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A cool Swedish home with inspiring touches

Friday, 22 July 2016

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet. Here in the Gothenburg archipelagos we're keeping cool with dips in the sea. But when the heat really takes it's toll (I see in New York it's going to be up to a scorching 47?!) - it's perhaps time to retire into the cool indoors. Personally, I'd choose to take homage in this Swedish space - simply because you're never far from nature (oh OK then, and because it's beautiful!). It's full of inspiring ideas too. I'm taking note of the sofa in the bedroom (there's something a little lyx (as they say in Swedish) about having one of these in a boudoir don't you think?), the wall of shoes (yes!) and a bold geometric rug in the entrance. Let's take a tour....

 Source: beautifully captured by Jonas Ingerstedt / Elle Decoration

Is there anything that catches your eye?

I absolutely love the J39 chairs by Børge Mogensens- Danish friend Karen-Maj Kornum tells me they're simply referred to as the 'Folkstol' (or the 'people's chair') in Denmark.

Other items I know and love: dining area - bamboo pendant lampshade (how pretty is this one too?), Eames chairs. office - jute rug (love this). bedroom - stonewashed bed linen, Vee Speers prints found here and here.

Jonas Ingerstedt is one of my favourite swedish interior photographers. I've featured so many of the homes he's captured on here before (with kind permission) - including the home of a Swedish fashion designer and a home that sings (if you love colour you'll love this home!). And of course Jonas' own home is nothing short of fabulous too!

And a little weekend link love I thought you may enjoy.....

Why stop at sofa's in the bedroom? This home has a credenza in the bathroom.

A modern apartment in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

Making an entrance, Victoria's round-up.

Decorating secrets from an IKEA stylist.

The Broste spring summer inspiration images look loooovely and fresh.

Chocolate for breakfast - that's a yes from me!

I can't tell you how many compliments I've had on my new glass bottle.

Speaking of which - the winner of the Nordal pure linen tablecloth and napkins (seen in action here) has now been announced on instagram here! Drum roll.....

On that note, I'm off to leave you to have a fabulous weekend! I hope the sun is shining where you are too.

A beautiful Gotland home in shades of soothing grey

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A post in the midst of the Swedish summer calls for a tour of a house tour in the Swedish holiday heartland - the beautiful island of Gotland! Owner Sofie Nordenberger (founder of fab online shop Oh Living) and her family live in a limestone house with 1 metre thick walls (that's insulation for you!) in the western part of the island. The interior has been beautifully, yet simply decorated in calming shades of grey and soft textiles - creating a soothing yet relaxed vibe. Let's take a tour....

Source - Carina Olander (shared with kind permission), Anna Truelsen. Vakre Hjem 5/2016.

What a house?! And that garden? I need to speak to the man about Gotland....good transport links these days I hear....!

Get the look from Sofie's lovely home: hall / sitting room - soft grey blanket, Charocal linen by the metre, source a similar industrial pendant here. Dining - Artek stools. Bedroom - Lamino armchair, chunky knit blanket. Children's bedroom - Miffy lamp.

Check out this post to find out how I achieved a similar look and feel on my walls...

I love the way this home has been photographed by Carina and Anna! Previous tours the duo has captured include - a rustic Norwegian cabin, the home of a collector, and an idyllic Swedish country home. I'm not sure how they always manage to find such lovely homes?!

You can take a peek inside Anna's own home here (beautiful - as predicted!).

We're on an island ourselves right now in the Gothenburg archipelagos - one of my favourite places in the world! Have you ever been? If not... make these islands top of your list for next summer!

Have a lovely day and see you Friday!

PS Don't forget to enter  my instagram give-away to win a pure linen table cloth and napkins in fresh, summery white!

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