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12 Inspiring Living Spaces By Interior Stylist Kim van Rossenberg

This morning I got completely lost in the portfolio of Dutch interior stylist and concept designer Kim van Rossenberg (thanks to my dear friend Holly Becker). Kim's work is simply beautiful! If you've been following My Scandinavian Home for a while, you might recognise the name from this Christmas home tour. Holland based Kim works with magazines such as VT Wonen and has a natural talent for combining raw, natural materials with clean lines and simple earthy tones. She also loves to play with natural light to create spaces that are fresh and airy yet warm and always inspiring. Here's a sneak peek of 12 living spaces I love - some of which use her own home in a former library in Nijkerk as a backdrop. Get ready to feel inspired!








Such dreamy, light and airy spaces! 

I particularly love Kim's use of soft, warm wood and vintage pieces in the spaces she creates. I also love her play on light (if you look back through the pictures, you'll notice that in every scene Kim has used natural daylight to create shadow and drama). And finally, the way she thinks outside of the box (literally!) - and often places furniture I the middle of the room. 

Stand out piece: the DIY children's safety gate (by Richard van Meerveld). Why did I have a dull white one from IKEA when I could have had a fabulous one like this when the kids were smaller?! 

Is there anything that stood out to you about Kim's work - or any ideas you're planning on stealing for your own home?  

You can see more pictures from Kim's portfolio on instagram here

Other interior designers / stylists work you might love:


Oh, and a small side note, I heard there were a load of issues with yesterday's post. Sorry! I've since updated it to ensure all images of the pastel inspired danish home are working. Do pop back if you have the time to take a look - I promise you'll be full of the joys of spring afterwards! 

Have a dreamy day friends! 

Niki

Credits: 1. Photographer: Sjoerd Eickmans / Styling Kim van Rossenberg  for VT Wonen 2. Photographer: Sjoerd Eickmans / Styling Kim van Rossenberg  for VT Wonen 3. Photographer: Sjoerd Eickmans / Styling Kim van Rossenberg  for VT Wonen . Photographer: Sjoerd Eickmans / Styling Kim van Rossenberg  for VT Wonen 5. Photographer: Sjoerd Eickmans / Styling Kim van Rossenberg  for VT Wonen 6. Sjoerd Eickmans / Styling Kim van Rossenberg for VT Wonen. Photographer: Sjoerd Eickmans assistant: Yentl Rosa Van Maanen / Styling Kim van Rossenberg for VT Wonen 8. Photographer: Sjoerd Eickmans / Styling Kim van Rossenberg & DIY Richard van Meerveld for VT Wonen. Photographer: Sjoerd Eickmans / Styling Kim van Rossenberg & DIY Richard van Meerveldfor VT Wonen 10.  Photographer: Sjoerd Eickmans / Styling Kim van Rossenberg  for VT Wonen . 12.  Photographer: Sjoerd Eickmans / Styling Kim van Rossenberg DIY Richard van Meerveld for VT Wonen

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My Scandinavian Home Studio Online Interior Design Service Now Live!! + A Tour of The Studio in a Converted Factory

I've pushed myself out of my comfort zone many times with my business over recent years (cue: heart thumping and eyes wide open while the rest of the house enjoys a peaceful slumber! - do you recognise the feeling?). But nothing prepared me for the amount of effort it would take to set-up a My Scandinavian Home online interior design service!! The reason was that I was really keen for it to offer just the right type of help you might need with your home - whether that's re-arranging the furniture you already have, creating a beautiful room from scratch that tells your story or simply adding that Scandinavian touch.

And today, the My Scandinavian Home Studio affordable online interior design service is finally live!! PHEW! And YAY! And everything in between!

You can find out more about the service and get help from my wonderful (and I mean REALLY wonderful), passionate, creative, professional Scandinavian interior design team over at the new My Scandinavian Home Studio website.

In the meantime, I thought you might like to see a few pics from the interior design team headquarters in a converted spinnery factory just outside Gothenburg!

I wonder if anyone would notice if I moved my bed in?!

I hope this interior design service is going to be everything you hoped for and more! Please feel free to share the news with anyone you know who might find my new service helpful. And also I'm always open to thoughts and suggestions - so if you have any feedback or ideas just drop me a mail! 

I am so looking forward to sharing your room transformations here on My Scandinavian Home and on Instagram! 

FYI if you'd like to be one of the first to use the service, please do send me a mail and I'd be very happy to send you a big discount code (five available!). 

Wishing you a very happy Friday - I think it's time to go and enjoy a glass of bubbles with a big 'skål' to all the team that made this happen - Emma, Sara, Tobias, Carl and Marcus (and my forever patient husband and children!). 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend - see you on Monday (I've got a beautiful home tour to share with you). 

Niki

PS Happy designing over at My Scandinavian Home Studio

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A Present From Me To You: A Special Discount On Your New Room Design!



Tjena! Thank you so much for the hugely positive response to the new My Scandinavian Home Studio online interior design service! I've been smiling all week!

I loved hearing about which room you would like to re-design and why in the previous post as well as on Instagram and Facebook. We now have two sterling testers: Jodie Sperling and Nina Pethers!

Don't worry if that's not you! To celebrate the launch this Friday (1st March) we're thrilled to offer the first twenty people to sign up to a new room design a third off the usual rate (i.e. 200 euros instead of 300 euros).  All you need to do is send me a mail and I'll notify you as soon as the interior design service (and website) launches together with a special discount code. The service is available to everyone, pretty much anywhere in the world.

We're so looking forward to helping you turn your home into a beautiful Scandinavian haven, one room at a time!

Niki

PS Sorry for the radio silence this week, I'm so happy to be back after the holidays.  I thought I'd kick off the week with a beautiful home tour - see you tomorrow! 

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My Scandinavian Home Studio - Room By Room Online Interior Design Help!

Guys! I have some exciting news to share with you. Last January I sent out a survey to find out what you'd like to see more of on My Scandinavian Home - and I received so many wonderful, helpful replies! I noticed many said that although you enjoyed the inspiration, you still sometimes feel a little stuck with how to arrange a room, which colours to choose, or simply how to complete the look in a beautiful way (don't I know that feeling!). I also receive a flood of mails each week asking for similar advice. So, I put on my thinking cap.

One of the key philosophies of Scandinavian design is that everyone should have access to good design. And I felt the same should be the case with interior design.

So, I have launched an affordable My Scandinavian Home online interior design service from this fab studio. For a small fee, the team of highly qualified, passionate, über talented Scandinavian interior designers are waiting to help you pretty much wherever you are in the world!



All you'd need to do is visit the studio website, fill in a simple online form about the room you'd like decorate and complete a fun style survey on the bus home from work or from the comfort of your sofa.  One of the members of the team will then contact you to discuss your needs, before sending you a room layout, mood board and product list (if required) so you can get decorating and create the room of your dreams!

I hope you feel as excited as I am! If you are stuck on a room, We're so looking forward to helping you transform your home, one room at a time!

Niki

PS It's half term in Sweden next week so I am going to be giving my husband and little girls my full screen-free attention - do you think they'll recognise me?!  I won't be blogging but I might just sneak on to instagram stories from time to time (yes, I know, but!). I hope you have a really lovely, relaxing week too! 

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A Light And Elegant Swedish Home


Tjena! I thought we'd nip to Sweden's capital city for today's post and check out the recent work by Refine Design Studio. What do you say?! The Swedish design studio created this incredible space for one very lucky family who are returning home from overseas. The family were keen for the apartment to combine Swedish design with subtle influences experienced during their time abroad. The design worked with the spectacular 19th century bones and full ceiling height (imagine?!), while also adding elegant, contemporary design pieces. Clearly, these pictures have been (beautifully) styled for the shoot, but can you imagine returning home and unpacking all your books, clothes and other belongings here?! Heaven!






This is one of my favourite tables right now. It's the Palais Royal designed by Anya Sebton and Eva Lilja Löwenhielm for Asplund. Isn't it fabulous? Understandably, it's making waves across the interior world right now.

It's a fairly small master bedroom, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in clever furnishings - and has everything you might need: plenty of storage, black-out curtains and compact bedside tables. Loving the contrast between the Lampe Gras 214 wall light* and linen Ghost headboard - perfect! 

We often have friends and family over from the UK, and since it's usually for a couple of days at a time, they don't need an entire wardrobe - a simple hanging rack like the one below is ideal! I found a great DIY post here in case you're considering one too!





What do you reckon? Could you imagine moving into this space and making it your own? I certainly could!

Check out other places in Sweden's capital city here (love Amelia's home full of books and Lovisa's stunning apartment!).

Have you ever been to Stockholm? If not, it's an absolute must but definitely wait until the summer so you can venture out to the islands too!

Haj så länge!

Niki

PS this has got nothing at all to do with Scandinavian design - but have you see 'A Star Is Born'? I was in bits!! Brilliant though!

Photography: Clearcut Factory / Styling Johanna Larsson found via TDC with thanks.

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Giving My Sister's Guest Room the Scandi Treatment

Paid partnership with Decology (all words are my own):
 

Do you find some rooms just seem to fall into place and you can puzzle over others for years and no matter what you do, it just doesn't feel right? I can be so indecisive that in the same time I've been obsessing over small details of my hallway, my sister Cas has managed to dig out an entire basement (obviously not with her own bare hands!) beneath her South West London townhouse and kit it out down to the door knobs. I'm in awe! But she has come unstuck with one space: the guest room. Admittedly, it's a tricky one. It's situated at the back of the basement and only gets a very small amount of natural light (down a light shaft). I promised to help create a warm and inviting room (considering I'm often the guest in question it was in my best interest!). Plus I'd been waiting for an opportunity to test out Decology - a new online interior design service.



Decology offers two different online interior design services. 'Studio light' is free and provides you with 100+ designer creations organised by style or room. You can visualise them by adding them to a standard 3D model of your space, edit away and chat with a Decology designer if required - and then shop the look!

'Studio Plus' is the whole shebang and comes at a fee. It allows you to upload info about your room  along with pictures showing the look you love and a floor plan (it doesn't matter how rough - it can even be sketched on the back of a napkin) - as  long as there's no ketchup in the way, the professional interior designers can use it to create an actual 3D version of your room as well as a room scheme for you to play around with to your heart's content.  Once you're happy with the space, you'll receive a rendering of the design and get access to the personal shopping concierge.

I decided to give Studio Plus a whirl:

The brief
 
Cas was looking for a Scandi style (can you tell we're sisters?!), light, de-cluttered room with a couple of style statement pieces thrown in (and knowing her husband, the space should be highly practical too!) - I kept this in mind during the Studio Plus survey.




I also uploaded a few pictures which Cas snapped with her iPhone. As you can see, the room is a blank canvas, begging for a little TLC!

 

2. Room Schemes
Once the designers had read through my brief, they put together two room schemes for us to choose from.

A Scandinavian style guest room with a chest-of-drawers found on Decology here.


A Scandinavian style guest room with a wardrobe found on Decology here
 

I was super happy with both (and so was Cas!) - they're pretty nice aren't they?

3. Playing around in the 3D studio
The good news is both schemes were placed in the 3D studio (an exact replica of the guest room) so I could play around with everything and see what looked best. Funnily enough I preferred scheme number one on paper but when I started to play around in the 3D tool I preferred the second scheme - it felt cleaner and more practical (Cassie's man would be pleased - perfect!).



The tool allowed me to rotate the room, zoom in and out and move items around as well as swap them in and out.
 

I could also play around with the colours - going from a lighter look to darker tones.




In the end I opted for one dark grey accent wall behind the bed since I like the contrast, but am aware of the lack of natural light in the room. 

Final Room Design





What do you think? Do you like it?

I showed them to my sister earlier today and she's super happy - yay!

All that's left to do is shop the final design directly through the Decology studio* (so handy!).
 


I've got a feeling I'm going to be a pretty happy guest the next time I visit Cas!

If you're also stuck on a room, I can definitely recommend seeking a little help from Decology! If you'd like to use my schemes as a starting point you can find them here and here. Your space will be ready in no time! 

Niki


Note: I found the Decology site worked best using Google Chrome or the latest Firefox browsers. 

*Shopping service available to UK residents only. 

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Decology, 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 businesses that make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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The Fabulous Stockholm Home of Lovisa Häger

Hello there! Kind of tricky business this hump day, don't you think? It's when you realise there's only a few days left until the weekend and yet you've got about a week's worth of stuff to do - bah! In my lagom book I wrote that no matter how busy you are - breaks are essential and will actually make you more efficient - and who am I to ignore this?! So, let's down our tools, put our feet up and take some guilt-free minutes to admire Lovisa Häger's beautiful Stockholm apartment! Lovisa is a Swedish interior designer, blogger, artist and economist! The contrast between creation and structure in Lovisa's daily life is reflected in her interior and art where she looks to combine classic design furniture with unexpected details to create an artistic and personal home.

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Lovisa's home is made of off neutrals and a dark grey accent. I LOVE the way Lovisa has used the accent shade to create a dramatic, yet cocoon like feel in the bedroom and cleverly carried it through to the main living area in the form of skirting boards and window frames for a truly striking effect! 

Intrusion print, mantis wall lamp*, the Härmanö bed in Zaragoza Eggshell and washed white linen bedding* are similar. 

 "The (interior) style that I'm going for is classical and Scandinavian with an edge! I love soft colours and tone-in-tone, and I try to compliment it with natural materials and a few favorite designer pieces. I love things that you spontaneously want to look twice at, perhaps to understand the construction or origin, and that's one of the main reasons why my focus over the years has become DIY. When people enter our home they always have to go on an 'exploration' to see my latest projects, as our home is in constant change they are always very curious to see what has happened since last time they visited!"



Floatation print, Lovisa made the table herself, Wishbone chairs*




Serge Mouille wall lamp, Atollo table lamp, Abstraction print


Lovisa made the coffee table herself, source a similar beige waffle throw here.

Lovisa has recently joint forces with Wall of Art to convert her beautiful artwork into large scale, limited edition prints.

"The idea behind my art was really to create something that would compliment the interior in my own home, where the focal point is colour and structure - a feeling - rather than a motif. I have been craving large paintings for a while now, I want artwork that isn't afraid to be noticed but that still isn't overpowering, so I've been working a lot with trying to find that balance through size and soft tones. When working with interior design, I'd say that artwork is the best way to transform a space and add new dimensions, and that's why I was so excited to take on this project!"

I was so busy admiring Lovisa's artwork that it took me several moments to notice the cane radiator covering  - I mean, how beautiful is that?! Trying to think where I can incoporate the same idea into my own home. Hmmm

Flos Snoopy table lamp*



 Source a similar vintage credenza here*, Perception print

In the last picture you can also see a close-up of the beautiful parquet floor which looks like it's been sanded down and white washed, it looks especially great next to the dark grey skirting boards.

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I must say I've got a serious case of home envy over this one - anyone else feeling the same? So much so, that I might just have to hop over to Lovisa's 'An Interior Affair' instagram and blog (I need to find out more about the DIY tables!) - see you there?!

And for more Stockholm apartments like this I'd recommend these tours: Karolina Modig's creative home, a striking Swedish home with a wall of books and the beautiful Stockholm home of Amelia Widell.

Happy hump day!

(is it just me or is this term a little awkward among Brits?!).

Niki


Photography: Jesper Florbrant / Lovisa Häger 

FYI - some if these pictures have been taken from Lovisa's instagram which have been taken over time. This is why you might see the same item appear more than once (The Kinfolk Home*, I'm looking at you!). 

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