my scandinavian home

The lovely, relaxed home of Amber Friedel

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Well hello there! I was going a bit stir crazy at home so I've camped out at my local coffee shop by the sea today. Sometimes all you need is a change of scene, right? And that's exactly how Amber Friedel, owner of Etsy shop MiniRoseCo, and her husband Jesse felt while waiting for their second child. Four years ago, the pair moved from a small apartment to a lovely house in a 'quintessential little place called Geneva, Illinois.' Despite having lovely bones, it was in desperate need of renovation. The pair set about lovingly restoring it. Today the space is full of interesting details, vintage finds, Amber's handmade wall hangings and bursts of colour including blue, blush and green. What a perfect family home?!

Credits: Home-owner - Amber Freidel. Photographer: Renee Higgins. Found via A Beautiful Mess.

What a great space? So personal and unique. I especially love the blue hue, and it ties the entire house together too.

Could you imagine introducing this tone to your home? Or perhaps there's something else that stands out to you?

Get the look: sitting room - cushion,  Pick up a mustard blanket like this at H&M Home (I love this mustard velvet cushion/ pillow too!). Dining room - macrame plant hangings, Amber sells her handmade wall hangings here. Hall - pick up a vintage electric fan here (how lovely is this one?!). Bedroom - Amber sells this copper rail in her shop.

If you'd like to see more snapshots of Amber's home you can always hop on over to her fab Instagram feed.

Oh and if you're loving the blue tone as much as I am you might also want to check out 'decorating with blue' - 26 homes all singing the blues (if this comes up first just skip over) - double coffee time!

Keep shining!

PS how beautiful is this bedroom? I could have crawled under the covers and stayed there all day when we went to photograph it for The Scandinavian Home!

Snapshots from the dreamy home of a ceramicist

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Godmorgon! Do you remember the delicate ceramic wreath in Daniela's beautiful North Germany house, featured on Friday? It's made by French artisan and interior stylist Kat, who runs an online boutique selling her wares here. Not only are her creations a feast for the eyes, I was excited to discover Kat treats Instagram followers to daily snapshots of her beautiful home in Paris which she shares with her husband and four children. Kat loves to 'mix vintage with more contemporary items that are simple and refined' and her fondness for flowers and nature is evident in her ceramic creations which can be seen throughout the apartment. Let's explore!


Photography: Kat / @katshandmadewithlove

Kat's handmade ceramics are of course beautiful, but what also struck me is her talent for combining colour.  From milky hues such as whites, creams and dusty pinks to deep blues and ochre, every space is carefully constructed using a variety of subtle nuances.

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look from Kat's home: visit Kat's online boutique for ceramics including wreaths, mobiles and plates and vessels as well as artwork. Pick up a mid-century credenza here. Source mustard coloured linen by the metre here.

I hope Kat's home and instagram feed has inspired you as much as it has me today!

Have a lovely day!

PS It's heartwarming to see The Scandinavian Home appear in so many places - including this feature about 'Lagom' on German TV channel DW-TV, My Domaine and the coffee table of Britt Marie (beautiful instagram feed!). Thank you for all the love!

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