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A Swedish Interior Stylist and Photographer's Haven

I received the best news yesterday morning - my younger sister Cas had a little baby girl. She's soooo adorable, I can't wait to go and have a big cuddle! This means my Father now has two sisters, three daughters and six granddaughters! I would say he's the luckiest man alive, wouldn't you? I know two more lucky people - the owners of this beautiful apartment in Linnestaden, Gothenburg! Karin, an interior stylist and Magnus, a photographer have decorated their home with a Scandinavian feel using lots of natural materials, a muted colour palette and mix of textures. "We try to blend older items with new and create a personal touch with art and prints on the walls," Karin tells me. Enjoy the tour!











Interior design / photography - Karin / Magnus - @hosmajorskan

What a beautiful home? Karin and Magnus have such an effortless sense of style - and I love the light (such lovely photography!). 

To get the look the pair recommend "treating your home as one unit, and not a load of separate rooms. Make sure the different colours go together and use similar materials throughout to create a calming environment."

Here's a quick guide to some of the lovely items: kitchen - lampe gras, tap from Nivito, the fabulous Gubi pendant light is similar. Sitting room - Pick up a similar sofa at IKEA and cover it with a Bemz urban loose fit cover in linen, Gubi lounge table, stonewashed linen cushions, IKEA cupboards painted in Jotun Lady paint. Bedroom - stonewashed white linen bedding, Club double wall light by House Doctor, wall colour from Jotun Lady.

You can see more of Karin and Magnus's home and follow the renovation on their inspiring instagram feed - a must follow! Oh and they are expecting their first child in January - congratulations Karin and Magnus!

Have a great start to the week all!

PS Thank you so much to Elle magazine France for including my Lagom book in their pick of top ten books to read this November - what an honour! (my book is also available in English here and here).

Bring a Warm, Minimalist Touch to your Kids Bedroom

Calling all Aussie friends out there looking for fab Scandi-inspired children's furniture (that's gentle on the wallet too - got to love that, right?!)! Fantastic Furniture is a Sydney based sofa and bedding manufacturer with superstores in every major metropolitan city and regional town across Australia. Wander in (or take a look online) and you'll find all kinds of minimalist furniture for your children's bedroom including beds, storage units and desks (how fab is the Cabin Kids Bunk Bed for starters?!).














GET THE LOOK


1. Cabin Single Bed
2. Aster Corner Desk
3. Cabin 3 Drawer Lowboy
4. Willow Double Bed
5. Jordan Single Bunk
6. Cabin Kids Bunk Bed


Happy shopping!


This post is brought to you in collaboration with Fantastic Furniture, however all words are my own. 

The lovely home of Madewell's lead designer

Guys, guys, guys, it looks like we made it! Friday night is calling! Woop! But before I shoot off into the night, I wanted to share a couple of snapshots from the home of Madewell's lead designer in Brooklyn with you (spotted in Domino magazine). Joyce Lee's love for all things timeless and well designed in the fashion arena rings true for her home too. The space has been decorated with fabulous vintage pieces, natural materials, layers of textiles and fun pops of colour, for a wonderfully relaxed family home. Enjoy!





Photography: Pippa Drummond for Domino

What a wonderful, happy home, don't you think?!

Is there anything that stands out to you?!

Get the look: sitting room - white pom pom blanket, Ellerbe wall sconce, striped butterfly top from Madewell. Back wall - print by Jason Nocito, source a white sheepskin here, teak mid-century credenza, Moroccan leather pouf. Nursery - I love these wall stickers.

See the rest of the home tour over at Domino here. And if you fancy a little more Bohemian interior inspiration, I'm loving this archive (one of my favourites!).

Have a fabulous weekend and see you Monday!

Beautiful inspiration from 'Your Creative Work Space'

What does your work / creative space look like? Do you love to sit there and tinker away? I'm sure you're familiar with mine, although more often than not I'm elsewhere - at the kitchen table, on the sofa, in the window, a nearby communal workspace or in a café. A wise friend told me recently that if you don't use a zone (it might be for no other reason that it simply doesn't feel right!), it means it's either in the wrong place, or you have designed it in the wrong way for the task. So true! A few days later the beautiful book Your Creative Work Space: The Sweet Spot Style Guide to Home Office + Studio Decor by Desha Peacock landed on my desk. It was a sign! Known for her eclectic style and helping others see the possibility within themselves, their homes and personal style, Peacock advises that 'your physical setting can either hamper or elevate' your creative calling and offers tips on designing a creative workspace that will inspire the work you are meant to do. The book is packed with beautiful work spaces belonging to artists, designers, craftspeople, writers, and stylists - all of which will make you want to revamp your office in a heartbeat. Here are a few of my favourites:








Aren't these spaces just so inspiring?! Does it tempt to you to pick up the book and make some changes? I can't wait to get started - watch this space!

Your Creative Work Space, by Desha Peacock is published by Skyhorse Press, NYC and is available
here.

Oh and good news, you can win a signed copy over on Instagram today! Yay!

For more workspace inspiration you might like to check out my office space/studio archive (featuring more of Justina Blakeney's fabulous LA studio, the magnificent Studio Slow and Holly Marder's atelier!).

Have a lovely day!

Photography credits: 1 + 2. Justina Blakeney 3. Anisa Rrapaj  4. Johanna Stark's home office by Emil Larsson 5. Sara Banner.  6. Leslie Woodward

A Soothing Apartment in the Heart of Gothenburg, Sweden

In yesterday's post I talked about my dream house by the sea (just like the one the danish family lived in - wasn't it stunning?!) one day, friends, one day! I noticed on Instagram, many of you felt the same. Today, can we indulge ourselves a little more - and say that we'd also need a Scandinavian pied à terre (for those meetings, concerts, shopping trips, hanging out with friends)?! A sort of best-of-both-worlds life spanning beach-city, Sweden-Denmark?! I'm thinking this apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden could do the trick. It's more or less a studio (the bedroom doubles up as a sitting room and workspace) but with a separate bedroom and large spacious rooms full of light. The soft shades of grey, and cosy textures in muted colours create a lovely, soothing feel. Let's take a peek...









Styling: By Bon Interior for Bjurfors

What do you think?!

Could you imagine returning here each evening after a hectic day? How lovely would that be?!


In case you're wondering about a few of the items, here's a quick round-up: bedroom - moss blanket,
Globe mobile, stonewashed pleated linen bed skirt (I love this!), this bedside lamp is similar. Sitting room - Söderhamn sofa, HAY tray table, green velvet cushioncapuccino throw / blanket. Kitchen - Thonet chairs.

See more homes in shades of grey here - kind of soothing right?

Have a lovely day!

PS French speaking friends- I'm excited to see two interviews from my Lagom Book tour in Paris are now live over at La Trésorerie (who stock my book) and Pleine Vie, if you fancy discovering a little more about it!

PPS I'm having a few problems with my blog comment section right now - I can read your (wonderful) comments but can't reply. We're urgently looking into it so bear with me, but please don't stop, I love hearing from you! 

A dream Danish house by the sea

Hej, hvad så? Do you have a dream house out there? One that you drive pass every now and again and think 'oh, how I'd love to live there one day'?! Sometimes these dreams do come true. And today's home tour is proof! Åsa Olofsson (owner of Smuk beauty salon in Copenhagen) and husband Peter (a partner at Bech-Bruun) returned from holiday to find their dream house, a mere 300 metres from their own, had gone on the market. And despite being completely derelict with no bathroom or kitchen and a waterlogged basement, they snapped it up in an instant. It's easy to see why. Not only is the house full of character, with old beams and large, light-filled rooms, it's also right on the beach. The pair drafted in the help of an architect and slowly but surely restored the house into a fantastic family home, which they enjoy today with their two children Maja and Carl.













 Photography / copyright: Jesper Ray  - found via Style Files and Bolig magasinet with thanks. 

I think I might just have found my dream house too! I've always dreamed of living on the beach like this - and the house itself is just beeeautiful! Could you imagine living here?!

Get the look:


Ground floor flooring: Epoxy 

dining area - wishbone chairs, Eames DSW chair, Hemnes glass cabinet from IKEA, fluffy grey sheepskin, a selection of Marble lights by & Tradition hang over the table.

sitting room - FLY chair by & Tradition, RANARP Floor/reading lamp, I like this wall hanging.

Landing: a cluster of MASS light in dark marble by & Tradition hang above the stairs, wooden stag head.

Bedroom: Muuto pendant light, soft green linen throw, E27 pendant light.

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Thank you so much for the kind permission to share these lovely pictures Jesper Ray - if you have the time, do check out Jesper's beautiful photography / prints!

If it's Danish home tours you're after, you're in luck - there's tonnnes of beautiful ones in the Danish apartments and Danish home archives! *siiiigh* there goes an entire afternoon / evening.... ah well, who needs to work anyway...?!

Have a lovely day!

 

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