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The Beautiful, Earthy Home of a Swedish Florist

This über cool early 20th century Malmö apartment popped up in my feed yesterday via real estate agent Bo-laget - and I've been wondering who lives there ever since. And now, I think I might just have figured it out, super sleuth that I am! Remember this cosy vintage-inspired apartment of a Malmö Florist? Well, since then Sofie has been busy turning this beautiful apartment in the Rörsjöstaden area of town into her new  home. At least, I think so, as many of the fabulous pieces of furniture, lighting fixtures and art photography remain the same. I'm a big fan of Sofie's unique style which oozes texture and a warm earthy touch - you should see the bouquets and floral displays she creates! Ready to see what she's done with this 122 m2 (1313 f2) apartment? 

I love this mix of open and closed storage. One of my Danish friends Caroline Birk Bahrenscheer has developed beautiful shelving for mugs which has totally taken off and would also look nice here. 


I'm so curious about this table and bench, I've never seen this design before. Can anyone shed any light on the brand? Or perhaps it's handmade? Maybe, I'll reach out to Sofie and ask her - I promise to come back to you if I find out! 

I love the casual look of the gallery wall and piled books - it adds a wonderfully relaxed feel to the dining space (dining rooms can feel so stiff and formal sometimes, don't you think?). 

You often see old brass candlestick holders like these in Swedish homes! I have one from Skultuna which has aged really nicely. But I can also recommend looking on Etsy for similar sets*. 

Textures galore!

If I had an old home like this, I'd definitely consider painting the doors, skirting boards and arbitraging in a dramatic colour, I think it looks awesome and adds so much drama and interest to a space. Are you a fan of this look too? 

How lovely! It's fun to see a space with such eclectic furniture. Sofie has clearly taken their time to search for unique pieces. 

Is there anything that stood out to you about her home?

I really do hope it is her home now, or I'll be so embarrassed! 

Take a peek inside other Malmö homes here - I'm so proud to live in such a creative city.

On a completely separate note, have you seen The Father with Olivia Coleman and Anthony Hopkins? Per and I went to see it at my favourite Art Deco cinema on Friday (i's called 'Spegeln' and has armchairs and a little bar in the actual saloon!). For the first half of the film, I sat mesmerised by the set - the apartment was just so beautifully decorated, and I was fascinated by how the decor played a central role in the storyline. 

The entire film was incredibly moving, and really struck a chord with me as my own beloved Father passed away a month ago after a year-long battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma Multiforme GBM). This is the first time I've mentioned it here, I guess I just haven't really been ready to talk about it before. I have to say, it's been heart-breaking seeing someone so close and with such a brilliant mind - so clever, funny and kind, slowly decline. I do take some comfort that he is at peace now, even so I miss him every single day. In honour of my dad, this is probably the only time I'll mention it - he hated a fuss and loved to keep things upbeat, I think that's why he was such a huge fan of my blog and all my books! He's always been my number one fan! 

My heart goes out to anyone of you currently dealing with someone with ill health in your family or who have also suffered a loss. I hope this blog brings a little bubble of escape to you each day!

Niki

Photography courtesy of Bo-laget with thanks.

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  1. Dear Niki, I am terribly sorry for your loss. Sending my warm thoughts and virtual hugs to you. A year ago my father got diagnosed with prostatic cancer, so I feel every single word you've written here.

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    1. Thank you. I am sorry to hear you are going through something similar, sending you a big virtual hug back and lots of love.

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  2. Dear Niki, Sorry for your loss. My Father passed away this summer after 9 month of blood cancer. My feelings were and still are similar as yours. And... in the most hard days I have been reading your bright posts and it helped me a lot ...

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    1. I am so sorry to hear that your Father also passed away this summer. Cancer is a cruel disease. Sending you lots of love - and so happy that my posts brighten up your days, it makes writing my blog feel all the more worthwhile. x

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  3. Deepest condolences to you and the family. Seeing our parents decline and die is terrible. I know that's the order of things, but it is not less hard, especially if they lose a bit of who they were in the process. My mom died from lung/brain cancer, which was a terrible way to die, 10 years ago (next year) and I still miss her every day. I do think it gets easier with time but we never forget them and that's a big consolation. Hang in there.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words of support. I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I love that the memory of our parents will always live on and remain strong in our hearts :)

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  4. Niki, thank you for sharing your creative findings and interesting blog, but importantly the little glimpses of your life. My condolences to you and your loved ones. Take care. Rosie

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  5. Niki, my mom passed away in March and I know how hard it is to even say those words. Sending prayers and hugs your way. Thanks for your consistently upbeat and beautiful blog.

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    1. I am so sorry to hear that, sending a virtual hug and lots of love your way too. Thank you for your kind words about my blog, it means a lot!

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  6. So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing; my deepest sympathy. Sending xoxox your way.

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    1. Thank you Alena! And also, I always love reading your comments on my posts - it's brilliant that you engage so much and help to make this blog the community I was always hoping it would be.

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    2. Thank you, Niki. I love your blog dearly.

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  7. That's exactly what you do, your posts brighten up our days, some of which are dark.. Thank you! It sounds like your dad was very proud of you.

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    1. Lovely of you for saying so, it makes me so happy to hear this!

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  8. Hi Niki, my dad also died of brain cancer and he was so not ready to go... he just loved spending time with his children and grand kids. He was kind and smart and the dearest dad ever. I still miss him - he died in 2001! About today's post...that rug is something else, it looks like a stormy sea!

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    1. It's such a cruel disease. I'm so sorry to hear about your Father. He sounds a lot like mine - I love that they treasured their grandchildren so much, how lucky our children were to have such great men in their lives!
      PS yes, the rug is kind of crazy in a great way! I love your 'stormy sea' description, made me laugh!

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  9. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My father died in 2002 and I still miss him, but like you I am grateful to have had such a wonderful dad, and for all the love, support and happy memories he gave me. Sending sympathy xxx

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    1. Thank you, your message means so much. I am so sorry to hear about your Father too, Gerry. We are indeed very lucky to have had them in our lives!

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