A 19th century Swedish home with an outdoor oasis

I'm curious - what would you say the best thing about summer is? For me, it's the time spent outdoors. I love how you can throw the doors and windows open in the morning and stride around barefoot all day. We have a very small backyard, which does the trick (on the whole) but when I spotted this Swedish home which went out on the market this week it was hard to not jump straight in the car and head over for a viewing! Located in Landskrona, here on the south west coast of Sweden, the late 19th century house belongs to designer and architect Robin Berkhuizen (if you don't already follow Robin on Instagram, you must!). The white property has been beautifully renovated to reveal original brickwork and beams while at the same time transforming the interior into the magnificent family home it is today. And just look at that outdoor oasis?!

Credits: home-owner / designer: Robin Berkhuizen  / For sale through Fastighetsbyrån.Thank you for the tip Pella Hedeby!

Could you imagine living here? I think I need to have words with the man when he gets home!

You can see more pics of this magical home over on Robin's instagram feed and find out more information about the sale here.

Oh and on an entirely separate note - you may have noticed some changes going on around here with my blog design! I felt it was time for a subtle refresh and am working with the talented Ana Dagenaar of Blog Milk Design to give My Scandinavian Home a little bit of a face lift. There may be some disturbances over the next few days - but I hope it should all be up and running by the end of the week. Do let me know if you spot anything strange, you're missing anything or simply have a thought about the design you would like to share. I'm all ears! Thank you!

Have a lovely day!

PS I thought you might be interested to hear the wonderful blogger / colour trend specialist Gudy Herder is holding a give-away to win a copy of my book, The Scandinavian Home: Interiors inspired by light - open to European readers!

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Get the look: inspiring sitting room of an interior designer

Well hello there! I had a great start to the week yesterday with a photo shoot at my friend, interior designer Genevieve Jorn's home in the centre of Malmö. If you're an avid reader of My Scandinavian Home I'm sure you're already familiar with Gen's home - we've been following her fabulous renovation one room at a time over the past year (take a peek inside her kitchen, office and bedroom). And now, with a little help from beautiful danish brand Nordal, a selection of art and her tree, 'Benjamin'- her sitting room and dining area is now complete! Here are a few shots from the cosy living area where Gen, her husband Kasper and cutest little Olivia love to hang out!

Photography: Niki Brantmark - My Scandinavian Home. Styling: Genevieve Jorn - interior designer.

What a great space? I secretly wanted to stay and hang out right there on the sofa all week!

I especially love how the space is filled with art, personal touches and a mix of old and new.

The wooden pharmacy sideboard, console, and dining table compliment the original herringbone floor and add a wonderful warmth to the room - and the plants truly bring it to life (Gen bought 'Benjamin' from an online second hand store for a song! It's so worth keeping an eye out for bigger plants online - businesses are often selling them off!

Is there anything you love in particular about this space?

Get the look from Gen's sitting room:

1. This wall decoration with beads is similar 2. Fur cushion 3. Console table 4. Pharmacy sideboard 5. Wooden stool 6. Garden pot grey 7. Garden pot, natural

If you're wondering about any of the other items give me a shout in the comment section below and I'll do my best to help.

Have a great day!

PS Nordal ships throughout Europe.

The post is brought to you in collaboration with Nordal. However, all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I absolutely love and think you will too! Thank you for supporting the businesses that help bring fresh content to your mail box and make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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A lovely, light, Swedish split-level

Hej hej! I hope you had a lovely weekend?  It was a long bank holiday here and the Swedish sun shone down on us from start to finish so we did our best to soak it up and store it up! There's something beautiful about the incredibly sharp Nordic light and feeling the warmth of the sun's rays on your skin at 8pm - so magical!  This Swedish space high up in the roof tops of Gothenburg looks as though it might just be bright all year round though! Decorated in white and pale grey with sheer curtains and soft textiles throughout, it's a true oasis in the heart of the city!

Photography: Jonas Berg Styling: Grey Deco  / For sale through Stadshem.

It looks as though the second floor was created from converted attic space - hence the white spiral staircase (love that, how about you?!). The original pattern in the glass windows of the dividing doors and the coat rack in the hall caught my eye, lovely!

Any tips on where the coat rack is from? 

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look:  sitting room - the söderhamn sofa from IKEA, Flos 2097 pendant light, Jetson armchair by Bruno Mathsson. Office: wishbone chair, lonely house print, source made to measure white linen curtains here. Bedroom - string shelves, söderhamn section from IKEA.

I'm on an all day photo shoot today - very exciting as it's been a while since I got my camera out! Go, go go! It's going to be hawwwwt again today so I hope I'll have time for one of these afterwards - I'll totally deserve it right? I think you should join me! yum?!

Have a great start to the week!

PS Thank you so much to Victoria over at wonderful blog SF Girl By Bay for the lovely review of
my book, you've put a smile on my face since Thursday!

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An inspiring Berlin apartment full of contrast

Every time I nip into German blog Herz & Blut I come away feeling truly inspired. Founder, Jules Villbrandt has a real knack for scoping out some of the coolest homes in Berlin (and beyond). A few weeks back I shared this pearl of a home with rich, warm colours, bold patterns and quirky touches (that boob pillow!). And today I couldn't resist sharing this fascinating two-room Templehof apartment belonging to Silke Leinstasse, co-founder of interior consultancy firm wit & voi. Silke's central apartment is both relaxed and luxurious at the same time. In the living room, fabulous 1970's wallpaper juxtaposes with a bare concrete wall and the space has been furnished with a beautiful mix of contemporary, vintage and traditional pieces. Look closely and you'll see plenty of small trinkets, flowers, books and art which combine to create a wonderful homely feel. What a great space?!


Photography: Jules Villebrandt - Herz & Blut / Home-owner and design Silke Leinstasse.

I find this apartment so amazingly inspiring! If I had to choose one thing I love in particular though, I'd say the dusty pink sofa against the bold wallpaper (any idea where the wallpaper is from?).

How about you?!

The concrete wall fascinates me. It reminds me of the lovely Norwegian home of artist Maria Overbye which we photographed for The Scandinavian Home. Like in this home, Maria has left the walls bare because she loved the contrast between the raw patina of dried plaster against contemporary items such as lighting.

Could you imagine having this look in your home?

Get the look from Silke's home: dining area - Tom Dixon copper ball pendant, glass cloche. Sitting room - Bolia sofa. Bedroom - source vintage suitcases here.

See more pictures and a full write-up of this lovely home over at Herz&Blut - and over 250 (yes, crazy I know!) beautiful international homes in this archive (if this home comes up first just scroll past).

It's a loooong bank holiday weekend here in Sweden so we're gearing up for a few days off in the sun starting from this evening -woohoo! I hope you have a lovely rest of the week and see you Monday!

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