Frayed Symphony: Sköna Hem Featured Home

Frayed Symphony: Sköna Hem Featured Home

Grace Shu
Jun 3, 2009

When we took a closer look at the latest home featured in Sköna Hem, we noticed that each space was full of contradictions: Black and white, antique and brand new, romantic and utilitarian. Add up all these opposing elements, and you've got a home that's subtly intriguing and full of eclectic charm. Take a look at more photos after the jump...

Gorgeous entryway that gets lots of natural light is painted both white and black. Also, antique portrait oil paintings are in every room--they sort of remind us of haunted following eye portraits.

The kitchen is a harmonious mix of rustic and utilitarian: butcher block counter tops with farm-style cabinets paired with industrial stainless steel shelving and appliances. Check out the farmhouse sink with its pair of modern Artemide Tolomeo lamps.

The bedroom is done in neutral tones but with rich textures, especially from the velvet bedspread--a stark contrast to the simple lines of the bed frame. The mismatched nightstands keep the room from looking too symmetrical.

When most people use their cast-off furniture for porches and sun rooms, this home gives just as much attention to its sun room as it does the other rooms. An intricate white bedspread covers a vintage French sofa, creating an inviting area to relax or nap in this narrow room.

A huge arched mirror is salvaged and used as a backdrop to the dining buffet. This corner of the dining room is a study in romantic, curvy lines from the silver pitchers, lamps, candleholders, and legs of the table to the more practical tarnished metal baskets on the bottom row that holds seasonal decorations and a supply of candles.

Check out the rest of this unusual, fascinating home, dubbed "The Frayed Symphony," at Sköna Hem.

(Images: Sköna Hem)

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