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A Soothing Swedish Home In Shades of Green and Grey

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Hej there vänner! I have to admit, I hit a bit of January bump on Saturday and felt so fed up with the relentless grey, cold, dark days (cue very grumpy wife and Mum!). And then - just when we needed it most, the sun came out and we were treated to a diamond of a day - PHEW! Spirits revived and feeling like I can do these winter months after all, I thought I'd kick off the week with a beautiful Swedish home. Formerly owned by Lovisa Kvist, it went on the market a few months back and was, understandably, snapped up within a matter of days (you've got to be quick over here!). Lovisa and her partner have furnished the home with some beautiful design pieces against a soothing backdrop of green, grey and the palest of pinks. Ready for the tour?  

Formakami pendant lamp*





This cane harbour bed* is similar. I've never seen this lamp before and am curious to know whether it's a DIY hack with a mosquito net? If so - what a fabulous idea!! Now that I've written this, I really hope it's not an eye-wateringly expensive designer lamp or I'll have caused major offence - eeeek! Please do chip in in the comment section if you know anything about it! 

Update: I received a lovely message from owner Lovisa who confirmed that she did indeed make this lamp using a mosquito net. In fact, she used two for extra fluffiness - which she bought from IKEA along with the pendant lamp inside. The bedroom wall has been painted in Thyme from Jotun. 



 Large shell pot*



So beautiful! 

I love the bathroom, it has a touch of old school glamour. My guess is that the curtain hides a washing machine - clever solution, don't you think? In the UK people tend to have their washing machines in the kitchen but in Sweden they are either housed in a communal area known as a 'tvättstuga' which you sign up to use each week, or people put them in their bathrooms. How's it done in your country?

Did you spot the cheeky picture in the bathroom, too?! 

Here are a few other tours which I think will help get your week off to a great start:


Ha det fint! 

Niki

Photography: Alen Cordic, Styling Emma Fischer. Sold through Bjurfors



LATEST COMMENTS:

  1. Man, I love eat in kitchens! I could spend hours in that kitchen reading with a cup of coffee. It would be a great entertaining place since everybody goes to the kitchen anyway.
    In Canada, in rental buildings there is usually a communal laundry room with coin operated machines. You don't need to book, as long as there is an empty machine. If you are renting a condo or own your own, the washing machines are usually in a separate closets or rooms. People are putting them in kitchens or bathrooms in older apartments that might have been converted from rentals to condos but there is no dedicated space for a washing machine/drier (usually in a reno). In Bosnia, where I grew up, our washing machines were in the bathrooms.
    Having my own machine was pretty much my only must have and one of the main reasons for buying my own condo. So tired of dingy laundry rooms in dark basements of apartment buildings where people constantly take your laundry out of machines if you are a minute late. it would be nicer if you could book for a period of time and it's yours to use.

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  2. A bit too much grey for me, but I'm always a sucker for the vertigo lamp.

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  3. Nice! On the IKEA ideas blog there is a similar set-up/ although not sure that it is used as a lamp (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/ideas/turn-your-bed-into-a-lazy-family-hang-out-pub21de09c1)

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