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.
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…
Thank you my dear and I think a coffee date is long due for us!! Hope you will come to Munich this spring:-)
For sure, Mr. Happy…we will find the right time…will write you a PM…a big hug…i…
What a nice atmosphere. The wooden floor with this rug looks fantastic. Thanks a lot for sharing this!
It does, Corinna! It inspired me to do a little restyling in my home this spring!
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!
Merci pour cette bouffée d’air frais avec ces jolies couleurs!! Bonne journée
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! 🙂
Really nice wooden floor. We love the wooden floor. Over all its perfect room. Love it
Nice room! This kilim rug is really gorgeous with all the bright colours and gives the space a cozy look.
The colour of the floor is also nice.I don’t like wood (in general),but that one is not intrusive.
Definitely the rug – the print on it is fantastic!
Laura @ Retro Furniture