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A Charming Swedish Cottage with Beams and Cosy Fireplaces

Bringing you all the cosy Friday feels with this Swedish country home. Currently on the market, this charming, rustic home is nestled into 101 m2 (1087 f2) of living space on the shore of Lake Mälaren, Sweden. Think old beams. wonky ceilings, cosy wood-burning stoves and lots of warmth! Could this be your next home? 


What a mysig (cosy) home! I love how it's full of beautiful historical details. I'd be perfectly happy to spend my weekend here (maybe the month..... or even the year), how about you? 

Is there anything that you love in particular about this cottage? 

Check out more charming Swedish country homes here: 


Thank you so much for stopping by this week and for all your comments - I've read every single one of them and will reply soon! Things have been really hectic these past few weeks and this space has been a peaceful haven! 

Have a relaxing weekend friends!

Niki

Photography / for sale through Fastighetsbyrån
Found via Nordroom with thanks 

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A Charming Rural Cottage By a Norwegian Fjord

Allow me to take you back in time today. Well, you'd be forgiven for thinking so but actually, this charming Norwegian cottage belongs to Liv Sandvik Jakobsen - a freelance journalist, who has carefully restored the property, while being careful to keep the original charm. Liv and her family live in near the village of Kviteseid, 3 hours' drive West of Oslo. The cottage has views of the fjords, which are equally spectacular in the winter as they are in the summer, and all seasons in between!

Inside, the wood panelling has been painted in soft earthy blues and greens to reflect the colours of the surroundings, and antique furniture provides cosy spots to gather around a table or keep warm by the fire. Ready for the tour? Welcome to Liv's cosy world in the Norwegian fjords! 

Liv has used piping over the stove to store 'knekkebrød' - traditional crisp bread. 

The interior is mainly made up of vintage and antique furniture, however you occasionally spot a modern touch, such as the wall lamp beside the dining area. 

Mittens and other linen are hung to dry over the wood burning stove, which is also used to boil the kettle. 

Liv is a keen knitter and has co-produced three popular knitting pattern books with knit designer Lene Holme Samsøe. I am actually learning to knit right now (thank you Farmor!) but making such slow progress. It's my dream to knit one of these beautiful Norwegian jumpers one day! Can you knit? 

Come summer, the light transforms and with it, the fjords turn a wonderful blue-green hue. Would you like to see how it looks outside in summertime? Here are a few pictures! 

How incredible! This has made me miss the Norwegian fjords so much. I really need to make a return trip some point soon. Norway is a magical country! Have you ever been? 

See more of Liv's charming cottage and life in the countryside at @livslyst. You might also like to explore these Norwegian country homes today: 


You might also feel inspired by my trip to the Hardanger fruit trail a few years back. Read all about it here

Klem!

Niki

Photography courtesy of @livslyst, shared with kind permission. 

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A Beautiful Swedish Country Home with Layers of Cosy Textures

Hej vänner! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I have to confess, I'm feeling slightly worse for wear today after a conference in Ischgl, Austria! What a crazy place! So much fun. It was a lot of work, but it was great to get a little skiing in and enjoy the mountains too. 

We landed back in Sweden late last night, and today I'm thinking I'd much rather be in the beautiful, serene home of Emily Slotte than at my desk!

If you don't already follow Emily on instagram, it's a must! The Swede shares daily snapshots from her beautiful home in the countryside near Norrtälje, Northeast of Stockholm. Think warm, off-white shades, a blend of texture including stone, wood and rattan and layers of textiles - from shag-pile rugs to sheer curtains for a cosy, soft touch. In the winter, the family gathers around a roaring fire in an upstairs living room, in summer, life moves outdoors! 

Welcome to Emily's world!  

Can you see why I'd rather be rocking about here this Monday morning? So lovely!  

I particularly love the upstairs sitting room with its towering ceiling, cosy fire and TMBO lounge chair - but there are lots of other lovely, simple details too. 

Is there anything that caught your eye? 

See more of Emily's home here. 

And for more Scandinavian country homes today have a delve in this archive - it's full of inspiring spaces including Magda's beautiful home which I shared on Friday! 

I'm still really enjoying reading your comments about my attic make-over too - thank you for sharing your thoughts! 

Have a great start to the week! 

Niki

Credits: Emily Slotte, shared with kind permission. 

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Magda's Beautiful 17th Century Swedish Country Home

Tjena! I thought I'd round off the week with a tour of the Swedish log house of fashion and interior designer Magda Marnell, Alexander  and their three children; dash, Milada and baby Lev. Nestled in the woods in eastern Uppland, the house was in total disrepair without running water or sewage when they bought it at the start of the pandemic. but they fell in love with the 17th century former iron smith's home. 

Magda and Alexander set about drilling a well and installing an ecological sewer before combining three properties to form one larger house, building an extension and renovating the interior. Everything has been done with a careful hand, as to not disturb the historical soul of the space. Exposed beams, stone walls in earthy tones serve as a rustic backdrop for libraries of books, vintage and antique furniture and beautiful, unique touches (keep a look out for the mural by Czech Republic artist Jindra Skrivankova - inspired by murals commonly found in 18th century log houses - and representing the family of five - beautiful!).

The property was recently captured by Michael Lundblad for linen company Midnatt. Enjoy the tour!  


So beautiful, I love the rawness of it and how the history of the house shines through. 

Is there anything that caught your eye? 

See more of Magda's home over at @magdamarnell and read the full interview here. You can also explore other Scandinavian country homes here if you're on a roll! 

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Kram!

Niki

PS Thank you for all your kind words and comments about my attic make-over

Credits: Styling: Magda Marnell, Photography: Mikael Lundblad

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