An Inviting Family Home With Warm Pools Of Sunlight

Last week I mentioned that it had been raining a lot lately in Malmö, and guess what? It's still raining! Bah! But fear not if you're in the same boat (pun intended) - I have a beautifully sunny home tour to share with you today. Niina (of @lillalivetandme) and her husband started to build their house in a small village in North Germany over ten years ago. Although still not quite finished ("somehow I am not sure it ever will be," she laughs), the house provides a warm and inviting environment for their two children and two cats - and allows the family to enjoy the quietness of the nearby forest, fields and lakes which drew them to the area.  Niina's delightful interior pictures regularly feature warm pools of sunlight which make you want to crawl in and savour the moment with a cup of tea and a biscuit! Enjoy the tour!

"Our home is constantly evolving. We all spend a lot of time here, so I really want to ensure it's warm and welcoming for the whole family. It is important for me to include their wishes in terms of colour and material. I value their opinions and they influence the outcome of the interior."

"It's difficult to describe my style in words. It is inspired by Scandinavia - my Mother is from Finland and my heart definitely beats northwards! Perhaps my style could be referred to as 'all the things I like!'"

 Eduard bag

"I like our home to feel calm, neutral and natural. Our home is more simple than flamboyant. I don't like complicated things, I like to keep things simple. A home doesn't need much to make you feel good. The most decorative things to me are daylight and music!"

"Eliisa's room has been decorated in 'Rosegarden' wallpaper from Rebel Walls. It was stunning to see how the feeling in the room transformed. Although it's a lot of wallpaper and the room isn't that big, it doesn't feel oppressive at all - it's a really snuggly space! We love to lay in the bed looking out of the window, pretending to nap in a garden of roses."

What a charming home! It looks so warm and inviting too, don't you think?

If you'd like to see more snapshots of Niina's pretty home, hop on over to her beautiful instagram account here!

Well, that's it for me this weekend. I hope you've got some fun plans for the weekend? We're starting a very exciting renovation project tomorrow (I can't wait to share it with you soon...)  - I'm in desperate need of a lie in too though, so I'll see which will win!

Have a wonderful couple of days and see you Monday!


Photography: Niina @lillalivetandme
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  1. they have really elevated the Ikea pieces. everything looks so warm and happy. i love the wallpaper in their daughter's room.

    1. So true! That IKEA cabinet looks lovely in this space. I absolutely love the wallpaper too.

  2. Eliisa's room! Swoon. One of the most beautiful spaces I have ever seen. I would have spent hours at that little desk, by the window, drawing and writing. I wish I had that room when I was growing up. Gorgeous place they created for their family.

    1. It's a beautiful spot - I'd have loved it too! I really loved hearing what Niina had to say about creating a home where everyone had a say in the decor - I think this is why the home is so inviting.

  3. What a beautiful home, and I love all the plentiful light and the rose wallpaper.. It's so helpful to always think of a home as a work in progress, because I don't think it's ever really done and then again my tastes change sometimes as well.

  4. Just wow. Agree with Augusta about the Ikea pieces. I immediately googled that Stockholm cabinet with the rattan doors. Sadly, not available. And the wallpaper in Eliisa's room is just amazing. I want a room like that!

  5. you have great ideas and a great home! I will be looking here more often
    Sorry for my english


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