my scandinavian home: A calm Swedish space in neutrals and a beautiful wood floor

A calm Swedish space in neutrals and a beautiful wood floor

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Hello! I have to say I'm having a quite a few wifi issues here in the rather beautiful and exotic colonial town of Galle, Sri Lanka. It's amazing how frustrating it can be to have intermittent wifi, but I'm trying to convince myself that it's a great thing that I've found a little corner of the world where I can be disconnected for days at a time too! I'm soldiering on regardless and heading (virtually) to a city today where wifi is no doubt working like a dream - and this lovely home in Gothenburg, Sweden. I love the neutral tones - the copper, wood, rattan and cognac against the fresh white - and that beautiful original wood floor. What a calm space?












Entrance. Found via Coterie with thanks. 

What a lovely space! I think I could go home to this pad everyday, how about you?!

Get the look: Ant chair, vintage chopping boards, linen bedding (I was so happy to hear the linen bedding I've been recommending has been a hit by several readers!). Could the print above the bed be from Love Warriors of Sweden? I have a feeling the hexigon mirrors are by IKEA, please correct me if I'm wrong!

Other spaces with a lovely neutral colour theme include this fabulous home in the LA Hills and a stunning Swedish apartment.

Have a lovely day!

PS I'm going to do my best to continue posting this week but I apologise in advance if I can't publish or posts suddenly ping in att odd hours of the day!

PPS So excited to see a great review of my book at The lifestyle Editor and they're offering the chance to win a copy over on instagram too! And thank you so much to Andrea for this lovely review too!



8 comments:

  1. Really love that place ! Especially the floor ! see you

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  2. I am so jealous! I am from Sri Lanka and I would love to be there now. I love your blog.

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  3. Still wondering why floors in Sweden are usually so raw, lacking warm rugs, even in winter. Why, why, why????

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    1. Hi Barb, I'm pleased you've raised this question! My perspective is that in the city Swedish homes are incredibly well insulated so they never feel cold and they have no need to cover drafts with rugs. Another reason could be that many Swedes feel carpets and large rugs collect dust so it's easier to keep bare wood floors clean. Having said this, I've seen many Swedish homes with rugs - rag rugs for example are very popular as are geometric or Morroccan style floor coverings. I hope this helps! Feel free to jump in anyone!

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    2. Thanks for your thoughts, Niki. I am such a rug person (I live around Chicago) and I always wonder why colder areas aren't just loaded with warm rugs. Just ordered you book. Can't wait to see it!

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  4. A beautiful space. I am obsessed with light, white interiors with natural wood and black and this space is just my kind of place! Also love the mix of old with new. Beautiful find as always.

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  5. Beautiful space, especially the wooden floor!

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  6. Scandinavian homes always appear so calm and clean to me. Love the white space and minimalism.

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