LIVING ROOMS

June 23, 2014 / Homes

ELLE Decoration’s edit of beautiful living spaces

  • This pared-down palette creates a cool canvas for a Danish couple’s collections of 1940s and 1950s furniture (sourced mainly from France) in their Fredensborg home. Wicker chairs are teamed with a simply draped sofa alongside edgier, industrial-style cabinets and a metal table from Fil de Fer (fildefer.dk)<span>Photography: Mikkel Russel/House of Pictures</span>

    This pared-down palette creates a cool canvas for a Danish couple’s collections of 1940s and 1950s furniture (sourced mainly from France) in their Fredensborg home. Wicker chairs are teamed with a simply draped sofa alongside edgier, industrial-style cabinets and a metal table from Fil de Fer (fildefer.dk)Photography: Mikkel Russel/House of Pictures

  • This globetrotting jeweller has collated treasures from her travels to create a colonial feel, fusing influences from France, India and Africa in her 100-year-old Goan home. Here, she has hung framed artwork to create a feature wall above this vintage Indian sofa<span>Photography: Anna Kern  Styling Eva Lindh/House of Pictures</span>

    This globetrotting jeweller has collated treasures from her travels to create a colonial feel, fusing influences from France, India and Africa in her 100-year-old Goan home. Here, she has hung framed artwork to create a feature wall above this vintage Indian sofaPhotography: Anna Kern Styling Eva Lindh/House of Pictures

  • This 19th-century-apartment in Malmö, Sweden, features classic furniture that is displayed in casual clusters around the space<span>Photography: Petra Bindel  Production/Styling: Emma Persson Lagerberg/House of Pictures</span>

    This 19th-century-apartment in Malmö, Sweden, features classic furniture that is displayed in casual clusters around the spacePhotography: Petra Bindel Production/Styling: Emma Persson Lagerberg/House of Pictures

  • Warm, muted tones and layers of soft furnishings create a welcoming aesthetic in this cavernous converted church that nestles in a quaint Dutch town<span>Photography/Styling: Jeltje Janmaat/House of Pictures</span>

    Warm, muted tones and layers of soft furnishings create a welcoming aesthetic in this cavernous converted church that nestles in a quaint Dutch townPhotography/Styling: Jeltje Janmaat/House of Pictures

  • This striking period property in Copenhagen has been artfully updated with concrete floors and streamlined Scandinavian pieces lifted by fresh white paint.  The house is owned by a couple with an eye for design: one of them is a co-owner of Danish multimedia design company Norm<span>Photography: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen</span>

    This striking period property in Copenhagen has been artfully updated with concrete floors and streamlined Scandinavian pieces lifted by fresh white paint. The house is owned by a couple with an eye for design: one of them is a co-owner of Danish multimedia design company NormPhotography: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

  • These eye-catching ‘Hoof’ tables by Samuel Wilkinson for &Tradition add a humorous twist to the scheme in this classical Copenhagen home. The sofa is by Hay (hay.dk)<span>Photography: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen</span>

    These eye-catching ‘Hoof’ tables by Samuel Wilkinson for &Tradition add a humorous twist to the scheme in this classical Copenhagen home. The sofa is by Hay (hay.dk)Photography: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

  • A mix of antique rugs with kilims from far-flung destinations injects colour and texture into this light-drenched 19th-century Italian villa, situated on the outskirts of Turin close to the foothills of the Alps<span>Photography: Fabrizio Cicconi  Styling: Francesca Davoli/Living Inside</span>

    A mix of antique rugs with kilims from far-flung destinations injects colour and texture into this light-drenched 19th-century Italian villa, situated on the outskirts of Turin close to the foothills of the AlpsPhotography: Fabrizio Cicconi Styling: Francesca Davoli/Living Inside

  • This former garage in the heart of historic s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands has been converted into a colourful and contemporary home-cum-workspace that is divided by reclaimed-timber walls and a vast mezzanine floor<span>Photography: Jean-Marc Wullschleger/Living Agency</span>

    This former garage in the heart of historic s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands has been converted into a colourful and contemporary home-cum-workspace that is divided by reclaimed-timber walls and a vast mezzanine floorPhotography: Jean-Marc Wullschleger/Living Agency

  • A classic villa in Barcelona’s characterful old city displays one creative couple’s treasured heirlooms and vibrant artworks against a backdrop imbued with faded grandeur<span> Photography:Fabrizio Cicconi/Living Inside  Styling: Francesca Davoli</span>

    A classic villa in Barcelona’s characterful old city displays one creative couple’s treasured heirlooms and vibrant artworks against a backdrop imbued with faded grandeur Photography:Fabrizio Cicconi/Living Inside Styling: Francesca Davoli

  • In this 19th-century Parisian apartment, classic features are offset by contemporary furnishings, sculpture and black-and-white photography<span>Photography: Michael Paul/Living Inside</span>

    In this 19th-century Parisian apartment, classic features are offset by contemporary furnishings, sculpture and black-and-white photographyPhotography: Michael Paul/Living Inside

  • Plants and palms are combined with vintage and salvaged furniture in this serene Italian farmhouse belonging to a landscape architect and interior designer<span>Photography: Fabrizio Cicconi/Living Inside  Styling: Francesca Davoli</span>

    Plants and palms are combined with vintage and salvaged furniture in this serene Italian farmhouse belonging to a landscape architect and interior designerPhotography: Fabrizio Cicconi/Living Inside Styling: Francesca Davoli

  • Shades of grey set the contemporary tone in this Bristol home, accented by tones of yellow and petrol blue that stand out against the distressed whitewashed floorboards<span>Photography: Michael Paul/Living Inside</span>

    Shades of grey set the contemporary tone in this Bristol home, accented by tones of yellow and petrol blue that stand out against the distressed whitewashed floorboardsPhotography: Michael Paul/Living Inside

  • This Majorcan home doubles as a wellbeing retreat whose yoga-instructor owner has created a Moorish feel with pieces gathered from the souks of North Africa. Here, she has introduced colour by piling embroidered cushions on top of a vintage red sofa<span>Photography: Sunna & Marc van Praag</span>

    This Majorcan home doubles as a wellbeing retreat whose yoga-instructor owner has created a Moorish feel with pieces gathered from the souks of North Africa. Here, she has introduced colour by piling embroidered cushions on top of a vintage red sofaPhotography: Sunna & Marc van Praag

  • Natural woods and subtle shades of beige create a soft, calming aesthetic<span>Photography: Peter Kragballe  Styling: Camilla Tange Peylecke</span>

    Natural woods and subtle shades of beige create a soft, calming aestheticPhotography: Peter Kragballe Styling: Camilla Tange Peylecke

  • American designer Jonathan Adler shares this Long Island home with his British husband Simon Doonan. He has combined his own pieces, such as the ‘Ravello Cocktail’ table, with vintage classics such as a Knoll chair (jonathanadler.com)<span>Photography: Richard Powers</span>

    American designer Jonathan Adler shares this Long Island home with his British husband Simon Doonan. He has combined his own pieces, such as the ‘Ravello Cocktail’ table, with vintage classics such as a Knoll chair (jonathanadler.com)Photography: Richard Powers