24 August, 2011

White apartment in Markveien

This creatively decorated apartment embraces the atmosphere of Grünerløkka - a colorful, lively area of Oslo, where the cafes are buzzing with students from the nearby Art Academy and The Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Different shades of white and grey make the interiors feel airy and full of light. This monochromatic background was injected with some deliciously contrasting accents of wooden and black surfaces. Look closely at the table in this wonderful, open-plan kitchen. It was made from old wooden doors. Hilde took it from her grandfathers house... isn't it a beautiful symbol?



photography: Sveinung Bråthen, via: BONYTT

16 comments:

  1. How delightful to hear from somebody in Oslo. I think Nordic style is so inspirational. I am hooked and following along with you now.

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  2. Wow, such beautiful spaces! I am completely in love with the color palette, the space looks so calm and inviting! Love your blog and now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit mine:)

    Kisses,
    Annabelle
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

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  3. I absolutely love ceiling medallions.
    (Now following you on Twitter!)

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  4. The ceiling decor is very typical for Oslo apartments.
    Can you believe that in the 80's people build suspended ceilings to cover all this?

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  5. Awesome! I love the pics and I'm actually hoping to decorate my room entirely white! :)
    Page

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  6. Great, white is always a good idea :)

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  7. So stunning, I really like the white

    http://www.fashionhacks.blogspot.com/

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  8. I always love the possibilities that a monochromatic background gives you.

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  9. Love the decor. I love the blue/green wall piece on the first one.

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  10. i like those wooden parts, now when I know they are so old, I like them even more!

    Monika

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  11. you walk there almost every day?! sounds wonderful. fantastic home! love especially the kitchen. btw my cousin lives in Grünerløkka. I haven't seen him almost 6 years. Time to fly to Oslo :-)

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  12. Maria, it could be great if you visit!
    Markveien is a narrow, pretty quiet street famous for it's vintage shops and little, cosy caffees. It's close to the river, so I walk there very often :)

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  13. It's lovely! White and grey are two of my favourite colours and they are beautifully used in this space. I love that part of the kitchen with the silver fridge, exposed brick, wood and chalkboard.
    Ada

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  14. THis is a beautiful place to live in! Our home is in white & grey, very relaxing place! Have a nice day and congrats again for a beautiful post!

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  15. thank you :)
    have a nice day as well!

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