Relaxed Southern Style Meets Scandinavian Minimalism in a Florida Home

I had such a hectic journey home from Transylvania last night. The flight was cancelled due to bad weather. I finally landed in Copenhagen at midnight along with Fredrik, Crown Prince of Denmark - I kid you not!! He got whisked away in a limo straight off the plane, I on the other hand, had a slightly longer journey out of the airport! Anyhow, it was so nice to wake up in my own bed this morning - I felt a great sense of calm wash over me as I wondered down for my morning coffee. In fact, the vibe in the white and wood home of Carla Natalia Thompson perfectly captures my mood. Originally from Puerto Rico, the home stylist lives in a beautiful, 1920s craftsman home in Florida with her husband Justin and son Atticus Rhys. Their understated family home is a sea of white and wood, while plants and vintage finds help to add a calm and relaxed, bohemian vibe.  Enjoy the tour!

Carla Natalie covered her IKEA sofa with a leather slip from Comfort Works. Brass lamp from Target.

Bed from West Elm, source white linen bedding here*

This small round straw bag* is similar.

How serene! I particularly love the lack of clutter, how about you?  

BTW, I picked up the same white string basket seen in the bathroom at IKEA last week. I use mine for vegetables in our kitchen - but I'm liking the idea of using it for loo rolls too! Artilleriet do one with a nice brown leather strap and I also saw a fabulous crochet and leather Chanel one in Vogue UK  - but that was a WHOLE other budget (and I'm guessing waaaay to good for veggies and loo rolls - even if it was called a 'shopper').  

You can see more of Carla Natalia's delightful home on her eponymous blog and instagram and there's always the bohemian style archive for a ton more relaxed homes. 

Have a wonderful day friends!


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  1. Oooooh love a tapered beeswax candle oh and a string bag full of loo rolls. Nifty idea. Happy landings back in your own bed. Always a place of refuge for me (that's my bed of course!). Rebecca x

    1. Thank you Rebecca, no matter how great it is to be away, it's always nice to be back in your own bed! :)

  2. I love seeing a clutter free, minimalist home in soothing colors like this one.

  3. OMG... the Ikea Karlstad with the new legs and leather looks lovely! I have the same sofa; replaced the legs right away, and now I know where to go if I ever need a new cover for it. Love the whole place! :)

    1. I've never seen a leather slip cover for the Karlstad before either - loving it too!

  4. I love your blog, but...all that beige & brown is too much. Makes me nauseous.

  5. So different from anything I've seen before. Nice. :)


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