Soft pink tones are known to have a strong calming effect. In interior decoration, the soft pink color is often used for a romantic style, inspired by royal palaces and their beautiful environments. A colour scheme that goes in powdered pink, cool gray, soft cream, rich brown and a touch of shimmering gold evokes a classically luxurious yet contemporary feeling.
Decorating in neutrals is beautiful but can also be hard to achieve. When working with neutral colors (gray, brown, white, beige), it is important to add plenty of living plants for a space to be balanced and not feel too flat. Green plants make any living room more welcoming. A green plant and a splash of green accent here and there creates a more homey feeling and adds freshness to the room.
Here is one of those small apartments you dream about. At a mere 29 sqm, the use of the few square meters is completely optimal. We are especially loving the way raw OSB (oriented strand board) and oak are combined, especially on the stairscase. The architect has cleverly used OSB board to structure and optimize the space, which still feels light and spacious despite the limited number of sqm.
Images by Scandinavian Retreat
All white.. everything.
The key to successfully designing a space in an all-white scheme is layering. By layering different materials, textures and shades of white together you essentially create depth, which is the biggest factor to consider in order to avoid the space falling flat and feeling clinical.
We are especially loving romantic boho-chic homes in pure white enriched with elegant wood textures, soft cottons and wools, luxurious lace and linens. It’s all in the details.
This stylish apartment in Stockholm is a well-preserved property built in 1898, as seen by all the original details throughout the home. But what makes this home interesting is that it makes you do a double-take. The focus here isn’t on designer furniture, but rather on the architecture and its history – from the floors, to the walls, doors and ceiling details. However, this homeowner has also added a unique and creative twist to the majestic space, creating a beautiful juxtaposition between the classic and the contemporary details and showing us that less really is more.
The natural oak floor is suitable for those looking for a classic wood flooring that differs from the classic strips design. Oak Palazzo Rovere from Kährs European Renaissance Collection is a floor with the strips laid in a Dutch pattern. With its timeless design, silk matt lacquer surface finish and 30 year warranty, this floor will be sure to last for generations.
Palm Jumeirah’s coastal qualities and the villa’s seafront locale influenced the look of this home. Every inch of this vibrant 6,500 sq. ft. Atrium villa on Palm Jumeirah is full of contemporary and retro furnishings, memorabilia, sculptures and art that achieve a finely tuned balance, which is both elegant and engaging. “This is a villa by the beach. I wanted to preserve the elements that define it, such as the colours of the sand, the sea and the garden, while injecting a sense of unpredictability”” says the homeowner.
“The only challenge that arose was that this villa is a rental, rather than privately owned, so the ‘wow’ factor had to come from the furnishings and decor and not from any dramatic structural changes, which were not possible” says interiors stylist Devjani Cox. That is why Kährs Oak Dome wood flooring was the obvious choice for this home.
The 7 mm thick stained oak floor in a warm white tone from Kährs Linnea range is a wood veneer floor, created using Kährs’ patented three-layer parquet technology. Kährs floors are ideal for people renting their homes, as it is installed in a floating manner on top of any existing tiles or marble flooring without the use of any nails or glue, thereby eliminating the risk of damage to the subfloor.
Read the full interview with the homeowner and stylist here.
Don’t forget to check out the latest issue of InsideOut magazine, with a special feature on wallcoverings. The wood flooring used for the styling of the room settings is none other than Kährs Oak Trollaborg. Looks really dramatic and cool in the diverse settings, doesn’t it? Just goes to show how the floor works well with every style.
Images by Russ Kientsch | InsideOut Magazine
This glamorous apartment focuses on creating an open and social plan. With fully glazed sliding doors to the terrace and several windows, the apartment becomes very bright with natural light. Due to the brightness in the home, the dark wood floor stands out beautifully without darkening the space. Seeing how the natural light bounces off the floors and shows off each and every plank’s grain, is a real treat. The bevelled edges further enhance each plank, adding to that exclusive look.
The pure white walls, natural light and dark wood floor create a beautiful and elegant combination and a perfect canvas for the rest of the exclusive furnishings.
To get this look, opt for Oak Java from Kährs American Traditionals Collection. Oak Java is a very rustic, dark toned product with its rich dark coffee colour. With microbevelled edges, a silk matt lacquer finish and clearly visible grains, the natural oak wood is beautifully enhanced in each plank.
As we accelerate into “Summer 2013” mode, we are feeling inspired by the famous Scandinavian summer cottages typically seen by the sea coast. Combining red and white is not only extremely classic and elegant, but also timeless and cozy.
Combine red and white hues with a whitewashed rustic oak floor such as Oak Oyster for that authentic beachside/summer house feel.