scratch that, fancy this: new york loft style grownup bachelor pad

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all images courtesy of alvhemmakleri.se

ah. exposed brick walls. certainly there are technical/maintenance aspects to be considered,  (if not whitewashed); and for the rentals, exposed brick walls is often viewed as an real estate ruse to bring some “design” intent to the property (not to say these faux exposed brick wall panels). so here you go, there are actually two types of exposed brick walls included in this property. what do you feel about the exposed brick wall?

the layout of the apartment can be challenging as the unit is at the ground floor next to the street, and, the organization of the rooms  is a linear arrangement from hallway, living room to bedroom/kitchen/bathroom. yet these black frames successfully defined each space without interrupting the visual openness.

truly a thoughtfully curated interior that is rich in characters (love these ceiling bulbs) yet remains its simplicity in color & material palette. this gotta be one of the dream bachelor pad i’d fancy!

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all images courtesy of alvhemmakleri.se

and yeah… the ‘new york loft style’ is probably the second next to the exposed brick wall as an overused term in the interior design field. but you get what i mean.

happy sunday!

scratch that, fancy this: new york loft style grownup bachelor pad

minimal luxury style: i can move in here

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talking about “minimal luxury” style. this property from stockholm seems has the best neighbors including shops like tous les jours, dr. mat and superfront(my on-going fancy).

the light wood floor and charcoal gray/gray tone makes a elegant and sophisticated style that is classic and chic. i know, i am just using all the flattering words. and yes, i can move in here without changing anything.

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leather details accentuated the medium gray cabinets and added a right amount of warmness to this marble-gray combination. oh wait, did i see the marble countertop and back splash?

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the charcoal gray hex floor tile and glass shower panel. and more marble counter top for the laundry set. no, we will never get tired of having marble counter top.

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all images courtesy of alexander white.se

what a fancy unit to day dream about.

minimal luxury style: i can move in here

monday reno-inspo: gallery kitchen

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our home renovation is totally behind the schedule (somehow we are not surprised?), and i really, really cannot wait to the day when everything is done done. i miss the days of making saturday morning breakfast without needing to going in/out through the plastic sheeting… well, you know.

definitely we’ll be so proud of ourselves when this renovation is done.

spotted this beautiful kitchen with some impossibly beautiful details and ample of natural sunlight. you can read the full article here to learn more about the kitchen layout.

have a nice week ahead!

monday reno-inspo: gallery kitchen

about gray, brass, and marble…

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styled by emma Fischer for Bjurfors Göteborg

two very different settings of kitchen using same color & material palette: brass hardware, gray cabinets and marble countertop, and both kitchens look amazingly chic. love the simplicity and the accent of brass hardware.

white vs. black, which one is more of your type?

about gray, brass, and marble…

plywood and marble

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all images courtesy of madearchitects.be

the freshly cut look of plywood pair with marble countertop, these two simple materials, are surprisingly a perfect complimentary to each other. so minimal in form but rich in its character. simply gorgeous. and hey did i mention there is a beautiful concrete floor (in true cement gray) that extends inside-out? it must be such a treat to have your daily meals or cup of coffee here with that view.

if you’re like me who still believe in concrete floor, check out these beautiful examples here and here by antwerpen-based architecture studio made architects.

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concrete, wood, and tiles (plus marble)

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a lovely parisian apartment renovated by paris-based architecture studio septembre has the minimal interior style accentuated with varied flooring materials. all rooms are linked by a corridor through out the full length of the apartment.

my favorite two corners are the kitchen and bathroom.

the concrete flooring in the kitchen with grey cabinets,  marble countertop and backsplash that matches the surface of the dining table.

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concrete, wood, and tiles (plus marble)

minimal 2016 calendar (and weekday carnival is back!)

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i am so excited to find out the very awesome weekday carnival is back to the blogsphere!

images shown here is the 2016 minimalistic calendar designed by riikka. i love how minimal it is yet have good balance of white space where you can write down notes for each day.

check out her shop RK DESIGN for more original & refreshing design like this… and definitely stop by her blog where you can always find amazing diy projects!

minimal 2016 calendar (and weekday carnival is back!)