Inspiring Homes

Inspiring Homes / Helsinki Heaven

This home has got some white! This bright apartment in Helsinki has quite a few nice features in it. As the basics are all white, the complementary items in black, wood and greenery jump out as real eye-catchers.

When in the living room, the eye is instantly drawn to the chair in the corner which just has the right colour of wood. The Moroccan rug brings extra warmth and coziness. Turning around, there is this fantastic divan, which is a great inspiration for a diy project. The marble tray, backsplash and kitchen countertop add some diversity in this all-white environment. Looking at these wire chairs make me realize that they’re still one of my favourites.

The small honeycomb bathroom tiles are just perfect. I really like the idea of having a striking bathroom floor as it is just a small place. These fun elements is what make a house a home, I believe..

Helsinki Heaven



Inspiring Homes / Marvelous Melbourne

This spacious and colourful home is situated in warm and sunny Melbourne. Owners Will and Lauren live here with their daughter Matilda. The home is in old-British Edwardian style but is completely renovated into a modern home by architect Clare Cousins.

The large windows create much light in the already very airy living room. A beautiful base of white and wood creates a neutral and elegant look with a calm atmosphere. The bright colourful accents in yellow and blue give an interesting twist.

Marvelous Melbourne / Pistols Republic – Interior & Lifestyle


Inspiring Homes / Swedish Flair

This is the very inspiring apartment of Nils and Sofia Odier in Skåne, Sweden. Nils is a fashion photographer, Sofia a stylist. You can imagine that combination works well together. Put in a little bit of Lotta Agaton’s flair and you get the best result one could wish for. Of course, with a base of black-white-wood-greenery..


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Inspiring Homes / Whites & Woods

Ever seen a complete home in neutral colours, without it being boring? There’s tons of white, there’s some black and then there’s a fair amount of wood.

Though the colour palette is neutral, the distinct items draw attention like the little rocking chair, the beautifully simple baskets in the bathroom and the living room seats. This home is clearly run by someone with a great taste for interior design. The Toronto based cottage is the home of Canadian’s House & Home editor Suzanne Dimma.

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Inspiring Homes / Concrete Craving

“No, it looks way too cold, I already get chilly when I look at it.” “But you can install underfloor heating?” “Don’t care, I don’t like it.” Those where his final words, so no more arguing, no concrete floor for me. I can’t even speak to his mind by showing this apartment of Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, a Danish designer, stylist and photographer and the founder of Norm Architects. Norm Architects also happens to design for Menu, which is directly noticeable by the minimalistic and geometrical style they use through their designs, resulting in timeless but innovative items. With perfect aesthetics, that is.

This way of designing is also reflected in the interior of Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen. His home, close to Copenhagen shows his fine feeling for refinement. The light and open spaced house is a combination of sleek design and natural materials. The gigantic closet in the bedroom does not reach all the way to the ceiling, indicating there is some sort of hidden room in there, creating some sort of mystical touch..

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Inspiring Homes / All about the Details

‘Couldn’t be white enough’ would my mother in law say. If someone’s into white interiors, she is. Though this isn’t the home of my mother in law, but it sure could be! This frost white home belongs to interior design and photography blogger Elisabeth Heier and is full of perfect details. The crisp white throughout the interior creates a clean base causing the interesting details to stand out even more. The paintings, the greenery, the stack of magazines and the interesting shapes and materials. It’s all in the details.

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Inspiring Homes / Attic Apartment

When I was looking for attic spaces for this article, I stumbled upon this lovely attic apartment in Sweden. Though the apartment is just 55 m² is looks spacious and has a very open atmosphere. As the base of this apartment is obviously white, the hints of several different colours make the apartment interesting. I prefer the kitchen and dining area, as there aren’t too many colours involved. The bedroom and living area just have too much colour as far as I’m concerned.

As often comes with attic apartments, the view is perfect! Besides, the ceiling makes the space interesting and cozy as well. Because of the many windows, this home enjoys a lot of sunlight. Combined with the choice of lots of white the apartment looks even bigger.

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Inspiring Homes / Danish Downsizing

This Danish home is a nice carte blanche. A perfect light apartment to show off all the interesting furniture. First item that captures the eye is the pretty olive tree. How cool is it to have one in your home? They don’t need to be big, as this size looks perfect. Furthermore, the natural colour palette is harmonious and tranquil. The Barcelona chair brings some extra modern design but because of the colour it looks quite vintage.

The Eames hang it all combined with the black framed mirror in the hallway give hint of what can be expected further on in the apartment. The workspace build in the windowed niche captures so much light it won’t be that much of a punishment to work there. Small buddhas are hidden everywhere, giving the place some sort of calming, mysterious vibe.

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Inspiring Homes / Ethnic Ensemble

This beautiful home, situated in Göteborg has all one could wish for.While the two-room apartment is only 57 m² it certainly appears to be bigger. With a white and clean base, is has a typical Scandinavian signature. The ethnic vibes are created by the wooden ornaments, the oriental shapes and the complete colour palette containing neutrals and soft greys. The different types of textures give a welcoming feel. Though the kitchen is very modern, the backsplash tiles together with the wooden chairs create a sort of cozy atmosphere.

Ethnic Ensemble – Pistols Republic – Interior & Lifestyle