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Stylish and cosy nursery in subtle shades of grey

grey nursery

Hello! Bonjour! Ciao! I think this week has me back in my routine and back with an Interior Tuesday and I am planning very much to do another article for the Genuine Friday series.

And for today’s pretty apartment we are traveling to Gothenburg in Sweden and have a peek in the area of Linnéstaden. The neighbourhood is very central and yet known for its small shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants.

So, in the middle of Linnéstaden you can find this beautiful, completely renovated apartment that is definitely not just an ordinary place. All details from the past were preserved in the form of stucco, wooden floors, cast iron elements, and stunning doors for example.

And it includes a lovely grey nursery that makes you swoon as well!

Therefore, we will have a look around, especially at the nursery, and you will understand what I am talking about:

 

grey nursery
This is a very bright room with lovely high ceilings and the clean Scandinavian look we love so much.

Get the look: The grey canopy* matches perfectly with the walls. And the crib bumper* enhances the whole look too.  A cool ride-on car* to race around the house, a stylish rug * (this one is washable!).

 

grey nursery

grey nursery
Sofa in the kids room? Perfect for feeding, story time and for the child to relax. And what those snuggly blankets and cushions, it looks all very cosy to me!

Get the look: Dusty pink muslin blanket* (various sizes available), white cotton ball lights*, and of course a natural storage basket* for all the tiny bits.

 

grey nursery
Get the look: Red play kitchen* and black pushcart*.

 

scandinavian bedroom

scandinavian interior

string shelves ideas
A few images from the rest of this stunning family space and I am sure you agree. The colour in the bedroom is a stunner. And of course, no Swedish home without a String shelf system.

If you would like to see more interior inspiration, how about these kids room ideas and these 5 magical rooms.

Happy Tuesday!

Via Alvhem
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Colourful children’s rooms in this Country House

Colourful children's rooms

This beautiful family home, just 1 1/2 hours outside New York City, has a very elegant and subtle country house atmosphere. You will enter and discover lots of grey and cream tones.

But once you come up to the children’s rooms you will be delighted to see colours. Fun, cool, fresh, and bright colours that are so surprising and so splendid at the same time.

And this family house is a real treat. Moreover, the surroundings are laid-back, simple, and just full of country life. Amenia did not change much over the last years and remains a little village with a shop, a church, and a restaurant.

And yet, I am pretty sure, that the family that comes up here to escape their busy city life, enjoys the peace, space, and greenery:

 

Colourful children's rooms

Colourful children's rooms

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That yellow four poster bed is a stunner. I am with you.

And it really makes one to think about yellow in the house more seriously. If you want to copy the idea, I have the feeling that your best bet would be to buy a simple wooden four poster bed. And then you go and buy a sunny yellow colour and block a weekend for some DIY fun.

More, I love the wonderful bench under the windows. Something you see a lot in American homes and it always looks so cosy. The built in bookshelf that has a little ladder to reach to upper levels is a great idea and use of space.

Personally, I could actually look at the little girls’ room for hours…

 

pink bathroom

And how about a pink bathroom?

By the way – those storage baskets you see everywhere – you can get them here*. In various colours, including yellow.

 

stylish boys room

stylish boys room

stylish boys room

stylish boys room

The boy’s room is pretty cool too. And with the same cool bookshelf and window seat features. And instead of a yellow bed, there are a couple of yellow accessories to match.

Such refreshing rooms!

And if you like this place, I am pretty sure this modern family farmhouse is right down your alley too.

 

via Chango
Photography: Sarah Elliott
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A lush and light filled family space in Gothenburg!

A lush and light filled family space in Gothenburg!

Hej from Gothenburg and this gorgeous family space in the beautiful neighbourhood called Haga.

And what a wonderful light filled space this is. It is stunning and I love how the old owners gave it this lush look with lots of  greenery. All rooms are bathed in light through the beautiful high windows and up to those high ceilings, that are full of original features.

In brief, Haga is a bit ‘the village in the middle of town’ and the car-free streets are lined with small cafes and shops. A charming area of traditional wood buildings and cobbled streets.

But right now we want to see this awesome family place, because it is so inspiring and inviting:

 

A lush and light filled family space in Gothenburg!
In essence, this beautiful bedroom with an original wooden floor, rosettes and the famous William Morris wallpaper is a dream!

 

A lush and light filled family space in Gothenburg!

A lush and light filled family space in Gothenburg!

A lush and light filled family space in Gothenburg!

Those shelves are probably a must in every Scandinavian interior! Not so surprising since they are very practical, very ‘chic’ and just never look outdated…

Together with the Vintage desk and chair combo, it makes for a really lovely kids corner!

Together with: Shelf system*, wooden toy mixer*, storage baskets*, Children’s bed*& rug*

 

A lush and light filled family space in Gothenburg!

Imagine sitting here for your meals! Close your eyes and just imagine…

 

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And totally in love with that corner!

 

A lush and light filled family space in Gothenburg! 8

And I am so intrigued to finally go ahead and get some new chairs for around our own dining table. Totally love the idea of having a beautiful and mixed selection of chairs.

Since we already have lots of colourful plates, glasses and other tableware that are mostly coming ‘alone’ which makes the setting always fun. Maybe we should go wild around the table too…

What do you think?

 

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Photos: Anders Bergstedt
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An enchanting boy’s room in grey and yellow

enchanting boy’s room in grey and yellow

Hi! I know, it is not Tuesday today but I will share one awesome kids room with you anyway. First of all, because special rooms (it is one amazing boy’s room, trust me!) do deserve an exception. And second, because I am also introducing you to my friend Ursula from Room to Bloom.

Ursula is based here in London and she is running a lovely children’s interior studio. I am pretty sure that you have seen her work somewhere before. And lucky me, she will share her projects from time to time here on Paul & Paula with us. Yay!

Welcome Ursula, so excited to have you and so excited to share your work here. Starting with a very lovely room for a boy called Finn:

 

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enchanting boy’s room in grey and yellow

enchanting boy’s room in grey and yellow

Today I’d like to share a grey and yellow bedroom I designed for a little boy called Finn. I designed his room in tandem with the nursery for his baby sister, which you can see here.

In both rooms I worked with the existing carpet and wall colour, as the rooms had recently been decorated, yet they’ve turned out very differently.

Finn had outgrown his nursery and was ready for a change. His parents wanted a stylish room with a playful touch. A house bed was the starting point: it makes a good first bed as it is low to the ground and feels enclosed, creating a snug corner and focal point for the large room. I anchored the bed with an abstract two-tone mountain-scape backdrop, turning into a border on the adjacent wall. And I like how the border continues over the built-in wardrobe, almost hiding it, whereas previously it had been a stand-out feature.

enchanting boy’s room in grey and yellow

enchanting boy’s room in grey and yellow

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enchanting boy’s room in grey and yellow 9

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I chose grey bedding to blend in with the decor, which gives a restful feel, and added some fun cushions to liven things up. Cotton ball lights, easily accessible book ledges, a play table and animal decor create a more playful atmosphere.

On the other side of the room, locker style cabinets offer storage for more books and toys. There is a toy chest for larger items. As Finn is really into his cars, we added a road rug, which also breaks up the expanse of the floor a little. Finn now loves playing in his room – mission accomplished!

Thank you Ursula, in love with the room!
Article and all images: Room to Bloom
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Cool Edwardian family home in London’s Crouch End

Edwardian family home

Hello! Today’s Interior Tuesday will be a local one and I am showing you this fun and interesting family home right here in London. In the Crouch End area, currently for sale, and with a very cool space in the attic.

A lovely five-bedroom house that includes a wonderfully bright artist’s studio on the second floor (such a great space) that is situated in an equally lovely area.

In the heart of London’s Crouch End, in a quiet residential street, where you can find many shops and restaurants. Not to forget, that to the west is Highgate Wood, to the north is Alexandra Park and Muswell Hill, and to the south is Finsbury Park. Such a green area!

So let’s have a look around this Edwardian family home with lots  of original features, a contemporary edge, and lots of light:

 

Edwardian family home

Edwardian family home

Edwardian family home

Those large bay windows, original cornices, fireplace and the lush garden! So dreamy!

It really is the perfect mix – Edwardian and contemporary in equal measure.

Unfortunately I have no idea who the owners of the house are, but it is clear that they have a very good eye for interiors. And for colours…

By the way, the garden is home to an array of mature trees and shrubs. A beautiful wisteria, olive trees and a eucalyptus.

 

Edwardian family home

Edwardian family home

I am in love with the art work in this children’s room. And all the colours.

It is so good to see a room filled with so much inspiration, creativity, and fun! On top, this room is bathed in natural light…

 

Edwardian family home

Edwardian family home

Edwardian family home

And here is the extraordinary top-floor artist’s studio, the perfect mix of old and new and such a great spot!

Built-in shelves line the walls, six velux flood the space in natural light, and I can totally picture setting up office in here…

More family homes in the UK? How about these English family homes?
Via The Modern House
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