Why This Room Caught My Eye

March 11, 2014 0

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Today’s post is a great example to showcase that it doesn’t take loads of furniture, numerous design pieces and an impeccably styled interior to catch my eye – and hopefully your eye too. The latest house tour over on Apartment Therapy is a couple’s home in Portland, Oregon, and it stands out because it is full with character: with the owner’s obvious love for nature and greens and a liking of mid-century design and a easy-going interior style.

I’ve consciously picked a shot of their home that is rather unspectacular in the sense that it doesn’t clearly show a specific room – it is just a peek-through through a door into a room which seems to be the bedroom. And yet it captures my attention with a few simple elements:

  • House Plants: The selection of robust, easy-to-care house plants like the monstera deliciosa and the rubber plant is a great way to add visual interest to a room. They look very sculptural and cause the least plant care. Plus they are smartly places – one to the left-hand side leading the eye to the rear of the room with the wild monstera cascading down from a closet.
  • Kilim Rug: You must admit – a colorful kilim rug always catches the eye’s attention. Place a long, rectangular vintage kilim rug as seen here to give visual guidance and invite the eye into the room.
  • Wooden Floor: This ‘basic’ is a safe eye-catcher – wooden floors always get my attention as they create an instant homey and warm feeling. After many years in an apartment with real wooden parquet, I can not imagine myself in a home with laminate or other synthetic flooring. I just can’t. 
Are you the ‘simple interior’ kind of person or do you prefer a more styled home? I am curious!

Photography by Jaclyn Campanaro via Apartment Therapy
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  • Reply frauheuberg March 11, 2014 at 09:33

    Hej Mr. Happy, wow what a lovley room view and i like the color palette so much…this rug is a beauty dream…hopefully you have a great start in the springtime and enjoy the sunshine weather outside, too!!! Give you a big hug and hopefully see you soon, dear friend…all the best…cheers to Munich…i…

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 11, 2014 at 10:23

      Thank you my dear and I think a coffee date is long due for us!! Hope you will come to Munich this spring:-)

    • Reply frauheuberg March 11, 2014 at 13:21

      For sure, Mr. Happy…we will find the right time…will write you a PM…a big hug…i…

  • Reply corinnasblogdotcom March 11, 2014 at 10:12

    What a nice atmosphere. The wooden floor with this rug looks fantastic. Thanks a lot for sharing this!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 11, 2014 at 10:24

      It does, Corinna! It inspired me to do a little restyling in my home this spring!

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt March 11, 2014 at 11:53

    It looks like such an inviting space. The rug is beautiful and the plants look so healthy.

    PS. Glad to hear that spring has arrived in your corner as well – I love this season!

  • Reply aurelia-m March 11, 2014 at 13:12

    Merci pour cette bouffée d’air frais avec ces jolies couleurs!! Bonne journée

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily March 11, 2014 at 22:11

    I am so dying to visit ~Portland Igor! I can’t believe what a creative city it is! Love the mix with kilims! Thank you so much for stopping by-I do appreciate it! 🙂

  • Reply Home Best Furniture March 12, 2014 at 08:11

    Really nice wooden floor. We love the wooden floor. Over all its perfect room. Love it

  • Reply London carpet cleaning March 12, 2014 at 10:44

    Nice room! This kilim rug is really gorgeous with all the bright colours and gives the space a cozy look.

  • Reply Eve Stanley March 12, 2014 at 18:14

    The colour of the floor is also nice.I don’t like wood (in general),but that one is not intrusive.

  • Reply Laura Lou March 18, 2014 at 20:15

    Definitely the rug – the print on it is fantastic!

    Laura @ Retro Furniture

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