Subtle Seasonal Touches in a Beautiful Swedish Space

Tjohoooo! With the days getting slowly darker, I've noticed little twinkling lights starting to appear in my neighbourhood. Nothing 'Christmassy' - just subtle, cosy touches to mark the cusp of winter, which the Scandinavians do oh so well! You may remember that I featured the beautiful home of Swedish photographer and stylist Anna Kvarnström in before in 2016, but so much has happened since then - and Anna does cosy so well. Definitely time to revisit, don't you think?! Anna shares her house in Örebro with her husband, two children and furry friend, and has decorated it in a simple white and brown palette - but look closely and you'll see the real beauty lies in the carefully curated details. Välkommen in!

There's no simpler way to amp up the hygge around a dining table than throwing sheepskins* over the backs of chairs and lighting a candle or ten!

Leading image: Ikea Stockholm PS cabinet 

...OK - and maybe a fire and the cutest dog ever too! 

Botanical displays have been kept strictly to whatever happens to be available outside  - a wonderful way of drawing attention to the season - just add fika

When I show a wall of open shelving, I often get comments asking about the dust. And to be honest it can be a bit of a nightmare. That's where one of these beauties come in. A glass cabinet (try IKEA) is ideal for showing off pretty items but keeping them dust-free at the same time. Note the candle storage - a vital element in any Swedish home! 

So. back to my comment about subtle 'seasonal' touches! How pretty are these fir sprig stars? So simple too! Admittedly - I found this image in Anna's Christmas 2017 archive - but I think you could almost get away with these in November, right?

Placing candles or lamps in the window is another clever trick Swedes use to make their homes look warm and inviting. It helps that curtains are often left open at night, off course. But also, I recently heard that in some countries the window sills are on the outside, so this isn't a possibility at all. The good news is, everyone can take inspiration from the candlestick holder base - which has been used for leftover candle stubs - kind of cosy, right?!

I love the simplicity of this whole set-up - from the linen cushions and sheepskin in off whites to the candlelight and eucalyptus wreath. So simple yet so pretty! 

Brown linen has to be the 'it' bedding of Autumn 2018 - and I love the warmth it radiates. It's kind of begging you to get in for a read and not climb back out again until spring 2019!

Dromedary double duvet and pillow case by Midnatt

Hemtex bamboo mirror, Bla Bla print by Lisa Wirenfelt 

Wow! Anna's home has left me with SO many ideas - I love it when that happens. 

I'm totally going to make those little fir sprig stars!

Is there anything that caught your eye?

Check out Anna's instagram and blog to see all her latest work.  

And for more homes with a chestnut and white theme, I'm loving this archive

Ha dett så bra! 


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  1. Beuatiful living. I love this natural tones and white colour. VEry nice, nice, nice. Many greetings from Czech Republic. MArtina

    1. Happy you love Anna's home too! Greetings back from Malmö!

  2. Completely in love with this home!!!

  3. In France the window sills are on the outside, the windows open on the inside. We can't display anything in front of the window! and it's so sad :(

    1. Such a shame Lise! I guess you can still hang beautiful wreaths like the one above her chaise longues :)

  4. Oh my goodness, this is stunning! I love the simplicity of the color combo's, it's so effective for making a striking home. Amazing blog!


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