I’m not sure if it was the kitchen units which reminds me of my Ladurée scented candle (it’s so rare to see pale green kitchen units isn’t it?) or the white floorboards but I found this beautiful Swedish flat very soothing and calming, don’t you?
They are a lot of a small details I adore like how the pretty glass containers filled with grains, rice & pasta matching the colours of the Thonet wooden chairs (this Cecile dining chair from John Lewis seems like a good alternative). The retro coffee makers on the stove (little tip: the smell of coffee or freshly baked scornes floating around is great if you’re trying to sell your home), the mix of vintage furniture and contemporary design like this gorgeous Tolomeo light by Artemide.
I have two in our garage since we renovated our home in France 10 years ago which I have yet to use but I can’t bring myself to sell them yet. I’m pretty sure I’ll use them in our next renovations project.
And I think the marble counter and the brass kitchen tap look so gorgeous together (brass taps were used in this bathroom too).Next to the the kitchen is the lounge, which feels as inviting and relaxing. The Kant copper light is similar to the brass version below. To be honest, I’m not sure how big this flat is but it does feel like the kind of place I’ll be happy to hang out at weekends, don’t you?
A big teapot, a few warm pikelets and my favourite magazines and interior books and I’ll be happy to sit on this big sofa for the rest of the day.There is so many nice corners in this home, it’s almost like this space invites you to slow down, doesn’t it!?
From the sofa, we could potentially move to this gorgeous reading nook filled with books and lovely prints. (see similar wooden stools here and here) or try to do a bit of work from this nice home office.…or just have a nap!
As we recently painted the floorboards of our bedroom white, this bedroom is exactly what I like. You can get a large paper ball like this from good old Ikea, soft white linen here and white cotton bed linens here.Which room do you love the most? Which detail(s) did you mostly enjoy? For me the marble & brass combo is beautiful. It’s not something I would have thought would work but I think it is very stylish and beautiful
PS: I first wrote this post in 2012 and as I changed the design of the blog earlier this year, I’m slowly re-visiting old blog posts which I think are worthwhile and deleting the ones that I found useless and which I shouldn’t have written in the first place :-) From this 2012 post, I only kept the images and re-wrote entirely the editorial to fit the new format of my house tours but I couldn’t believe this old post had 14 comments!!
I know you’re all busy and are interacting with me on Instagram which is great, but I would be hugely grateful if you could try to comment more on the blog again and for a few reasons. First, when someone comments, I get the feeling that at least whatever I wrote has interested a few of you and it’s important to me. Secondly, some posts about renovations are sources of information so if everyone shares under the blog post, it’s easier for everyone to find the info compared to comments on Instagram which eventually fall into oblivion. While I try to hashtag as much as I can, I have posted over 5K images on Instagram so good luck to you and I to try to find the image where we all discussed a specific topic :-) Last but not least, I’m not worried about traffic as I can see on Google Analytics that the readership is growing but the thing is, I don’t connect with stats and figures, I never have. I connect with real people and considering a blog post like this is, is about 2 to 3 hours of my time, it would be really great to get some feedback.
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