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My new book!

This year I've been tinkering away behind the scenes on a new book. And now it's finally time to reveal a little more about it! So exciting! While my first two books focus on interior design, my new book is centered around the Swedish philosophy of 'Lagom' meaning 'not too much, no too little - just right.' I moved to Sweden in 2004 and over the past 13 years a lot has happened -  marriage, children, work.... But also, while I'll still always be a Londoner at heart, I've slowly adapted to the Swedish way of life. My home is clutter-free, I ride my bike everywhere (even in the snow!), I take walks along beaches and in the forests and I finish work on time (clock-watching? who me?!). And something truly unexpected has happened - I've become calmer, more content and ultimately..... happier! In 'Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life'  I've drawn on my observations of life in Sweden - from how my Nordic friends decorate their homes, take morning dips, go mushroom picking and enjoying a fika (a break with a coffee and a little treat) to how they celebrate holidays and other big events, raise their children and even strike a balance with the world around them. I hope you'll enjoy the many tips, craft ideas and even the odd recipe as much as I have  compiling them for the book!




'Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life' is now available to pre-order here!

It's such a wonderful moment to see a book come to life. Thank you to my publisher HarperCollins who has been so supportive of all my ideas from start to finish and the talented Swedish illustrator Petra Borner for the beautiful illustrations throughout the book! I can't tell you how generous my Swedish friends (and others further afield) have been throughout the process - from trusting me with their knowledge, to sharing experiences and providing recipes - tack så mycket! And finally, a huge thank you for reading my blog and following my feeds on social media, you inspire me to share my experiences of Scandinavian (and more specifically Sweden) - and this book would never have been possible without you!

I hope you enjoy it!



LATEST COMMENTS:

  1. I can't wait to read your new book! It's on my Amazon wish list - my grandparents are American but raised their children in Norway and the Nordic way of life is so balanced to me. My mom talks about hagke and incorporated so much of that into my childhood. I'm working on doing the same for my children :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for putting it on your wish list - lovely of you! It sounds like sound advice passed down from your Grandparents. I totally agree that Scandinavians have the right idea! I hope my book gives you lots of inspiration - there's a whole section on children / parenting! :)

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  2. Interesting blog, this one:-)
    I am new and looking forward to following you...

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    1. Thank you Tina! I hope you find it inspiring.

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  3. Oh this sounds so interesting! I'm a finn and we always admire (and sometimes envy too) the way of living of our dear neighbours in Sweden. Everything seems so much more fun, effortless and stylish. ;) So I definitely need to get your book in my hands! Big congratulations and thanks so much for this blog. Your home tours are always so inspiring, I really enjoy my weekly escapes with you.

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    1. Thank you so much Suvi, I hope you enjoy it and get lots of inspiration :)

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  4. How fantastic! Congratulations and I will order when the US has it.

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    1. Thank you Kathrine - I believe it will be launched in the US round about the same time. I hope you find my book inspiring!

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  5. OMG I'm so excited!! Congratulations, I will buy it for sure :D

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

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  6. How exciting! Congratulations.
    Looks like a wonderful and useful book.

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    1. Thank you Emily, I hope so - even I've learned lots from putting it together!

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  7. Can't wait to enjoy this new book. Your blog has been the first one I look at each morning and have begun to practice a much simpler life myself. Thank you for your inspiration!

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    1. How lovely of you, I'm so happy to hear my blog has inspired you. I hope my new book will too :)

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  8. Your new book looks the perfect and I believe that this will be proved as best and worth to read. Thanks for sharing update about it.

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  9. This sounds like such a wonderful book! I've always been intrigued by the concept of Lagom, so I can't wait to have a read!

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  10. Exciting news! Looking forward to it. I think we can all benefit from a calmer lifestyle. It's just too busy nowadays.

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  11. Gorgeous! Well done Niki. I love your blog so I know I will enjoy "Lagom" - am looking forward to it.

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  12. Reviews about the book Lagom says that that it is perfect book for those who wish relaxation and clam atmosphere in life. I think most of them want to read it to get a change from this busy life.

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