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Friday 10 April 2015

Converted Pencil Factory in Copenhagen

I was reading the latest Elle Decoration the other day and they are featuring the beautiful home of Ferm Living founder Trine Anderson. They were mentioning how they had transformed their loft in an old pencil factory from the Brygge Island area of Copenhagen...somehow this sounded familiar! I remembered reading about the home of Morten Bo Jensen, Chief Designer at Vipp. They must be living in the same building as they also have a loft in a old pencil factory in Brygge Island...coincidence? I think not! The two flats couldn't be different in style though. 
First we have the minimalist monochrome heaven belonging to Vipp's chief designer. I love the clean lines , the light, the cohesiveness of the space

Photos by Vipp and Anders Hviid via 1Kindesign
I love the idea of the planter to divide the space. It really brings the whole room together and breaks the black. I also love the wood, it really softens the space.

Now for the Ferm Living loft conversion. Clearly the same building with the black window, spacious proportions but a totally different vibe.  Ferm Living is well known for its colour and patterns and this flat embraces just that. I have to say I love it:)

Photos by Stellan Herner via Milk Decoration

How dreamy is the parquet flooring! And the colours, it just lifts up the whole flat doesn't it?
Which one do you prefer?
Bon weekend!Bisous x

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Colours & Patterns

Photo by Marij Hessel, My Attic 
As much as I love a strong monochrome, minimalist look and I aspire to being able to edit more. I don't think it's something I personally could stick to. I love a bit of colour and pattern, it just lift my spirits and makes me smile. There are a few interiors that I have really been attracted to lately, they seem to follow the same rule: a bit of grey, some primary colours, something in wood to warm the look, the whole lot in a white background. It's a formula I see working for me.

Photo by Suvi M Valkoinen Harmala
Photo by Eve Wilson via The Design Files
photo by Nina Van de Goor

I have been looking at redecorating Zoe's bedroom as she would like a double bed instead of a single loft bed. I feel these bedroom are a good inspiration. They feel more grown up than what she has now but are still quite playful and cool. Knowing her tough her bedroom will never be as tidied at these!

Photo via Est
Photo by 91 Magazine via Decor 8

Saturday 4 April 2015

More sunshine please!

I feel winter went on and on and on this year. Even when Spring had officially arrived, it was still bitterly cold with snowy days here in Scotland. We had one day of proper sunshine and warmth and it gave me a taste of what I was really missing. So hopefully being in April now the good days are going to be more frequent. Today's post is a bit of outdoor inspiration. I just bought a table and chair on gumtree for our shared garden in the hope that we will be able to use it this summer. However, I would love a beautiful garden with bi-folding doors leading on to the living area.

 All three photos by Caseyfierro Architects via Homify