Outside it is dark and cold but inside this Norwegian cabin it’s warm and cozy. The design and lay-out has been well thought out. Friends and family visit frequently and for the owners it was important that there is space to enjoy each others company but with sufficient room for some quiet moments as well. The use of wood gives a warm atmosphere as well as accessories such as sheep skins, kilim pillows and vintage rugs.
This lovely apartment in Göteborg, Sweden, is small but the white walls and floor make the spaces appear larger. Furniture pieces made from natural materials, such as the wooden dining table and the leather chair, add a bit of warmth. Hints of blue can be found throughout the apartment. I’m especially loving the pastel blue Smeg fridge in the kitchen!
This newly built modern finca in situated on Ibiza’s countryside close to the cosmopolitan village of Santa Gertrudis. The villa, designed by renowned architect Rolf Blakstad, has five bedrooms all with bathrooms. The luxury of this property is understated and whilst maintaining many green, eco conscious features it also provides the latest technology, security and efficiency. In front of the main house there is a large terrace area with a pool, perfect for long daily swims or lounging with the family. The BBQ area has an outside dining area and kitchen and leads on to a wide open terraced area of lawn and shade. These terraces graduate down the hill to a fruit orchard next to the torrente providing oranges, lemons and pomegranate throughout the year. The plot has seven acres of woodland, terraced orchards and a small river running through the land. With it’s central location it allows easy access to ibiza town or the beaches of the north and east. The good news is that the villa is for sale. The bad news: it costs around 4 million Euro..
I love the make-over of this pair of old chairs! The original blue paint at the end of the legs was grinded away and left bare. The rest of the chairs were then painted in a beautiful matt black color. You can find old/vintage chairs in thrift stores or on sites such as Craigslist (US) and Marktplaats (Netherlands). I believe that the chairs used in this project are Thonet chairs.
This beautiful home in Oslo, Norway, belongs to photographer & blogger Elisabeth Heier. The base is simple with white floors and wall letting as much light in as possible. Natural materials such as the wooden beams give a warm touch. My favorite feature of Elisabeth’s home is the beautiful fireplace!
This old wooden barn is situated in the Czech republic. It has been redesigned by Oooox studio and the owners of this firm are also the lucky people living in the barn. The home is mainly decorated in black and white which gives a Scandinavian touch. Large glass doors and windows were installed in various rooms to make the most of the stunning views. The white walls and floors give a very bright and airy feel.
First of all I want to wish you all the best for 2015. May this new year be filled with joy, happiness, love and laughter! I took a unintended break as I was feeling very sick because of a mild pneumonia. Luckily I feel much better now and I am ready to kick off the new year with a new blog post! This beautiful Californian home is designed by Amber Interiors. It is the type of home that I love: cozy, stylish, with a bohemian chic touch. The mix of patterns and colors is just beautiful. The vintage rugs and pillows give the various spaces lots of warmth and character. Vintage pillows and rugs are available from Le Souk and from Amber’s shop.