Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

September 18, 2012

Would you like a little home tour from Vienna today along with some insights into the homeowner’s decisions and feelings about decorating? I came across a lovely home recently over on Flickr in my Interior Styling group (nearly 4,000 members so please join if you’d like) and had to reach out to both the photographer and home owner to ask about a possible tour on decor8. I am thrilled to say that both were willing and ready… Sooooo let’s get started with a little home tour action today, shall we? We shall indeed!

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

This apartment belongs to Verena Stummer, an Art Director at Screenagers and owner of the small cooking brand, “Schön und gut“, in Vienna, Austria. It’s so quirky and well organized but above that, I like how it really seems to reflect the style of Verena. It shows that she is inspired by flowers, color, vintage finds and food – the exact things that she told me inspires her in general. It’s nice to see that she lives around what she loves and what drives her and is fuel to her creative soul.

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

I thought it would be nice to chat with Verena to get a better sense of her space so I’ve included just a wee interview below. I’d love for you to read it as it won’t take much of your time today but she makes some really neat points that may stick with you like happy glue on the heart. :)

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

decor8: Where do you begin first when decorating or redecorating a room?
Verena: I have a picture of the room to be in my mind, and try to get as close to it as possible. But sometimes it turns out that it actually works better in another way. Which is ok, I love surprises and I let coincidences have a great part in what I’m doing.

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

decor8: What do you love the most about your home?
Verena: That it reflects me. I love that guests often tell me “All of this is so you!”. I also like to keep my furniture and decoration modular and mobile. The fact that I can change the layout of a room by easily moving things is something of a great quality. And that, as you can see, without making it look “nomadic”.

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

decor8: What do you want to change?
Verena: My flat would be the PERFECT place if it was a bit sunnier, since it being in the raised ground floor makes it a bit shadowy.

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

decor8: Tell us about the inspiration behind your current decorating scheme…
Verena: Well, I collected many items throughout my life in Vienna and I love to arrange them so they reflect me and my mood. There is no big “scheme” I guess. But I DO love vintage things that have a history.

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

decor8: What do you think makes a house a home?
Verena: I know it’s been said often before, but as soon as a house represents yourself by the way you live in it and is filled with your objects it becomes a home. I love it to to glaze over my home and remember all the stories behind the objects.

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

All of these gorgeous photos were shot by photographer Gregor Hofbauer – visit his site to learn more about him and his work. Thank you Verena for visiting us today on decor8 and for sharing your apartment with us!

(photography: Gregor Hofbauer)


  • Reply Caroline September 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration. I cant wait to go home!

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente September 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    So great! I love that her style is fresh & yet completely her own. Love that bold wall and the quote on the wall. I would love to know how you did that, Verena. If you don’t mind sharing :)

  • Reply Martina September 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I love the splash of red – especially the room divider. It is really dramatic and inviting.

  • Reply Kate @ Songs Kate Sang September 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Beautiful! I love the wall collage of Mary. Very stunning!

  • Reply inga September 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Holly! I actually want to go home and decorate my flat more cosy :-)

  • Reply Tiffany September 19, 2012 at 4:40 am

    I like picture wall art, my entire bedroom header is a piece.
    I like their versions, simple and beautiful – never out of style.

  • Reply Nikki September 19, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I love all the natural wood!

  • Reply Alessandra@ Tribal Times September 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Anyone that would paint their wall that gorgeous neon would be an instant bff for me. Fun, fun, and fun.

  • Reply Bettina September 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Did she make the divan/ground sofa? It makes things so cozy!

  • Reply Evee M September 22, 2012 at 1:28 am

    I love how she painted the bright color inside that opening to the next room!

  • Reply Rebecca Jeavons September 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    would love to know where the neon wall colour came from ?

  • Reply Kathy September 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Love the mix of chairs and the bench for the dining table!

  • Reply Sushee October 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Love the space! The neon wall totally makes it.
    Can I get the name of the color?

  • Reply Tanika Blair October 15, 2012 at 1:31 am

    i love this! i featured it on my blog, thanks for sharing =)

  • Reply Leyla November 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Great area for living and rest, for love, guests, family, developing, etc. Positive emotions and bright ideas. It seems cosy for everyday living, every thing is on the right place and at the same time there are a lot of original unique accents which make this house so pleasant and special.
    I like dinner table and generally the kitchen, I wish I could know where such tables I could find to buy.

  • Reply Cathy D November 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    WOW. I am in love with the hardwood floors, and I actually really admire that she was able to make bright colors like that work in the space. One day I’ll be able to afford a gorgeous studio with this much breathing room…dreams!

  • Reply Dana Asher August 24, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    would love to know where the neon wall colour came from ?

  • Reply dana asher August 25, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    What brand and color is the neon paint?

  • Reply Lily Berta October 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I love the neon wall! Can u write me where I can get it?
    Many thx,

  • Reply Barb January 12, 2015 at 5:06 am

    I love the neon wall! Can tell me where I can get it?
    Brand and color

  • Reply Kasey April 18, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    im with everyone above love that neon colour. Have had trouble buying neon before. What’s the brand and colour please

  • Reply Dayna July 20, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Can you send me the name and brand of the accent wall??? Thanks!

  • Reply Caroline March 21, 2016 at 12:53 am

    That dining table is also gorgeous! Where did you find it? It also looks like it’s not too wide, which is hard to find often. Thanks!

  • Reply Matthew July 2, 2016 at 3:39 am

    I am in love with the neon color of the small wall. Could you please send me the brand and color? I want to use it in my room.

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