Spring has sprung in a lovely Swedish space

 I love it when the doors and windows can be flung open, the sun streams in and you can pad about the place bare foot and fancy free. This Gothenburg apartment captures the spring vibe perfectly with it's light-filled open plan living space, balcony and bright pops of green. I love the mix of old and new - Scandinavian modern, vintage and industrial, what a perfect blend? And who needs a large backyard to have a herb garden - I really like the idea of using the full height of balcony railings for important culinary ingredients, how about you?!

Styled and photographed by the Alvhem team.
If you're looking for a big plant for your home why not source one second hand? One of my friends, Gen, bought beautiful greenery on Blocket (Sweden's version of Gumtree) - in fact you can see it in her sitting room here. You never know if someone in your neighbourhood or a local business are looking to get rid of some beautiful greenery?! (More plants and flower inspiration here).

Try Etsy for industrial pendant lamps.

Other lovely light-filled homes which are bound to brighten up your day include this idyllic Danish cottage, a back-to-basics Oregon cottage, and  a pared-back Finnish cabin. Or if you're thinking outdoors - this Montreal oasis will always be my favourite - imagine?!

Have a lovely sunny day!


  1. ooooh I´d move right in! So nice :)
    The german shop JØLG has a huge variety of vintage industrial pendant lamps as well:

    I really love your blog - all those pretty homes make me happy every day :)
    Thank you!

  2. So many interesting things in this home, love it!

  3. It's true, my workplace offloaded a lot of plants when we moved offices - I adopted about 5!

    Becky ::

  4. Love your scandinavian blog. My wonderful world shall be clean and bright like your site.

  5. Love your scandinavian blog. My wonderful world shall be clean and bright like your site.

  6. It looks great. If you are looking for comfortable and modern sofa for your home then check fabric sofas. Hope you're gonna like it.

  7. What a lovely home! I'm totally inspired x

  8. What is the protocol with indoor trees or big plants in baskets instead of pots? How can I do this successfully?
    Thanks from Wisconsin USA!

    1. Great question Meghan. In my experience the best option is to buy a basket designed for plants (i.e. that has an especially designed inner lining) - failing that I would probably keep the plant in it's original pot and then stand it inside an over-sized baskets. I hope this helps a little - perhaps someone else on here can advise too?

  9. All the home design you have are very inspiring and creative in their own way. Each brings upon a new idea.


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