A Swedish home with cosy textiles

One day at home and I'm back on the early morning train to the IKEA headquarters to see their latest range - busy (but exciting) days! Fortunately I've got something to keep me awake and feel inspired on the train - this Gothenburg home. Unlike yesterday's home tour, this one has been staged for sale (by the talented Emma Fischer). I know only too well that styling is a tricky business and requires a delicate balance. And Emma's use of chunky knit blankets, touches of light wood and the 'relaxed' look make for a lovely, cosy home. I could certainly see myself padding around here, how about you?

Source: Emma Fischer / Bjurfors

It's amazing what a difference the textiles make in this space - after all the shell is actually very modern and angular.

And if my girls see that bed canopy..... (for the record - it's by Numero 74).

As always, a few items I know and love: kitchen - Flowerpot VP1 pendant. Sitting room - this chunky knit blanket is similar (soooo cosy!). Bedroom - knot cushion (these are beautiful too), wishbone chair, linen throw. Children's bedroom - Hay cushion, Muuto wood lamp.

At Paris design week (see a few of my highlights here) I was invited to hear more about an exciting project (which I'll tell you more about in the next couple of days) over a delicious Finnish breakfast (well, if I must....)...and it had me dreaming about Finnish summer cottage life, which this video clip sums up beautifully.

If I've got you in the mood for Finland - here's my  Finnish summer cottage archive - pour that coffee, block the calendar!
Have a lovely day!


  1. Beautiful, simple, elegant. I hope that you had a great trip to Ikea.

    1. Thank you Elizabeth, it was great. It is lovely and elegant isn't it?

  2. exactly my taste of living space :-) and I fell in love with this thing over the bed :-)

  3. What are the different plants in the pictures do you know?

    1. The plants in this home are beautiful aren't they fairykin? Off the top of my head - I recognise a 'fig tree' and 'fiddle leaf fig tree' - can anyone else help with the others?

  4. What are the different plants in the pictures do you know?


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