If you caught our last home tour, you were as probably as delighted by the deliciously light and bright vibe (and alllll the Apparatus light fixtures) as I was. It’s as if that house just exudes a warm glow. But then I spied the beauty of a home I have for you today. This one takes an equally neutral color palette in a very different direction. But I’m equally as in love.
While this home is also light and bright, it is decorated in a gray-scale that offers a more stark, cool feel. But I am definitely feelin’ the minimalist, highly curated vibe.
One of the biggest differences between our previous home and this is the floors. This home’s white washed floors – the classic mark of Scandinavian style – create the monochromatic envelope upon which everything else sits. All the dominate furniture pieces are in shades of black and gray. The accessories, like vintage African cloth-covered pillows and antique stoneware, are in warm shades of brown create a soft contrast to the home’s hard lines and cool tones.
While the house is choca-block full of mid-century classic designs (Bertoia, Flos, Saarinen and Eames have all come out to play) its wide plank floors, beamed ceilings and rough edges offer a more rustic vibe.
I love how this house mixes typical mid century Scandi-style with global pieces. The mix of aesthetics is unexpected but totally works. All the vintage makes the pieces relate to one another.
You’ll also notice there are very few small tchotchkes in this home. The owner, a Swedish interior stylist and boutique owner, talks about how she prefers pieces with a grand scale, explaining that small things just mess and disturb a look. As I steep myself in these rooms I’m beginning to agree. I feel a major purge of my house coming on! If you’ve got the scale, you might as well go big.
While I love both homes, I’m always a sucker for this Euro aesthetic! Are you into it too?
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photography by birgitta drejer for bo bedere