my scandinavian home: A monochrome Swedish home with lovely light

A monochrome Swedish home with lovely light

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

I've never been much of a morning person (understatement), but lately I've been setting my alarm eye-wateringly early so I can get a few hours work in before the rest of the family wake-up. For example this morning my alarm went off at 5.30 just so I could take my youngest to her tennis camp at 9 and watch in a manner verging on chilled! But I've actually found that once my eyes no longer feel like sand paper (yes, I'm ridiculous!), there's another (secret) surprise for early-risers - the beautiful morning light. Our home (and cottage) looks completely different in the small hours. And it's this light which drew me to this Swedish apartment today. The abbreviated monochrome palette allows the soft pools of light to take centre stage, while touches of wood (in the floor and furniture) adds to the over all warmth of the space. Lovely!

Kvarteret Mäkleri found via Coco Lapine with thanks.

 So simple, yet so lovely. And the unique pieces are a feast for the eye too...

....which brings me to a few items I know and love: sitting room - Gubi semi pendant light, white table lamp, string shelves. Study / bedroom -&tradition flowerpot pendant light, cross blanket (I also love this one).

If you're loving this look and fancy a little more monochrome inspiration today, there are over 100 black and white homes in this archive.....(if this comes up first just scroll passed).

And hey, why not - a few other links I absolutely love from around the web today:

There's something beautiful about the 'country evening' post (again, it's that light!).

I quite fancy a blissful night's sleep (or nap) behind this curtain.

7 beautiful bedrooms with grey walls.

Where I'd like to be. In my new favourite Danish bikini cover-up.

I can't stop looking at this wildlife photo....?

Have a wonderful day!

PS is it time for a siesta yet?!


  1. The living room and the bedroom interior design images given in this blog was really wonderful. It makes the room elegant.Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Such a beautiful living room. I wonder what is its size? Are the rooms (featured in your blog, in general) all that large, or is in illusion because they are so uncluttered? I think they are much larger than average rooms in North America. I have done some more cleaning and I took a large box of no longer needed clothes and household items to a thrift store.
    I spotted an Invar unit - I have always one but I am trying to not purchase any more furniture.
    P.S. the picture of the flamingo underwater is FABULOUS!


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