Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Punkrock interior with a decadent attitude

My heart made a little jump this last Saturday when Dutch interior magazine 101 woonideeën came in the mail and I flipped through the pages. I saw a little part of a kitchen with a concrete floor and a heavy metal table and I instantly recognized it as the home where the picture is made that I have been loving for years!

I was really happy to finally read the story behind it and to find out more about the house and its habitats. The home, a former brewery, of Swedish architect and interior designer Johan Israelson and his family is situated in the countryside of Gotland but has a real urban feeling.

Johan is a former musician and describes his style as Punkrock with a touch of decadence... I totally love this style and I recognize myself in many of his ideas. He translates a Gucci black flagship store feeling... into a home where he combines, black and heavy metal with crispy white and soft grey concrete walls. He is not crazy about color but love 'blackish colors ' like olive green and midnight blue and is obsessed with deep purple.

I only ever saw a few pictures of this home... The one above was a, to me, unknown picture of the kitchen and the hallway with coat hooks of steel on a concrete wall covered in a crispy white frame. I loved to see the same idea in this home as I have in mine and more of the home I fell in love with long ago.






Where most people add warmth to a home with fabric and curtains Johan likes to let the light in and gives the home a cozy feeling with sheepskins and a big wood stove.
Great contrast with this dark wooden wall with artwork from Jesper Zacco


28 comments:

Lau de Casalil said...

Ah oui je la connais aussi... j'adore... and you know what... this is actually the kind of home details i'm looking at for my next home project... in the deep south!! I feel it great!! thanks!!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

this is my dream house desiree, so much concrete i am in heaven!

and that image from homelife has been on my desk top for weeks, totally love that look.

we're on the same wave length darl. xx

Blümle´s Blog said...

Wow, i love your photos, this style and your blog. Beautiful!
Gruß
Tanja

info said...

we hadden 'm al eens ergens mogen bewonderen he, maar hij blijft GE WEL DIG!!!!

Cez said...

I already know it!!! but it's so nice...just a dreamy house/studio....Thanks Desiree to show it again!!!! hugs

Passione Helena said...

Erg mooie beelden!

Heerlijk als je daar ook zo van kan genieten!

Fijne avond,
Lieve groet, Helena

Amalie said...

OMG!! I loooove it!

RUW MET STIJL said...

Ik las het zaterdag ook, en ik vond het ook een super gaaf huis.
Hier kan ik mij ook helemaal in vinden. Veel grijs, zwart en ruwe materialen. Heel gaaf.
Een huis om van te genieten.
Bedankt voor de extra mooie foto's.
groetjes Ellen

BODIE and FOU said...

Gorgeous home and so many beautiful details...I have to dash but love all your posts and raviolis!. bises

http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-moodboard.html

lia said...

Wat een heerlijke sfeer geven die foto's weer.
Ja, ik denk dat ik me er ook wel thuis zou voelen.

Liefs Lia

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

Great post on a beautiful home.
Ingrid

Geisslein said...

this is sooo inspiring for me! :o)

toves sammensurium said...

wow.I am soooo oh-la-la'ing right now,what a cool place!!!!!And gives me even more reassurance that I need some concrete somewhere around here!Love it!
tovehugs:)

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Great design - the simplicity and hues are wonderful. I would like to have multiple lives to be able to live in a series of homes of different styled designs.

Mirjami said...

what a lovely house. I love wood but have to say that concrete looks very cosy not cold at all. so beautiful!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

It is fabulous Desiree and, I love the touches of wood to give it just a touch of warmth.
XXXX

Puur Kate said...

Wat een gaaf huis!!!
Stoer,ruw maar totaal niet kil.
Lieve groet,
Katja

Elina said...

Oh love it again!

Audrie said...

Bellissima questa casa tutta grigia!Ciao, Audrie

Bleudelavande said...

Grazie per queste meravigliose immagini!!!!
Sai, sto rinnovando l'arredamento e la decorazione dell'ufficio di mio marito e il tuo blog sta diventando la mia Bibbia per le ispirazioni!!!!Grazie
Buona giornata.

Jan | Poppytalk said...

Love it!

SEO London said...

Wow I just amazed to seen these amazing photographs of your house, it was outstanding.I would like to buy this type of house, Its very inspiration blog.

Anonymous said...

I love the house and I love your blog.
regards Val

www.senseandgrace.com said...

wonderful house and you rblog is beautiful!
regards Val

santina said...

great! i love the record player in the kitchen!!

Diamond Core drill said...

The design of the house is very rare.. Would you mond if i copy some of it for my house.. Because we have a house under construction..

Johan Israelson said...

Thank you all for very nice comments, i will assure you its coming more concrete houses soon, my website is www.israelsonarkitektur.se
God bless Sex Pistols.... Love Johan Israelson

Hunszil said...

I love it !

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