my scandinavian home

A calm Swedish home with a blue bedroom

Monday, 24 October 2016

It's amazing just how much colour has crept into homes over the past year. I'm not talking bright eye-catching hues, but more 'earthy' washed-out hues in green, blue and grey. Have you noticed this too? Some are going all out (like in Friday's home) other, for a more subtle approach. I visited a Norwegian apartment a few weeks ago and the owner (an artist) had painted the hallway a dramatic black. But open one of the doorways leading off it and you were transported into a warren of light and airy white rooms. I loved the element of surprise. In this home stylist Emma Fischer has decided to add a blue accent to the master bedroom, while keeping the rest of the flat a cool white / off white / pale grey. It adds so much interest to the space - and such an inspiring way to add colour - don't you think? 

Credit: photography - Alan Cordic styling - Emma Fischer for Bjurfors.

What a calm room to wake up to each day. Lovely! 

Could you imagine having this tone in your bedroom?

Get the look: Bedroom - For a blue tone that works for your room try one of these. Z1 cotton pendant by Ay Illuminate, white linen duvet cover, Ant chair, try here for a bumling table lamp in brass. Kitchen - Menu chair, sheepskin throw. Sitting room - House Doctor vase. Children's bedroom - bed canopy, bunting.

I do love a little blue in the home - this Swedish home has lovely, subtle hints of it (that conservatory!) and this one features different tones around the apartment from the softest blue-green in the sitting room to a deep, dramatic hue in the kitchen - beautiful!

Have a great start to the week!

A visit from Daphne

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Do you have a dog or friends with a dog? When people come over they often bring their furry friends and I always put a bowl of water out for them. But recently I've taken my 'doggy welcome pack' to a whole new level thanks to Kind - a fantastic Finnish lifestyle brand priding itself on 'sustainable nordic style for you and your dog'. Founded by Maarit Kallio, the items they sell really are as beautiful as the promise suggests. I promptly ordered a fluffy Höyhensaari dog bed and soft black and grey-blue linen cushions so that when Bibbi, Dino and Daphne come to visit, they've got somewhere to curl up and snooze! And actually, dearest poodle Daphne's already put it to the test - oh and the new kit is a big hit with my girls too!

Photography: Niki Brantmark. Model: Daphne and my wonderful girls.

Isn't Daphne just lovely? Her paws! She's such great company too. 

Did you spot the 'high paw' linen tote on the wall? It's so nifty as it doubles up as a portable doggy food container.  I think I might have to go back for the waffle line towels too - just because they look soooo nice!

Come and visit us again soon Daphne! 

This post was created in collaboration with the wonderful team at Kind. However, all words are my own and I only ever collaborate with brands I love and think you will too. Thank you for supporting the small businesses that make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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