Friday, 17 October 2008

i could happily call any of these places home...


This is EXACTLY how I want my kitchen and dining area to look. Only it won't. Cause I have dark floors. And dark furniture... But I will hopefully have a similar kitchen - anyone have any idea what they've done with their benchtops? Are they limewashed or just birch?

...my husband? Not so much. I get in trouble when I talk about "white this, white that". So I have to get my white fix elsewhere. Thankfully, I finally found some time recently to delve into Skona Hem's lovely site and check out their house tours. Skona Hem is a Swedish magazine and of course the interiors it features are what the Swedes do best: white, bright and airy with pale wood and oodles of style. So, here's what I copied into my moodboard folder for future-house inspiration. Enjoy and happy weekend.


Any colour pops against a white backdrop, like this yummy turquoise...


...and cool red chandelier...


...and cheery yellow pieces


There is something about an Eames chair that turns any space into a stylish one. Must be why they're a classic!


Wicked wicker


My hubby is a huge spiral-staircase fan. I love white and pretty things. This could be the perfect combination!


How awful to have this view!


Warm wood stops the white from becoming sterile


Black chairs + white table = super style

Perfect for growing girls


Oh to have these windows; this kitchen; this light!

6 comments:

Rachel B. said...

what a wonderful blog! love these pics. :-)

Peachy Keen said...

Oh, Oh, Oh! ALL GORGEOUS!! Thank you for sharing your lovely pics. There is potential that we may be purchasing a house with a reno in 2years (its very pretty already though!) and all these pics capture the essence of how I would love it to feel! Thank you, and happy weekend!

rhubarb said...

I love white, although we have gone more into the antique whites and chalks with our reno.

belinda graham said...

thanks guys! welcome rachel! peachy, you must start a blog so we can see what you get up to when you buy! rhubarb, we tried antique white usa at first but ended up changing to whisper white - it's nice and warm, but i'd probably go a little whiter next time. I'm forever saying "next time" and "next house" but we haven't even finished this one yet!!!

rhushouse said...

We did chalk at first and it was too dark, then we tried it again later and it was fine, turns outthe first batch was tinted too deeply.

la la Lovely said...

OH I love all these images.. I could move right in. I have seen that little office that has a view of the Eiffel tower, isn't that something! Hard to imagine someone actually gets to look at that every day.. do they tire of it? Thanks so much for participating in the giveaway. LOVED your ideas.. all of the pictures are fabulous and so helpful.. loved the DIY letter you made so perfect. I"ll be announcing the winner tomorrow evening.. stay tuned!
x Trina