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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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mid-century modern Swedish inspiration

Let’s indulge our love of mid-century modern, shall we? How about a little Scandinavian style thrown in? Are you ready?

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Fantastic Frank does it once again, but this time there’s no temptation because the Swedish apartment you’re going to tour is sold already. But it’s so beautiful that I had to share it.

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I suddenly have a hankering for a forest scene on the wall with deer, and brightly coloured birds in gilded cages! Let’s see what the rest of the apartment looks like…

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I’ve noticed this children’s bedroom configuration in quite a few Nordic homes and I love it. Two single beds placed lengthways down the side of a room maximises the size of the space and allows more place to play. Then soft buttoned headboards to finish it off. Fab.

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