about gray, brass, and marble…

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images courtesy of fantastic frank.se

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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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all images via dezeen

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!)

black, marble and brass, plus the book by tham & videgard arkitekter

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all images via fantastic frank.se

i am having two subjects in one post today.

remember the virtual monday post? that’s right, the realization of the project looks JUST LIKE the rendering, in good way! the marble countertop/backsplash with brass trim, framed by black cabinets with brass hardwares… minimal yet rich in materiality, michitecture’s #1 design mantra.

and remember the atrium house by tham & videgård arkitekter featured back in 2012?  stockholm-based architecture office TVARK’s book looks perfect in one of the HG7 project, packhuset. you can look inside the book here via idea books.nl (which offers really awesome book preview). buy the book from amazon(US).

happy sunday!

black, marble and brass, plus the book by tham & videgard arkitekter

i can almost move in here

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all images courtesy of ahre.se

gray gray gray. the combination of gray and wood makes a calming interior atmosphere. my favorite corner? the kitchen. love the stainless steel cabinets with marble counter top, with subway tile as back splash on gray wall.

also don’t you love these deep window sill ?

yes, i can almost move in here… just need to add one or two tom dixon offcut stools to cheer up the interior little bit.

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i can almost move in here

gold handle for kitchen cabinet

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all images courtesy of alvhem makleri.se

a spacious apartment for sale in göteborg, sweden. my favorite detail is that gold handle and the marble countertop! ( and this is probably the N+1 time i am saying it) these handles are so minimal & elegant. LOVE it.

✚ when in doubt… throw a white linen table cloth. i did the same trick to our wood dining table and it works great!

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✚ a closer look of the gold handle

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all images courtesy of alvhem makleri.se

you can check out the rest of the interior here.

happy friday!

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small kitchen inspiration: gray kitchen cabinet

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all images courtesy of alvhem makleri.se

to be honest the use of gray kitchen cabinets with marble countertop sometimes can seem too ‘suburban’. yet the compact layout, the wall organizers, plus black grout for the subway tile — this small kitchen from Göteborg, sweden has a rather urban-cool vibe.

click here to see the rest of the apartment.

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all images courtesy of alvhem makleri.se

small kitchen inspiration: gray kitchen cabinet