Posts tagged ‘wishful’

June 16, 2011

wishful wednesday (on a thursday)

by kmcopeland

 Wildly obsessed with this house – a renovated train station outside of Århus, Denmark.  I love how they started simple – white, black and wood – then threw in every possible shade of blue.

Photographed by Mette Helena Rasmussen for Sköna Hem

May 18, 2011

wishful wednesday [whitecross farm]

by kmcopeland

Mark and Sally Bailey, a couple who have made a living for the past 25 years by “upcycling” industrial scraps and other peoples’ trash, share this home in the English countryside. Called Whitecross farm, it was built in 1764 and now serves as their home and boutique. You can tell from the pictures that they have a sincere appreciation for the character inherently present in older things – from the furniture they collect to the house itself.

I am usually not a fan of the rugged, industrial look because it just never feels or looks cozy to me, but in this case I can admit I’m wrong. The small collections, earth toned palette and beautiful textiles bring a definite feeling of home. My hands down favorite room, though, is the bedroom. The African textiles set against a background of white walls and old yellow paint peeking through in the ceiling is, in my book, absolutely perfect. You can read more about the house (in Swedish) here at Sköna Hem.

Gamla fruktlådor har arrangerats till hyllor på väggen. Det gamla elementet är bevarat i sitt ursprungliga skick.

Från trappan ser man ut i både köket och mot entrén, med det vackra gamla stengolvet som en röd tråd. Över dörrarna till bägge rummen har paret Bailey satt in glas, för att ljuset bättre ska släppas in i huset.

I matrummet står ett gammalt långbord som ingen längre minns varifrån det kommer. 1700-talsstolar i almträ, modell English wheelbacks, följde med gården i köpet. De får samsas runt bordet med några udda trästolar. Över bordet hänger glödlampor i enkla fattningar. Oljelampan i hörnet från Ealing studios.

Katten Lily är på jakt efter bästa platsen för en tupplur i sängen som Mark och Sally själva tillverkat av vattenledningsrör. Afrikanska mattor och plädar hänger runt om och fungerar även som överkast.

May 11, 2011

wishful wednesday [2:a in Malmö]

by kmcopeland

Just slightly obsessed with this apartment for sale here in Malmö. I love the juxtaposition of the soft pastels with stark black and white in the living room – so pretty. (the Carl Malmsten sofa ain’t bad either). And it’s the same story in the kitchen – a soft yellow paired with red and kelly green. Brilliant!

On a side note, it amazes me how many people there are in Sweden who have coats that match their apartments for sale.

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