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

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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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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

earthy & cozy

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love the simple material palette and the earthy tone that creates this cozy home interior.

and look at the size of window/doors… natural sunlight definitely makes any space better without much effort needed.

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and speaking our love for brass — the brass suspension lamp in any room just never fails. ( menu version has been one of my favorites so far)

earthy & cozy

throw-back Friday


it’s hard to believe it has been seven years since i first posted this townhouse project by eliding & oscarson architects. seven years have been passed by and it is still my all time favorite. i just want to copy everything for my future home (somewhere, someday). it really worth another shout-out after seven years. check it out here.

throw-back Friday

sunday afternoon open house: neutral palette for home

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sunday afternoon is one of my favorite time of the week. ( … most favorite time? saturday morning! )

this set of images from fantastic frank reminds me just the exact feeling of sunday afternoon: the warmth of natural sunlight, the peaceful, quiet moment (with some occasional dog barking in the background), the shadow & the glitter casted through the water glass.

love the neutral palette which creates a earthy, calming interior that soothe and quiet the busy mind.

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sunday afternoon open house: neutral palette for home

gray, marble and some gold

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i can never resist the combination of gray, marble and gold (brass), and this apartment for sale from stockholm proved that you really can’t go wrong with these three elements.

some more nice details:

✚ gray kitchen cabinets + gold hardwares

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✚ gold cutlery with marble countertop

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✚ gold socket pendant

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✚ gray sofa (with linen cover?), marble top sidetable ( similar one here) and wood tabletop dining table with black metal frame

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happy monday!

gray, marble and some gold

the nostalgic mood

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a vintage-inspired interior from fantastic frank for our sunday inspiration. couple interesting details in this apartment : hexagonal marble tile for kitchen countertop; painted black wood floor; file cabinet as bed side table (remember i was just talking about the use of file cabinet in this post?).

the old wood shelving, mismatched vintage porcelain diningware and patterned fabric makes a beautiful wabi-sabi home.

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the nostalgic mood