Sometimes it 's the house we fall in love with, the other time it' s the decor. I imagine that for the Sperrer family, it was both! When blogger, PR consultant and portrait photographer Lisa SperrerIn 2015, her husband and two daughters (7 and 15 years) went to see this 70s bungalow at the foot of the Alps, they were amazed by the view. They also saw that the house had a huge potential – despite the wallpaper of the 1970s! They set out to transform it into a bright and airy living space that it is today. I've been chatting with Lisa to find out a little more about the renovation, the inspiration behind the neutral scheme and THIS breathtaking view!
How was the house when you bought it?
It was all fresh from the 70s – with wallpapers, carpets and outdated furniture. Everything was in good condition, so we could sell a lot while keeping some special items.
Did you need to make bigger changes too?
We removed the wallpaper and carpets, laid solid wood flooring and renovated the bathroom and the break room. The house was designed with large windows, which we loved, but we replaced the existing windows with wooden windows. Honestly, we have not finished yet and I do not think we'll ever be – there is always something to do and I love it! This week, for example, we have new doors.
Was it love at first sight?
When I entered the house for the first time, we immediately fell in love with the view. We love our window seat – it's like a constantly changing painting. The mountain in front of our house is called 'kremsmauer & # 39; – and we have many other mountains nearby. We love to hike with our daughter (while waiting for teenagers has different hobbies !!), we also like mountain biking.
What's important to you when it comes to decorating?
Fortunately, my husband and I share the same taste. We love the combination of white wood and solid wood, and the mix of old and new. In recent years, I have focused a lot on sustainability – in terms of food, lifestyle, and furniture.
I am inspired by many things! First of all, nature! Most of my ideas come to me as I walk in the woods. I also love to travel and soak up the culture and style of other countries. I like to look at the old mid-century interior books. And finally, Instagram and Pinterest – there are so many creative people!
I see a lot of designer pieces at home – do you have a favorite room?
We have classics from Vitra, Iittala, Fritz Hansen and Thonet, but also articles by new designers. I really like my shelves of Konstantin Slawinski – They are modular, so you can easily arrange them as you wish – Ideal for indoor enthusiasts who always like to change everything at home! We also have IKEA furniture, like our kitchen and the solid wood objects of my daughter's room.
Thank you so much for inviting us to your home on Monday Lisa – these views are just amazing!
This is not the first Austrian house I've shown – a quick check in the archives revealed this fabulous ski chalet (which makes me so excited about our ski trip to the Austrian Alps in February! Have you been to Austria before? Otherwise, it's really a bucket list!
Good start of the week to your friends!
PS Have you visited the Christmas inspiration? If this is the case, do not miss the Christmas archives and Christmas decorations – there are many inspiring ideas waiting for you!