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step inside a tranquil London apartment

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With London all a-swelter from a heatwave and the grass of Wimbledon getting its tennis action, let’s step inside a tranquil Barbican apartment with a difference. The Seventies Brutalist style of concrete crazy architecture dominates this section of the densely populated financial district in the East side of London. Brutalism was a reaction to the lightness and optimism of the 1930s and 40s architecture, receiving its name from the French béton brut, or “raw concrete,” a term used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material. Brutalism was favoured for government buildings and high rise housing, as in the Barbican area of London.

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step inside a natural and bright Stockholm apartment

I have an intense yearning to visit Sweden. I can imagine myself totally seduced by all that Scandinavian style and clever design. This inclination is only made stronger when I cruise the fabulous apartments on Fantastic Frank.  And here’s one in Stockholm that ticks my boxes. Again. Good thing it’s already sold.

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I’m into the grey, copper and natural palette of this space and, as always, love the marriage of mid-century pieces with modern basics.

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