I discovered this Barcelona home when it was recently featured over on Apartment Therapy. It’s the rented apartment of couple, Alida and Alex. You may recognise many of the furnishings in this cute, compact kitchen diner; Alex works at IKEA and obviously brings some of his job home with him!
- Kitchen cabinetry, VEDDINGE, grey
- Picture ledge MOSSLANDA, white
- Handle TYDA, stainless steel
- Side table on castors IKEA PS 2017 beech/white
- Door DJUPVIKEN, white
- 9-bottle wine rack HUTTEN, solid wood
- Copper pineapple storage pot
- Crosley Presley floral Bluetooth Cruiser vinyl record player
- Tray KLACK, rubberwood
- Gateleg table NORDEN, birch
What is it that makes this space such an elegant sitting room?
The owners have retained the original 19th century features where possible, yet it looks thoroughly 21st century – bright, spacious and uncluttered.
The soaring ceilings with central rose and cornicing give the room grandeur. The wide, lime-washed Douglas fir floorboards elongate the space.
Then there’s the statement lighting – the oversized floor lamp and luxe ‘Bling’ chandelier have real impact.
The modern feel is further enhanced by pieces of mid century design furniture, contemporary artwork and textiles.
- Bling chandelier by Robert Abbey
- Farrow & Ball ‘Great White’
- HEKTAR white floor lamp
- Marble oval coffee table
- Raffles sofa
- Ercol Studio couch
- Douglas fir flooring
Whilst looking for a room to feature in this week’s ‘Get their look‘ feature, I came across this bathroom. One word… WOW! It belongs to lifestyle blogger and journo, Emily Murray. Her award-winning blog, The Pink House, is full of really inspired and inspiring interiors.
The first thing that caught my eye in this photo was that super wallpaper – exotic, opulent and just so beautiful. The colour-matched brass taps, towel warmer and light give the room a sumptuous feel – Cleopatra herself would be delighted at taking her ass’ milk bath in here!
On further inspection, you’ll see how well she has designed and fitted a really, really awkward space. The bathroom is located in the eaves of the house; while all the interesting sharp angles look attractive, it meant that she had to install a ‘kneeling’ shower in the compact space. Storing the ablutionary accoutrements of a family of four hidden away in the custom-built under-sink unit keeps the surfaces clutter-free. The Pantone pink espresso mug of flowers gives a knowing nod to The Pink House.
Pop on over Emily’s blog to see all the before & after photos and read about this successful bathroom redesign. You’ll really love her writing style and turn of phrase.
- Overton wall light with prismatic glass globe
- Osborne & Little Derwent wallpaper, charcoal, W5796-01
- Farrow & Ball ‘Down Pipe’
- Ceramic melon knob
- Bath fittings
- Evnille towel warmer
- Pantone 7432 bone china mug, Raspberry Crush
- Grubby Cow zesty hand wash (300ml)
This is a lovely, cosy snug to retreat to in the evenings. The space has a warm, soft grey palate – some subtle brighter shades brought into the scheme via artwork, textiles and books.
The curve of the bay window is mirrored by the curves of the gorgeous sofa. Imagine you and your partner, a glass of wine each, a bit of soft music and a warming fire whilst you catch up with each other at the end of a working day.
Or perhaps you’d relax here on your own, kicking back with a good book or magazine, reclining on the sofa, nodding off from time to time.
- Verine Atina high efficiency trimless hole in the wall gas fire
- Flos Aim pendant lamps
- Vintage amber glass bud vase
- Faux silk green stripe cushion
- Minotti Seymour sofa
- Joy Jut Out side table
- Traditional cast iron anthracite triple panel horizontal radiator
- Velvet Strada hand tufted rug
This wonderfully serene Viennese apartment is the home of Svenja, a 20-something interiors & lifestyle blogger. She blogs at traumzuhause which translates from German as ‘dream home’.
The brilliant white painted walls, ceiling, door, window frames and up-lighter give a feeling of space and calm. The window is huge and is fitted with an inconspicuous, white roller blind which allows for maximum sunlight to shine through.
The lofty ceiling means that the long statement pendant light fitting has the necessary room to be admired to the max. The beautiful herringbone wooden floor is softened with light-coloured rugs and the grey, L-shaped sofa allows for two people to recline in comfort.
We highly recommend you visit her blog where you’ll find lots more inspiring photos of her home.
- Ay illuminate ceiling light, hand-woven cotton
- Muuto Restore storage basket
- Light up message board
- Nexus floor lamp, white finish by Nordlux
- Duke large side table Ø 90cm
- Stelton grey Emma vacuum tea jug
- Acapulco lounge chair
- Grey sheepskin rug
- Coconuts milky white 121 scented candle by Broste Copenhagen
- Grey Columbia corner sofa
A place for everything and everything in its place. Do you live by that adage – or would you like to? If so, you’ll love this storage-ful home studio. Just look at all those banks of cupboards! The owner has achieved a lovely balance of storage and display. In addition to things being hidden away, there are also lots of items easily to hand… and many interesting decorative pieces on display. It has an uncluttered feel, yet it’s far from being a sparse, featureless space.
- Zodax gold reaching hand sculpture
- Nuevo Living HGML2 dome large pendant light
- ‘something to say’ by Sara Hicks Malone
- ‘Abstract Layers 1’ by Kelly Nasuta
- Kalpana Kilim rug
- Vega Dining Table by Nuevo
- Stilnovo FB7419WHEAT Pella armchair, wheat wool blend
- Threshold™ storage drum accent table gold
- Modmade MM-PC-077-Black+Black Jaden Chair