From Place To Space: My Friend’s Hamburg Apartment

July 21, 2013 0

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A few weeks ago I spent a blogger event weekend in the northern German city of Hamburg. I not only looked forward to some blogger fun with fellow bloggers (I wrote about it HERE) but also to meet one of my ex colleagues and friends who recently moved from Munich to Hamburg. She invited me for a brunch on Sunday noon and I used the opportunity to snap a few pics of her new dwelling.


When in Munich, my friend used to live in a tiny apartment just like mine. With all its limitations. Now she’s at home in a typical Hamburg ‘Altbau’ building (historical building) with a big living room and a long row of round-arched windows and an abundance of daylight. Yet again I was amazed how good it is to take pictures in a bigger space with lots of natural light. So I snapped on.


I focused on her living room cause I loved the ‘retro meets vintage’ vibe there. The vintage dining table found on a local flea market is made of teak wood and looks totally contemporary in the combination with those translucent chairs that remind me of the famous ‘Ghost Chair’ by Philippe Starck. Perfectly matched for this personal corner is the floor lamp recalling the swinging 1960s. Those large and widely arched chrome floor lamps were used back in the 1960s for lighting ‘conversation pits’. 


In the living room area she combines raw, vintage leather furniture with wooden elements and mixes textures such as plain cotton cushions, wool blankets and furry sheepskin. The brown leather and wooden hues are freshened up with feminine zests of purple and pink – an ideal playground for her roomie, little Yoshi. 


As you see I focused on her living room as her moving is not yet finished and this part of the apartment was ready to be caught on camera. Apart from the lovely interior design we enjoyed a good brunch and a great conversation before I headed back to my tiny rooftop apartment in Munich.

Have a fab week, friends!

Photography by Igor Josifovic
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  • Reply geraldine July 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    A beautiful space. That book shelf with all the colourful books really lights up the room. Love the round table too. x

  • Reply tina @ colourliving July 22, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Charming apartment. Love it that you went around snapping pics and sharing some of your weekend stay with us.

    The sofa and dog stole my heart:-) Happy Monday, Happy Igor!!

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar July 22, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Oh I’m charmed by her place! Like you say, it’s flooded with natural light but even from the pictures I can feel the friendly vibe of her home. As we travelled shooting homes for my book the photographer and I would say to each other that a home often has an overwhelming vibe about it (good or bad) and this definitely feels good! Love all the books as that makes it feel homely and the vintage crockery is great, too.

    P.S. The pooch is too CUTE!

  • Reply Vera July 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Love this! Especially the gorgeous couch! Living in Hamburg myself and love to see other Hamburg homes!!! x

  • Reply Shelley Jacobsen July 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    You can definitely feel that someone “lives” here…that’s what a home is:) Beautiful and stylish, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily July 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I love your place to space series Igor-so great to see inside your friends’ homes rather than perfectly manicured interior designed spaces. So much more personal and interesting! :-)

  • Reply Holly July 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    That couch!! What a dream!

    Really nice space! Thanks for taking us along to your lovely brunch.

    Xx.

  • Reply Igor Josifovic July 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you everybody for your lovely comments. I am pretty happy you liked my little home tour of my friend’s place.

  • Reply SAndra von 3-ZKB July 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I LOVE it! Auch den süßen Dackel. :-D

  • Reply Tim July 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    i couldn’t have said it any differently:

    she combines raw, vintage leather furniture with wooden elements and mixes textures such as plain cotton cushions, wool blankets and furry sheepskin. The brown leather and wooden hues are freshened up with feminine zests of purple and pink

    BRAVO!!

    crazy about the leather and I miss the authentic german buns! They look so yummy!

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