my scandinavian home

A soothing Swedish space that ticks every box

Friday, 20 January 2017

Happy Friday! Yay! The sun's come out here in Malmö just for the occasion (either that or the weather elves read Wednesday's post and got the fear!! Ha!). This week we've been rocking around the world (virtually speaking of course)- with beautiful home tours in New Zealand, The Netherlands, and California, I hope you've enjoyed the ride! But today I really felt it was time to come home (it'd be kinda rude not to when the sun's come out specially, right?!). In my mind, this lovely family home in Gothenburg ticks absolutely every box - including beautiful high ceilings, large windows, a dining area bathed in light, a lovely work space, plenty of storage and two beautiful bedrooms! Oh and there's also the soothing neutral tones and two masonry ovens to cosy up to. Can I move in please?!











Credits: styling Intro Inred, photography Maria Sahlander. For sale through Bjurfors Göteborg

So lovely, don't you think?

Want to be my room mate?!

Get the look from this Gothenburg home: sitting room - Stocksund sofa from IKEA, House Doctor wall light, Hay tray table, macrame plant hanger. dining area - white bistro chairs, this glass bell jar is similar. Bedroom - wall light, white linen bedding. Children's room - wigwam / tee pee, Beni ourain rug, EOS pendant by VITA Copenhagen.

I'm so looking forward to the next couple of days! Last weekend I was away in Kitzbühel which was so wonderful (look out for the post about Bernd Gruber shortly!), so I'm looking forward to rocking about at home this weekend with my family. Have you got any fun plans?

Just in case you have a little spare time and fancy a whirl around the web, here are a few links I've loved this week:

Because ever record player deserves its own little spot.

The power of the black dresser (time to get the paint brush out?!).

A plant loving interior (look out for the long table!). Love!!

A glimpse of Sweden's breathtaking coastline (*shoulder's drop*).

Evidence that all you need in life is a white sofa and sheer curtains!

The cutest, smallest outdoor space I've seen.

Any favourites from these links? I do love the dresser, think I might need to make some changes at home! Don't tell the man.....

Have a wonderful weekend and see you Monday!


A studio is transformed into a lovely guest room

Thursday, 19 January 2017

How wonderful would it be to have a dedicated guest room with a big double bed, made up with fresh, soft bed linen and light pouring in from the windows? For most of us this isn't a reality so we have to make do with the rooms we already have. But who's to say they can't be transformed into a warm and inviting guest room?!  My talented friend Holly Marder for example, uses a sofa bed in her studio in The Netherlands to transform the space into a private sphere for guests when they come to stay. Plus I noticed, that she has even left out a few noteworthy coffee table books (eh hem!) on the nightstand for them to peruse!









Credits: styling and photography Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle.

What a great solution? It helps that her studio is absolutely lovely too. I think it might be time I nipped over to The Netherlands to pay her a visit, don't you?! Te he he!

Get the look from Holly's studio / guestroom: wooden fold out sofa, stool cc (used as a bedside table),  wall sconce (find a vintage version here). Black linen duvet cover. Source botanical prints here. Modern Pastoral interior book.

You can see more pictures and the full feature here.

Any ideas to share on how to make a guest room inviting? I try to live by the following:

- Give a little guided tour when they arrive so they can find everything they need and feel at home
- Leave out a little welcome package in their room that includes: a towel, hair towel (better still, a hair turban - I love these!), dressing gown, slippers and wifi code.
- Place a pile of recent magazines (and a few coffee table books I know they'll love) on the night stand.
- Fresh flowers in the bedroom also add a wonderful touch!

Do you have any tips?

For bedroom styling inspiration I'd definitely recommend taking a look at Holly's own bedroom - one of my most visited posts of all time!

Have a wonderful day! 


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