my scandinavian home: A back-to-basics scandinavian feel summer cottage

A back-to-basics scandinavian feel summer cottage

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

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


  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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...

  6. 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?

  7. 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. :)

  8. 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!

  9. It is my owner to find your site. I appreciate your thought, I like the way you design the kids room. There is lots of space left after making bed and cupboard. Most of the the time I am searching something new and unique for my own interior design website. I got some very unique tips for your site.:)
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