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Home Tour: Greetings From Vienna

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!

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.

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. :)

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Posted by decor8 in Home Tours on September 18, 2012

Your comments...

  1. Caroline commented
    September 18th, 2012 at 3:00pm

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

  2. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    September 18th, 2012 at 3:06pm

    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 :)
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Closer to home

  3. Martina commented
    September 18th, 2012 at 3:46pm

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

  4. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    September 18th, 2012 at 6:30pm

    Beautiful! I love the wall collage of Mary. Very stunning!
    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang´s last blog post ..Happy Fall Y’all…

  5. inga commented
    September 18th, 2012 at 7:23pm

    Thanks for sharing, Holly! I actually want to go home and decorate my flat more cosy :-)
    inga´s last blog post ..Foto-Frage-Freitag

  6. Tiffany commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 4:40am

    I like picture wall art, my entire bedroom header is a piece.
    I like their versions, simple and beautiful – never out of style.
    Tiffany´s last blog post ..A SMALL TRIBUTE*

  7. Nikki commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 5:26am

    I love all the natural wood!

  8. Alessandra@ Tribal Times commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:09pm

    Anyone that would paint their wall that gorgeous neon would be an instant bff for me. Fun, fun, and fun.
    Alessandra@ Tribal Times´s last blog post ..Little foam core houses

  9. Bettina commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:12pm

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

  10. Evee M commented
    September 22nd, 2012 at 1:28am

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

  11. Rebecca Jeavons commented
    September 22nd, 2012 at 4:10pm

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

  12. Kathy commented
    September 24th, 2012 at 5:23pm

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

  13. Sushee commented
    October 12th, 2012 at 9:00pm

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

  14. Tanika Blair commented
    October 15th, 2012 at 1:31am

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

  15. Leyla commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 11:35pm

    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.

  16. Cathy D commented
    November 28th, 2012 at 11:40pm

    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!

  17. Dana Asher commented
    August 24th, 2014 at 11:38pm

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

  18. dana asher commented
    August 25th, 2014 at 4:55pm

    What brand and color is the neon paint?

  19. Lily Berta commented
    October 5th, 2014 at 6:16pm

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

  20. Barb commented
    January 12th, 2015 at 5:06am

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

  21. Kasey commented
    April 18th, 2015 at 1:55pm

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

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