Marie Olsson Nylander’s Home
I cannot get the
images of this fabulously designed house out of my mind, and after today’s post, I think you might have the same problem.
Swedish interior designer, Marie Olsson Nylander, is the brains behind this incredible interior which also happens to be her home (lucky gal). I love the way Marie uses pops of colour to create visual interest against a white background, and I absolutely adore her choice of furnishings, most of which have a worldly feel to them and seem like they tell many stories about her travels. The Balinese and Indian-inspired hanging works of art, chunky wood sculptures and ethnic textiles really speak to me – this home could very well comprise my dream interior (well, for now, at least).
Marie and her husband bought this 1970′s villa in Malmö, a remote town in Sweden, and decided to renovate it to achieve the open floor plan they’ve always wanted.
I (HEART) THE FOLLOWING DESIGN FEATURES:
BOLD USE OF COLOUR especially when paired with a white or neutral background. In this case, every single accessory and piece of furniture reads like a piece of art against the white walls.
OLD WORLD FURNISHINGS always make my heart pitter-patter. Anything with a worn-in and rustic finish looks fabulous in a contemporary space (contextual contrast is fun, right?). I love displayed artifacts, antique textiles, and re-purposed furniture (check out Marie’s kitchen island…Love it!)
AN ECLECTIC MIX of furniture styles is done right in this interior. Why? Because even though the furniture styles may be of different genres, they work together in terms of colour, proportion and placement.
WHITE PAINTED FLOORS really make the space seem never-ending. The walls, ceilings and floors seem to blend into one another, achieving that open-concept feel that Marie loves so much.
Check out this video tour of Marie’s house – it will make you fall deeper in love with this interior, I know it did for me:
Happy designing, friends.