Rita and Arvid tok kontakt with me over a year ago. They owned a little cabin by the sea that needed a makeover. It was already quite old, outdated and because of its location and sentimental value they wanted to start using it with their own family til the sommer months.
Consideration to regulations of houses being so close to the sea, these days, there was not much allowance for building out. In any direction! There was, though, allowed to build out the small terrasse by the kitchen. Here was placed glass sliding doors to bring the beautiful views and nature outside in. Cladding out side the house was updated and modernized and at the same time a new terrasse was made at the entrance door. Inside walls were taken away between the kitchen and living room. The bathroom was made slightly bigger by building a little shower nook into the guestroom! Maksimalising the little space there was and a super good idea! There was made plenty of space for the garderobe in the guest room and walk-in garderobe in the main bedroom giving loads of room for extra storage. A window was suggested at the end of the hall in the entranceway adding extra light and giving extra depth to the hallway.
Take a look at all the pic’s under and get inspirert!
RoomDesign has come with advice, suggestions, ideas and space planning to the inside and outside, colours, kitchen design, bathroom design, furniture and lighting.
Thanks to Rita and Arvid for letting me help them with the renovations to their cabin by the sea.
We need to loosen up a bit. There is way too much boring icy cold loo’s going on in this world. All bright white blinding tiles, no colour and very sterile! As I have said once about kitchens one time -we need to give as much respect to the bathroom or loo as much as the living room!
Bring some more personality in your home will add interest to make the space more loved and lived in. Not boring but different!! Put in a lovely rug, try a chandelier or create a wall of art like the picture below. Kick up the lived in feeling with flowers and plants and that will get rid of that hospital sterile look. Have fun, really!!!
Happy decorating everyone.
Very embarrassed that it has been yonks since last time I wrote a post for my blog!! Work has been so hectic with my interior courses turning out to be a little more popular than I envisioned. So it’s all fun and play but not much writing going down. But today I want to share the thought of brightening up a sterile corner in a bathroom. All bathrooms are just so boring and always sterile, right? So why not make the little toilet more fun and more of an experience to be in and add a few more elements to make it more personal and more lived in! This is my bathroom, horribly small for a family of five I must admit! But sometimes we just have to make do with what we’ve got. Adding a big silk flower arrangement and a bigger picture which I bought from Ikea and suddenly I feel it looks lived in. If there is good enough ventilation there should be no problem with silk flowers in the room. Easy peasy for what a little change can do. You like?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone:-)
New bathroom with three wishes; functional, elegant and with a wardrobe. My clients wanted a place to store their clothes away. And as it was, they had a cupboard standing in the way of the door as well as a window which was cutting off all the light into the rest of the bathroom! After drawing up the whole bathroom from scratch again the final result achieved was a more practical room and ample space freeing up the windows increasing the natural daylight. Some beautiful bronze mosaic tiles were used in the bottom of the shower and exclusive mosaic styled big tiles on the wall beside the bathtub. Beautiful.
Have a great day!
GOLD is going to be hot hot hot this year in interior. Guaranteed! So whether you sling gold together with white and pastels or rock it up in dark rooms you’ll be creating a space that oozes with style. I think I’ll be opting for a spray can and blitzing up a few old vases or the like. An addition of wallpaper or a mirror in gold would be stunning. Whatever you do –do it with confidence and have fun!
Have a great day:-)
Out with the old…in with the new! Which room do you want to refurbish in 2013?
Hope you all have had a lovely holiday! New year -new possibilties, rock on 2013 :-)
A super well planned, very functional and practical colourful apartment in Warsaw, Poland. What living spaces are all about…
See many more pics from this apartment via Freshome
Have a super sunny day where ever you are :-)
Fabulous new tiles from Contemporary Tiles in Sweden. Now these tiles would spruce up any room with the cool patterns and designs. Important to keep the backdrop, walls and furniture, neutral if using a strong patterned floor so as not to distract from the wonderful flooring. Nice!
Have a happy day everyone:)
I’m on the hunt again. This time I’ve found this little treasure in Majorna, an area in Göteborg, Sweden for sale. Look at those high ceilings, enough to make you cry with envy. There’s nothing like the early 1900’s old buildings. And that beautiful old ‘kakkelovn’. It’s lovely to see people still taking care of the old apartments. Now if this apartment was mine I think I would like to paint the whole apartment in a dark grey, or dark olive or a something dark and sexy! For fun! Why not! But anyway I love what they have done to the apartment here…
See more of the apartment via Stadshem
What a crazy week I have had. Now it’s time to mellow out for the weekend and relax.
Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Now I can just see myself walking round in this home with no worries indeed. It’s the simplicity and unpretentious feel that makes it so inviting. A little dash of bohemian and a little bit of second hand finds cleverly marriages the two into a very casual and interesting affair. Bravo! How about you and I sit down by the fireplace with a cup of tea and have a good little quiet time together. Sound good?
pics from skonahem
Happy weekend everyone!