my scandinavian home: A calm Swedish home in neutrals (and a fab fireplace)

A calm Swedish home in neutrals (and a fab fireplace)

Monday, 18 January 2016

Good morning Monday! The Swedish winters aren't always easy - and right now it's cooooold and dark. But occasionally the skies clear, the ground is blanketed with snow and everything sparkles like diamonds.  Yesterday was one of those magical days and we had such a wonderful day sledging and ice-skating on a frozen lake. Today is looking fab again but it's back to work for me - and a day at the IKEA headquarters - exciting! But first I wanted to share this Swedish apartment decorated in muted tones and for sale through Stadshem. I especially love the fireplace in the bedroom (imagine sleeping next to a roaring log fire - so romantic?!) and the reclaimed black wood floors in the kitchen and hallway - how beautiful?! Let's take a tour....

Photography: Jonas Berg. Stadshem.

What a perfect space. Is there anything that stands out to you in particular?

Get the look: kitchen - pendant light, Thonet chairs, Chemex glass coffee maker (I love these - perfect for slow mornings!). Sitting room - leaf light. Bedroom - Artek stool, source geometric cushions here (this one's especially lovely), white linen bedding, light grey throw. Hallway - black and walnut hang it all.

Other ideas from around the web today: 

This unusual brass vase is wonderful (I'll never tire of simple glass vases either). While on the subject, this picture is evidence that spring flowers look lovely against one of interiors hottest trends - dark blue walls.

 13 ways to re-think the foot of your bed I've been looking for a simple rustic bench for the foot of my bed for I don't know how long. Do you have anything at the end of your bed?

I'm such a big fan of cabins with a black exterior - we photographed several for my book, and I've been in awe ever since. In case you're undecided here are 30 houses in black. Or how about this A-frame house (the light)?

I'm on a mission to find the perfect pink / blush hue for my daughter's bedroom (loving the idea of a half/half wall like this). But so far I've been through 4 different test samples and it's still eluding me. Any tips?!

Do you have any of your own decorating conundrums right now? If so fire away in the comment section below, perhaps someone can help?

Have a great start to the week! 


  1. I'm so impressed with the IKEA pendant in the kitchen, it usually feels like they are trying to hard whenever someone uses that, but here it just fits perfectly.

    (Also: I would do anything to have a radiator near the entry right about now, we are freezing in our flat this winter cause we have two entrances and in those old houses there is so little you can do about draft! I wouldn't even care about it being a waste anymore, it's just way too cold ;) )

    1. I agree it's so so so nice coming inside to a lovely warm hallway.Love the lamp in this space too...stay warm!

  2. Do you know where the dinning table is from?

    1. Unfortunately not, it's lovely though. Perhaps someone else on here can help?

  3. Do you happen to know what the wall colour is in the living room. It looks beautiful.
    Lovely post thank you. I am off to research palest pinks for you��

  4. I just love the big wide double doors in many of the apartments that you feature here!

  5. Looks lovely! The fireplace is nice, with the candles. Don't have much of conundrums right now, except for the lack of time perhaps :). More ideas than time to actually do something. Plants are my favourites now...there is a lot of ponderin when trying to match a plant with the perfect pot ;)

  6. Love the ceiling and old double doors <3 And terrace and fireplace would be nice :)

    Thanks again for the inspiration and greetings from Helsinki Finland :)

    Riika /

  7. Tips for pink coloured walls: Middleton pink from Farrow and Ball, so soft and subtle without being too "pink".
    / Jenny


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