Thursday, October 1, 2009

Whimsical Modern

I don't know why, but these past couple of weeks seems to be all about opposites for me.
Big and small, old and new, and now this home featured in Skona Hem. Here, playful whimsical details meet modern, clean lines and a stark white backdrop. One wallpapered accent wall and a fun coat hanger make this space more accessible for people like me who NEED pattern and color.


This giant, oversized mirror opens up a narrow hallway.


This wooden table adds a bit of rustic charm and is nicely (and boldly) juxtaposed against a shiny copper pendant lamp. The art on the walls also soften the space.


Throughout the home, you'll notice an eclectic mix of styles.


No area goes unnoticed, no corner ignored.

all photos via skona hem
Is it weird that although I can appreciate the design aspect of this space, all I really want to do is throw on some big socks and slide around that shiny white floor? I bet I could catch some air on a floor like this.

30 comments:

Iva said...

WOW!! I love the second and last two areas!! Really nice... also YOU ARE HILARIOUS! lol it does look like it would be fun to slide around lol heheh

ohhh HAPPY OCTOBER!! WOW!!

...love Maegan said...

omg sliding in socks!!!!! that's exactly what I would be doing. lol

Rachel said...

Haha! That brings me way back to some great memories(the socks sliding on the floor). I love when small spaces have a big design. Makes the room seem grande!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Girl...so many things to love! That tree coat hanger, the white floors, and my favorite chair: the white Barcelona. These spaces are modern yet romantic at the same time. Lately I've been wanting to paint some of my rooms white, so that everything else seems more important in the design scheme.

Superficialgirl said...

I could live in that first bedroom like forever!! love it :)

DesBisoux said...

these interiors are so peaceful! the light maybe? can i slide with you?
btw, just wanted to tell you that your post about why buy vintage has made me do some thinking. I can't find a pair of boots i like and can offer...so i've decided to go vintage hunting this weekend! you would love Bricklane!well i think.xxx

eco-stylista said...

This is an amazing home, I love every details! I am so into white with pastels. I think this is the most comforting color combination.

Inty swetha said...

beautiful.. house!!

simplesophistication87 said...

I love that first room! I want that white tree

Lily G. said...

I love all the pretty little details.

Blair said...

Such a fun dining area--love the copper light fixture.

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

I was just browsing this home over at Skona Hem this morning! So glad you posted it here so I could drool over it a second time! I can never get enough :)

xo,
Crystal

Children of the 90s said...

That last picture is my favorite! I love the attention to detail.

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

I love the mirror idea for the hallway :)

TERI REES WANG said...

More than the striking light of ultra white, there is a balance here of weight and texture that speak up stronger than the subtle tones that anchor each room.

LiLu said...

You always post all this gorgeous stuff, and all I can think is "Oooooo, shiny."

I SWEAR I am missing a gene.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

That is quite a floor. You would go sailing on it with socks. The rustic element mixed with the modern. Very pretty and it works.

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

Gorgeous! Looking at these light and airy rooms makes me feel dirty, lol

Blau von T said...

just adore the first picture, the wallpaper, i must have it x

Hanako66 said...

so gorgeous and clean!

Sam said...

So, so nice! Love that wooden cupboard/ chest of drawers in the second last pic - it appears to have animals and things on it....like a lot!

Her name was Lola said...

I need to know where I can purchase that clever coat hanger {and I wonder if it comes in black?} So cool!

Cheers.

Diana said...

I love the contrast. It's furniture you would see in a cabin but the rest is so sleek

Rachel Follett said...

Definite air! I really like your take on these spaces. I love when people can appreciate the details in a space.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Love, love the big wooden table. So rustic.

MissBliss said...

and this is another reason why you rock!!

love these pics :)

ana b. said...

Give me everything in that top photo NOW and no one will get hurt.

paula said...

such pretty spaces.

Bromeliad said...

Now that you mention it, that white floor could be a real pain to keep up, unless you stick a swiffer under those socks.

robin baron said...

I just love how that bed sprawls out. Very beautiful!

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