A former Fisherman's cottage in Copenhagen

Sometimes I come across a space which jolts me into a new way of thinking for my own house. This family home of Peter Östergaard and Åsa Olofsson and their children just North of Copenhagen is one of those. A former fisherman's cottage, it's been transformed into a beautiful, modern and light filled space with the help of Norm Archtitects. And it also harbours surprises. Take the break-away red Artemide lamp on the sitting room wall, the wooden shelf adding warmth to the kitchen and the fun, slightly messy children's room which oozes charm. I'm taking these ideas with me for my shoot on Friday, maybe I'll even jump on the bed....!

Architects: Norm Architects, Photography: Jonas Bjerre-Polsen via Lili Halo and Dwell

I think one of my favourite things about this house is the stepping stone on the doorstep which was inspired by zen architecture. Traditionally in Japanese temples, a sculptural stepping stone marks the transition between the house and garden. What a lovely idea don't you think? 

Could you live in this light filled home?

I spy: Vitra Eames occasional side table, Eames DSR Side chairs (15% off with MYSCAN). The Moser pendant light for Louis Poulsen and sofa from Swedish brand Ire

If I were to renovate here in Sweden (in my dreams) I would definitely consdier drawing on the help of Norm Architects. You can find other projects of theirs here, here and here

Have a lovely day!

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The serene white and wood home of an architect

Hello Monday! I hope you had a great weekend?! Sometimes it's so great to realise that the most beautiful interiors are often also the most simple (and small!).  The Barcelona home of architect and graphic designer Marina Senabre Roca, is the perfect example of this and such great inspiration for compact living. Marina has stuck to a serene white and wood combination throughout her one room apartment which creates a feeling of space and a beautiful oasis in the midst of one of Spain's most vibrant cities.

Marina Senabre Roca -  La Buhardi via Lua Nord

So beautiful don't you think? You can read more about Marina's home over at the lovely blog Lua Nord.  

I've learnt never to underestimate how much plants can add to a home. Whether it's foliage brought in from the garden and placed in a simple glass vase or fresh spring flowers in a riot of colours, plants can do wonders to a space. Do you have a favourite house plant or bunch of flowers for this time of the year? My favourites can be found here (but most importantly I need greenery which doesn't mind being a tad thirsty......!). 

This Malmö home is another wonderful example of how plants have been added to a white and wood inspired home to create a beautiful living space. I also love this, this and this scandinavian home. 

Could you stick to this palette?

Have a lovely Monday!

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The serene home of a Norwegian photographer

Hello, how are you today?! I'm so inspired by bloggers who capture their home in beautiful ways and inspire with their daily vignettes, creativity and beautiful photography. A fine example of this is the Norwegian blogger / photographer  Elisabeth Heier who features inspiring daily snapshots of her serene white home (if you don't already follow her blog I can definitely recommend it!). Here are a few her latest images.

Elisabeth Heier with kind permission
Simple yet beautiful and serene. I love the layers of white. The black and white photo montage, and the spring flowers. I spy a stool like mine (which I bought from Lovely & Co). I also love the Kubus 4 candleholder - I'm holding out for the copper one which arrives in stores at the end of March. 

What do you like most about this home?

Previous shots of Elisabeth's beautiful home can be found here, and her previous home here. So lovely don't you think?

Have a lovely day!

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A pretty Gothenburg apartment with a fab work space

Hello Tuesday! It's a beautiful morning here in Southern Sweden. The sun's shining, the sky's blue. Spring's finally arrived and it's time for morning coffees in the garden- yay! This Gothenburg apartment is so Scandinavian fresh with it's white walls, light wood walls, muted tones and natural textures. I'm inspired!

Such a beautiful space don't you think?!

The work space is truly wonderful and not that difficult to achieve. You can get the look using String system shelves, a bright coloured cardboard basket or boxes for stationary, an industrial-style frame fitted with cool Moroccan style tiles (love, love, love these!), a chrome desk lamp and basket for paperwork.

The other thing I like about this apartment is my breakfast's already laid out waiting for me.....boiled egg anyone?!

For other beautiful homes in muted tones it's worth taking a peek at this apartment in Helsinki, this fresh Stockholm space and Tine K's stunning Danish home. *Sigh*.So pretty!

Have a lovely Tuesday!

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A lovely white and grey Stockholm home

This Stockholm home was once beautifully captured by Patric Johansson for Elle Interiör (as shown in a former post by Anna Gillar here). It's now for sale. One of the key things I noticed is the wall painted in two tones in the kitchen dining area, it's extremely subtle but makes a big difference to the room don't you think? I also love the striped cushions on the sofa (it seems stripes are everywhere again this year too, did you see this fab bedding the other day?) and of course I'm a big fan of white and grey. What do you like the most about this home?

HusmanHagberg via Anna Gillar

It's been styled for sale so the style is very clean here. But when you look back at the pictures Patric took it looks very cosy.

Other white and grey homes I love include this, this and this one.

Speaking of home shoots, a photographer is coming to shoot my home in a few weeks time - so much to do still eeeek! But very exciting. More to follow soon.

I hope you have a very lovely St Valentine's Day and a wonderful weekend!

PS As regular followers know I'm currently travelling in Thailand with my family for four weeks which is so wonderful! Thank you so much to Hanna, a fellow Malmö blogger, for covering for me yesterday, The wifi hasn't always been great so it's been so helpful to have some fantastic guest bloggers along the way.

See you Monday!

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The fantastic home of a creative Finnish duo

Just hearing a home is owned by Finnish interior architect Joanna Laajisto and photographer Mikko Ryhanen I already know the space is going to be pretty fantastic. And that's exactly what this apartment is. Located in Helsinki and decorated in mainly white, black and grey, this family home marries vintage finds with scandinavian contemporary pieces.

Photography: Mikko Ryhanen with kind permission. Interior designer Joanna Laasjisto via Emma's Design Blog

So fab don't you think?

I spy: Thonet 209 chair (15% off with MYSCAN),  Louis Poulsen AJ table lamp, Knoll Platner Coffee table  and the Knoll Bertoia dining chairs.

You can see Joanna's wonderful previous apartment here.

Looking for more Finnish inspiration? There's lots and lots of beautiful Finnish home inspiration here!

Have a lovely day!

PS We're in transit in Singapore airport - there's a play area for children with free wifi. It's the simple things in life.... :)

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A smart and wonderful small living space

Hello Thursday! Earlier this week I got a request to show inspiration for a small living space. I was having fun working on Pinterest this morning and found this perfect little living space in Antwerp owned by Caroline. With the help of architect Katrien Van Doren, Caroline has turned what could have been a fairly cramped space into a beautiful, spacious home full of smart solutions.

Photographer Lisa Van Damme and Ian Hermans, Architect Katrien Van Doren via Roomed / Studio Birdy 

I could live here, could you? I love the use of plywood throughout the home - both as kitchen cabinets and as room dividers. The important thing about this space (in my eyes) is that Caroline has been careful to divide up the space into specific areas such as a sitting room, dining, and bedroom despite space limitations. And although much of it is all white, the different textures create interest and warmth.

Is there anything else you notice about this space?

Thank you to Merel of Studio Birdy for your help with this piece.

If you'd like to see another home with this plywood and white blend check out my neighbour's former home from ATWTP, it's so fantastic! There's also all of these homes labelled under 'decorating with plywood'. And for more small space inspiration I'm loving this and this home.

Have a lovely day / evening.

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A Brazilian home to brighten up your day!

It's easy to forget when I look out at the gloomy weather here in Sweden that there are some parts of the world basking in sunshine right now (hello Southern hemisphere friends!). So this post is dedicated to you, and the rest of us will have to squirrel away the alfresco inspiration on our Pinterest boards until Spring! It's the Brazilian home of Lucas Jimeno photographed by Ruben Ortitz for Wish Casa. Stunning space!

Somewhere I would like to live for Wish Casa. Photography Ruben Ortitz with kind permission. 
Imagine that courtyard twinkling with fairy lights and a large wreath on those double doors. I love the black kitchen units and all the linen around the home (used instead of cupboard doors, table cloths, cushions, curtains etc - so beautiful) - I am thinking of using a dove grey linen table cloth for Christmas this year - lovely! 

Anything you love about this home in particular?

More stunning inspiration from this Brazilian beach home and this Brazilian escape

If you're hankering after a little Christmas inspiration today check out this home of a Danish clothes designer and this Finnish home all ready for Christmas. Very pretty! 

Have a lovely day!

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