Take lots of white with something else...
Berlin has always captivated my style interests and the recent visit has not been any different. There is a current move into light and airy spaces, mixed with statement colors, a mix of textures, patterns and a sense of humour.
At a Restaurant, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin.
At Green Living in Berlin.
This is not particular to Berlin, but rather a style which has emerged over the last decade, perceived from Scandinavian and other, related style sensitivities. (I still remember Sophia Coppola's movie 'Marie Antoinette' with it's modern interpretation of Rococco).
Image via here.
Berlin is always on the forefront of avantgarde design in Europe and right now I feel this new, greener and fresher style has emerged. I guess new style tendencies travel fast and having had a chance to travel large distances in Europe lately has shown me how it has spread. I would call it new European style.
Image via here.
Dagny from the fabulous blog Scandinavian Chic has just guest blogged at the stylish blog From The Right Bank about the new Scandinavian maximalism. I guess it's no coincidence...Scandinavian style has long captivated Europe and Germany in particular.
Antiques and contemporary pieces fit in easily and multiple layers of natural fabrics, cushions and carpets add comfort entering the new season.
It is an easy style, equally at home with a low budget as well as high end. Being green goes hand in hand with it.
Again modern meets bohemia!
I like the light floors, painted or wooden and rooms lit with lamps of mixed heritage...I like traces of country patterns, mod furniture and recoverd barock pieces, I like Biedermaier next to Italian leather and glass next to a sheepskin...
I can also translate this into New England or California style. At ease with lot's of white.