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A lovely, laid-back home in Brooklyn

Hello FREDAG (friday), woooop! We're up at the family summer cottage on Sweden's Southwest coast and it's been pouring with rain all day. But sometimes don't you find that's totally OK? We've been playing cards, listening to music and baking a cake (not me - the man and our youngest - you might recall I'm taking a break from baking after a number of catastrophes!). There are some homes that look like the sun is shining even when it isn't though - and the apartment of Ana Fritsch is one of them. Ana lives with her husband and two daughters in a Brooklyn Brownstone from where she pens her lifestyle blog Lucky Penny and runs her shop.  The 74 metre square (800 square foot) apartment is blessed with high ceilings (seems to be a common theme this week!) and large windows which fill the space with light. Look closely and you'll also discovered layered rugs, quirky finds and patterned textiles - all of which add to the wonderful, laid-back vibe - enjoy!

Home-owner / design: Ana Fritsch. Photography: Heather Moore

Such a lovely home, don't you think?!

Those floors.....!

Get the look from Ana's home: sitting room - source a lovely kilim rug here and layer it with a jute rug, this grey armchair is similar, palms pillow, mustard pillow (similar), windson armchair. Bedroom - gold pig, ocean print, shibori dot quilt.

You can find out more about what Ana loves about her home here and see a full tour and interview over at the fabulous Glitter Guide.

I also really love the cheerful Brooklyn home of an artist,  the happy Brooklyn home of a Swedish expat and a calm Brooklyn home. Or for something a little Scandinavian (and different) - I never tire of a Swedish summer cottage!

Have a wonderful weekend!

PS OK rain, you can stop now....

A small, yet truly inspiring studio apartment!

I've shown many, many small spaces over the years - the majority of which are located in Sweden, but some have been in far away places too, like this tiny home on wheels!  And today I stumbled on another inspirational small space - the studio apartment of Lauren Maclean. Located in Montreal, Canada, Lauren's home is a mere 500 square foot (46 square metre).  Dramatic high ceilings and beautiful period features provide a striking backdrop for a blend of vintage and mid-century pieces as well as some striking works of art. It really does go to show, that some of the best homes come in small packages, don't you agree?!

Photography - Lauren Maclean

What a great space? The more I look at the pictures, the more I notice! 

I particularly love the one-off vintage pieces, mid-century furniture and lighting (how fab is that Pelle chandelier ceiling light?!). How about you? 

A quick note on where some of the other key pieces are from: art (over desk) by Lysa JordanWishbone chair, modern dresser, sofa by design republic,

You can see more of Lauren's apartment over on her fab instagram feed, and a full interview here.  

Have a lovely day!

Beautifully soft organic, linen bedding

One of the things I love most about my work is getting the opportunity to work with small businesses with impeccable taste and who's owners do an actual dance when you buy something. A fine example of this is SecretsAndThings, a beautiful Etsy shop selling handmade linen clothing, bedding, towels, tablecloths, and home decor. Owner Virginija makes the pieces to order and ships worldwide from Lithuania. I've had the pleasure of testing out her deep blue linen duvet cover and pillow case since I've returned from holiday and there's no going back (I was so meant to return the bedding but there's no way - sorry Virginija!). Not only is the bedding made from luxury, extra thick 100% organic Lithuanian linen, it's massively soft and comes with lovely buttons hand-sewn from leftover linen. Oh and I love the deep blue colour too! 

Photography / Styling - Niki Brantmark, My Scandinavian Home. 

Virginija also sells this bed linen in a choice of white, dusty rose (love!) silver, and dark grey (charcoal) - and in several different sizes.  

 If you're there, you might also want to check out some of her other items like the white linen tablecloth and dress / night gown - beautiful!

Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine!

Have a cosy day!

PS - the asparagus at the end of my bed is my favourite plant of the moment and the open book is my very own The Scandinavian Home 

This post is brought to you in collaboration with SecretsAndThings, 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 small businesses that help bring fresh content to your mail box and make My Scandinavian Home possible.

A cosy, yet elegant home in Krakow

While yesterday's home was beautiful in all it's muted, monochrome glory, the deep, rich blues and emerald greens in this home in Krakow, Poland pose a more intimate, elegant feel. Designed by Odwzorowanie (which incidentally, is also a great source for the most fabulous vintage items  - just saying) - the apartment features original parquet flooring and shiny new patterned tiles which set the scene for an array of wonderful items - including art, books, textiles and lighting which combine to create a lovely, relaxed feel. What a fabulous space?!

Photography: Patrycja Stef, shared with kind permission.

Could you imagine living here?

I love so many things about the space but my eye's particularly drawn to the cosy living room and the wallpaper in the hallway (I'd love to know where it's from - give me a shout if you know!)  - how about you?

Here's a quick guide on how to achieve this look: sitting room -source a similar kilim cushion / pillow here, banana fiber ALSEDA pouf, seagrass belly basket, I love this hanging chair. Kitchen / dining room - Eames chairs. Bedroom - sinnerlig pendant light, Globe Mobile.

I was thinking that this Polish home is an all time first here on My Scandinavian Home - but a quick check in the archives and I found this beautiful white home of a designer  - also located just across the Baltic sea!

Have a lovely day!


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