Until the 19th century, on the site of the Noho area in New York, there was a botanical garden, and it was much later that this part of the city became a sought after residential location. This modern bachelor’s apartment is located just here. Designer Sean Litchfield played with color contrasts making the home look and feel truly masculine thanks to brutal furniture pieces and metal decor. Some bright details such as juicy paintings and colorful books also were added. Cool and stylish!
Those who believe Scandinavian interiors are all “the same”, should look at this unique Swedish apartment in the suburbs of Gothenburg. The interior spaces reveal an unusual combination of exotic decor and plants, furniture of different styles and a dark, almost black color scheme. Paintings in frames deserve special attention here. Also, the apartment boasts a spacious roof terrace. Very unusual home!
Very often wallpapers can work miracles, and in this English bedroom a fairy tale really happened. The Upper Brook Street wallpaper by Little Greene has a very active print: a dark base and a vivid floral pattern were created perhaps for any room except bedroom, but designer Karen Knox decided to give it a try. As a result, she got one of the most unusual bedrooms that we have ever seen!
This small one-bedroom apartment of 50 sqm in Stockholm would be perfect for a person working in fashion industry or an editor of a glossy magazine, as the interior is full of trendy decor items. Textures, pictures in frames, modern pieces of furniture, exotic plants – the decorator feels the style so well. But a special aura here, of course, is set by a color range of moody dark tones. A memorable home!
The only bright spot in this Swedish apartment is the entrance hall with a cool marble floor. That’s it! The rest of the spaces, like under the cover of night, are decorated in dark, almost black tones. Perhaps the owner is a nocturnal person and wanted to recreate his favorite atmosphere at home, or maybe it’s the gray Scandinavian landscapes are influencing him in this way. In any case, the home looks very bold and unusual. The kitchen is simply gorgeous!
Not everyone can decide on a completely black walls at home. Especially in the bedroom, where, as a rule, we all expect to see light and unobtrusive shades. But today we have an example of a rather bold color choice for this very private part of the home – designer Jessie D. Miller created a very dramatic and glamorous feminine bedroom. All 4 walls here are painted black and only small details are in contrast white. Golden elements and stylish designer decor created the character of this extraordinary interior. Gorgeous!
Designers of Smith Hanes call their project in Georgia “a residence in a soft industrial style.” Indeed, in design, there are lots of signature style details such as leather, glass, metal, brutal decor, but at the same time, the image was diluted with soft tones, flowers and lovely decor. Black and brown in common areas are contrasted with blue and white in the bedrooms and living room. The combination of contrasting elements in the interior almost always looks good and effective, this trick has worked here too!
In the beautiful Ukrainian city of Lviv, there are lots of magnificent historic buildings, which, nevertheless, do not always meet modern requirements for comfortable living. The layout of this small apartment of 35 sqm in one and the central houses is far from ideal, but the space has some of the unique features such as high ceilings and direct access to the backyard. Studio RePlus tried to minimize all the shortcomings and emphasize the advantages of this unusual object. The result is a very cool and stylish loft!
Scandinavian style is loved all over the world, its influence is felt even in Australia, despite the fact that the climate in this part of the world is completely different. This cottage near Melbourne looks like typical Scandinavian home and would look more common in a severe Norwegian forest with its black and white scheme, clean lines and minimalist design. By the way, the house is rented and is ideal for quiet holidays outside the city.
Christmas decor can be of any color, including dark shades – this home in Finland proves it. Yes, the colors here are mainly dark, but the interiors do not get any less stylish and cozy. The main thing for the designer was to balance and play on the contrasts: add some white touches, arrange the plants throughout the house, and, of course, add all the lights and candles. As a result, it is no longer a dark kingdom, but a cozy family nest. Beautiful!