Jumat, 29 Agustus 2014

Fabulous bright and zesty inspiration from Inside Out

I have several favourite interior magazines which I've followed for years but lately I've started to branch out a little. All the way to Australia in fact. Here are some pictures from the recently launched September issue of Inside Out magazine.  I think they give you a great idea of the kind of fabulous contemporary spaces the team at Inside Out find. Whether it's the bright zesty colours, the odd designer pieces or simply the cool take on the latest design trends and of course the cute dog, I'm all over Brunswick House, designed by Clare Cousins Architects. Perfect inspiration for the weekend don't you think?

Styling: Marsha Golemac, photography Brooke Holm. Clare Cousins Architects. Inside Out via Fancy with thanks
Styling: Marsha Golemac, photography Brooke Holm.  Clare Cousins Architects. Inside Out via Fancy with thanks
Styling: Marsha Golemac, photography Brooke HolmClare Cousins Architects Inside Out via Fancy with thanks
Styling: Marsha Golemac, photography Brooke HolmClare Cousins Architects Inside Out via Fancy with thanks
Styling: Marsha Golemac, photography Brooke HolmClare Cousins Architects Inside Out via Fancy with thanks
Styling: Marsha Golemac, photography Brooke Holm.  Clare Cousins Architects. Inside Out via Fancy with thanks

Do you know what? I absolutely love a statement splash of yellow, it makes such a great impact! I love the way the yellow geometric prints on the wall are balanced by a bunch of bananas on the table too, very cool styling by Marsha Golemac!

Is there anything that stands out to you or that you love about these spaces?

Very brief I spy: Hay cushion in yellow, Muuto The Dots hooks, Thonet 214 chairs around the dining table, and the Forså chrome desk light from IKEA.

I hope you have a really great weekend, see you Monday!

Kamis, 28 Agustus 2014

A Malmö home teeming with design classics

Some weeks I struggle to find beautiful Scandinavian inspired home tours to share. Other weeks they seem to fall into my lap. This week is definitely the latter - I'm so excited by the three posts I've shared already this week (here, here and here), do you find the same when you're blogging?! Today I've found another exciting space! This apartment is based here in Malmö, Sweden (who I might add, qualified for Champions League last night - amazing! Heja Malmö!). The space is teeming with real design classics (more of which below) and the pink peonies add just the right amount of colour to the otherwise monochrome space. Lovely!

So - the design classics I was talking about. I spy the Knoll Diamond arm chair, Eames DSW chairs and Tom Dixon Copper Shade light in the sitting room / dining area. By Lassen Kubus Bowl and Tom Ford coffee table book on the side table. Design House Stockholm Work Light and CH24 Wishbone chairs in the kitchen. Er, what else? Can you see anything I've missed?  Feel free to add anything you love in the comment section below!

For a beautiful vase I'm loving the Klong Äng right now. It recently won best interior accessory in the Elle Decoration Swedish Design Awards 2014. It's top of my birthday wishlist!

Have a lovely day!

Rabu, 27 Agustus 2014

Fabulous inspiration from Danish OYOY

I'm so excited to share the loveliest interior inspiration from Danish homeware company OYOY with you today. The lifestyle images were snapped for OYOY's Autumn Winter 2014 collection which now includes OYOY Mini (cue: the world's cutest cushions and blankets for children). OYOY are known for their fabulous imagery (see this and this post from previous years) and AW14 definitely does not disappoint. I wonder if they'd stop by and style my home for me?!

Anything that caught your eye?

My friend has hoops in their sitting room like the ones in the image above. I'm all for indoor playground equipment (see this, this and this home for inspiration), but I haven't quite found the right place for it in my own home - how about you? But there's always space for a cute wigwam and polar bear cushion...

Have a lovely day!

Selasa, 26 Agustus 2014

A serene home in neutrals and dusty hues.

Hello! I hope you've had a great start to the week?! Today I'm inspired by a home decorated in neutrals, muted pastels, grey and white. The use of soft textiles throughout also work to create a relaxed. homely feel. It's actually a fairly small space (53 metres square) but the owners /designers have made clever use of every inch. What a lovely home!

Stadshem via Planete Deco with thanks

Just like in yesterday's home, I can see so many pieces I love  - Sitting room: rug similar to the one shown in this fabulous home from private0204,  Gubi mirror. Bedroom: Felt ball rug, linen bedding and Hay boxes. Dining area: Bumling light. Office: Tivoli radio, Eames DAW chair. Hallway: Vitra Hang it All.

Anything in particular you love about this home?

Have a lovely day! 

Senin, 25 Agustus 2014

A fabulous Swedish apartment in Malmö

Hejsan, hejsan! I hope you had a fabulous weekend?! Have I got the most amazing home tour to share today!  Excitingly the apartment is for sale right here in Malmö, Sweden and situated on a lovely square in the town centre called Davidshallstorg (if you're visiting Malmö go there to enjoy vintage and quirky clothes boutiques, restaurant Mrs Brown and a short walk to one of my favourite haunts the Victoria picnic theatre). Every room in this spacious apartment is so fresh and light thanks to the white walls, high ceilings and double doors. The owners clearly have a fantastic sense of style too decorating the space with a perfect mix of designer pieces and high street finds. My Monday morning has just got infinitely better!

I spy: Kitchen: 7 series chairs, Tivoli radio, Rosendahl clock.  Rosendahl monkey. Children's bedroom: red bumling light, the Vitra Hang it All. Dining room: Eames DSW chairs, Kubus 4 candleholder. Sitting room: LCM chair,  what else, what else?...feel free to add anything in the comment section!!

Could you move in here?!

Have a wonderful Monday!

PS thank you to my uber stylish friend Malin for the tip on today's home tour!

Jumat, 22 Agustus 2014

Quirky interior inspiration for the weekend

I do love to show home tours (you can tell by the hundreds of Swedish, DanishNorwegian, Finnish and International homes in my blog archive!) but just occasionally I come across images from a company which are so beautiful and inspiring that I can't resist sharing them here too. Take Olsson & Jensen's autumn/winter 2014 lifestyle images for example. Olsson & Jensen is a Swedish company, based up the road in Helsingborg, selling vintage furniture and items for the home in Sweden and beyond. They also seem to be specialists in creating incredible spaces! There's something unique and quirky about all of these rooms - whether it's the mix of contemporary and old, over-sized pendant lamps or oil painting gallery walls. I'm taking my inspiration from here this weekend.

Olsson & Jensen

I would love to re-create the sitting room in my home!Anything in particular you'll be adding to your Pinterest boards?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and see you Monday!

Kamis, 21 Agustus 2014

A small space with a big personality

I spotted this Gothenburg apartment over at Stadshem this morning and I thought - ooooo. It's perhaps not everyone's cup of tea but there's something about the black leather sofa, plants and cool art and mid-century mix that I love (as you know I'm a big fan of Scandinavian mid-century in my own home). It's also sightly off beat - the rug is askew, they have used a reclaimed stool as a coffee table and simply piled books on the floor for a more relaxed feel. It's hard to believe that it's a one room flat too!

Stadshem via Coco Lapine with thanks
What do you like most about this space?

It's not an easy look to replicate since many of the items are one off finds. However, second hand black leather sofas are often coming up on Lauritz or LiveAuctioneers and you can search for portrait paintings on Etsy.

If you're in or near Malmö there are some great places to pick up mid-century pieces - once a month Nirvana opens it's doors, and they also have an online shop. If you get lucky you can also pick up cool pieces at Sopstationen (this is my ruse to get you to Malmö! I hope it's working?!).

I hope you have a fab Thursday! 
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