Old Meets New In a Charming Swedish Country Home

August in Sweden is all about the kräftskiva (crayfish party) - a tradition involving paper hats, tablecloths and lanterns featuring a 'man in the moon'. The parties involve noisy eating (sucking the juice out of the crayfish), snapsvisa (drinking songs) and as Wikipedia puts it "alcohol consumption is often high, especially when compared to the amount of food actually consumed." You're probably wondering where I'm going with this?! Well, one of the key ingredients of a kräftskiva is Västerbotten cheese. And this is where today's charming home is located (the link is tenuous I know, but it was a perfect opportunity to tell you about these crazy parties!!). The North East part of Sweden is also known for it's extensive pine forests and Frida Lundgren's charming house was built in 1937 to accommodate a family working in the forest industry. Today the house is enjoyed by Frida, a pre-school teacher, husband Anders, sons Axel (9) and Viktor (8), cats Dora and Sotis and dog Basse. Let's take a peek inside!

Who says all Swedish homes need to be minimalist? This interior is a perfect blend of old and new, where vintage and contemporary pieces jostle for position.

This rattan chair is similar, pick up a vintage school poster here*. The wallpaper is by Sandberg

This rich brown colour is one of the big accent surprises of the year (I just did a search for brown cushions and this one came up - not quite the look I was after! Do you know where the one featured is from? If so give me a shout in the comment section and I can update the post!). I'm actually wearing the same shade today- I love it when a home and outfit comes together!

How great is this DIY update? It looks fairly easy to replicate with a stencil and white paint too!

Benches make great coffee tables (as regular readers will know, I've got one in my sitting room and I love it - it's constantly being moved around the house depending on my needs!).

Ranarp floor lamps, Bergs potter flowerpot

 Why hello there fella! Did you spot him two pictures back? I didn't!

This little boys room is so cute. I love all the antique furniture, pattern, prints and cushions!

What a perfect spot for a kräftskiva (indoors or out!)!

See more of Frida's beautiful home here

Is there anything that stood out to you?

If you'd like to see a few more Scandinavian country houses today, it's totally worth checking out this idyllic Swedish country home a dreamy Danish house by the sea and a cosy Norwegian home. Guh! All so lovely!

Ha det så bra!


Photography: Frida Lundgren shared with kind permission.


  1. That cushion made me giggle... My 6-year old nephew would love it. But I think the one you want is from Granit.
    Such a beautiful home! And we are also using a bench as a table, we have an outdoor bench as a table on the terrace. Super convenient when you ned something a bit steady.

    1. My 7 year old would love that cushion too Rita!! Benches definitely make the best coffee tables :)

  2. Your blog is nice to read and your house pictures are superb. Thanks for sharing this amazing post. Read here more for information 3 Over 4 Chest of Drawers

  3. Another great inspiration, I love to come back to your blog! I am planning a flat in the Scandinavian style, I design it for the first time in my life and I am very excited, I am waiting for more inspiration!

  4. has some beautiful cushions, kind of alike the ones in this home!

  5. What a beautiful house and so inspiring. I did spot the wee fella, could tell he was cute but wasn't quite sure what he was to be honest! Cheers, Amanda

  6. Wow! I think this is my dream home! A blog I never get bored to read. Thank you Niki!


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