple of months a lot of things happened in my life. I am choosing a new path and feel good about it.  Blogging about things I love (interior design, styling, architecture) is something I really like and now that I have lots of ideas and energy I want to start again!

Lets start with this lovely converted farmhouse in Sweden. Its the home of Daniella and Fredrik and their kids. Daniella worked for IKEA for years, which you can clearly see in the choice of furniture. The color palette reminds me of my own home, lots of white and grey combined with natural materials. Look at the rough wall in the dining/living, giving the black and white room a warm feel. Add  to that a herringbone floor, mix and match chairs, black and white picture frames and pretty subtle styling..et voila…its not that hard to create a beautiful living space! What do you think?

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kids room

all pictures via ikeafamililylive

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White & bright colors

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Today I really like this Danish home covered in Bolig magasinet. This home has a white and grey base but pink and yellow accents that brighten up the place.  The house also caught my eye because of  a some interesting elements that I will show you now. First, a playful effect is achieved by painting only one corner of the wall grey and placing picture frames at different heights.

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Look how these tiles really brighten up this all white kitchen. Personally these are a bit too bright for my taste,  I would go for the aqua and blue tiles only (see also my post on kitchen tiles : )).

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Don’t you think this bookshelf wallpaper looks fun in this dining room. Its perfect for small spaces and makes your room more cozy instantly.  Want to try it yourself? What about this vintage bookshelf wallpaper by Young and Battaglia. The white bookshelf wall paper would look great in these all white interiors.

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pictures via bolig magasinet

Winter pinspiration

I am back blogging after some time off including a really nice trip to London! But I did not stop pinning, because I just love it. Especially since I have the pinterest app on my iPhone, not a day goes by that I do not pin something.

Lately I have been pinning many interiors that show natural materials, shapes and colors (white, beige, brown). Colors and materials that really warm-up a room.

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I really love the idea of wooden boxes for storage of books or tableware. You can put them anywhere and collect as many as you want. These shelves on the right by Muuto are just perfect and come in different shapes, colors and materials.

pretty chairs

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Sunday special: black white blue inspiration

When I opened the new edition of Dutch Interior design magazine VTWonen, I couldn’t stop staring at this amazing apartment of stylist Susanna Vento. There are so many things I love about this home. The white walls and white floors contrast nicely with the black and blue furniture. I like it how Susanna layered several rugs. Such a difference, compared to just the the striped rug!

Loving the black and white pine threes wall paper by Fine Little Day, particularly this time a year.
Want to shop the style of Susanna, check out my finds below!

1 Gran Pillow Fine Little Day 2 Cutting Board Black and Blue Fine Little Day 3 Spire Tin Box Firm Living4 Tiger Says Meow! RK Design5 Stockholm Rand Rug Ikea

Pictures via: Bolig Magasinet except third picture via 79 ideas

Sunday Special: bright white appartment

I love these blue doors in this all white interior, a real eye catcher! Another way color is added in this room is by using bright colored cushions with different prints, books and fresh flowers.

The kitchen is all white and simple, yet the open shelves add color and make the kitchen area much more inviting!

The study and hallway are filled with prints, mood boards, shoes and bags.  Yet because everything has its place and the walls and floor are painted white, it doesn’t make this space look messy at all.

This lovely apartment is situated in Göteborg, Sweden and was until recently up for sale! Alvhem Makleri and Design is a company behind many of these  stylish apartments. They do not only sell the apartments but also decorate them, providing not just houses but a lifestyle. The company also owns a shop with inspirational pieces for buyers and sellers. Visit their website for more inspiration, and remember some appartments are up for sale!

pictures via: http://www.alvhemmakleri.se

Sunday Special – white walls and a bit of color

This interior is a perfect example of how to make a white interior look fresh, yet homey and unique. The white walls and floor provide a neutral basis, while the furniture and especially the books, paintings and cushions bring some yellow and blue. So simple, but love it!

-S

pictures via: http://boligmagasinet.dk