my scandinavian home

Snapshots from the dreamy home of a ceramicist

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Godmorgon! Do you remember the delicate ceramic wreath in Daniela's beautiful North Germany house, featured on Friday? It's made by French artisan and interior stylist Kat, who runs an online boutique selling her wares here. Not only are her creations a feast for the eyes, I was excited to discover Kat treats Instagram followers to daily snapshots of her beautiful home in Paris which she shares with her husband and four children. Kat loves to 'mix vintage with more contemporary items that are simple and refined' and her fondness for flowers and nature is evident in her ceramic creations which can be seen throughout the apartment. Let's explore!


Photography: Kat / @katshandmadewithlove

Kat's handmade ceramics are of course beautiful, but what also struck me is her talent for combining colour.  From milky hues such as whites, creams and dusty pinks to deep blues and ochre, every space is carefully constructed using a variety of subtle nuances.

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look from Kat's home: visit Kat's online boutique for ceramics including wreaths, mobiles and plates and vessels as well as artwork. Pick up a mid-century credenza here. Source mustard coloured linen by the metre here.

I hope Kat's home and instagram feed has inspired you as much as it has me today!

Have a lovely day!

PS It's heartwarming to see The Scandinavian Home appear in so many places - including this feature about 'Lagom' on German TV channel DW-TV, My Domaine and the coffee table of Britt Marie (beautiful instagram feed!). Thank you for all the love!

Holly's beautiful sitting room make-over

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Hej hej! One of my favourite interior designers, Holly Marder, is doing up her house in Delft, Holland bit by bit and I'm glued to her blog Avenue Lifestyle, for updates! It's such a treat every time she completes a room (see Holly's beautiful kitchen, bedroom and studio and you'll know what I mean)! Today I'm excited to reveal Holly's lovely new sitting room where she has used white washed walls and sheer linen curtains (source similar, made to measure ones here) as a neutral backdrop for a beautiful blend of vintage, mid-century, and modern designer pieces as well as handmade ceramics and a selection of artowrk.  Enjoy!

Photography / interior design: Holly Marder - Avenue Lifestyle. 

Such a stunning room, don't you think? Relaxed, calm, interesting and above all else cosy!

Holly is a master at gallery walls (I also love the one she created in a client's bedroom in Amsterdam). Here she's combined oak, walnut and white frames with a mix of contemporary and traditional art including 'dragonfly' by Eile-Ethel Polli, 'nude painting of one minute pose' by Gretchen Kelly, and 'eye eye' by Fine Little Day. Such a lovely combination!

I also like how she has used a mid-century bar cart to fill the gap next to the chimney breast (I still love my bar cart but wondering where to put it right now since acquiring this brass one, I'm sure it'll find a home soon! Thoughts?!). You can source a similar vintage mid-century bar cart here.

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look from Holly's sitting room: Flos pendant light, source a vintage Beni Ourain rug here, the sofa is from the SofaCompany.  These fab vintage mid-century trolleys / bar carts are similar. Flos parentesi light, African Bingan basket, hand turned plates on wall by Julie AlrichemGlass coffee table,  white plate from The Fine Store (on table).

The sun's shining here in Malmö so I've promised to take a walk along the beach before starting to write a chapter for my new book - Lagom (a Swedish philosophy meaning not too much, not too little - just right!). It feels apt in today's world where we're all rushing about and connected 24/7. The book is very much about slowing down and finding balance, the Swedish way - whether at home, or through activities like blackberry picking , kayaking, baking bread, swapping your car for a bike or even finding a beautiful old cottage by the sea in which to relax and unwind in the holidays! I hope you'll find it inspiring! 

Have a lovely day!

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