Why This Room Caught My Eye

15 October 2013 0


Sometimes it is sheer simplicity that catches my eye. In a world where visual cues are exuberant, a quite setting attracts my attention pretty quickly. Especially when there is one or two little style elements that add that dash of sophistication to a simple interior design. When I spotted this kitchen, I felt like I would love to sit there on the table, have a cup of coffee, flip through a few favorite interiors magazines and let the day pass by. As simple as that. But what caught my eye in detail? Here are three points:

  • Industrial Pendant: Lighting is essential in any interior and one of the most important interior design elements. Kitchens seem to be the ideal place for vintage, weathered industrial pendants. Probably because they evoke some fantasies of a large bakery from the past. Or the image of a large French cuisine from the late 19th century? I don’t know what, but it always works.
  • Tiled Wall: Metro or subway tiles have really made a grand entrance in the interior design scene. Mostly, tiles were used for the splashback in kitchens. But an entire tiled feature wall? Pretty cool!
  • Black Eames Chairs: In this rather simple kitchen void of clutter, a design classic makes a stark statement: they reveal the owner’s sense for design and style. And opting for simple, black Eames chairs is the best option to underline the sophisticated, calm look of this kitchen.
Are simple interiors catching your eye, too?

Photography via Fastighetsbyran

You Might Also Like


  • Reply italianbark 15 October 2013 at 09:10

    Yes usually I’m more attracted by simple interior…for myself and my home I prefer a warmer kind of interior style, with colours and personal objects reminding me a special time of my life…but when I look at a magazine, website, image, I’m attracted by simple and clear interiors too. As someone said…Less is more 😉

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 15 October 2013 at 09:24

      That’s a good point and should actually be a leading thought when designing a space: less is more:-)

    • Reply Robin Horton 15 October 2013 at 15:55

      I agree with both of you. If the space is cluttered nothing stands out. I think one can have a clean design whose spareness actually showcases those objects representing one’s travels, experiences, personal aesthetic.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 15 October 2013 at 16:41

      Excellent remark, Robin! I think a quiet surrounding sets the stage for beloved pieces to the max as you stated! Always to remember when styling a room!

  • Reply FLOOR NUMBER FOUR. 15 October 2013 at 10:59

    I adore the white glossy tiles! They definitely make the room brighter and add some sort of luxury to it!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 15 October 2013 at 13:52

      I agree Maria – especially with that daylight, it just looks rad!

  • Reply Julie Sardinetin 15 October 2013 at 11:17

    Very much so…I’ve got metro tiles on my “must have” list at the moment!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 15 October 2013 at 13:53

      They’re on my wish list too. Right after a proper kitchen:-)

  • Reply Robin Horton 15 October 2013 at 15:52

    Nice find Igor! Have always loved those tiles used almost anywhere and I especially love the big windows that let in all that bright light and also offer a view of the outdoors!

  • Reply Angelika Leśniak 15 October 2013 at 17:46

    Viel Licht, Helles, Raum und…einen Akzent.
    Wenig Gestapeltes, Rumstehendes, Raumfressendes, Ablenkendes, Zerstreuendes…

    Die Lampe ist super!!!

  • Reply Eric Slinns 16 October 2013 at 15:29

    Hi Igor,
    Its like a representation of old meets new, isn’t that what reinvention is all about. People like old things that look new in good spaces that include good techniques of white like you has. Excellent

  • Reply Christine - House of C 17 October 2013 at 11:33

    My kind of color themes, loves it!

  • Reply Holly 20 October 2013 at 12:18

    That pendant is a dream! A dream!

  • Leave a Reply