my scandinavian home: My home: sitting room

My home: sitting room

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

On monday I showed a few snaps of my dining area. Here's the other side of our open plan living space. Looking at the snaps now I see that perhaps it could have been a little neater, but that is our style: laid back! We had great fun creating the picture wall. It was a case of finding items we love and that have meaning such as my daughter's hand prints, a framed heart engagement present from my mother-in-law, a Therese Sennerholt print from my husband, a poem read out on our wedding day which I wrote out and framed, mirrors and sculptures and then a few hours of 'left a bit, right a bit....!'

My Scandinavian Home
My Scandinavian Home
My Scandinavian Home
I picked up the armchairs for 10 pounds each at a mid century flea market in Malmö - such a bargain!! Admittedly they're a bit 'springy' to sit on but I love the shape of the arms! The shelves are by string. And the mid century coffee table used to be my parents-in-laws but you can pick these up at auction site Lauritz and the lights in the corner are from Granit. The blanket draped over the sofa is from Himla.

In the bottom left of the two top pictures you can just see a little IKEA Lätt childrens table and chair. I painted the top of it with blackboard paint and the legs and chairs white for my girls. The wicker Alseda pouffs are also from IKEA and great for adding a little extra seating when needed.

Next steps - paint the stairs white. Watch this space!!!



19 comments:

  1. I find it so cozy, warm and pratical.
    A space like is so inspiring. Here, I would welcome friends, have a reading break with a great book, do a lot of things with your kids..... in a word, I find it intelligently furnished.

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    1. Thank you!! That's exactly the area we were trying to create :)

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  2. Looks fab! need i say more.

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  3. i must say i've rarely seen such a well put interior. it's lovely and so balanced, it's soothing.

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  4. How gorgeous is this place? I'm reeling with jealousy!!! Love it. x

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  5. How lovely- and the amount of natural light you seem to get is amazing.

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  6. Every post you create immediately has me clicking the "pin it" button. Amazing to see your personal style is just as beautiful, if not more so, than the homes you share. Lovely.

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  7. I am so jealous of your home, Niki! It's exactly what I picture my dream home to look like: drenched in sunlight, monochrome, white floors, a frame wall. I'm in awe of your flea market skills, too! What a bargain for those chairs! You could even have them reupholstered and recushioned and still spend less than they would be new. Well done!

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  8. white stairs yeahh! cant wait for that bit :) my husband built ours in ply stunning piece of work hope to have nice pics soon :)

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  9. Your home is so beautiful!, thanks for sharing, I love it!, have a lovely day! xo

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  10. This looks like a great and genuine home! Really nice, and fresh (I am Swedish:)! xo

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  11. Niki, I love your home! It looks so comfortable but light and airy. The chairs were such a bargain and they look great. Painting our stairs is on my list as well. I already have black and white paint but am still unsure if that's what I will end up using. Your stairs will look great in all white.

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  12. Thank you for all your lovely comments! :)

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  13. It looks lovely Niki!! So welcoming and laid back yet lots of pretty items

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  14. Really nice home! Where is the sofa from?

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  15. lovely space! would also like to know where the sofa is from?

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  16. Hi! My sofa is 'North' by Bolia - which you can find here: http://www.bolia.com/sv-se/catalog/sweden/bolia_se/vardagsrummet/soffor/north :)

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