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The Hepworth Limited Print Collection by Atelier by Mintstudio

The fab Danish 'Atelier by Mintstudio' designs two annual collections of limited edition prints. Led by head designer Cecilie Svanberg, the latest collection pays homage to British artist and sculptor, Barbara Hepworth, a pioneer who broke into the artistic scene when only a few women had made an impression. Barbara was famous for her organic and simple use of shapes, textures and colors. Each (rather lovely) signed and numbered print is made from an original painting with watercolor, gouache and acrylic paint, then printed on Munken Rough 170 gr paper. The question is, which one to choose? Look out for the prints (and frames) at The Poster Club!


Clockwise from top left: 05, 02, 04, 01

Have a great weekend! 
About The Author
Author, Graphic and Web Designer.
Mindfulness is at the heart of everything Ana does—from work to life and everything in between.
For over five years she's focused on creating honest, intelligent and refreshing projects—believing that the best way to accomplish this is to dedicate herself to the essential and making things speak of their intrinsic beauty and purpose.

This post includes affiliated links - which means if you click on the links and make a purchase, the My Scandinavian Home team would receive a few pennies - perhaps enough to enjoy a little cup of coffee by the sea! However, all words are our own and we only ever work with brands we absolutely love and think you will too! - And this collection is rather fabulous isn't it?!


A traditional Swedish home with a modern touch

It always takes me such a long time to do anything on a Friday, it's as if my brain thinks it's already the weekend - do you find this?! This means I get very behind, and with my eye on the prize (I've been dreaming of a G+T - note: I keep a stock of chopped up lemon and lime in the freezer for this very occasion) - and I've got to get my act together if I'd like to finish in time for a sun downer! So, on with today's tour. And have I got a lovely home to share with you! This apartment caught my eye thanks to the way it combines old and new. Each room includes unique pieces of furniture and quirky touches which add a wonderful sense of character to the space. Enjoy!

Photography: Anders Bergstedt. Styling Anna Furbacken - for Entrance

I love all the period features and traditional touches (how great are those windows?) and also smaller touches like the built in shelf above the bed. 

Does anything catch your eye?

A couple of items I love: source a mid-century credenza / side table here, this and this hand woven cushion are similar. I'm a big fan of oil lamps   - I've got one in my window nook -  they let off a lovely light and last way longer than candles). For a modern version try the Patina oil lamp by Klong.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

PS If you have the time (it actually only takes a mo!), don't forget to enter the give-away to win a (fab) cushion and a copy of my new book!

How To Style Your Home With Rounded Mirrors

It is clear that we’re living in the era of rounded objects. While the angles of a typical home are usually blunt and irregular, perfectly circular objects bring a refreshing focal point to our homes. That’s why it is becoming increasingly popular to include rounder and softer shapes in our homes—from rugs, tables and trays all the way to the acclaimed rounded mirror.

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We all know the old design trick that using mirrors in the decoration process creates an illusion of a room being bigger than it actually is... but rounded items specifically also provide the room with flow and softness while maintaining the clean lines.

A wall-mounted, rounded mirror can be used anywhere in your home and it can create a statement depending on your choice of size, color and style.

Of course, we also know that this isn’t such a recent trend—but you know what’s recent? The new mentality when it comes to mirrors: "The bigger, the better"—though as we know that also comes with a “bigger” price tag; however, there’s no need to break your piggy bank to get in on this trend.

Here are a few suggestions:

1. Gerald Large Round Wall Mirror Crate and Barrel $299.00
2. Round Frameless Decorative Wall Mirror Target $39.99
3. Ollie Mirror Domino $960.00
4. Round Mirror Brass Target $49.99
5. Cordova Round Mirror Mocha Finish Contemporary Furniture Warehouse $334.00
6. Infinite Round Brass Mirror Cb2 $229.00

What are your thoughts on rounded mirrors?

About The Author
Author, Graphic and Web Designer.
Mindfulness is at the heart of everything Ana does—from work to life and everything in between.
For over five years she's focused on creating honest, intelligent and refreshing projects—believing that the best way to accomplish this is to dedicate herself to the essential and making things speak of their intrinsic beauty and purpose.

A Tour of Magnificent 'Magnolia House!'

I definitely shouldn't complain today - I'm working from home in my cosiest pair of socks, the sun's streaming through the windows and I'm about to wander down to the sea for a coffee. Even so, am I allowed to dream of a winter escape?! Yesterday we took a peek inside the barn and cottage at The Bower boutique hotel, and today I have another dream stay to share with you - Magnolia House.  Situated (once again) in Byron Bay, Australia, Magnolia House is a pure relaxed and sophisticated style haven with lofty ceilings and large, spacious living spaces. Whitewashed walls provide a perfect backdrop for old and new items and a subtle tropical vibe. Could you imagine staying here with family and friends? If so, can you count me (I make a mean aperitif)?!

Photography: Jessie Prince

What a perfect home-from-home? The problem is, I'd never want to leave - how about you?!

Get the look: kitchen - these simple wood stools are similar,  source a vintage scale here ( I spy a couple of beautiful one-off ones but you'll need to hurry!), primitive dough bowl. dining area - this mudcloth cushion is similar. Sitting room - butterfly chair. Outdoors - I love this hanging rattan chair.

If you'd like to hang around for a while and dream, you could always check out my 'holiday homes' archive - from a romantic bed & breakfast in France and a log cabin in Holland to your very own island hide-away off the coast of Tasmania! This is where I'll be all morning...

Have a lovely day

PS So happy to see a write up of my new book in online magazine Deco, titled 'Lagom: Home Swede Home' (love that!).

Dream stay: The Bower, Byron Bay

I seem to be suffering from a real case of wanderlust right now - and the more I travel, the more I realise there's just so much out there I haven't seen. Do you feel this way too?!  One country high up on my list is Australia. Over the past few years, this country has been taunting me from afar with beautiful design, awe-inspiring nature and fabulous places to stay. I mean, take this new hotel for instance! The Bower in Byron Bay, New South Wales was recently converted from a motel into a luxury boutique hotel by eight creatives - all of whom shared a desire to combine urban style with a laid-back beach-side vibe. Made up of 14 suites, a barn, cottage and family house, the calm and laid-back hotel opened it's doors last month - and it's waiting for us to come along and hang-out for a few days. Race you there?!

The cottage

The barn

Photography: Jessie Prince

Soooo. Tempted?! 

Just in case it'll be a while before any one of us make it out there - here's a little guide on where things are from (hey, who's to say we can't re-create that minimalist, Byron Bay beach-side vibe in our own homes?). 

The cottage: dining area - white bentwood chairs, rattan pendant. Sitting room - Moroccan pouf, the Bemz Loose Fit Urban sofa covers are similar to this (see mine here!), this mudcloth cushion is lovely! Bedroom - I like this light grey pillow cover (the ruffles!) and this plain one. Outdoor dining - pick up a similar stool from Lovely & Co (used as bedside tables in my home!).

The barn: buy similar made-to-measure white linen curtains here, try Bemz for chair covers like these. Source vintage school posters here. I like this linen duvet cover (select 'charcoal' for similar).

Oh, and you can make a reservation at The Bower here - on the condition that you make us all jealous by sharing lots of snaps on Instagram - we want to see more! 

Have a lovely day!

PS if you're planning a wedding you might like to read my piece in Ultimate Wedding (sometimes I wish I had another wedding to plan - same guy of course!).

PPS are offering the chance to win a copy of my new book Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life together with a fab handmade Giannina Capitani Tic-Tac cushion (just add coffee and you're all set for a very cosy Autumn day!). Find out how to enter here!


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