Tuesday, June 14, 2016

That Light Blue Armchair


She wanted to have a bright & functional living area, which would be suitable for children to play and for her to read and watch TV. There're plenty of windows so the light is coming nicely in. Brightness and simplicity are the key words in this home.  

The starting point was the existing pieces of furniture - light blue armchair and floor lamp. During the project she found old pieces of a book shelf in her parents' garage. As the whole shelving system was light-looking, had a connection to her with its history and it  was a kind of look-alike of the Swedish Sring shelving - it was an easy decicion to bring it in. The metal support parts just needed a new layer of white paint. The plywood shelves we left as they were - all a bit diffent natural shade which gives a sort of character to the whole system.

Space is sometimes a luxury, and when you don't have much of it, you are tasked with figuring out ways to make it work. It's important to reach the full potential of a living room and of the whole home.






  

My basic idea in home decor is that there should always be some crispy white and a hint of black to sharpen the space. Then you can add any colour(s) you like, and the result will look fresh. This room is a good example of that.


ps. You can find the bedroom of this home here and the kids' room here


BTW, the rug is from Ikea, the small coffee tables from Vakum Design as well as the couch, cushions from HM Home and the small bottles from Kika.


27 comments:

  1. very beautiful and fresh and yet very calm ,love how you included turquoise in your design

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  2. I love how you decorated this space. We live in a small condo too and we never know which pieces to bring in or how to spruce it up without cluttering it. Thanks for the tip about crispy whites and a hint of black!

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    1. Great if this was helpful and inspirational for you :)

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  3. Omg I need you to come and redecorate my apartment! So pretty!

    Love,

    Ivelisse | CarnationDreams.com

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  4. This looks so nice. I wish I had a bright living space like that. The blue looks amazing.

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    1. Thank you, Liz! Blue has that calming effect.

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  5. Wow I am loving the blue, your blue arm chair is gorgeous and I love the interior design and layout.

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    1. Thnak you, Ana! The flat owner likes it there as well :)

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  6. I love it. The pastel colours look really soothing and pleasing to the eye. I wish I could do my living area like this.

    Fatima

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    1. Thank you! I always try to keep the walls etc as light and neutral as possible and then add some colours.

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  7. I wish this was my living space! I am crazy about that light blue shade right now.

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    1. Oh, great! Hope this gave you some inspirations :)

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  8. Omg! I love how you decorated this apartment! Love all colors! Such a great inspiration!

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    1. Thank you! Happy it gave you some inspirations :)

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  9. I like this living space so much. all furnitures are so simple and just perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Sabrina! The aim was to keep it simple yet cosy.

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  10. this is perfect as I am about to move in a new flat and I need some design inspirations. I do love Blue so much! :)

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    1. Great if this gave you some inspirations fro your new home :)

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  11. The blue armchair is really pretty. The gray and yellow decor on top of the tables are really nice. They added great touch to the whole room.

    ❀ Kathryn from http://www.TheGracefulMist.com ❀

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  12. Love your style! The black and white rug sets everything off so well and my goodness, the blue armchair ties in so well with everything.

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  13. I love the decor and soothing color of the room. And that arm-chair looks like my perfect spot in the room!

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    1. Yes, it's a kind of statement piece there!

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  14. I really like how this space is decorated. It so modern and "clean" looking. I definitely need help with it comes to this stuff. Amazing thoughts.

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