holton street by paper house project

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all images courtesy of paper house project

the old-meets-new type of house renovation/extension work in UK has been one of my favorite go-to when i am looking for the urban dwell renovation inspiration. i recently came across london-based paper house project‘s work and the holton street project is a perfect sample of their work : minimal yet rich in personality,  which is also michitecture’s design mantra.

” We don’t think sustainability should be a special design feature, but rather a fundamental idea that informs every decision we make from start to finish.”

all project images and description are provided by paper house project (thanks james!).

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holton street by paper house project

i can move in here… light wood & rusty coral

lindbacken_uppsala_rusty coral and wood_diningroom

all images courtesy of BLOOC.se

i haven’t really seen any project recently that would trigger the “i can move in here” button. and here we go – this AMAZING property in uppsala, sweden ( uppsala is the fourth largest city of sweden, after stockholm, gothenburg and malmö ) is beyond the dream: very crisp interior style with shades of nude and rusty coral color scheme. the layout of the house is simple and efficient. the vintage modern style is still the winning secret ingredient for a chic, modern home.

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i can move in here… light wood & rusty coral

frame it with black

interior steel black frame window_4

all images courtesy of fantastic frank.se

happy monday!

we finally have our new front windows & door installed…! yay and yay! the black frame windows and solid black door look really amazing with the original brick wall and the marble lintel and stoops. to celebrate this milestone of our first home improvement, today’s post is all about interior (steel) black frame window/door.

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all images courtesy of fantastic frank.se

when in doubt, frame it with black. (and you know what i would say for the interior, right? when in doubt, paint it with white!)

frame it with black

patch cafe by studio you me


all images courtesy of studio you me

patch cafe, designed by studio you me is that kind of cafe you dream to own one day. the interior style is intimate, inviting, with little touch of industrial taste. love the contemporary yet playful atmosphere created by exposing original brick wall, pair with concrete floor and polished marble station.







all images courtesy of studio you me

don’t forget to check out studio you me‘s website for more lovely inspiration!

patch cafe by studio you me

vintage modern: the use of darker shade in a white interior

vintage modern swedish kitchen_dark cabinets_white sink

all images courtesy of fantastic frank.se

love the vintage modern atmosphere in this 58 M² apartment from stockholm. it is also very interesting to see what the place looks like before it’s put on the market… definitely have more personality. click here to see a house tour from lovely life.

✚ the dark kitchen cabinets make a warm, grounded base, in combination with the rather industrial look of square subway tile and stainless steel racks.

vintage modern swedish kitchen_square subway tile

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vintage modern: the use of darker shade in a white interior

gray kitchen cabinets with leather handle

scandinavian interior_charcoal gray kitchen cabinets

all images courtesy of alvhemmakleri.se

i’ve been more and more into this dark shade of kitchen cabinets with white/marble countertop combination recently. and speaking of dark gray with white countertop kitchen … this is a perfect example.

the square subway tiles and leather handles added some sophisticated texture to the space. sort of a urban-barn atmosphere. love it!

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scandinavian interior_charcoal gray kitchen cabinets_leather handle

scandinavian interior_charcoal gray kitchen cabinets_square subway tile

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all images courtesy of alvhemmakleri.se

you can view the rest of rooms here.

gray kitchen cabinets with leather handle

vintage airline beverage cart for home

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all images courtesy of fantastic frank.se

i’ve been spotting these repurposed vintage airline beverage cart for home on several scandinavian real estate sites… what do you think about this trend?

a elegant, minimal Berlin home with a industrial-style kitchen for sale via fantastic frank.

love the old house detail like these gold door wares.

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vintage airline beverage cart_kitchen cabinet_black wall

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all images courtesy of fantastic frank.se

happy friday!

vintage airline beverage cart for home

fancy monday: industrial duplex with archipelago view

industrial swedish duplex_living room
all images courtesy of wrede.se

inside a 1912 industrial building, this fully renovated duplex designed by koncept stockholm not only has a spacious 4 rooms interior, the stunning water view of archipelago from every room is absolutely gorgeous. love the warm wood floor with primarily black hardware & window frame.

and that fire place… this is what is called fancy.

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industrial swedish duplex_living room_fireplace

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industrial swedish duplex_room with sea view
all images courtesy of wrede.se

check out realtor’s website for the complete set of images.

fancy monday: industrial duplex with archipelago view