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What do you think, which style will give preferencein her own apartment girl-photographer, famous for shooting interiors for fashion magazines? Luxury, glamor, classic? No, her choice is a laconic Scandinavian design with interesting details that just repeat to anyone. It is said that very few people can so well capture and convey in their pictures the soul of the house, like Petra Bindel, a Swedish photographer who removes interiors for magazines about design. It does not matter how the interior is decorated, which she sees through the lens, there are many or few parts and colors in it - the photos turn out to be sincere and filled with a unique mood of the place. I wonder how did the girl who works in such a beautiful sphere arrange her own home? The two-story townhouse where Petra lives withhusband and children, located in the Swedish city of Malmö, in a house built in 1945, with a fireplace and a small garden in the backyard. The interior strikes first of all with the simplicity of that special quality that makes you want to consider all the details and repeat them, in all their style and laconicism. Petra Bindel, photographer Petra has been photographing for over 18 years and jokes that during this time the camera has already become an additional part of her body. For a long time she filmed landscapes and sporting events, but she found her true calling in interior reports for magazines and catalogs. Now she constantly collaborates with such publications as Dwell and Elle Decoration Sweden, and is improving in the art of conveying the true spirit of the place and the objects inhabiting it in photos. petrabindel.com Creating your own home is always creativity. But beauty without functionality is not interesting, I value convenience. Petra Bindel Open-plan living room with unusual plywood shelving In a bright, sunny white living room, the central place is occupied by one of the most unusual solutions leading to the second floor: a high, up to the ceiling, open shelving made of plywood with a natural wood pattern acts here as a kind of replacement for railings. Beautiful - because it emphasizes the height of the room, it is convenient - it is safer to go upstairs, and practical - it is very easy to get objects and books from the upper shelves, it is worth taking a couple of steps up the stairs. Near the kitchen there is a dining area -round table and chairs. Pay attention to the low-lying pendant lamp above it - in the evening it creates a cozy circle of light, uniting the family at dinner. The windows are decorated only with roll curtains, no sun-blocking textile - in gloomy Scandinavia too much lighting just does not happen. Soft sofa in the living area is decorateddecorative pillows in muted colors that look great against a gray background. The paintings are placed so that the gaze involuntarily rises higher, a wonderful technique that can be used to emphasize the height of the walls in a spacious room or imitate it in a small one. Gray-white kitchen and unusual cabinet Light smooththe surfaces of the furniture fronts, the light gray marble countertop and the floor with a pattern of white and gray rhombuses - this kitchen looks spacious, although it only takes up a small corner of the room. An unusual solution is a wardrobe that combines storage space behind closed doors, indistinguishable from the walls, with brightly colored open niches. Here, the gaze always has something to catch on during routine tasks, such as cooking - the landscape outside the window or color accents on a neutral background. White bedroom with dressing room behind curtain BPetra's bedroom has only small windows under the very ceiling - therefore, the white color of the walls, floor, furniture and textiles is very useful here. The hostess turned the disadvantages of the interior into advantages - even open pipes of communications helped in placing clothes behind the headboard. And the curtain covering the improvised wardrobe successfully imitates the head of the bed. White is not the only color in the bedroom, but clearlydominant. Just a little bit of gray and red in the rug on the floor and pillows on the bed, color photos on the wall - the professional view of the photographer helped Petra to observe the color harmony in this room, not allowing her to look unnecessarily ascetic. The more interesting it is to compare it with the bedroom of children - quite different in mood and design. Nursery with a collage of wallpapers This idea is definitely worth ittake into account: one wall in the nursery is decorated with bright patterns - here are birds, and berries, and flowers. Reception also works as a means of zoning - in a room where children study, play, and receive friends, it is useful to highlight and emphasize a place for sleeping and resting. The drawers under the bed are used for storing things, and the shelf above the headboard is for displaying the collection of glass balls. - The house will never look like the picture,if you have children. No matter how you care about order, their joy and games are more valuable. Petra Bindel Cozy garden decorated with decorative pillows If the house has a courtyard with a garden, it is especially pleasant to spend time there in summer. For convenience, there is a rocking chair and a small table. Pay attention to how skillfully Petra combines the patterns on the decorative pillows that adorn the bench - stripes of different colors and widths look very harmonious together. For evening gatherings with friends, the garden is illuminated by a garland of open bulbs. - The house, in which a lot of effort has been invested, nowput up for sale, and I already dream of a new one. I love old buildings with history, glass walls, the combination of copper, wood and taupe, and the prospect of arranging multiple storage spaces. Petra Bindel

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