Loving the styling and photography (especially the detail 'vignettes') of this apartment, once again from Fantastic Frank!
Plants and retro details come together with neutral tones (note the concrete floor and the raw wood) and the emptiness of the rooms, creating a cosy, but at the same time almost minimalistic, atmosphere. As if someone's keeping 'the mid century' in check. One can almost feel the tension in the first two images.
One of my favourite design companies is, without a doubt, the Danish &Tradition. Even If I'm not crazy about every single one of their products, I love their general image and their vision... and of course the styling of their catalogues.
In these new photos for the 2014 catalogue you can notice the tendency for the soft pink/nude tones in the whole atmosphere, the marble in their Fly Lounge Table top, and the copper in the new version of the classic Verner Pantone's flower pot. And, though it's not something new, I can't get tired of looking a the Fly Sofa (which has a special spot in my 'dream home' list).
This apartment in Copenhagen belongs to stylist Ingeborg Wolf and her boyfriend Claus Larsen, and it's a wonderful ode to grey and neutral tones without ever being boring. A careful mix of styles (industrial, mid-century, contemporary) and materials (wood, ceramics, iron) come together in a quiet and relaxing monochromatic harmony.
Sure, it may help a little bit that the photos are really desaturated... but I don't care, I love grey!
I recently saw this house on TV and decided to investigate it a bit further and share it with you. What captivated me was it's architecture so there may be a bit more talk involved on this post... I think it's worth it so bear with me please!
The house was designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek (seARCH) and Christian Müller (CMA), and it was completed in 2009. It's unusual shape and the fact that it's partially buried in the mountain slope came from the architects wish of completely integrating the building into the landscape.
Villa Vals got it's name from it's location, in the Swiss Alps, in a village called Vals. You may have heard of this place before because that's where the amazing Therms designed by Peter Zumthor are located. They are actually just a short distance away from this house. When I visited the Therms I was very turned off by the hotel in which they are integrated. I will never forget that the wonderful experience that was to perambulate through Zumthor's spaces came preceded by the most awkward feeling of entering through some sort of parking lot with neon lights... (those neons are engraved in my mind and not in a pleasant way). So I was very happy when I found out that Villa Vals is actually a holiday house that can be rented for couples or family vacation, and would definitely, oh most definitely!, make the whole visit to the therms and this beautiful valley a much better experience.
The entrance to the house is made through an old barn with an underground tunnel that leads to the main building.
The kitchen is the heart of the house.
It's situated on the lower level of the building and has direct access to a terrace and an open view to the alpine landscape.
The interior design and decoration involved the collaboration of several modern Dutch designers and companies. You can find a list of said collaborations here.
The bedrooms are a play of volumes in several levels and with a much more intimate and secluded feeling. The windows frame and condition the views. Nooks and crannies provide spaces of contemplation.
Let's start the weekend with this apartment in tones of grey and soft pinks from the Swedish real estate agency Fantastic Frank
Designer Lilja Löwenhielm (who designs, amongst others, for IKEA and Asplund) was invited to style it. As a result you can find many of her creations all over the house contributing for a consistent modern and soft atmosphere.
I really love the details in the nursery... especially because I was told today that (it seems like) my brother's baby is going to be a girl!