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Glad Midsommar!

Today is about plucking wild flowers to wear in your hair, dancing around a maypole to the merry tune of a fiddle - and eating deliciously sweet strawberries. Glad Midsommar!



Credits: The Simple Things Studio. Styling: Angela Perosin / Oscar and Ruby

If you'd like to recreate a little midsummer magic at home, here's a short and pretty guide

And if you're single don't forget to pluck nine wildflowers and place them under your pillow - Swedish tradition dictates that tonight you'll dream of the person you're going to marry!

Happy Midsummer's Eve wonderful friends!

A magnificent Malmö pad which could be yours!

I do love to keep an eye an eye on the Swedish property market (as I'm sure you've noticed!). Occasionally a home will reappear and it's fascinating to see the difference in the way it's been decorated. This fabulous space is one of them. As soon as I spotted the turn-of-the-century apartment on Malmö estate agent site Bo-laget, I instantly recognised it. The magnificent ceilings, tremendous ceiling height, original parquet floor and kakelugn (Swedish masonry oven) were a total give-away! The previous owners went for a relaxed vibe with mid-century and vintage finds (see the tour here). The new owners have kept the space equally minimalist, ensuring the architecture and period features take centre-stage, yet the furniture has a more contemporary feel. And now it's time for someone else to move in!










This apartment is for sale through Bo-laget

Could it be you?! If so, welcome to Malmö! 

Oh how I would love to take on this place too. The things I would do!

A few pieces I know and love: Togo sofa, Bertoia diamond armchair, source a similar Beni Ourain rug, Hay tray table, Bertoia side chair.

I'm so proud of the level of creativity in my adopted home town and have featured many, many fabulous homes from this city here in Southern Sweden over the years. Here are 5 of my favourites:

The relaxed family home of an interior designer
A stunning Malmö home
The atmospheric house with an ethnic touch
An elegant Malmö home in calming green
My neighbour's beautiful home!

Is there a style you like in particular?

Have a lovely day!

PS Make sure you stop by and visit us here in Malmö for a long weekend at some point - it's a perfect day trip from Copenhagen too. Just in case you do, here's a quick guide. Part II coming soon!

The inspiring dining area of an interior designer

Last month I paid a visit to my friend Genevieve Jorn's apartment in the heart of Malmö and had a great day photographing her sitting room (you may remember the post here). The area combines with a dining space where Gen, husband Kasper and daughter Olivia gather for family meals and sit and create thanks to the wonderful light. Although I have to admit, on the day I completely took over the space with my coffee, camera equipment and general clobber!). I did manage to clear it up just in time to snap these pictures though. As part of the wonderful monthly collaboration with one of my favourite Danish homeware brands - Nordal (I do love my job) Gen acquired the rather fabulous Pharmacy sideboard chest, which has proven to be a perfect place for all her family's bits and pieces. Oh, how we need one of these in our household, how about you?!







Photography: Niki Brantmark - My Scandinavian Home. Styling: Genevieve Jorn - interior designer.

Such a lovely space! I love the warmth from the wood and the luscious plants too!

Get the look from Gen's dining area:


1. wall hanging 2. pharmacy sideboard chest 3. Garden pot

Check out more of Gen's home here, here and here

Have a lovely day!

PS Nordal ships throughout Europe.

The post is brought to you in collaboration with Nordal. 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 magnificent family home in Amsterdam

Every now and again I stumble across a simply incredible home that fills me inspiration (and more than a little life envy!). This is one of them. Located near Vondelpark in the centre of Amsterdam, the family home is laid out over 240 square metre (2583 square foot) of loveliness. Think high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, vast open-plan living spaces and beautiful period features. Naturally, the family has amazing taste too, choosing to furnish the space with a wonderful combination of vintage and second hand finds, contemporary and ethnic pieces and a hint of colour in every corner! Oh and guess what? It could be yours. Yup. This beauty is for sale! Holland anyone?!


















Find out more about this house here. Found via Style Files with thanks.

Be still my beating heart....

A fabulous home in the heart of a fabulous city.

Oh how I'd love to live here!

Could you imagine?

Just in case the house doesn't come with everything inside (or you're not quite ready to move overseas) - here's a quick guide on how to get the look in your own home: pick a beautiful kilm rug here, lampe gras wall light, keep an eye out for a vintage plan chest here, pick up an original Jielde zig-zag floor and desk lamp here. This origami mobile is similar. Safari chair.

I do love Dutch style, don't you? I've shown lots and lots of them on My Scandinavian Home over the years - all of which you can see here. Isn't the home in a former children's nursery particularly lovely?!

Have a great day! 

PS I'm heading into town on my bike now to meet a friend who I haven't seen for over 15 years - so excited!

 

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