A lovely Swedish home full of flea market finds

The beauty of the Internet is that you can take a peek inside homes from all round the world without even leaving your coffee spot! Yesterday we were just outside Sydney taking a wander around a beautiful Australian beach house in dreamy seaside blues and today we're taking a tour of an eclectic home in Svedala, just outside Malmö, Sweden! Home to Anja, the blogger behind 'En Klick Smör' and her family, the ethos is very much about 'slow-living'. Kitchen worktops are bursting with homegrown or locally sourced produce and the entire house has been furnished with a delightful mix of flea market finds. The result is a personal home where family happiness and health comes first. 

Photography: Carina Olander (shared with kind permission), Styling: Johanna Flyckt Gashi 
/ Leva & Bo

Such a charming home, don't you think? I love the mix of floors (white, black and chequered) and the pretty wallpaper in the hallway. 

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look from Anja's home: kitchen - handmade Finnish shingle basket, source a similar vintage industrial pendant here. Dining room - pick up a vintage Bumling pendant light here. Sitting room / bedroom - Pillow me sells a beautiful range of Kilim cushions and pillows. Test Farrow & Ball's range of blues for a similar wall colour.

Going back to that chequered floor. Remember the one in this Swedish home on an island too? Oh so lovely. I'd love to create my own one day - how about you?

Have a lovely day!

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A dreamy urban beach home

I can't tell you how excited I am about today's home tour. Located just east of Sydney, this beautiful cliff top beach house combines white washed walls and soft coastal tones with an urban feel. But it hasn't always been as fabulous. When the family of four bought it in 2010 it was a run down bungalow - soon put to right by architect Brian Bass and interior design team Hare & Klein. Today, wall to ceiling windows offer panoramic views over the sea, and the light walls allow the beautiful light to bounce around the split-level house. Curved walls, texture and layers add a softness and help the space to flow. Oh how I'd love to live in an urban beach house like this!

Photography: Anson Smart (shared with kind permission). Styling Joseph Gardner.

Could you live here?!

A few items I know and love: Ghost sofa 16, Serge Mouille floor lamp, Z1 pendant light, J39 or 'the people's chair', this bamboo pendant light is similar, pick-up beautiful stonewashed bed linen like this here.

You can see a few more pics of this lovely Australian home and a full write-up over at Vogue.

When a home as lovely as this is featured, I think it would be rude not to make it a 'beach home' kind of day don't you?! Warning - this archive will have you dreaming of an escape to somewhere warm and tropical!

Have a lovely day!

PS Two exciting announcements - don't forget to make the most of this reader offer from Abbott & Mosley and the winner of the Beni Ourain rug is now up here!

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Celebrating calm, rustic space living

Whenever I go shopping here in Malmö the list of places I visit is loooong (so lucky to have so many design shops here!). And H&M Home has recently become a must. You only have to see their latest lifestyle images (shot by Pia Ulin and styled by Glen Proebstel) -to see why, so beautiful! The home reminds me very much of this Gotland one (the colours, the materials...). And I love the overall rustic and organic nature of the space.

Oh so lovely! Calm, natural and relaxed.

What do you think of the rustic vibe?

Get the look: Sitting room - linen cushionsthrow, large cotton rug, wooden tea light holder, this table lamp is very similar (this one off vintage industrial table lamp is a-ma-zing!). Keep an eye out for similar here. Bathroom - linen dressing gown / robe, bath mat, towel, rustic bench, market bag. Bedroom - linen duvet cover set (I also love all the linen bedding from here - beautiful!).

I'm feeling a little link love coming on....

Proof a small kitchen can be bright and beautiful.

She danced all night...and all the way home is one inspiring tumblr!

Throwing shapes: hexagonal tiles and a round window.

Biggest trend this Autumn - the 'she shed' (remember Jeska's?), have you created your own one yet?).

Last day to enter the Instagram give-away to win this vintage beni ourain rug in assoc with Maroc Tribal (check out these beauties here too)! I know!

Have a great start to the week!

PS this post isn't sponsored, I simply love the look and feel of the space and thought you might too!

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A striking & relaxed family home in Malmö, Sweden

I'm sitting on the late afternoon train with my coffee, looking out over the Skåne farmlands and thinking back to a lovely day earlier on the summer when I visited Verket, a communal workspace here in Malmö. The industrial style studio is in a converted boxing ring and has magnificent tiled floors and an open plan room. One of the talented people I met was interior designer Helen Sturesson. Helen lives in the centre of town with her husband Kristoffer and two children, Unni and Tage. She has recently moved but I was excited to discover some beautiful pictures of her old home captured by Bodil Johansson (also at Verket).  The magnificent, turn of the century architecture including high ceilings, large windows, columns and pilasters contrasts with the wonderful mix of modern and vintage finds giving the entire space a personal and relaxed vibe. Enjoy!

Credits: home-owner & interior design Helen Sturesson. Photography: Bodil Johansson.

What an amazing home! Could you imagine living in a space like this? I love the way Helen and Kristoffer have turned it into such a warm and relaxed, family home.

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look: sitting room - sofa, white armchair and rug are from IKEA. The large illustration over the piano is by Annika Carlsson. Bedroom - source a vintage decorators ladder here (I like this one!), throw on bed from Afroart. Kitchen: this glass cabinet is similar. Unnis room: Black string lights, pick up a children's vintage wicker chair here, pirum parum poster.

See Helen's latest work and snapshots of her new home over on Instagram

I also love this relaxed family home in Malmö and the serene home of a Swedish singer also in Sweden's third largest city.

If you're visiting - here's my Malmö City Guide....välkommen!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you Monday!

PS So excited to be offering you the chance to win a vintage Beni Ourain rug over on instagram here this weekend courtesy of Maroc Tribal!

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Abbott & Mosley watch: winner + reader offer

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the give-away to win a beautiful Abbott & Mosley watch made with real Italian marble. I'm excited to announce the winner as Aleksandra Zacharova - congratulations! Please drop me a mail so that we can send you your prize! And for everyone else, good news! The wonderful team at Abbott & Mosley are offering you a 15% discount off any watch until 9th September, 2016. To redeem your discount type in 'marblehome' at checkout. Personally I'm after the Rose Carrara Cream about you?

 This post was brought to you in collaboration with Abbott & Mosley. All words are my own.

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The beautiful workspace of an interior designer

The beauty of blogging is that it often takes me to new and wonderful places. Last week I found myself in the home office of interior designer Genevieve Jorn (see her previous apartment here). Originally from Canada, Gen lives with her Danish husband Kasper and cute little daughter Olivia in an old apartment in the centre of Malmö, Sweden. As you can imagine, the space was so inspiring with high ceilings, a dark green accent wall and double french doors leading out to a roof terrace (imagine?!).  Gen agreed it would be the perfect room to add some pieces from Nordal - a wonderful Danish online shop offering a unique range of furniture and decor 'with attitude' (remember this feature from my own dining room?). Here's the result....

Credits: Photos- Niki Brantmark (My Scandinavian Home) / Home-owner- styling- Genevieve Jorn

Oh how I'd love to work here, how about you?

Get the look from Gen's office:

1. Chest of 9 drawers 2. Candle holder  3. Downtown chair  4. Canvas carpet 5. Old school table lamp

For more work space inspiration you might want to check out the creative studio of Katrin Bååth, Holly Marder's workspace and the Brooklyn home and studio of a creative duo. Yes, people work in spaces like these! Guh! 

Do you have a beautiful home office too? If so, you must get in touch! 

Have a lovely day!

Sponsored post: This post was made possible by Nordal. All words, thoughts and content are my own. I only ever work with products and services I love and think you will too. Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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The Caribbean beach house

There's something about island life isn't there? The nearness to water. The relaxed vibe. One day I dream of owning a little island home to call my own. In fact, one not unlike the photographer Anita Calero's. Anita's beach house just happens to be in the Caribbean (guh?!) and features white washed beams and a pared-back look with lovely natural materials, not to mention a large terrace for long lunches and evenings alfresco. What a perfect place to unwind?

Credit: Anita Calero represented by Supervision New York / Photography: Mónica Barreneche.
Found via SF Girl By Bay with thanks.

I could definitely spend my holidays here, how about you?!

Other hide-aways I'm dreaming about today: this Greek island getaway, Amelia Widell's idyllic Swedish island home, an ethereal beach house on St Barths and an Australian beach house with a retro vibe.  Oh the places we could go!

Here's a little more exotic link love:

These tropical ice pops.

Instant download palm tree print.  Palm leaf pencil case. Tropical cushion / pillow.

10 caribbean islands you have to visit. Have you been to any of these? I've got my eye on Harbour island (inspired by Annika Von Holdt!).

The ocean

This swing over the ocean (sigh)

Have a lovely *relaxed* day!  

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Calm blue-green tones in a Swedish home

This Swedish apartment belonging to Emma Solveigsdotter is absolutely beautiful. Emma has used tones along a spectrum of blue-green to make every room different. The colour also cleverly enhances the period features which have been painted in crisp white. I particularly love the combination of deep blue-green with the teak mid-century furniture in the kitchen and bedroom - lovely! If you're thinking of injecting colour into your home but would still like a calm and elegant look, this is your bag!

So lovely don't you think?

It's currently for sale through Alvhem, so for one lucky person your home is already sorted! Imagine?

Get the look -Farrow & Ball offers a beautiful spectrum of blue-green shades.  The SINNERLIG plant pot is similar, source a bumling pendant in brass here. Bedroom - Hay mega dot quilt, white linen bedding, this is a good source for a vintage mid-century credenza.

You can keep up to date with Emma's latest projects on instagram (so inspiring!).

If you're feeling the blue today you might also like to check out this lovely Swedish space with a blue kitchen, the wonderful home of a Swedish food blogger and a danish apartment (a favourite of mine!). In fact, there might just be an archive dedicated to 'decorating with blue'... just saying!

Have a lovely day!

PS don't forget to make the most of your 20% discount at Feliz Home with code 'SCANDYLOVE' - valid until this Friday, 26th August!

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