New Montana Free Shelving System in Allie's Room

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I'm loving the new Montana Free Shelving System. The Danish freestanding shelves are designed for a new way of living and you can choose between 12 compositions with or without interposed shelves, in 4 colours and optional panels in 8 colours. I picked up a set for Allie's new bedroom in New White with an interposed shelf for all her drawings. I'm pretty sure it won't look as neat as this in a few week's time so I thought I'd better capture them before she goes to town with all her wonderful bits and bobs! 

Genevieve Jorn (the MSH interior designer) and I deliberately opted for a low set so that Allie could easily reach all her knick-knacks and use the top shelf as an extra play surface.

The man and I  can never quite believe all the tiny things Allie picks up during the day  - you have to be super careful when vacuuming as even the tiniest item is important to her!! One of the things I love the most about these shelves is that they can be extended as she grows - so we can add on to them when needed. So handy!

Montana offer a selection of eight coloured panels to place wherever you like on the shelves (front or back!). I'm so happy with the two rust panels - they add a little colour.

The little mouse has followed Allie since she was a baby - I'm so pleased he's made himself at home! 
Find out more about Montana's Free Shelving System here and your nearest retailer here.

In case you're wondering anything else in these pictures, I'll be sharing a complete make-over post in the next couple of days. Feel free to ask away in the comment section below too!

What do you think? Could you imagine having shelves like these in your home?


Photography: Niki Brantmark / Interior Design: Genevieve Jorn.  

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Montana - all words are my own. 

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A Pretty Way to Store Sunglasses

News flash: the sun has arrived in Southern Sweden. And I'm not just talking glimpses behind the clouds, hat and scarves kinda sun, I'm talking proper, warm-on-the-skin stuff! The type that you could actually get a slight tan and a few freckles from. Hurrah! A warm sunny day is not something Scandinavians take lightly, after all, we've waited a long time for this. Walk down any street or through the local park and you'll see sleeves rolled up and faces angled towards the sun. Feeling inspired to join the fun, I decided to order a new pair of sunnies from Swedish brand TRIWA (who just happen to make sunglasses as well as uber cool watches). A few days later four pretty pairs arrived in the post. In fact they're so fabulous, I decided that rather than stash them on a shelf to collect dust (in between the sunny days!) they deserve their own home.

Feeling inspired, I ordered this glass box with brass edges (you can also buy a similar one here and here - do double check the measurements though first to check your sunglasses fit) - which is perfect for all four pairs (and no doubt two more - yes, that could well be a hint!).

I think it makes a nice little addition to my dressing table (in the form of an antique chest-of-drawers found in my Swedish father-in-laws attic), plus it'll keep them dust and hopefully free from little finger prints too!

A note on the sunnies: I have to admit picking out sunglasses is no easy feat for me - I happen to have the smallest head E.V.E.R (I get it from my Mum!). But I was thrilled with all four pairs - here's a little more info on each:

1. Smoke Miles
2. Turtle Bonnie
3. Pine Folk
4. Peach Nicki

I'd have found it tricky to choose just one (besides, is it me, or is it really hard to try on sunglasses by yourself?!) had it not been for a quick poll on IG Stories last week. It turns out Smoke Miles and Peach Nicki suit me the best - pretty pleased with that! Do you have your eye on a pair?

See the complete men and womens sunglasses collections over on TRIWA (ships worldwide!). 

Bring on the sunshine!

This post is brought to you in collaboration with TRIWA, however all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too. Thank you for supporting the wonderful brands that make MSHB possible!

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Reader offer on Beautiful Tylko Shelving

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Behind every beautifully organised home is great shelving (I just made that up, but there's a kind of truth to it?!). Shelving is so important. It provides a place to display personal possessions like books, photos, plants and keep them in order - making a house a home. But choosing the right ones can be tricky - you want them to store all your things, fit the space you have and look fabulous (at least that's what I'm after!). Asking too much?! Never! In fact, I know just the right shelving! Tylko. You may recognise the name from this post last year when I captured the shelves in my own sitting room (tried and tested - and they're beautifully made, easily slotted together without screws and a single swear word - love that!). If you could use a little more storage in your home, you'll be happy to hear that by typing in the code SCANDIHOME100 at checkout when you spend more than 800 euros (or pounds) you'll receive 100 euros off your total purchase (until 31st March, 2018). Yay!

In case you're curious, here are a few things I think are fab. Tylko shelves are customisable to the space you have and the look you're after down to the last centimetre. Choose between different shelf formations, colours (black, white or grey), density, width, height and whether or not you'd like doors. 

The shelves are made from slow-growth wood from Finland's birch forests which makes them really  hardwearing (mine still look as good as new) - and have that lovely Scandinavian touch (yay!). 

You can create Bookshelves, Sideboards, Benches and Wall Storage - and they're even available in an extra wide size, in case you live in a very, very large apartment or house and you own a ton of stuff!

Once you've perfected your design on the Tylko you can see how your design looks in your home using the augmented reality app. If it's not quite right, you can adjust your shelves in real time before you're ready to roll. We're seeing this more and more and I have to say, it's soooo helpful (I'm thinking of all the times I've spotted something beautiful on a website, ordered it home and it just doesn't work at all - amen to that!). 

So what do you think? 

Kind of beautiful, right?

Find out more and get customising over at Tylko (and don't forget to use the code SCANDIHOME100 at check-out to receive your discount!). 

Have a lovely day!

Images courtesy of Tylko.

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Tylko. However, all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I absolutely love and think you will too! Thank you for supporting the businesses that help make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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My kitchen update: HONK trolley

We were so lucky to have plenty of cupboard storage in our kitchen when we moved in. But sometimes I feel open storage is pretty handy too - plus I love the relaxed vibe it gives a space, don't you agree? Thanks to Danish homeware brand Nordal (#Ilovemywork) I finally got around to installing this beauty in the kitchen a few weeks back. Made from iron and recycled fir wood, the HONK trolley (great name!) has a lovely industrial feel - and as soon as I put it in place, it felt it had always been there - don't you love it when that happens? As you can see, it's already laden down with things (however did I find the space for these items before?). Here's a sneak peek....

Photography: Niki Brantmark / Styling Genevieve Jorn

Soooo happy with it!

Here's a quick guide on the items in my kitchen:

1. Wall lamp 2. Black and gold bowls 3. Glass measuring jar 4. Grey coat hook 5. HONK trolley 6. Stoneware pitcher 7. Tapas board 8. Grey leather carpet 9. Graphic oven dish10. Espresso pot.

Nordal ships throughout Europe - find your nearest dealer / stockist here.

Have a lovely day! 

PS Keep an eye out for my full kitchen reveal next month! In the meantime here's a tour of my dining area - so happy with the updates!

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Nordal. However, all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I absolutely love and think you will too! Thank you for supporting the businesses that help bring fresh content to your mail box and make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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My sitting room update

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Decorating my home is like painting the Forth bridge - no sooner have I finished one room and I'm dreaming about renovating another! Do you feel like that too? The one area in our home which has been most neglected seems to be the sitting room - I've never really had enough shelf space. And the answer came in a mail from Tylko. For those of you not familiar with Tylko - you're in a for a wonderful surprise. Tylko makes functional furniture that's customisable to the space you have down to the last centimetre. I also absolutely love that once your design is ready you can use the app to see how it'll look in your home (and then tweak some more if required!) and that they're made from slow-growth wood from Finland's birch forests making them incredibly long-lasting.  Oh and they're delivered right to your door and slot together without screws. Seriously, what's not to love? Here's a peek at mine...

Photography / Styling: Niki Brantmark - My Scandinavian Home.  

Finally a home for all our bits and bobs (and this is just the start - I'm pretty sure in two weeks time it will be crammed with things, and I'll be back on the Tylko website creating myself another unit!).  FYI I went for the 'Sideboards' in white - but it's also available in a very smart black!

What do you reckon, something for your home?!

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Tylko. However, all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I absolutely love and think you will too! Thank you for supporting the businesses that help bring fresh content to your mail box and make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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The inspiring dining area of an interior designer

Last month I paid a visit to my friend Genevieve Jorn's apartment in the heart of Malmö and had a great day photographing her sitting room (you may remember the post here). The area combines with a dining space where Gen, husband Kasper and daughter Olivia gather for family meals and sit and create thanks to the wonderful light. Although I have to admit, on the day I completely took over the space with my coffee, camera equipment and general clobber!). I did manage to clear it up just in time to snap these pictures though. As part of the wonderful monthly collaboration with one of my favourite Danish homeware brands - Nordal (I do love my job) Gen acquired the rather fabulous Pharmacy sideboard chest, which has proven to be a perfect place for all her family's bits and pieces. Oh, how we need one of these in our household, how about you?!

Photography: Niki Brantmark - My Scandinavian Home. Styling: Genevieve Jorn - interior designer.

Such a lovely space! I love the warmth from the wood and the luscious plants too!

Get the look from Gen's dining area:

1. wall hanging 2. pharmacy sideboard chest 3. Garden pot

Check out more of Gen's home here, here and here

Have a lovely day!

PS Nordal ships throughout Europe.

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Nordal. However, all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I absolutely love and think you will too! Thank you for supporting the businesses that help bring fresh content to your mail box and make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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An apartment with a zest for display!

There's something about this Gothenburg apartment which really stands out. The high ceilings and original features from 1907 and the mid century touches certainly play a part in it's fabulousness. But what I notice most is the shelving and other display units and how they differs in style throughout every corner of the home! Whether it's String, IKEA or Vitra, the designers have really thought about what they want and need and the best way to display treasured items.


Which style of shelving do you like the most?

In my bedroom we have a really high sloped ceiling and couldn't find the right shelving to fit the space. So in the end my husband set about designing and building a custom made unit complete with hooks and suspension wires (you can see a glimpse of it here)! Just goes to show, there's always a solution!

Have a lovely day!

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The cool home of a Danish architect

It's Friday, the sun's shining and things are hotting up here in Malmö! Hope they are where you are too?! Just over the bridge in Denmark is this oh so cool Danish home belonging to architect Friederike Faller. Friedericke and his family have decorated the space with muted tones and made maximum use of every square inch (check out the high storage in the hall, kitchen, sitting room and dining room and the desks in the bedroom). I also love the way Mikkel Adsbol has photographed it  - the angles, the light. A perfect home tour for a Friday don't you think?!

Home: Friedericke Faller. Photographer: Mikkel Adsbol (with kind permission). Boligliv. Via Decordots with thanks. 

Anything that stands out to you?

I love the rope ladder on the bunk bed - my girls have been asking for a slide on theirs (Hahaha. No). But actually this could be a great alternative. Incidentally if you're looking for a spring / summer wardrobe for your little ones this weekend, Smallable are giving away 20 Petit Bateau outfits, 16 Finger in the nose and 5 Imps and Elves outfits in an amazing Grand Prize Draw throughout April. I'm all over it!

Back to the all important home tour - if you loved this Danish home, you might also like to check out these spaces: a Danish oasis in Cannes, the beautiful home of a Danish designer, and since it's the weekend, a pretty Danish home by the sea. *Sigh*, I could live in all of these, couldn't you?

For those of you with a bare wall at home - I love the scalloped walls shown in this post from Weekday Carnival, also master of the Geometric wall. Bare walls no longer!

And a quick reminder, don't forget to enter the give-away to win the t-shirt soft bed linen, tomorrow's the last day! I'll be back Sunday with the give-away winner announcement and a rare Sunday post (with a fabulous home tour I might add!). So see you then and have a wonderful Friday / Saturday!

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Beautiful strap by a Stockholm designer

When it comes to bug bearers in our home, the one thing my family and I can't seem to get a grip on is our post. There's a constant messy pile of it on our bar table. My sister once told me you should only ever see an item of post once, i.e. you open it,  file it (or recycle it) and then it's dealt with. We've never quite managed this rule. And then recently I came across the Mathilda Strap designed by Stockhom based Mathilda Clahr and I think our post peeve could finally be solved.

Designer: Mathilda Clahr, Photography: Elin Strömberg, Stylist Josefin Hååg

Designed by Stockholm based designer Mathilda Clahr the leather strap comes in three colours - black, dark brown and light beige and can be used to store magazines and other papers, as a hook for your coat or bag or if you're feeling really crafty, to upcycle an old chest of drawers with the strap as handles.

These pictures were shot in Josefin Hååg's lovely workspace of 20 Kvadrat blog (I recently showed the rest of her wonderful home here).

What do you think? Could you find a use for this in your home? I'm sold!

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