Category Archives: Interiors

Converted Factory

This great converted factory space is done by British architect William Tozer. I really love the combination of wood and concrete, and seriously envy the large and beautiful windows… And what a nice working space! Via Ideas To Steal.

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Hexagon mosaic floors

Hexagonal tiles create different mosaic floors in seven out of eight rooms in this beautiful Italian house. The renovation was done by architects Grooppo, and included only one of the house´s three stories. I seriously envy these floors  – and it´s fascinating how one single shape can create such varied patterns based on color and placement! Photos by Anna Positano. Via Dezeen

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Jenni Juurinen

Quirky and beautiful images by Finish set designer/ decorating editor/ stylist Jenni Juurinen.         You should check out her website, I had a hard time choosing which images to show here – and there are many more great ones!

photographer Jorma Marstio

photographer Mirva Kakko

photographer Jorma Marstio

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New apartment

Since my last post something really exciting has happened – we´have bought a new apartment! It´s part of a new building project so it won´t be ready for almost two years though… The waiting might be a challenge, but on the bright side I have a lot of time to sketch and plan (and change my mind) when it comes to furniture and decorating! The best things about the apartment is that it´s got two floors, a small garden- and it is near both the city and the sea. Since it´s a new building we won´t really have to renovate or redecorate anything… So my plan is to draw and make some custom, built-in solutions, to make it more personal and tailored for our needs.

In other words, I´ll be collecting a lot of inspirational photos the next two years. For now it´s just a mix of all kinds of spaces, without much direction yet. But here are a few really nice bedrooms…

Budget hotel in Berlin, and SAS hotel by Arne Jacobsen, via Ideas To Steal

Beautiful light wood, and low bed, via Ideas To Steal.

HAY Color Block linen and Loop bed

Alcove bed, via Styledip

Built-in sofa/guest bed, via PYNT

Lifted up bed, via PYNT

Nice gray color and hidden wardrobe, via lovenordic design blog


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Light and colors

Came across this lovely place over at Ideas To Steal, it´s the home of designer Caroline Gomez, photographed by Julien Fernandez. Such amazing light and air, and great colors!

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Talk about great use of a 4,5 m high ceiling! This small apartment is located in Barcelona, Spain and is designed by architects ARQUITECTURA-G. More images and info in Spanish here.

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House in Piraeus

At the moment I´m on Easter holiday in beautiful France, but I just had to post this wonderful home in Piraeus, Greece. The 310 sqm neoclassical private residence was originally built for the French Councilor. In 2007 ASKarchitects co-founded by the Greek architect and Stella Konstantinidis, were asked to renovate the existing landmark while also introducing an new extension with a penthouse opening up the green roof. I love how the house is a mix of old and modern, and how the original architectural elements are enhanced by the renovation. The mixing of different floors, and the drops of color combined with white and grays really makes it charming and fun.

photos © Vangelis Paterakis Via Yatzer

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More inspirational spaces…

Found these apartments at Leibal blog. I think they are really inspiring and beautiful, but at the same time they´re almost the opposite of my home. The clean look of these places is wonderful, but I know I could never live like this because I could never keep it tidy and organized for long. I simply have way too much stuff… But it´s still fun to look and be inspired! There are more photos of the projects and many other lovely spaces here at Leibal.

Apartment Singel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, by Laura Alvarez Architecture

House in Nakameguro in Tokyo, Japan, by Yoritaka Hayashi Architects.

 House H in Tokyo, Japan by Sou Fujimoto Architects.

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Inspirational spaces

source RUM

source Bungalow5

source Design You Trust

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Neon drops

Norwegian ceramic designer Silje Aune Eriksen has a beautiful apartment with great architectural elements, decorated with a nice combination of neutral and neon colors. Styling: Kirsten Visdal, photography: Trine Thorsen. Source Bungalow5.

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