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My friend Louise's home in a converted school

Earlier this week I went to visit my Danish friend Louise who lives in the most fantastic house in the village of Remmarlövs in the heart of the Skåne countryside. Louise is a life coach, a lecturer on job satisfaction, flirting and communication and holds workshops in her home which she shares with her husband Johan, children Iris and Walter, ten chickens and two cats. The property was built in 1830 and started life as the village school and housed the village sauna in the basement.  It was converted to a private resident forty years ago. Today high ceilings and large windows flood the rooms with light and in the winter a large fireplace and classic Swedish masonry oven help to keep the house warm.  'Our main focus has been to create a welcoming home, where old and young alike can relax and have fun' Louise tells me.  The space is filled with vintage, antique and Scandinavian designer piece as well art and quirky touches collected over time. Look closely and you'll see a little mouse on a picture frame or a miniature tea set. I couldn't resist taking my camera along to take a few snapshots with you!




















 
Photography Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home. Styling Tina Lekeberg.

Isn't it such a wonderful home? That cat seems to love it too - although he looks a bit tired of me taking his photo?!

Recently, the family decided to head off in search of new adventures on the other side of the Öresund (i.e. Denmark) and the house is now on the market. I asked her what she'd miss most about their home: 'Oh, lots! The beauty, the light, the big rooms, the old apple trees, the churchyard, the view, the atmosphere...I totally love this house and realise I will never live like this again. I have enjoyed every single day here.'

Get the look from Johan and Louise's lovely house: paintings by Karen Broos (you can see the Swedish artist's own home here, also a converted school!), Haruko Maeda and Sarah Becker

Thank you for inviting me over Louise, what a great day!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

PS I've just arrived in Milan - very excited. Tips welcome! 

PPS I've been busy updating my office for spring this week, so happy with my shiny new workspace.

9 comments:

Milica Simic said...

I'm looking for a cool gift for my brothers housewarming party. He's into like techy stuff and gadgets. We had this huge old school projector with slides (if anyone remembers those) when we were kids, so thought this would be pretty awesome and remind him of that (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/starsailor-live-brings-the-skies-into-your-bedroom-technology#/), but i've never bought anything from indiegogo, is it reliable and do you think it's appropriate to give since they'll have to wait to receive it? Anyone see something like this before?

Salvagebythesea said...

Love love love this house- pops of color & farmhouse feel - absolutely adorable! Great pics too!!!

Madison said...

What a stunning home, thank you for sharing these photos! Louise has done an excellent job creating a design that is timeless and reminiscent of the heritage of the farmhouse, while imbuing it with eclectic art and pops of colour, it blends perfectly. The light fittings in particular are very unique and really accent the furniture.

Jill Butler Design said...

Really lovely!

My Scandinavian Home said...

I'm sorry, I've got no experience with indiegogo. Sounds like a cool present though!

My Scandinavian Home said...

Louise has got such a great eye and whenever I visit I'm always mesmerised by just how unique and personal her home is. :)

My Scandinavian Home said...

Hi madison, I loved reading your comment - your observations are so interesting and I totally agree. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

My Scandinavian Home said...

Isn't it just Jill? Beautiful!

Sara Torregrosa said...

What a nice and confy place!

 

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