my scandinavian home

An elegant, white Swedish home

Thursday, 27 October 2016

It's been a while since I've featured a completely white home, and this one is just so elegant and serene I couldn't possibly pass up the opportunity! It's also a great sign that despite all the colours and patterns creeping into homes right now, the white space will always have a special place in the world of interior design! Looking at this apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden it's easy to see why. It's full of light and despite the white walls and furniture it looks lovely and cosy too thanks to the wood floor, soft textiles and beautiful touches of autumn.  What a lovely space, don't you think?!

Credit: photo Jonas Berg  styling greydeco / Stadshem. 

Long live the white home! 

Oh and this apartment is for sale too. Gothenburg anyone?!

As always a few items I know and love (in case something catches your eye!): sitting room  Vapeur lamp, butterfly chair, söderhamn sofa from IKEA. Dining area: 7 series chairs. Kitchen - it looks like a William Morris wallpaper, but correct me if I'm wrong! Thonet chairs.

Right, better hurry as we're flying to London in a few hours time for half term and my girls are waiting for me by the door!!  Go go go! 

Have a lovely day!

PS My interior stylist friend Gen (you may recognise the name as she frequently contributes to my blog and I featured her previous home here and new home office here)  is selling her fab children's shop - The Youngsters. If you're looking to run your own children's shop but don't know where to start - this is an amazing way to begin! Read more about it here.

A beautiful, rustic mill on the shores of lake Rinnen, Sweden

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

I absolutely love this time of year (don't get me wrong - I do get a bit of a winter slump round about January / february time, I promise!) - but as the days get shorter and the leaves turn from yellow to deep red things start to get super cosy. Dark mornings and evenings are transformed under the glow of candlelight. Autumnul pictures of people gathering around a table for a hearty stew or caramelized white chocolate tart start to pop up on my Pinterest feed. And I start to feel hugely inspired by rustic spaces (and hungry!). That's why this beautiful converted mill caught my eye.  After an extensive renovation, the Erlandsson family are embracing their new life in the former flour mill on the shore of lake Rinnen deep in the forest of Värmland, Sweden which includes a beautiful space for year round gatherings. Let's take a peek inside...

Credits: Photography - Carina Olander (shared with kind permission). Styling Anna Truelsen. See the full feature in Hus & Hem 12/201. 

Aaaaaa, just so cosy, don't you think? 

What a perfect room to gather for birthdays, thanksgiving (for you americans and canadians!) and Christmas (in fact I'm pretty sure I could come up with something to celebrate every week of the year, if this were my home, how about you?!). 

We can still create a lovely rustic style at home though - here are a few items I love from the mill : Linen table cloth (or stonewashed linen by the metre), long haired sheepskin throw, chunky knit blanket. I love classic Swedish Skultuna brass candleholders - and have a couple myself - beautiful! Although not featured, this one is lovely too. 

I can imagine the upstairs bedroom looks something like this - can you?! 

Have a cosy day! 

PS  We photographed a few beautiful, rustic homes for my book Modern Pastoral last year and I've been dreaming of a owning a lovely retreat ever day?!  

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