Category Archives: INTERIORS

A BEAUTIFUL HOME ON A DANISH ISLAND

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This beautiful family home is located on Amagar in Denmark. Amagar is an island and connected to the much larger island of Zealand by five bridges. The Danish capital Copenhagen is partly situated on Amager. The owners are originally from Iceland. Their origin is reflected in their home by the use of materials such as raw stone, wood, snow-white walls, wool, sheep skins and organic shapes. The high ceilings and the white painted walls create a airy and light atmosphere. The decor is a unique mix of design classics, IKEA furniture, some beautiful art pieces and items collected from their travels.

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BEAUTIFUL CERAMICS BY CASALINGA

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Casalinga was launched by ceramicist and industrial designer Trine Weng in 2008 and has since become an established brand in modern Danish design. The collection is driven and characterised by equal parts of functionalism, storytelling and quality. The apparent clash of contrasts, where nostalgia meets a modern Scandinavian design approach, is not an obstacle but a path to innovation that benefits the consumer in the form of new exciting and functional products. The Casalinga collection consists of harmonious hand-made porcelain vases, bowls, candlesticks, coat hooks, tableware for children, and jewellery.

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A BRIGHT & COZY LAKE COTTAGE

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This beautiful 1940s cottage belongs to famous hair guru John Frieda. The cottage has been designed by decorator Sharon Simonaire who transformed it in a light-filled retreat that’s as comfortable as it is sophisticated. I love the bright and cozy atmosphere that has been created. The beautiful outdoor space is perfect for enjoying the stunning views.

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A TRANSFORMED MIDCENTURY BUNGALOW

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A dark 1940s bungalow in the state of New York was transformed into into a modern and bright, 2,100-square-foot house with generous windows. But a very modern looking house can feel cold so owner Sloane Klevin asked British interior designer to “make it warm’. Selina softened the monotone color palette of white, black and brown with colorful Turkish kilim rugs, which add character and warmth to the various spaces. Also some ‘country-industrial’ elements such as sliding barn doors, hand-forged iron hardware and barn lights were incorporated into the interior. Similar vintage kilim rugs can be found here.

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SHADES OF GREY ON AN AUTUMN DAY

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It’s a grey Fall day in this part of the world which inspired me to do today’s post entirely in beautiful grey. At the end of the post you can find links to the various products and source. Have a wonderful weekend!

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TOUR AROUND MY HOME: THE MASTER BEDROOM

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Today we continue the tour around my home with the master bedroom. We have kept the room basic and light with warm materials & textures such as wood and wool. The prints on the antique blanket box in the second images are from Marjon Hoogervorst (left print) and Therese Sennerholt (right print). The woolen bedspread with pompoms, the copper pendant light and the wooden stools are available from Le Souk. Next week I will be showing you my son’s bedroom and playroom! Previous tours: our living room, our kitchen, our garden, our bathroom.

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A WOODEN KITCHEN WITH A CONCRETE TOP

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I love this beautiful wooden and concrete kitchen. This house is often rented for commercials and magazine products so I keep seeing this lovely kitchen popping up on tv and print. The cabinets are made from old, reclaimed wood. The concrete countertops give the kitchen a raw look. Concrete stains easily as concrete is porous but you can prevent serious stains by rubbing olive oil in to the concrete. If you don’t want stains at all you can better use a Ceasarstone countertop in a grey concrete-like color (like we have in our kitchen).

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Credits & source: images by S. Benjamins | styling & productie by Esther Jostmeijer.

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT + INTERIOR FOR SALE IN SYDNEY

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Have you ever fallen in love with a home in a magazine an wished you could move in? The unique Cross Street project by C+M Studio allows you to indulge in that impulse. This beautiful newly renovated apartment in Sydney’s Bondi Beach is not only for sale but you buy all what is inside as well. You can buy the apartment empty or you can buy it with everything in it. You can also buy one of the amazing items that fill the space. Visit the Cross Street website for more information.

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BAUHAUS INSPIRED STONEWARE PIECES

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I’m loving these new stoneware pieces by Danish brand Ferm Living. The tableware collection is inspired by Bauhaus classics, using strictly geometric shapes. The look is softened by the vivid grey glaze, which gives the pitcher an unique touch. You can see this “Neu Collection” here.

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A SCANDINAVIAN HOME IN AARHUS, DENMARK

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Luise is an interior stylist and owner of online store Vidalaluu. Together with Rasmus, who is an architect, she lives in this beautiful home in Aarhus, Denmark. Soft materials and pink accessories give a feminine touch while black furniture pieces and materials such as raw wood give a more masculine vibe. A beautiful balance!

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