Sometimes you just have to take a break to deal with ‘life stuff’, so it’s great to be back here thinking of blog posts again. And after a fraught few weeks I was feeling the need of some Scandi calm when I spotted this gorgeous house featured on Inside Out. What do you get when a Norwegian interior designer, Hanne Poli, who has also lived in New York, Malaysia and Amsterdam, relocates with her family to Italy? Well, you get an amazing house for one thing, and an interior that blends Poli’s pared back Scandinavian roots with a relaxed rural Italian vibe and a fair share of eclectic touches.
Do you ever see a photo that keeps cropping up on Pinterest or Tumblr, but you don’t know where it’s from? That was the case with the photo with the geometric shelving below, an image that I kept seeing, but never in context until I came across this apartment in Rome, which was designed in 2014 by Quincoces Dragò & Partners.
This has to be one of the most elegant interiors I’ve come across of late. The design scheme highlights the original features, including the arched windows and the herringbone parquet flooring, while creating a retrained backdrop that offsets the beautifully chosen range of furnishings, including design classics by Charlotte Perriand, Vico Magistretti, and Flavio de Carvalho – Carvalho’s FDC1 Armchairs, designed in the 1950s, feature in the living space below.
The kitchen in this apartment in Mantua in Italy has to be one of my favourite kitchens that I’ve come across this year. Why? Because of the contrasts, where the minimalism of the cabinetry and that gorgeously subtle interplay of greys is played against the character of those rustic roof beams. Continue Reading…