Homes to Inspire | Understated Style in White + Grey

2.10.2016

If your new year resolution is to declutter your home, this residence will certainly inspire. It may also leave you wanting to freshen up the paint and floors! I really love the grey skirting boards - they provide a lovely contrast to the all-white walls and pale wooden floorboards. This calming colour palette carries on throughout the home, providing the perfect backdrop for cork, marble and brass accents. A wonderful collection of black and white photographic art gives the understated living area and bedrooms warmth and personality, while the sheer curtains in the light-filled dining room give the space a beautiful softness. 

Styling by Scandinavian Homes and photography by Jesper Florbrant

Images via Eklund Stockholm New York


Line Klein Revisited

2.09.2016

I'm a huge fan of Copenhagen-based photographer Line Thit Klein and have shared her work on more than one occasion over the years. Landing on her website this morning, I soon found myself immersed in her portfolio, a familiar feeling and a very welcome one! Known for her distinct artistic approach to high-end photography, Line has, over the years, established a solid reputation for her visual ingenuity and strong compositions. Undoubtedly Scandinavian, her style is warm, refined and timeless. Her ability to understand and capture light in a seemingly intuitive and effortless way is apparent in all of her work, as is her attention to detail. I always find myself lingering over her photos, taking in the fine textures, subtle nuances and moods that she skilfully reveals. Working with many leading internationals clients, top magazines, best selling books and campaigns and catalogues, her work is prolific and without fail, always manages to take my breath away. I've selected some favourite interior stories to share with you. 

The first is for Københavns Møbelsnedkeri (Copenhagen Joinery) who you may remember from this post last year where I featured the owner's incredible home and showroom. 

Copenhagen Joinery

Horseriders Journal

I'm sure like me, many of you will recognise the exquisite home of Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen...

Monochromatic

Townhouse, Elle Decoration

Winter feature, Elle Decoration 2015 / Styling by Sidsel Rudolph


Simply Nordic

All images via Line Klein



White + Bright with Warm Browns and Terracotta

2.08.2016

Brown tones add such a lovely warmth to bright white spaces. I usually gravitate towards darker tones, but the caramel colour of the leather sofa below provides a striking contrast against the monochrome backdrop. Adding a graphic element to the room and enhancing the overall effect is the very cool steel partition. I'm not quite sure where I would put it, but I really want one! 

Images via Fantastic Frank

Small touches can also make an impact. I love the look of the leather clutch against the white walls and marble desk in this next image.  

Image via Fantastic Frank

More marble below, with simple terracotta pots sitting atop the dining table and windowsill. A mix of different sizes and a range of interesting plants will create a focal point in any light filled, white space.  

Styling and photography by Susanna Vento / Varpunen

Styling and photography by Susanna Vento 

Such a gorgeous office, the terracotta pots below make great desk top storage...  

Styling by Pella Hedeby and photography by Sara Medina Lind via Stil Inspiration

Or why not add some touches to your kitchen or serveware?


Styling and photography by Minna Jones / Time of the Aquarius 

Photo by Ditte Isager via Fritz Hansen 

The Chevalier Orange Series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen above is so vibrant. Browns and terracotta shades work beautifully with blues and greens. Muuto have featured this palette is their stunning Spring Summer 2016 collection below. 

Muuto SS16 Collection, via April and May 



Relaxed Living in True Scandi Style

2.05.2016

With the kids having only just returned to school yesterday, and so much to catch up on I'm not feeling quite ready for the weekend, but I'll take it! Especially seen as we're celebrating another three-dayer here in NZ for Waitangi Day. Currently working through some blog content and planning for the year, I picked out this residence today because of its truly authentic Scandinavian style and relaxed, homely feel. I can imagine low-key family meals around the cosy dining table and hanging out in the beautiful, spacious living room. Inevitably my boys would take turns playing the guitar, and if it got a bit loud (which it would) I'd move into the gorgeously serene bedroom with a good read! 

Styling by GreyDeco and Photography by Jonas Berg

White and bright with warm wood and leather elements, the artworks, books and plants add to the overall lived-in feel, while the seamless mix of old and new gives it loads of soul. Yes, I could certainly live here. 

Images via Stadshem


New + Noted

2.04.2016

My kids went back to school today so while I am enjoying the peace, the to-do list is long, and I've hit the ground running! First up this morning was a telephone interview with the NZ Herald online, talking all things Instagram for small business, and now a post brimming with beautiful new designs from around the globe. Let's go.... 

In my last New + Noted post I introduced you to the beautiful Bellevue Lamp by one of my favourite brands, &Tradition. Two more additions to their 2016 collection include the stunning Passepartout wall lamp by Jamie Hayon and Moor Rugs designed by All The Way to Paris

Images via &Tradition

A new discovery for me, Rex Kralj is a furniture company that was founded in 1952. With a focus on simplicity, heritage and craftsmanship, their products are truly beautiful. Recently they teamed up with some talented creatives to produce a catalogue entitled Timeless.  Referencing both past and present, the central theme of Light & Dark is portrayed through the eyes of person going about their day, from morning to night. Together with stunning imagery, the result is simple yet captivating and I highly recommend you pop over here for a look.

Images by beeldSTEIL – Wendy van Woudenberg / Concept & Styling NU interieur|ontwerp, via April and May

by Lassen have launched Rimm, a collection of vases and flowerpots that "invite nature inside." As with the Kubus collection, the beautiful vessels have a graphic starting point but also encompass softer, rounder elements which I love. The colour palette is also very pretty. See the full range here

Images courtesy of by Lassen 

Recently featured on the blog in this post, Dutch lifestyle brand Crisp Sheets have now released their first capsule collection. This includes a striking range of watercolour posters inspired by the Zodiacs, and a stunning new stonewashed linen collection which I've chosen to share with you today. I absolutely love the colour palettes which make up two reversible duvet sets; Milky Way (grey and black toned duvet set with grey pillowcases) and Supernova (midnight blue and black toned linen with midnight blue pillow cases). 

Styling and photography by Elvera van Schaik 

Images courtesy of Crisp Sheets


 

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