A Space To Think, designed by Ania Rosinke was a finalist in The Prix Émile Hermès 2014 competition. She has created a piece which comprises of equally natural and man made elements. The minimal straight lines combined with the organic curves sit together in perfect harmony. The use of the light timber molded into strong and confident lines softens the piece subconsciously creating the illusion of softness and comfort. My favourite part of the design is the thick timber feet, they hold both the strong lines and the organic curves. HER
This is such a stunning home, designed by Haptic Architects. The stairs for me are simply breathtaking; the white frame suspended in the middle of the room creating a weightless illusion. By keeping the open frame especially in this white colour adds so much unexpected space to the room, from certain angles it blends into the walls and windows as if it was never there. The timber steps at the bottom are such a beautiful connecting point, grounding you to the earth as you walk down. Another stunning illusion is the use of colour not only on the walls but how they've paired them up with fittings, again creating more illusion of space. The grey pendants over the kitchen bench-top and the matching grey paneling underneath give the illusion that the only piece here is the timber wrapped bench-top. The EPIC leveled bathroom, seriously leaves me speechless! WOW. HERx
I simply adore the work of Polish designer, Wiktoria Szawiel. Although the majority of the materials and design shapes she uses are simple her technique of exposing the inner details of each of these are stunning. She's captured beautiful movement and shapes suspended within each piece. I truly love this silent narration perfectly and permanently poised forever. HERx
Designed by Studio Four, this gorgeously renovated Victorian home in Prahran is perfect. I have an absolute obsession with the shelves and ledges designed into each room, in my opinion you cannot have enough of these stunning lines that double into practical fixtures within your home. The timber has been so thoughtfully executed both within the fittings and the styling throughout the home. The depth created from the seamless timber floor boards, moving up onto the kitchen bench, chairs and the plant pots is just simply stunning.
Overall the captured light, the use of materials and the design pieces selected have created a peaceful, comfortable and luxurious home. HERx
Emmanuel de Bayser has created such a well rounded and beautiful home. The decisions of finishes and design pieces are lovely, his choice of shapes are unique and beautiful. I have always been a lover of asymmetrical balance and as you look around each space its amazing at how he has created this with nearly every piece of furniture, cabinetry and lighting. His use of colour is very deliberate and bold, adding something extra to each space.
For me my favourite thing within this apartment is the unexpected textures and finishes, each piece you need to look twice or to touch to see what it actually is. HER
Denis Krasikov has created a strong sense of Scandinavian design in Murmansk, Russia. I simply adore the details in this home. Firstly the details within the building itself, the worn down timber floors, the moulding on the walls and ceiling, each has been featured and complimented perfectly within the space. The colour palette is one of my favourites, a lovely monochrome base with grounding tones of warm timber and splashes of continuous muted colours throughout each room, giving the apartment personality and calm.
The lighting within the apartment is a particular highlight. Krasikov has scattered the pendants throughout each room creating clear living zones as well as creating a more intimate living environment by alluding to lowering the ceiling height, without loosing the open and airy feeling of such amazing high ceilings. The selection of lamp designs also add to the fun and modern feeling of the home. HER
One of my favourite bloggers and stylists is Michelle Halford from The Design Chaser. Her style and personality is always present within her work and when it comes to her home I have serious envy, the space she has created and the use of light is stunning. The colour palette is also one of my favourites for a family home, its soft, calming and playful with great grounding black accents. Her decorative choices are sweet and unique, I love the way that she has grouped these pieces together creating their own sweet stories within each room. HERx
For quite some time I have absolutely admired and loved the work of stylist Lotta Agaton. Her work has personality, simplicity and creates an intimate and lived in feeling without loosing any design aesthetic. Her apartment is currently for sale in Stockholm, not only an interesting way to see how she styles her own home but it is great inspiration for so many of us trying to style our own homes realistically and with our own personality. Just looking at these images it feels like she has created such a homely environment, to live everyday with your family here or to curl up with a book and watch the snow fall would be simply wonderful. HERx
I'll be taking a much needed break over the next few weeks. I will continue to post some inspirational snippets on Instagram during this time to keep your (and my) imagination flowing. I look forward to seeing you all in the new year. ☀️HERx
A perfect neutral pallette with pops of colour that graduate through each room. My personal favourite is the natural pallette of the living and study spaces, the combination of "browns" adds warmth. The depth of the black feature wall in the living room grounds the apartment and ties together all of the black details. This can also create the illusion that the black is the common thread or base colour with the whites and colours as the features, it's a great way of making the light the feature in a smaller space like an apartment.
This apartment was styled by Tina Hellberg for a Swedish real estate agency Fastighetsbyran, showing the varied possibilities of what single apartment can look like once it had been styled by 3 different stylists. (Follow this link to see the other concepts) This is such a great idea and a remarkable way to promote an apartment. HER