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A back-to-basics scandinavian feel summer cottage

Over the weekend I kept hearing about the beautiful weather everyone was getting across Europe. And then suddenly it arrived here in Sweden - one balmy day. And then it disappeared as quickly as it arrived. But still it was here long enough to remind us that the summer isn't over yet. So today's post is dedicated to the last days of the fading Scandinavian summer and to Oregon based interior designer Jessica Helgerson who has chosen to spend everyday like it was summer with her family in this beautiful rurual retreat on Sauvie Island.






Interior Design by Jessica Helgerson Photography by Lincoln Barber via Remodelista
I love the back to basics nature of this home, it's just as it should be. A place where a family can be together and enjoy the outdoors. Beautiful!

Do you have a summer cottage or a retreat anywhere you love to go to just get away from it all?

My man's family have a cottage by the sea on the West coast of Sweden which his Grandfather built. It's still furnished the way it was then and has a wonderful feel to it. I love spending time there with my little family. x

10 comments:

dervla @ The Curator said...

love these images, so airy and bright - summer is starting to fade here but images like these will keep me afloat in the darker winter months.

villa-rosengarten & cockerlove said...

A lovely atmosphere in there! Hug, Barbara

Ada (new york) said...

Glad that u r enjoying the weather!! I love the bunk beds .. I think I would had read more if I had a serene room like that as a child (then again, maaaaybe not, haha).

Tracey said...

Love the bath with a view would love a soak in there.
Making the most of the dry warm weather as know it will be over soon
The holiday cottage sounds amazing!

Inner Outer Beauty said...

Oh I love to eat crayfish at that colourful table! xo Caroline

homestilo said...

That cottage sounds lovely (would love to see some pictures!) We don't have a Summer retreat, but it is always a topic of conversation. So maybe someday...

Erin said...

Love those bunk-beds and that bathroom. And I would kill for those Parisian cafe chairs in all those funky colors. Really a great home, it definitely brings the outside in! You can almost feel the warm breeze floating around the place. You're lucky your husband has a family cottage! That's a popular thing to have in Sweden, right?

Gerry Bossier said...

Those colorful chairs on the first picture look very cute, Niki. May I have a wild guess? I bet the two chairs in the middle of the picture were sat on by a sweet couple, or some young lovers. :)

unique entry doors said...

Whoooh this is refreshing and so laid-back. I would spend most of my days in this kind of cottage not only during summertime. The kids' double-deck bed is simply cute, and of course the dining area and bathroom? Splendid!

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