Bohemian Style in a Lovely 1900 Berlin Beletage

Borta bra men hemma bäst (away is nice, but home is best) so the Swedish saying goes - and it was nice to wake up in my own bed this morning! Even so, I feel like it's been a while since I've shared a bohemian style home (and I do like to try to shake things up a little!), so today we're all heading to Berlin (virtually of course - which is a pity as it's such a great city) for a tour of the relaxed vintage-inspired home of Melanie Kharad. Founder of Roomoon, a company selling sustainable, solvent-free bedrails, Melanie loves to decorate her "1900 family beletage" with one off vintage finds, mid-century pieces and an abundance of plants. The result is a lovely relaxed home with clever ideas around every corner!

Baskets are a great way to add a decorative touch to the wall and work as a great sound dampener too - there are a load of beautiful ones here*.

Mid-century side-tables* are still going strong in the world of interiors - which is great as they provide so much storage as well as a great surface for art, lamps, books etc. I love how Melanie has hung lighting from the shelving above - it's a great way to shine a light on the pretty objects and also means the wiring can be hidden behind books.

I rarely think about placing furniture diagonally but by doing so, Melanie has been able to fit a much bigger sofa into the room so the whole family can kick back. I bet there's a tussle for the chaise-longue section (there always is in my home! Do you find the same?).

The darker wall colour in the bedroom helps to turn a room with high ceilings into a cosier space. FYI if you go for this kind of look you need a lot of extra lighting. We used to have a black wall in my bedroom and I honestly couldn't see anything at night (cue: arms waving about out in front of me feeling my way to bed!). But if you get the lighting right, it can look very dramatic as we've seen in so many homes lately! 

Thank you so much for inviting us into your lovely home Melanie!

I love the personal feel in this space, how about you?!

Other Berlin faves:

The wonderful Berlin apartment and country home of Our Food Stories
A Bohemian touch in a magnificent Berlin apartment
Grey and Greige in a beautiful Berlin home

Have you been to Berlin? it's fine of those cities with the most amazing vibe - and there's just so much to see and do. Hmmm, now I'm dreaming about a return visit. Wonder if I can find an opportunity?

Have a lovely, sunshine-y day!


Photography: Melanie Kharad shared with kind permission
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  1. Good morning from Minnesota ~ can you tell me more about the bedroom artwork? It seems very personal & it's wonderful.
    Thank you,


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