Hemnet is a real treasure trove for interior design and inspiration. In recent years the quality of the photographs has improved by leaps and bounds, and there is a phenomenal number of exceptionally gifted stylists and photographers who surpass themselves time after time. As you would expect, we are particularly pleased whenever the stylists use wallpaper, which is a wonderful tool for giving a room character and achieving maximum impact immediately.
Wallpaper can really bring that little bit extra to a timeless classic interior. Just like in Alvhem’s wonderful turn-of-the-century apartment, photographed by Fredrik Karlsson. In which our chequered wallpaper, Edward, creates a soft, textile-like backdrop to the room and helps create a cosy but bright look.
The colours of the wallpaper have been used very cleverly. The grey shades seem to echo the black interior details, while the beige shades match the brown leather and wood perfectly. The colours of the interior details are brought together by the wallpaper, and the overall impression is one of unity and harmony.
Another favourite example is Ahre’s, Joanna Bagge and Frida Schuler styling using our Ava wallpaper, photographed by Anders Bergstedt , when they carried out a really clever and cool kitchen renovation. With the kitchen located at the far end of the apartment, they used Sissa Sundling’s powerful pattern to really draw the eye. The mix of the classically-inspired Ava and the modern favourite, Mirror Ball from Tom Dixon, creates a unique, daring and modern look.
When you are renovating a kitchen, it is easy to start with the fixed kitchen cabinets and let these determine the style. But here, Joanna and Frida have gone the other way, and used the wallpaper as a visual headline to catch the eye. This draws attention away from the standard kitchen units. If you are happy with your kitchen layout, this is a great way to create a new, attractive kitchen by focusing on replacing aestetically-significant details, such as door and drawer fittings, counter tops, splashbacks and maybe some money invested in attractive whitegoods.
I hope you find these homes as inspiring as I do
/Johanna Vestlin, Designer