Friday, July 26, 2013

Saturday Swoon - OSLO magic

Every once in a while an interior will sweep you off your feet. This renovation project in Norway was a dream come true for two sets of friends who both loved the city but couldn't afford to buy where their hearts desired. They put their heads (and money) together and bid on this lovely old Oslo city home with a garden. After choosing their respective floors, they each set about renovating and making it theirs!

Dining room table & eat in kitchen

The interior style resonates with a lot of younger decorators who might not have the funds to create the house of their dreams. Budgets were tight but it doesn't show in the final result. A delightful mix of eclectic and bohemian leave us wanting for more!

They saved on costs by recruiting friends and family to help where they could.

A lovely window seat to enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the garden.
 Both charming and functional the use of bright surfaces and lots of light, combined with the uniform theme of white washed flooring its resulted in a truly personal and unique style that can grow with the times with minimal updating.

Many of the original features and details were preserved, but the bulk of the renovation saw massive layout changes and clever use of design to maximise space.

A clever use of shelving to incorporate the kitchen/living.

Staying true to their personal tastes, they have both incorporated their love for flea market finds and vintage hand me downs that marry the look together.

An IKEA sofa teamed with a few designer cushions make an inviting and warm living room area. The small shelf that was carried around for years becomes one of the focal points of the room. Industrial style lighting ties in with the black modern iron fireplace.

The master bedroom with white-washed floors & bohemian influences make this truly unique and inviting.

A small corner in the room reserved for hobbies.

Beautiful tiles make this otherwise dull space quite quaint and sweet.

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