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.