Monday, April 11, 2016

A Swedish apartment in white, grey and wood tones

Right now our entire house is painted in the same shade of taupe. While it's not an offensive colour at all, I'm itching to paint it all as soon as possible. Of course I found the perfect inspiration in a Swedish real estate listing (browsing through them is one of my favourite hobbies and sources of inspiration these days!).  Right now, especially with Spring approaching, I'm craving the bright, airy feeling of all white and light grey walls. This apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden fits the bill perfectly. All white and airy, with the kitchen cabinetry painted in the perfect medium grey shade. While everything is done quite simply and minimally, there's a warm lived in feeling with details like the mismatched wood chairs, the casual gallery walls of art and imperfectly made sofa and beds, as if someone just stepped out. 

Photos: Alvhem

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A new neutral in interiors: olive green

So often it's said that to find the perfect inspiration for your home you need look no further than your own wardrobe (or at fashion trends, to see what will be big in interiors in the near future), so it should be no big surprise that more and more I've been noticing olive or army green being used in interiors. From my green field jackets, to the green cargo pants that are almost interchangeable with my jeans, olive green has long been a neutral staple in my wardrobe. However, when it comes it decor, I've never really considered myself much of a 'green' person, recently though, more and more beautiful examples are convincing me that I may be wrong on this and I just might need to feature it in my home as well. 


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A modern bohemian family home in Toronto

A much needed colour injection for a rather gloomy rain-filled week. This family home in Toronto was designed by Sam Sacks, who created a vibrant liveable space for a young family, with a bit of her signature bohemian flair and little nods to the family's South African background.

The space feels fresh and modern in a light, neutral palette, but accents like the rich suzani tapestries and woven rug make it feel cheerful and inviting.

This branch based table is so beautiful - I love how everything else in the space is kept quite 'quiet' to allow its silhouette to really be noticed.

A richly coloured kilim rug and the warm wood tones are balanced with the all white walls and the light and airy capiz chandelier above, for a look that's still bright and fresh.

The clean lines of this built in cabinetry are the perfect contrast to the rustic dining table and chairs, and the rich textiles in the space. They also provide the perfect spot to display beautiful treasures.

As it is throughout the space, everything is kept in perfect balance in this little dining room vignette - clear sleek lucite and glass juxtaposed with the natural wood tones of the woven basket and vintage wine rack. 

See more of Sam's tips of designing a beautiful family home with kids in the article here.


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