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This Pastel Infused Danish Home Is A Feast For the Eyes!


How about ending the week with a burst of colour and pattern - Danish style? Boy have I got a treat for you! Interior stylist and graphic designer Kamila Osinka's Copenhagen penthouse is full of drool worthy pastels as well as lush accents of electric blue, forest green and deep maroon. Better still, every room serves up a fresh new look  - from the vibrant pink dining room to the striped study and bedrooms with half-half walls - and yet there's still a lovely flow throughout. Oh, and keep a close eye on the furniture and details. The eclectic mix of vintage finds, DIY hacks, Danish lighting, ceramics and glassware are part of what makes this home so special! Welcome to Kamila's world! 


Kontur vase by Kahler, table - second hand


Blanket from Ferm Living, Vintage lamp from Bottega Blu, glass from Kodanska

The Lines Wallpaper, IKEA table (painted by Kamila), Bondi chair by Please Wait To Be Seated

Fly chair and Formakami pendant light* from &Tradition chair





Wow, oh WOW!!!!! There are just so many cool details in this home. If you follow the links under each picture, you'll also discover some really fabulous danish brands - both big and small!

A total Danish love fest! 

What a perfect way to complete the blog week. 

Kamila's home has put a real spring in my step - I hope it has lifted your spirits too. If you'd like to see more, take a peek at her instagram over at @kamila.osinka and website www.osinka.dk

Who else is feeling the pastels? 

I'll leave you with a couple more pastel-inspired homes just in case: Trend alert: how to rock the pastelsA delightful Swedish home in a former schoolhouseA home with pretty pastels and inspiring details.

Right folks, who else is ready for the weekend? have a fabulous couple of days and see you Monday!

Niki

Photography: Kamila Osinka / with a selection by Anitta Behrendt 

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An Idyllic Blue and White Swedish Cottage In The Countryside


Up for a little dreaming today? How about this proposal: quit your job, sell your house / give up your rental and swap it all for a beautiful 19th century house in the Swedish countryside. Love the water? Even better! This newly renovated cottage is in Onsala, Halland county - a few kilometres from the Kattegat sea. There's even a little harbour where you can moor your boat. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. The pretty white and red clapboard cottage has been impeccably renovated in shades of blue, white and light wood - in true Swedish style! I also love the blend of iconic Scandinavian pieces and antiques. Now it's just waiting for someone to come along and cherish it as much as the previous owners have. Could it be you? Or me? Or one of your friends?







Well, what do you think? Ready to make the move?

I can't tell you how tempted I am. Its a really beautiful part of the world too - not far from the Gothenburg Archipelagos

I couldn't resist including a picture of the laundry room. In Sweden the washing machine tends to be either in the basement, a separate laundry room or in the bathroom (whereas in the UK it's often in the kitchen). Where is the washing machine in your home? Despite the awkward basement room with its low ceilings and small window - the owners have managed to add a light, whimsical touch with linen curtains (try Grey Moose Atelier* for similar)! 

You can see more pictures and dream about this house here (in Swedish). 

Fancy taking a peek inside a few other white and blue homes today? 

Trend report: True blue, baby 2020 loves you (still proud of that heading!)
A soothing blue and white Copenhagen apartment (it's also available to rent via Airbnb!)

Wishing you a wonderful Thursday friends!

Niki

Photography: Janne Olander for Stadshem

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At Home With The Terra Collection From Georg Jensen

Paid partnership*:
In preparation for the long winter ahead, I've decided to go all out with the greenery and up my plant game at home. This has coincided nicely with the latest launch from Danish brand Georg Jensen. Created by the internationally renowned Norwegian design agency Snøhetta, The Terra Collection is Georg Jensen's first foray into indoor and outdoor home gardening. Inspired by the undulating waves and reflective flow of water and the contemplative organic forms found in nature, the nine-piece collection includes plant pots and watering utensils that combine earthy terracotta and cool stainless-steel. Needless to say, the accessories look equally beautiful on a terrace, balcony or in this case - my bedroom! Just what we need to bring out the gardener inside us this Autumn! 

 
The collection includes four stainless steel planters: the Terra Reversible Planter in small, Reversible Planter in medium (seen on my windowsill), and a Reversible Planter in large as well as a TERRA Pot & Saucer.

 
I love how the green leaves of the plants reflect in the metal, doubling their impact (you can never have too much greenery at home, right?!). The planters are also reversible, so you can combine them in different ways to create an interesting sculptural display.


 
I'm also a big fan of the TERRA Pot & Saucer (this is the large one and there's also a medium sized one or the option of the TERRA Tray & Set Of Three Pots). Suitable for outdoor and indoor use, the pot is made from terracotta with a touch of stainless steel and is gently tapered, giving the roots more space to grow. Clever! 

 
The collection also includes a sleek and elegant TERRA Watering Can made from mirror polished stainless steel which was inspired by the flow of water itself. True to its Scandinavian heritage, the watering can is a dream to use and would be sacrilege to hide away. A perfect reminder to water the plants! Look out for the TERRA Watering Globe too (sadly not pictured here... although it is my birthday coming up...). 

 
Norwegian design for a Danish brand in a Swedish bedroom. You can't get more Scandinavian than this, right?!

I think this collection might just be what we all need to help us let a little nature into our home and hearts this Autumn, what do you think?

Do any of the pieces stand out to you in particular?

Read more about The Terra Collection here.

Niki

Photography: My Scandinavian Home Styling: Helen Sturesson

*This is a paid partnership with Georg Jensen. All words and pictures are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too.

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An Inspiring, Light-Filled Workspace / Studio in Hannover

What does your work (creative / bill paying / studying) space look like? Since my career started in the early 00's the 'workspace' has changed an incredible amount. My first ever job fresh out of uni, was in Dubai. We had a nice office above the tennis stadium but it still makes me shudder to recall the receptionist diligently recording our arrival time in an excel sheet - waiting to admonish us by the end of the week ( a regular occurrence for a night owl!). I've also worked in corporate offices in London, Lund and Copenhagen - as well as from home. But these days I finally feel like I've 'landed' in the shape and form of a wonderful, light-filled studio in the centre of Malmö. Best of all - every morning a freshly brewed coffee awaits - no excel timesheet in sight. 

This year, those who can, have worked from home - and I have a sneaking suspicion, this is set to continue. For those of you who need social interaction, a local studio is a great alternative. Thankfully, there are some wonderful, relaxed, friendly, and practical ones popping up in every city. 

If you live in Hannover, Germany you're in luck! My talented friend and businesswoman extraordinaire Holly Becker of Decor8 blog has just opened Decor8 Studio

Divided into two rooms, the studio is located bang in the city centre and perfect to rent for offsite team meetings, photoshoots, podcast production, workshops, events and just about anything else your work might involve. It's also decorated in true Holly Becker style: minimalist, with pops of pastel and some beautiful furniture and accessories. So, even if you don't live in the north German city, there are plenty of ideas to steal for your own home and workspace! 

Ready for the tour?

The Shoot Space

The light-filled 'shoot space' room has been painted in fresh white with a beautiful pale yellow / wheat ('Organic No. 317') accent wall. FYI This colour was everywhere at 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen a few weeks back - and set to be a strong trend for 2021!). 

A simple round table from IKEA serves as a perfect place for meetings and a Vertigo pendant lights up the room after dark. 

The Punctual shelves in blue are from Ferm Living and a vintage Alky lounge chair by Castelli Brown provides as a perfect spot for a quite read between shoots! 

Simple white sculptural pieces such as the Shell vase* and Ridge vase can be seen on the shelves alongside interior magazines. 

Holly made the desk herself using plywood and trellis legs.

The Gathering Space

The bright and airy room next door is a dedicated 'Gathering Space' and features a kitchen and dining area as well as a balcony with lovely views over Bödekerstr - a picturesque quarter of Hannover. In this room, Holly has opted for an earthy accent wall in 'Linen' - a textured clay-based paint by Nen.do) which gives the room a wonderful, calm feel. 

A HAY loop table takes centre stage under a large rattan pendant light from Market Set (one of my latest favourites from the lighting world!). 

An HK Living knotted cushion and white sheepskin throw* help guests to feel comfy! 

The gallery wall has been made up of a blend of mirrors, photography, samples and prints (The Poster Club* is a great source for similar prints and ships worldwide - just saying!).

Skagerak natural wood and white bookshelf has been placed near the window beside a Menu afteroom chair* and a linen pin board from Ferm Living

I'd be quite happy spending a day or two (actually scrap that - working FULL TIME) in this studio, how about you? Sadly, Hannover is a little far from Malmö, so instead I'll be stealing some ideas for my own studio instead, how about you?!

You can see more pictures of the studio in the latest edition of 'Holly magazin' (in German)- alongside a piece about our Autumn #30dayhomelove instagram challenge which is currently running on instagram. If you haven't already, why not come and join the final 14 days?

Visit Decor8 Studio / @decor8studiospace to book this space. 

I hope this tour has given you plenty of inspiration today! If it's got you in the mood for a revamp, there's a load more inspiration here: 

Home office

Studios / Co-working / Atelier spaces

From my own home:

What does your workspace look like? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below! 

Niki

Photographs courtesy of Holly Becker / Decor8 Studio

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A Swedish Summer Cottage in a Former Mission House

On Friday I shared my love for the Gothenburg archipelago with a feature of my ten favourite islands. But we all know that I also have another favourite island: Gotland! The Baltic paradise captured my heart last summer when we sailed the east coast and not a month goes by when I don't dream about owning a holiday home there! My latest find is this former Mission House in Martebo. When you see the main living space, I have a feeling you might just be dreaming about it too! Despite some modernisation, the wonderful house still features many of the well-preserved original 1930s details and even offers a wood fired sauna! Ready to dream?




Can you also imagine throwing open those big glass doors on a summers day and tucking into breakfast overlooking the fields? 

Little wonder this property is currently in a bidding war between potential buyers, all of whom are willing to renovate the kitchen and bedrooms and transform it into a dreamy holiday home!

Shall we re-visit a few other beautiful houses on Gotland today? 

This rustic cottage with a pool is available to rent via Airbnb (something for next summer?!).

I love how serene and earthy this holiday home is. 

And this bohemian summer house belonging to a fashion photographer has always been a favourite of mine. 

Wishing you all a wonderful start to the week! 

Niki

Photography courtesy of Fastighetsybyrån Gotland. 

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