• OneWorkDesign is an award-winning interior design studio based in China. The studio is co-founded by three friends who are focused on design that interacts with the surrounding environment by creating new and unique interior statements that embrace raw, natural materials with technology.

    Their residential project "Between the shadows" showcases everything they believe in: A small interior integrating raw materials while creating a flow that allows the connection between one room to the other and creating harmony and comfort in this environment. Not only is the flow of the apartment unique but it also focuses on allowing the family closeness and functionality. That’s why the beautiful kitchen is the protagonist . . . while the rest of the rooms surrounds it.


    The materials used for this project range from cement, plated solid wood, black iron, steel and marble to luscious cottons, linen and even natural stone leather–each of them chosen to create a subdued, elegant and (in my opinion) almost theatrical experience–also allowing the make-believe that this home is bigger than it actually is.

    From the floor plan and interior decoration statements to the play of light inside this home, I think we can all agree that this apartment shows the mastery and the boldness of OneWorkDesign.

    Who knew we’d be admiring paneled walls at the turn of 2018.

    LIVING: 1  2  3  4  5    KITCHEN: 1  2  3  4  5    BEDROOM: 1  2  3  4  5

  • Erik Lefvander

    If you are a Scandinavian style enthusiast, you have probably already heard of Swedish Interior Design pioneer, Louise Liljencrantz. With a good eye for elegance and style, Louise is able to combine the subdued essence of minimalism with rich materials, full colors and character-filled objects.

    So, it’s to no one’s surprise that her private home would be aesthetically pleasing–bordering a piece of art. Remaining true to her style, Louise managed to create a statement with her classic-meets-modern approach: Light grey walls, high ceilings, moldings, beautiful timber floors and an impressive collection of artwork, ranging from paintings to statement pieces of furniture.

    Each element in this home seems to play a key role in the play with light and the effortless representation of true decadence and elegance.

    I’m particularly in love with her stunning dining room.

    Get the look
    CH88 Stacking Chair • Design Within Reach • $595
    Paolo Piva Alanda Coffee Table • $1,025
    Tractor Stool • Design Within Reach • $1,235–1,265
    H&M Soft Throw • H&M • $19.99–34.99
    Mantis BS3 Table Lamp • Design Within Reach • $495
    Produzione Privata Perseo 44 Suspension Lamp • Produzione Privata • $1,290
    Hurricane Tealight No.25 • Ro • $47

    Below are some images of Louise’s work... because I simply needed to share.

    What do you think of her project?

    Home Marketplace Wishbone Wood Chair • $239.95
    Bubble Glass Object • $239.95
    FLOS Gatto Table Lamp • Flos • $45
    Tom Dixon - Soft Cushion - 45x45cm - Pink • Tom Dixon • $200.40

  • 'Open' is probably the most appropriate adjective that we used when describing Scandinavian design in the past–but through time, it’s become a lot more than that. 2017’s refreshing new wave of nature-inspired designs came as a nice surprise after what had become a battle against colors on the interior front.

    Photography: Alice Johansson

    As an expat living in beautiful Brazil, I find it exciting to invite some of the rich ethnic vibe that Brazil offers into my home and add impact with texture and the unpredictable patterns of nature. My go-to’s are jute baskets, raw linens, hand-crafted rugs and ceramics... and combine that with modern furniture–as pictured above.

    Try The Look:
    Tripod Table Lamp - Brushed Gold • $209.63
    Ella Serving Bowl - Green • $66.27
    Round Raffia Placemats (Set of 4) • $38
    Aluminum Flowerpot - Green • $50.04
    Seagrass Basket - Set of 2 • $128.48
    Zigzag Runner Rug - 70x140cm - Rustic Brown • $56.80
    Esrum Egg Cup • $6.76
    H&M Washed Linen Napkin • H&M • $5.99
    Dorit Stoneware Vase - Set of 3 • $100.08
    Wayfair Daisy Pouf • $124.99
    Ripple Throw - 115x180cm - Brown • Muuto • $120.37
    Ilse Candle Holder - Brass • Georg Jensen • $114.96
    Egil Sandstone Serving Platter • $33.81

    Scandinavian Interiors are truly a work of art: it’s not just about scaling down but about the playfulness of layers, eco-friendliness, light and the never-ending experience of midsummer in the wonderful Nordic lands.

  • Images: Fantastic Frank

    In recent years, minimal and Scandinavian interior styles have taken a dramatic shift and they’ve redefined our notion of a "clean" space by daring to add color, texture and rawness to what we thought should be "clean-lined", white and straight-forward.

    The lack of sunlight in the Nordic regions (about 1,000 hours short of the amount of sunlight enjoyed in Sydney) is believed to be the foundation for the trend of bright and simple Scandinavian homes–a natural consequence to the color-charged past of the 60’s 70’s 80’s and 90’s.

    What Scandinavian interior design is shaping up to create is a middle ground between the over-colorful past and the white-washed millennium. The transition was clear a couple of years back, when the fashion industry decided to bring back an array of strong colors mixed with a nude color palette–pulling back from an all black and white narrative.

    Although many people are mentally prepared to accept new trends and change, I might be one to always stay on the more neutral side. That’s why I fell in loved with this apartment featured via Fantastic Frank. It’s living proof that we CAN have it all. It’s the softness of the walls, the functionality of the space and the boldness of an unexpected emerald green as the accent color.

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    The mention of having color in a home doesn’t necessarily have to make you cringe. Although I'm very indecisive when it comes to picking paint colors for my apartment, I do very well picking decoration items and furniture that might scare any hardcore minimalist...

    I believe that’s because I share one thing with the Scandinavians (maybe it's because I spend most of my time cooped up indoors): their appreciation for nature. Not only that they have plants around their homes; but also that their passion for the outdoors is responsible for many of their trends–the colors in their designs, the materials they use, the art on their walls–it all adds to their sensorial experience.

    So if you are also afraid to introduce color into your home, this beautiful open-concept apartment is the perfect example of how. Design, function and style. The clear floors, open space and use of natural material like rattan chairs and plants create a perfect harmony between the old and new trends.

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    Floor Lamp Chair Emerald Throw Washed Linen Duvet

    Two words: Green. Marble.

    Yes, the sadly overdone traditional white marble has finally taken a back seat to make way for a refreshing and envelope-pushing wave of stones. The Bursa Beige and Pink Onyx are the most used by the romantic "Soft Minimalists"–and thought I find any type of stone beautiful, this one here hit me right in the heart.

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    Eames Rocking Chair Emerald Green Cushion Dish Brush Nebulosa Side Plate Cutting Board Brown Bowl Linen Cushion Ramona Rattan Chair
    The peaceful and clean feel of this home isn’t affected by the mix of textures, bold colors, materials and preconceived notions of what minimalism should be. In fact, this is one place that can easily debunk the myth of a white-only Scandinavian design.

    Don’t you think?
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