On the lookout for a peaceful dwelling in neutral shades for inspired? I have one for you! Done entirely in soft shades of grey, the 18th century Copenhagen apartment of designer Oliver Gustav is a tranquil mix of classic and contemporary pieces against a classical background.
The construction, built in 1734, is listed by the government as a building of architectural importance. Danes take their historic preservation seriously; there’s nothing you can change about a listed building — perhaps not the sloping floors, not the small kitchen, but not the placement of switches or sockets, nor the moldings or windows. The very first thing you see is the dramatic slant of the floor. Foundations of buildings are oak, that are inclined to change over the course of hundreds of years.
Gustav painted the walls in a matte mineral paint from Germany that highlights the subtle feel of the old plaster. A number of the original windowpanes stay intact, along with the wavy glass can help to diffuse the spare winter mild, such a valuable commodity for Danes, just look how the light softens the sharp angles of every room — it is completely unbelievable!
To this historically appropriate backdrop Gustav has additional deep sofas and chairs covered in heavy linens in addition to 18th-century antiques, providing a stately backdrop for its edgier artwork and items scattered throughout. The kitchen has been highlighted with asphalt grey and furnished with all mid-century modern furniture and classic appliances.
My favorite solution here is a very small home office organized in a cupboard — it’s a great idea to save a little space and also to separate it in the remainder of the apartment. The apartment leaves a lasting impression of peacefulness and beauty all over.
Source : DigsDigs