Laura. Home Ideas. August 04th , 2017.
See, when you drive home today, you've got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you've got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what's happened in your past is not near as important as what's in your future. -Joel Osteen-
Artist also interior designer Stephan Gip and his wife Bisse live in a beautiful house in Bromma, outside Stockholm. The house built at 1927 and the family moved there in 1961. While their three children were growing up the house when through many different phases, but now they have gone the home is furnished to Bisse‘s and Stephan’sown need.
Stephan has obviously put his mark on the home (being an interior designer) but he devotes a lot of time to his painting. Bisse has two children's shops and business is booming and one of her biggest sellers is the popular children`s chair ˝Robust˝ which Stephan designed in 1961 for their son Joakim.
When the family moved into the house the original planning of the ground floor consisted of the kitchen with maid‘s room and larder, living room and dining room. Kitchen walls were knocked down to create a breakfast area and the living and dining rooms were made into an all–purpose living area.
At the upper floor, walls were also removed and so there are now three roomy bedrooms instead of four smaller ones. The basement was first used for storing bulky junk and there was room for one car. Later, the room was made for two cars and storage space for sports equipment and garden tool box storage.
When the children were teenaged, the cars had to give way to ping—pong tables and furniture for parties and teenage life in general.
Over the years the home has passed through many color changes ― in the ‘50s it had a pale blue tone. At the `60s dark green the bright red and in the ′70s in became mainly white. In the mid‐‵60s the living room was furnished with an extra large leather sofas which was then covered in brown; today the pastel covers are more suitable.
When the children moved away from home a few seasons ago, the basement was totally changed when Stephan moved in with his studio and architect's office. The large bay was made and bigger windows put in and walls were removed to get an empty space also light.
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