Welcome to my “Home Tour” series where I want to share with you homes that really inspire me and hopefully inspire you, too! There are so many talented people out there who have created the most amazing living spaces to suit their needs and in doing so, have come up with some really clever ideas that we can adapt to use in our own homes. And who doesn’t love a nosey into someone else’s house?!
I recently came across this gorgeous home in Oslo, Norway, owned by couple Anette and Barrett. As is to be expected from a home in this location, the house oozes Scandinavian effortless cool and calm, with plenty of clean lines and a neutral palette. Although a predominantly white and light space, the couple have cleverly introduced accents of black throughout the decor to add depth and contrast to the otherwise neutral colour scheme. She has achieved this with the addition of black picture frames, monochrome pattern in her rugs and cushions and of course with the beautiful, striking dresser in the kitchen.
The house dates back to the 19th century and the owners were keen to retain many of its original features and I would agree that they have done a great job in sympathetically maintaining the house’s old charm whilst changing the space into a contemporary, functional family home. In particular, I really like the look of the modern, clean, white kitchen with its original mouldings and central ceiling rosette – the mix of old and new is very striking and is a constant reminder of the past history of the house. The owner has chosen her furnishings very carefully to add just the right amount of colour and modernity, thereby giving the home its unique appeal and personality .
Many of the particulars in this home have been picked up in places like Ikea and Etsy, where the prints and typography above the bed come from. The owners haven’t been afraid to mix these finds with higher end pieces and I feel it works beautifully! Have a look for yourself…
Image Credits: Jacqueline DuBois
What do you think? K x
Adapted from Apartment Therapy