13 August 2017

Finnish Cabin in Black and Blonde Wood

Seeing photos of Minna's country house sets my day to a good start. Inspiration just rushes in, and I want to change things around our apartment. Her cabin is the ideal summer or weekend getaway. I watched this house go under renovation as documented on Minna Jones' blog. Painted all black on the outside, but in contrast pale and blonde woods inside. It is stunning and krisp!

My favorite area is the cot by the picture window. What a relaxing little quiet spot with a gorgeous view of nature.

Minna Jones has been featured on KRiSPINTERIOR several times. To see more of Minna's country cabin you can view it here, here and here.

via Minna Jones
Photography Paulina Salonen for Asun Magazine

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11 August 2017

Cool Scandi Flat with Warm Woods

Some people may be turned off by studio apartments. Not me. In fact, it gives you the opportunity to assess how you live your life. It may be your saving grace. Small does not mean cramped, or impossible, or not enough. Make it enough.

Here's an inspiration to how beautiful you can make a small flat. Perfectly balanced with monochromatic whites, and warmed with light and faded wood tones and textures. Furniture is treated like sculpture, and art is well-curated. Of course, minimal lIving is key. What a soothing space.

Styled by none other than Josefin Hååg, one of my all time favorites. To view other featured work by Josefin you can find them here, here and here. Be prepared to get swooned!

Fantastic Frank
Styling Josefin Hååg

06 August 2017

Minimal, Functional Hallway

The entry hallway is the most used part of one's home. This area should never be taken for granted as this is where the first impression is drawn when welcoming guests, as well as your first step into your home after a day's work. In my new Los Angeles apartment, I am not blessed with a foyer., unfortunately.  I managed to install HAY hooks near the door, but the dining table is a landing space for the mail for now.

I'm a big fan of Coco Lapine Design, and Sarah's hallway is just the perfect inspiration! Love the minimal styling of it without losing its functionality. Imagine the immediate calming first impression walking into this space. It is krisp and clean with a proper space to hang your coat and place your bag. The mirror is divine -- with a built-in rail to hang scarves.

This beautiful Verde mirror is from Woud, designed by Rikke Frost. You may see other hidden functions on this product here.

Coco Lapine Design
Styling and Photo Sarah Van Peteghem

30 July 2017

500 Sq. Ft. in Los Angeles

Before I moved to Los Angeles, I thought New York City has the smallest apartments. I now stand corrected. Six months ago I was faced with the challenge of apartment hunting.

Remodelista featured interior designer Paige Geffen's 500 square foot flat in Echo Park. Paige was ultimately challenged by the layout, trying to make her existing furniture fit into the space, as well as lack of storage. For you apartment dwellers out there, you are familiar with these same problems. But with Paige's experience as a prop stylist and designer, her play with scale and minimalist approach truly made this space work.

The mix of large collector's pieces, art and minimal cabinetry, each item is placed in its proper corner. All functions are intact, and Paige's personal style comes through.

Styling Paige Geffen
Photography Bethany Nauert + Lauren Moore

29 July 2017

Keeping It Simple | Small Space

Return to the basics! That's my motto when it comes to furnishing a new flat, especially when there's very limited space. Having moved around so many times in my life, I've learned (the hard way) to stay within perimeter lines, and not to buy more than what's needed. If you need to splurge, get art.

A small space can teach us how to live simply without losing personality. Every little inch counts and that is your blank canvas. This apartment in particular only has 2.5 rooms. A small number perhaps. But truly, that is all you need if you are single or a couple.

Fantastic Frank

22 July 2017

The Dream Villa | France

Been running behind on here since summer here in California is on the rise.  Loads of activities from here on... I wonder where the next vacation takes us.

Sifting through probable vacation spots, France has always been in mind. Boy was I inspired when I saw this family villa.  Who wouldn't be? It's a perfect mix of old and new, and well-curated art and furnishings.  Just located outside of Paris, it would be a great spot to detox from the city.

Via French by Design
Photography Birgitta Wolfgang for Bo Bedre