11 January, 2011

The perfect house

It takes a lot of imagination and love to create a beautiful family house like this one. Airy white interiors furnished with vitage pieces, decorated only with objects meaningful to the owners - exotic art 'souvenirs' brought from all of their journeys. Natural materials create cosy, warm atmosphere: wooden panels, soft woollen carpet, leather and velvet seating. All contrasted, spiced up with industrial metal: old, flaking coffe table, black, oversized floor lamp. Simple, functional, down to earth, but absolutely unpretentious beauty: the essence of Scandinavian style.

When Marie Olsson Nylander saw the building for the first time, she thought: "Never". The shabby, 70's house in distant Arlid, by the rocky Swedish coast, didn't seem appealing to the successful, busy city couple. But surprisingly to all, it turned out to be a place where everything has found its balance and perfect harmony.










































photo: Sara Svenningrud via: Mixr

14 comments:

  1. What a dream space! I love that everything just pops off of the blank white canvas. Very deliberate design choices are highlighted. Gorgeous!

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  2. It really is very unique, they have put so much into styling thier home. Great photos

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  3. Wow, what an amazing home. I love how the white walls and floors allow the furniture to pop. The first picture is just stunning. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Following on Google Friend Connect.
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    ~Giselle
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  4. this house is a dream! I'll be in Paris for 2 days at the beginning of April.

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  5. Design Elements, what are your plans in Paris? I've began to study the guidebook...

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  6. I love this home tour (and 'Residence' magazine) - such fab details and design style. So much attitude and edge. Just wonderful!

    x Charlotta

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  7. *sigh* beyond perfect!! Love the burst of colours.. the blend of old and new.. a total fusion!! i heart!! :-)

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  8. i love the boho style and the mix of objects of the house!

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  9. I like it!
    Beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!!

    www.design-with-love.blogspot.com

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  10. This really is one of the best houses ever in the history of mankind. That is all.

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  11. Dla mnie też idealny. Bardzo mi się podoba taki styl.

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  12. I have to agree - it really is an exceptionally cool house. Just missing a Q speaker or 4 and it would be without a doubt. Perfect!:)

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  13. This home is incredible. I dream of traveling the world and filling my home with things I collect on my travels, and thats how this house looks.

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  14. You're right, this is the prefect house. The eclecticism is just amazing! That's a fine taste for decor right there.

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