my scandinavian home

The Line in a cottage by the ocean

Monday, 25 July 2016

Have you ever visited the Hamptons on the easternmost tip of Long Island, New York? My Mum once took my sisters and I there on a road trip (a diversion en route to Martha's Vineyard) when I was nine years old. I'll never forget the pretty clapboard houses and lovely beaches! Excitingly, The Line has taken over a seaside cottage in Amagansett - creating a beautiful beach home that's both relaxed and elegant - and of course, everything's for sale! Time to do that road trip all over again?










Photographs: Hanna Tveite
Could you imagine owning a holiday cottage by the ocean like this? Just lovely! 

If you like some of the items but the Hamptons feels a bit of er a trek, no need to worry, you can always shop online (this could get dangerous!).
 
We're still on holiday on the West coast of Sweden (and been soooo lucky with the weather - with deep blue skies and beautiful sunsets. The girls have been in the water from the moment we wake up to when the sun goes down).  I love the Fiskebodar that line the water's edge and the sharp light too. 

Since I'm on 'summer time' I'll be back with a post on Wednesday. Until then...

'Ha det så bra!'


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.


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