I’m often inspired by the rooms I see online – I mean, we all are, right? But how do you create the look – where do you start? Well, in my first Get the Look piece for Tile Mountain, I thought we’d start with a simple Scandinavian design that’s clean and fresh as well as easy to replicate in your own home.
The original inspiration image comes from German publisher Callway by Stefanie Luxat. The book is called Wie eine Wohnung ein Zuhause wird which roughly translated means, ‘How An Apartment is a Home’. While written in German, the inspiration from this publication really comes from the beautiful, simple homes shown within it’s glossy pages and this particular image caught my eye.
It’s really perfect for summer with the soft pastels playing against the brights and the pale wall and flooring creating a lovely textural backdrop to the setting. So to recreate this look, of course I started with the walls and floors. I chose our own Murano Beige Wall Tile which recreates that soft marbling and movement. For the flooring, I’m guessing this is painted wood but it would be so much easier (and less messy!) to create in tile. Why not carry on that soft veining with our Calcutta Marble white floor tile?
Once we have our backdrop, we can start looking at the pieces that make this room so vibrant. A sleek lined grey sofa with simple lines, a vintage coffee table, some bright scatter cushions and a textural rug.
Here’s what I came up with…
Murano Beige Wall Tile / Calcutta Marble white floor tile / Salute Sofa / Secto Octo Ceiling Light / Deep coral throw / Parrot Cushion / Teal buttoned cushion / Yellow pom pom cushion / Sail by Julia Contacessi / Triangle Weave Rug / Orla Keily storage jar / Diptyque candle / Guitar pick mid-century table (vintage, try eBay or Etsy for similar)
None of these pieces are wildly expensive which makes this a great look on a tighter budget although I would recommend splurging a little bit on that beautiful sculptural wood light fixture – it’s a show stopper!
So what do you think of my first Get The Look? Is this a look you’d like in your own home? I’d love to hear from you!
As a multi-award winning interior design content creator, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey and dispenses interior design advice in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she’s not helplessly drooling over all the latest trends in design, she’s adding things to the imaginary ‘shopping basket’ in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, stalking eBay for vintage bargains and filling her home with her favourite neutral – gold.