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Trend: Pink's Big Comeback

Pink has slowly but surely sneaked up on us and created its big comeback this year. Thankfully we are talking about a new range of pink: the shades that we are seeing right now are filled with character. The color is making an inherent romanticism resurface—and oh, boy!—aren't we all for it?

By now, we all know pink mixes well with neutrals, making it all the rage in Minimalist homes. No matter how safe or how bold you want to play it—whether you want to bring just a couple of pink accessories to your home or whether you’re ready to paint walls from top to bottom, pink will be the color of 2017.

From beautifully textured walls to dashing pink velvet chairs, scrumptious bedding, wallpaper and more—if you ever wished to be surrounded by pink, this is your time to shine.

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Author, Graphic and Web Designer.
Mindfulness is at the heart of everything Ana does—from work to life and everything in between.
For over five years she's focused on creating honest, intelligent and refreshing projects—believing that the best way to accomplish this is to dedicate herself to the essential and making things speak of their intrinsic beauty and purpose.

The relaxed Danish home of Line Stützer

Oh have I got a lovely home to share with you today! This beautiful, relaxed Danish home belongs to Line Stützer, a service designer at Hello Group, husband Henrik and their adorable dog Betty. Line has decorated their Copenhagen apartment with a blend of art deco, new nordic, and vintage finds resulting in a style she describes as 'classic yet modern, a balance between masculine and feminine, and playful.' Let's take a peek...

Photography: Line Stützer

Such a wonderful space - loving all the colours and unique touches, how about you?!

Get the look: Noguchi table,  Söderhamn sofa (try Bemz for a yellow cover like this), pick up a teak side cupboard here, source retro dining chairs here (there are some absolutely beautiful ones!). Macrame hanging planter.

Don't miss Line's instagram feed here! And the Danish home archive is a must (love that Danes often have a boho touch to their living spaces).

Have a 'dejlig' day!

PS I mentioned another instagram feed I love the other day which documents the renovation of a 1910 Water Tower in Stockholm - but now realise the link wasn't working (doh!) - here it is again: @thewatertowerproject. Are there any instagram feeds you can recommend?

PPS US friends - the US version of my book Lagom, Not too little, not too much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life launches on 3rd October (so soon!) and Goodreads are offering the chance to win a copy here!

Getting creative with BOEN hardwood flooring!

If there's one thing synonymous with a Scandinavian home it's wood flooring, right?! And in a region where beautiful forests reign supreme, the Scandinavians are never short of high quality wood! I was recently approached by BOEN, a Norwegian brand selling hardwood flooring in over 40 countries around the world (you can say they're pretty big!). BOEN has collaborated with my talented friend, trends expert Gudy Herder to launch three new beautiful collections this Autumn around the themes; Essential, Drama is the new Black and Pause. The Pause lifestyle trend is all about relaxation and the instinctive need to slow down (I'm feeling more relaxed just hearing about it, how about you?!). As a part of this, BOEN has produced three new oak wood floors which exude calm thanks to their neutral grey shades (mild grey, warm cotton and horizon) and smooth Live Pure finish. The My Scandinavian Home team had a relaxing day (sort of!)  in the studio -  creating a moodboard to reflect this beautiful theme. Here's our take on the Pause trend!


Photography: Niki Brantmark - My Scandinavan Home. Creation: Genevieve Jorn.

And in case you're curious: here are the three wood floors in action:

1. Oak Mild Grey Live Pure

2. Oak Warm Cotton Live Pure

3.  Oak Horizon Live Pure

Last three photographs courtesy of BOEN.

Find out more about BOEN hardwood flooring and their other product launches this Autumn here!

Back in a couple of hours time with today's home tour (a beautiful, boho Danish apartment - yay!)....
See you then!

In the meantime, take it easy!

This post is brought to you in collaboration with BOEN. However, all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I absolutely love and think you will too! Thank you for supporting the businesses that help bring fresh content to your mail box and make My Scandinavian Home possible.

A tour of my kitchen!

Why, hello there! I hope you've had a great weekend? I've been thinking back to May when a team from GRUNDIG K!TCHN Mag paid me a visit here in Malmö, Southern Sweden. We spent the day taking snapshots of my kitchen and dining area and chatting about how I designed the space. I'm super excited to see the film live on Kitchen Stories (alongside Norm Architects no less - eeeeee!).  Before you watch the film - I have a couple of things to confess. Firstly, I actually had a cast on my leg at the time (it was filmed a couple of weeks after I'd ruptured my achilles heel!) so it's carefully stationed behind the kitchen island. This is also why they filmed me walking in slow motion (it was more of a hobble in real life!).... oh the things that can be done with a little clever film work! Secondly, my kitchen did not look like this when I left this morning! For now, though, I'll be dreaming that it's this spotless ..... (maybe it'll inspire me to give it a once over when I get home!). I hope you enjoy these snapshots and the film of the 'engine room' of our house!

Photography credits: © Agentur Loop. Styling: Niki Brantmark - My Scandinavian Home.

A quick note on where everything's from (if I've missed anything just give me a shout in the comment section below):

Dining area: the bench is from Lovely & Co, source a Gotland sheepskin here, the chairs were a flea market find and painted white, the large cushion and oil lamp are both Nordal.
Window nook: Söderhamn daybed. The lamp and patterned cushion are from Nordal, these linen cushions are similar. My book The Scandinavian Home: Interiors inspired by light.
Drinks trolley: barcart, vases and candlestick holder all Nordal.  Muuto E27 light, The Kate Moss Book.
Kitchen: cabinets from Marbodal, oak surface, chopping boards from Nordal and Granit, L:A Bruket hand & body soap. Kitchen island from IKEA, stools, hooks and feather duster from Geijersgatan 53, ceramic hanging planters by Anne Black. Rug from IKEA.

I'm so curious to hear what you think?!

Is there anything you love about your kitchen and recommend we do in our own? (Go on, inspire us - it's Monday, we need it!).

Have a great start to the week!

PS click the following to see more of my kitchen, dining area and window nook, if you're curious! Or maybe you'd like to check-out other kitchens (if mine pops up first just scroll passed!)?


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