While I usually find myself drawn to those very stereotypical examples of minimal Scandinavian decor, there’s something so warm and inviting about this lush living space filled with green accents, from the plush velvet sofa to the abundance of plants sitting near the window. It’s the mismatched combination of earthy tones that make this space seem so homely. A couple things it has got me thinking about is mixing up textures within our home; while the focal point of this space is clearly the apple green velvet sofa (I feel like this is a stunning option if you’re after one!), the woven chair in a more muted hue, and the leather seat hiding just out of frame add elements of intrigue and interest – perhaps one of the things that I like most about this space!
image source: Elle Decoration
If there’s one word that comes to mind when I think about this beautiful Swedish lake side home, it’s unconventional. With a glass exterior and exposed beams and piping throughout, it has a beautifully raw and industrial feel. While I’m sure this isn’t the architect’s original intention, to me there’s an aura of nostalgia of the veggie-packed greenhouse at my grandparents house.
On the ground level, the interiors are bright and white with natural finishings, which makes this space with that stunning lake view incredibly welcoming. I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure that I could sit on that little nook by the window all day…
images via ESNY
Today I’m sharing a little bit of interior inspiration by way of Stockholm; this light-filled and airy two bedroom house is a little bit of a dream.
I’m not sure what it is about Swedish interiors, but even after all the hours I’ve spent trawling Pinterest, I’m still yet to find a Scandi-style home that I haven’t fallen utterly in love with.
From the white subway tiles in the kitchen, to the relaxed and easy living room – free from clutter – as cliche as it is, this is the kind of place which has me wondering… when can I move in?
image source; ESNY
It’s not often that I walk into a store and am absolutely floored. But visiting Lonely’s recently opened Wellington boutique during a trip home earlier this month was nothing short of special. From the unassuming shop front – a marbled concrete wall with the words ‘lonely’ inviting you in, to the minimal and industrial interior, complete with plush velvet sofas and curtains which beg you to stay and shop a while, it’s hard not to find yourself browsing the racks a little longer than you’d intended (or in my case – leaving with a shopping bag in hand…).
Designed by Rufus Knight, whose artful eye for detail and quality has captured the essence of ‘Lonely’ in this beautiful fit out, I’d go so far as to say that it makes for a truly intimate shopping experience – and one I didn’t want to leave; let’s just forget for a moment the fact that it was pouring with rain outside. Equally beautiful is Lonely’s Auckland boutique, and with a trip there on the cards for June, it’s pretty safe to say that I know where one of my first stops will be…
all images via homes to love and designers institute of new zealand