An Idyllic Blue and White Swedish Cottage In The Countryside

Up for a little dreaming today? How about this proposal: quit your job, sell your house / give up your rental and swap it all for a beautiful 19th century house in the Swedish countryside. Love the water? Even better! This newly renovated cottage is in Onsala, Halland county - a few kilometres from the Kattegat sea. There's even a little harbour where you can moor your boat. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. The pretty white and red clapboard cottage has been impeccably renovated in shades of blue, white and light wood - in true Swedish style! I also love the blend of iconic Scandinavian pieces and antiques. Now it's just waiting for someone to come along and cherish it as much as the previous owners have. Could it be you? Or me? Or one of your friends?

Well, what do you think? Ready to make the move?

I can't tell you how tempted I am. Its a really beautiful part of the world too - not far from the Gothenburg Archipelagos

I couldn't resist including a picture of the laundry room. In Sweden the washing machine tends to be either in the basement, a separate laundry room or in the bathroom (whereas in the UK it's often in the kitchen). Where is the washing machine in your home? Despite the awkward basement room with its low ceilings and small window - the owners have managed to add a light, whimsical touch with linen curtains (try Grey Moose Atelier* for similar)! 

You can see more pictures and dream about this house here (in Swedish). 

Fancy taking a peek inside a few other white and blue homes today? 

Trend report: True blue, baby 2020 loves you (still proud of that heading!)
A soothing blue and white Copenhagen apartment (it's also available to rent via Airbnb!)

Wishing you a wonderful Thursday friends!


Photography: Janne Olander for Stadshem


  1. Such a serenity filled post today-thank you Nikki! Maybe it's my post yoga mindset or the blues and whites, just so restful and calm when things are not right now. Since you laundry area is in a shed attached to the side of my home, which lessens worries about water heaters exploding but makes things a little "toasty" when outside temps climb -today will be 109 degrees F in the US desert where I live. Enjoy your day and thanks again for this lovely post!!

  2. I can't tell you how much I wish I can take you up on that proposal. I feel calmer just looking at the pictures. I imagine walking in, taking a big breath and exhaling all my worries and burdens away. Thank you for sharing.

  3. so i've just done a currency conversion and can actually sell my place in amsterdam and move here. you have really given me ideas i should not be having...

  4. Such a beautiful, tranquil home! My washer and dryer are in our garage here in California. Originally the hookups were outside my kitchen but we moved them to have more room. My childhood home did have washer hookups in the kitchen (a 1940's home) but my father moved it to a detached garage so we could have more room in the kitchen.

  5. Does anyone know the wall lamp in the 8th photo? Such a lovely light!

  6. Such lovely soothing photos. My washer and dryer are stacked on top of eachother and hidden away in a closet upstairs where our bedrooms are. I'm based in Canada and we usually have a designated laundry room or it's in a closet.

    Thanks for the post!

    1. Sounds like you have the same as we have in our house! Interesting how every country is different though!

  7. Beautiful. I'm in New Zealand, we either have a separate laundry room or in our garage if the garage is attached to the house, which mine is xoxo

    1. Ah yes, another good option! So interesting to hear about all of the different places for a washing machine / dryer!

  8. Thank you so much for the wonderful post.


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