Our Black & White Kitchen Mood-board

So, our kitchen is almost done, but before I can share some photos with you (the sockets still need to be placed, so I am holding on before taking some nice photos…) I would like to share a mood board.

As I mentioned on my previous post the room is facing North, so it used to be quite a dark space (not anymore hehe), that’s also why we decided to go for a full white. We fell in love with those anthracite IKEA door handles (HACKÅS Handle), to break a bit the uniformity, and so the B&W theme came together pretty easily. I think is always good even before planning to have some clear idea of what the big picture should look like, so here it is mine:

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The Crane Hotel

I’ve been suffering from this grey, cold January weather this year, so I’ve been looking around for short escape out of London.

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While doing my research I bumped into this super unique minimal luxury hotel located on an old coal Crane on the Nordhavn harbour in Copenhagen.

Designed by Arcgency the industrial space has been converted into a luxury private retreat experience for just 2 hosts.

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The Apartment by The Line | NYC

Last week I was in NY for a work trip and as soon as I got a few hours free on the weekend, I visited this amazing concept store in Soho.

While the entrance could be a bit intimidating (the lift from the road is a bit like: ‘Where the hell am I going?’), once you get at the 3rd floor you’re catapulted into the most beautiful light-filled open-air apartment in the heart of SoHo.

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Blackstone House

Last weekend it was Openhouse here in London, the most amazing architectural festival that gives free public access to lots of buildings in the capital and around the country. While most of the people generally hit for the iconic buildings in the city center, this year I opted to stay local and I discovered a beautiful gem just around the corner from my house:

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This new build is designed by 6aArchitects  and is nestled tightly into an irregular corner plot in North London and is split into three apartments.

The client – an artist and restaurateur – briefed the architects with a series of her own photographs depicting the stacking of everyday objects. The result is a minimal space, with a very strong character. The materials are rough ready, a perfect combination of wood, exposed concrete, brass and scratched white stucco.

The featured staircase is the fluid that connects the 3 apartments. The top floor apartment is the most beautiful one and has been decorated by the homeowner with an exquisite taste using a mix of old and new pieces.

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Laura Seppänen Black and White House

Today’s time for a new home tour. We’re going to Helsinki to visit the lovely apartment of the Interior Designer Laura Seppänen. 

I found her house in ATMINE (if you don’t know this website you should check it out, especially if you love to have a look inside other people’s houses like me…) and I totally have fallen in love with it.

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