my scandinavian home: Cool industrial meets cosy rustic in a Swedish home conversion

Cool industrial meets cosy rustic in a Swedish home conversion

Friday, 13 November 2015

Will you look at that? it's Friday already - love that! Have you got any fun plans for the weekend? As always I'd love to be heading off somewhere remote like this cabin, which is not possible - but I might try to go for a hike in Söderåsen national park. This beautiful home would also be on the agenda if it were available for rent. Tony and Åsa Löfling set about converting the former goldsmith's workshop and store into the fab home it is today with the help of Tony's cousin - architect Johan Israelson.  Located in rural Västmanland, the space has been decorated using a blend of cool industrial, concrete and steel against cosy sheepskins, rattan and wood to create a surprisingly warm, cocoon-like feel. Perfect inspiration for a chilly Autumn weekend, don't you agree?!

Photography: Johan Sellén, with kind permission. Styling Tina Hellberg. Architect; Johan Israelson. Elle Decoration Sweden. Found on Ems Design Blog with thanks.
What a great space!

Loving the wine rack on the ceiling with it's own personal ladder. Now if that's not inspiration for the weekend I don't know what is. Do you think they take the ladder away during the week?! 

Quick guide: Source similar vintage industrial pendants, grey sheepskin throws, retro school chairs,  and dark grey linen bedding. Vitra hang-it-all (15% off with code MYSCAN). Bert & May sell lovely handmade floor tiles like the ones in the bathroom.

Absolutely love the concrete dining table - here's how to make one yourself (DIY project for the weekend?!).

See more of this lovely home over at Elle Decoration Sweden

Other fab vintage / industrial style homes include an artist's home in a former factory, a beautiful industrial-inspired home and cafe. a home with grey and a mix of old and new.

I must say, I absolutely love this style. Is this your kind of home?

And finally....

I'm absolutely loving cool online kids shop Loja Dada (the clothes are a-ma-zing!).  And they're offering all readers free shipping until 30th November - use code 'SCANDIHOME' at checkout. So excited!

And speaking of kids - how pretty is this and this wardrobe? Makes me want to scour my local flea market and get painting.

Have a wonderful weekend and see you Monday!

PS Have you downloaded your free printable 2016 calendar yet? We'd love to see it - #mshcalendar2016.


  1. I LOVE this space, it has that perfect mix of dark and light colors throughout!
    Hope you have a good weekend!
    P.S. Happy belated birthday of My Scandinavian Home!

    1. It really is great this home isn't it? Thanks so much for the belated birthday wishes too Nicola!

  2. Yes this space is really...MY kind of cool! Love the Bathroom!!!! Oh and the park looks amazing...I have a park I like to get lost in too...nature has a way of helping to shake off stress and tension. Have a great weekend!

    1. It's such a beautiful park - if you can spend days hiking in it moving from hut to hut - but I think I'll stick to the short route this time!! :) Hope you have a great weekend too!

  3. I just saw the calender and it is soo cute! really lovely design, I'm totally gonna print it out :)

  4. Love the tiled floor in the bathroom, do you think there is a risk it is a fashionable now though and will look dated soon? Would be the only thing that would put me off going for a statement floor like that.

    Love the wine rack and ladder! What a feature!

    1. Good question - and I was chatting to someone else about this just the other day. As much as I'd love some mosaic tiles in my bathroom to be on the safe side I personally would go for a more classic look like black and cream squares. The friend I was chatting to reckoned that mosaic tiles would be around for a long time yet though and she'd still go for the mosaics....interested to know other thoughts on this....

    2. Oh and Cas, your text made me laugh.....that ladder could be a little lethal at midnight on a saturday night- especially in your house!!!

  5. Ok, I probably just spent more time than what is deemed normal on the second image. That glass divider, that wine story solution- that is everything.
    Also, that hang it all (same color as shown here) is so on my wish list..
    Have a wonderful hike/weekend Niki!

    1. And now I've just spotted a sliding barn door in the corner too - that room has it all!!

    2. PS wonderful weekend to you too! x

  6. Loved the floor and interior both looking so different and elegant. Thanks for sharing here with us.


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