I love the story behind the Kralingen house. The client of the home is an architect and shares the home with his wife. The Avenue design studio was brought in to soften the otherwise very stark and masculine interior design. The mission was to find a way to balance the minimalistic architecture with a more soft interior.
The result is a contemporary space which feels both very architectural structured but also has a subtle and soft vibe to it.
Design tips from this house
Below are some of the design tips we can gather from this design and decoration project. The ideas can easily be adapted to any space but we can also see them suiting a newly built home. Especially where the wish is to “soften” up the stark feeling.
- Use curtains instead of blinds.
- Use natural materials and organic forms
- Bring in some greenery into the space
- Decorate with fabrics: think of the cushions and carpets
- Decorate open shelving
- Display unique pieces of ceramic
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Interior design, styling and photography: Avenue Design Studio
Architecture: Stefan Prins
I am Caroline, an ex interior design consultant, turned into a content creator, 30+ something Swedish born with an insane passion and interest for design, blogging, and living a meaningful and creative life. Design to me is about creating a (your) story – it is about understanding what matters and how to create something unique and meaningful which speaks and motivates you.