Win an Abbott & Mosley watch!

I think it's time for a give-away don't you? How about a uniquely crafted watch from Abbott & Mosley? Available in 40mm or a slimmed down 36mm and a variety of lovely combinations, Abbott & Mosley time-pieces make a perfect gift for guys or girls. They're also the first watches in the world to feature a dial made from real Italian marble meaning every single piece is unique! Love that! The wonderful team at Abbott & Mosley would like to offer you the chance to win a watch of your choice just in time for Christmas! Find out how to enter below. 

Pictures 1, 2  taken by Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home of Rose Carrara Black 36, pictures 3, 4, 5 courtesy of Abbott & Mosley, featuring  Gold Marquina Black 36 and Rose Carrara Cream

How to enter
1. Visit the Abbott & Mosley website and take a look at The Marble Collection.
2. Let us know which watch you'd like Santa to bring you on his sled and why in the comment section below.

And that's it! Ho ho ho!

The give-away is open to everyone and closes at midnight GMT, Tuesday 6th December 2016. The winner will be announced here on My Scandinavian Home on 7th December 2016.

Terms & Conditions
You must be age of majority in your country of residence. We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur. Only 1 entry per person. 

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Abbott & Mosley.

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A vintage inspired Swedish home full of soul

Every now and again I stumble across a beautifully unique, creative, Swedish home that's full of soul.  This is one of them. Tuva Minna Linn, husband Peter and their two children and dog live in a former missionary house in the countryside in Southern Sweden. The house dates back to 1921 and is teeming with vintage treasures and beautiful patterns, and designed throughout so all the family can feel happy and relaxed. So wonderful! A few weeks ago photographer Kristin Lagerqvist (who's home I once featured here), paid a visit.....

Photography: Kristin Lagerqvist Interior design: Tuva Minna Linn

So lovely! And so lovely life!

The wallpapers, the textiles, the quirky art, the one-off pieces. It's all so inspiring, don't you think?

Is there anything that catches your eye?

Get the look from Minna's home: Boucherouite rugs (this one is beautiful - it's a one-off though so you'd need to be quick!) and vintage kilims (love these!), this leather chesterfield is similar, Minna sells vintage kimonos in her online shop. Children's bed canopy and bunting. Try William Morris for similar wallpaper (Hyacinth is a pretty one). 

You can see the full tour of Minna's home here. You might also like to check out Minna's lovely blog, instagram and online shop Oddlovin'

Other homes captured by Kristin include the lovely Swedish home of Johanna Bradford, the boho home and studio of an artist and florist and a dairy in the Swedish countryside. Sooooo beautiful, in a fab boho way.

Have a lovely day!

PS With my favourite month of the year just round the corner there are so many exciting things coming up on My Scandinavian Home  (even if I say so myself!) including a big give-away this evening and a tour of my home with Christmas touches tomorrow (I've been busy with my little elves! Always nerve-racking to share too - eeeeek!), as well as lots of other Nordic Christmas inspiration (and of course the usual Scandinavian inspired home tours)....soooooo excited!

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The calm home of a Swedish architect

Good morning! How are you today?! I love a home with some great ideas to steal, don't you? And this space has quite a few! Captured by Erik Lefvander and styled by Anna Mårselius, the property belongs to Swedish architect Johnny Andersson of Jordens Arkitekter and has been decorated throughout in a soft, neutral palette. Magnificent black framed windows separate the kitchen from the open plan sitting room and dining area (still trying to figure out where to install some in my own home, how about you?!). But what really catches my eye are the details - like the beautiful matt finish, hand cut subway tiles in the kitchen (aren't they lovely?!), the rack of jeans (great idea!) and the portrait over the bed - all working together to give the home a relaxed, soft, edge.

Photos Erik Lefvander, stylist Anna Mårselius, architect Johnny Andersson / Jordens Arkitekter for Residence.

Sooooo calm. Just what I needed today!

Get the look from Johnny's lovely home: Ann Sacks sells tiles like these, there's a beautiful selection of vintage chopping boards available here. Wooden coat rack. Linen pillows in earthy shades.
I remember we saw a rack of jeans in this idyllic Finnish cottage too -  such a nice way to store them. You could do the same with vintage kimonos in the bedroom?

Do you keep any of your clothes on display?

See the full tour of this space in this month's edition of Residence Magazine

Have a lovely day!

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Beautiful Swedish studio where a little goes a long way

Who says you can't have it all in 29 metres square (312 feet square)? This beautiful studio / one room apartment in a building from 1880 in Gothenburg, Sweden has made maximum use of high ceilings to build a bedroom over the bathroom, accessed by a ladder. Black walls and cabinets mark out a separate zone for the kitchen and there's even plenty of storage space. Swedish design at it's best!  #feelinginspired how about you?! 

Credits: Photography Jonas Berg, styling Grey Deco for Stadshem.  

What a clever use of space don't you think? I love the period features just above the bed too - lovely!

Could you live here? 

It almost looks like a wall to wall carpet in the bedroom which would be extremely unscandinavian - but it's actually more likely a rug, which I think adds such a cosy touch!

A few items I know and love:  filament light, this marble side table is similar, a selection of linen pillows / cushions in shades of grey (these are so beautiful!), Karlstad sofa, string shelves (love this combination against the black wall!), White linen duvet cover, light grey linen pillow covers.

Other extremely clever small spaces: a beautiful and smart studio in Finland, an ingenious small space in Antwerp, a lovely Stockholm studio with a suspended loft bed.

Just goes to show that a little really can go a long way!

Have a wonderful start to the week!

PS Did you see the latest addition to my daughter's bedroom? If you're looking for a Christmas present for someone big or small who loves to travel, Bold Tuesday are offering 15% off until 12th December - more info here! Think I might have to get one for myself!

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The perfect Christmas gift for travellers big and small

Do you like to travel? I love that feeling of excitement you get when you discover a new place - the sounds, the smells...the wonderful people.  Lately, my daughters have been keeping a record of the places we've been on a great interactive travel poster from Bold Tuesday. If you love to travel you'll love their maps too - which are designed to inspire people to see the world from a fresh perspective. The selection includes a Go! World sticker poster (peel off each country you've been to and put it in a journal) a Find it! World travel poster (a world search travelogue),  Colour! World travel poster (colour in the places you've been), and the List of Countries poster. The latter, which my daughters have, features 196 countries, from largest to smallest and includes the names of the capital cities underneath because 'knowledge is power'! It also comes with little red stickers so you can mark the places you've been. Love that! If you'd like to pick one up for yourself or as a Christmas pressie Bold Tuesday are offering an exclusive 15% discount on any poster (use the code 'myhome15' at checkout to redeem) until 12th December! Here's my daughter's List of Countries poster......

Credits: My Scandinavian Home / Niki Brantmark. 

Travel combined with minimalistic design - what a perfect present?!

Note that the last day Bold Tuesday can guarantee worldwide delivery by Christmas is December 13th - good to know!

Have a lovely day!

This post was created in collaboration with Bold Tuesday. All words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too. Thank you for supporting the sponsors which make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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Dreaming of a white Christmas in a Swedish home

With 1st advent this Sunday I felt it called for some beautiful Scandinavian Christmas inspiration, what do you reckon?! If like me you like to keep things simple, you'll love the details in this lovely home here in Skåne, Southern Sweden.  Think paper star lanterns, sprays of pine, a simple foliage wreath and an abundance of super cosy fluffy sheepskins and chunky knit throws against a completely white backdrop. No surprise the owner, Malin runs the most beautiful Instagram feed called Vittvittvitt (any guesses what this means?!), which features daily snapshots of her beautiful home. Here's a sneak peek....

Photos: Malin N / Vittvittvitt shared with kind permission

....soooo dreamy. I love the subtle decorations - warm and festive and yet still very natural and calm.

How about you?

Get the look: sitting room - sheepskin throw, cream blanket (this super-size white chunky knit is absolutely beautiful!) knitted cushion, white paper star lanterns in black and white, Bertoia diamond chair,

Other lovely Scandinavian-style Christmas inspiration links I love:

A beautiful wreath (with DIY tutorial to match) and a pine and cyprus wreath. Or just this.

Christmas eve in a Norwegian home.

A simple Christmas tree display.

A new England tree farm (chopping down your own tree is a tradition in our family and I got so excited when I saw this farm - beautiful! Do definitely check if you've got a tree farm near you, it's so much fun!)

And last but by absolutely no means least the ultimate Christmas ice breaker....cranberry-orange margaritas...

....actually, who needs to wait for Christmas? It's the weekend! Skål!

Have a wonderful couple of days!

PS Don't forget to use your 10% discount at Type Hype - with code MSH10 valid until 1st December! 

PPS I'll be popping in on Sunday with a great gift idea for young and old who love to travel....

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Duvet day in this Swedish bedroom?!

Due to a combination of too much work, too much play and an addictive series on Netflix ('just one more episode' at midnight, type thing - do you have that?!), I'm feeling incredibly sleep deprived....and while I sit here on the train at 6 am I'm longing for my bed! Or the bed in this Swedish apartment. If I could I'd light that masonry oven, go and fetch a coffee and a little breakfast (preferably like this one) and read a pile of interior magazines in bed all morning.... heaven! Could you imagine doing the same?!

Stadshem / found via Marthe Bo with thanks

That is one beautiful bedroom! Love the white floors, grey linen bedding and vintage wardrobe - lovely!

A few other items I know and love in case you're curious: Bertoia chair, round mirror, moss knit throw, Gotland sheepskin rug, this beautiful light is similar.

Other bedrooms I could quite happily enjoy a duvet day in include this Amsterdam boudoir, under the eaves in this incredible Swedish country bedroom, and actually - my own bedroom (it's more like to happen here too, plus if I'm lucky the man might just bring me breakfast in bed, now that would be a bonus!).

For more inspiration, you might want to check out my bedroom Pinterest board for 1.2 thousand plus pics of pure bedroom inspiration- (clear the calendar?!)  and my bedroom tour archive here on My Scandinavian Home. Time well spent, I'd say?! 

Have a *dreamy* day!
PS Could you be my 50,000th follower on Instagram? Thank you so much to everyone who follows me already, you're wonderful, I love reading all your comments!

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