occasionally, it just feels good to lighten up. clear the clutter out, and let your ‘signature’ pieces speak for themselves in a monochromatic environment. a cool white slouchy sofa, or your prettiest pendant lamp — your favorite artwork for instance. these spaces all do that, but they don’t come across as cold either. just simple, calm and very relaxing.
there are a few good books i’ve kept forever in my design library about getting the look: monochrome home, at home with white, peace at home, simple home, keep it simple and living with light. some of them are out of print, but can be found super cheap at used books stores and even amazon — so look around. they all convey the inspiring light look really well and all contain excellent styling tips for keeping things simple, but very liveable.
meet desenio — beautiful photographic and graphic posters and prints with that gorgeous Scandinavian design. The Scandinavian’s unique sense of style comes from their harsh environmental conditions, and despite the simplicity and symmetry, Scandinavian interiors always emit that lovely sense of warmth and coziness. At Desenio you’ll find a vast selection of high-quality and affordable posters and prints with Scandinavian design and much of their artwork is designed by Swedish illustrators and designers — all available online in the US, Canada, Australia and all throughout Europe.
Desenio’s concept is to provide accessible art for everyone, and help their customers create beautiful and inspiring homes in a simple and affordable way. they’re really helpful in giving you suggestions and inspiration on how to combine poster art with home décor — just click here for inspiration and here on how to create your own gallery wall and check out their cool accessory options for hanging prints, too. Desenio’s selection of Scandinavian posters and art prints is continuously updated with fresh products, so follow them on Pinterest, Facebook and instagram to see what’s new.
well, isn’t this the loveliest looking loft-like space? recently featured on domino, it’s the home of creative couple Erika Garaerts and Charl Laubscher. the two took on the daunting task (all by themselves!) of converting a warehouse in the old Foy & Gibson Factory in Collingwood, a suburb of Melbourne, australia into a liveable, and very stylish place. they’ve turned something long forgotten and left in disarray into a minimalist modern, but charming home sweet home with killer high beamed ceilings and natural pine wood floors. for the full tour and some expert design advice, visit domino.
• photography courtesy of domino.