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Have you seen this show-stopping loft in central Stockholm? Built in the 1800s, the original flooring and beams are still in, and exposed.
Going with the trend, I’ve been looking at rustic and woody homes this week.
First up is this wonderful timber revamp from Western Massachusetts, designed by Ritch Holben. It was made from three old rental cabins that were demolished to make way for the more modern house. I can’t say if it were a good decision to demolish the old buildings, but what’s left is a very bright, open, spacious, and clean design, and the timber frame gives it sterling character! The only issues would be clearing the occasional spider web and changing light bulbs. And there are tools for those tasks.
Second to come is this modern rustic NZ pad, covered in ‘pohutukawa’ trees. More to come is this cosy warehouse conversion in London, and this luxurious converted barn. I feel like this house in the Sonoran desert, that mixes contemporary with rural French style, would go with all of the above as well.
Song for the weekend
Tennesse sounds so positive, it’s my song for the weekend because it talks about a lifestyle that these rustic style houses reflect. Cash actually lived in Tennessee too.
Last week I was shopping in Kingston-upon-Thames’ old market (image credit for the picture). There’s a Clas Ohlson just to the right of the featured photo which I popped in for, just intending to buy a new kettle for my mum.
Turns out they had a really cool range of lighting. They’d nearly sold out but the manager (Jim, maybe?) sold me a display model and picked out the right LED bulb. I’m planning on going back there today to see what else they have left and I’m hoping to get this one as it looks really adaptable, and it’s on sale. The display model I managed to nab is shown below and is a combination of one of these bulbs with the black base.
Unfortunately some of their bulbs have a label on the top that can’t be removed so do watch out for that if the bulb itself is going to be a centrepiece.
Today’s the day I share some of the interesting houses I’ve seen on other sites over the week.
I was revisiting some of my past tours, and I saw this magnificent wood-heavy and light-touched German interior. I’m really digging the built-in fittings here like the shelves and the fireplace.
Going with the style, I’ve been looking at lighter and brighter and more fun homes this week. First up is this gorgeous guest room makeover, with an ombre statement wall. Second is this pastel-styled Dutch home, with some really cool touches.More to come is a refreshing Melbourne home which somehow managed to make pink and green look sophisticated together (credit to Fiona Lynch). I feel like this cool sideboard would go with all of the above as well. Also, I’ve just discovered this interior/architecture photographer, Annick Vernimmen, go check out their site.
Song for the weekend
I really love Zero 7! The spaces I saw this week reminded me of them. It feels like I’m in a soothing space-age church. Perfect song for a chilled Friday in.
This is a round up of some of the things I saw this week.
This week a picture from one of our tours was featured on a Reddit community with nearly 400,000 subscribers! You can see the full photo set here. I’ve also updated some of the post thanks to suggestions from commenters, including where to buy the gorgeous print in the other photo below.
Meanwhile, I am in such a mood for smallish apartments and tiny homes this week. Maybe it’s because the homes are so small in my city? Bella Mumma posted a dreamy apartment a while back, which I like because it doesn’t look as ‘modular’ or compact as many of the small apartments I tend to see. There’s also a very pretty studio flat here which is very IKEA heavy, and a slightly larger apartment with glass doors to die for.
Song for the weekend
Sébastien Tellier is one of my favourite French artists. The song below is one of the tamer parts of an album called ‘Sexuality’, which is eerily reminiscent of Serge Gainsbourg’s seductive songs from the 70s. Have a nice weekend!
A few mornings ago I woke up especially early to capture the sunrise, dew, and fog. Here are some of the photos from that walk. I’m in love with my new camera, which I bought at a Best Buy in San Francisco for $450. At the time I was a bit naffed off from the expense, but it has served me well. I hope I get to see a lot more interesting scenes through the lens of it.