Si's lovely San Francisco home

Hello! I hope you're having a great day? I'm on my way to Northern Norway for an Arctic sailing trip with some girlfriends - crazy, but hopefully lots of fun (keep an eye on Instagram stories for updates if you're curious!). I wanted to pop in on route to share this beautiful home with you. The apartment belongs to the wonderful Si, blogger behind French By Design and is located on the top floor of a Victorian building in San Francisco. I'm loving the dark floor against the fresh white walls, mid-century touches and mustard accents!

Photos / Interior design: Si - French By Design

Soooo lovely!

A few items I know and love (in order of appearance): Juju hat, Tom Ford book , source a mid-century credenza here, natural leather pouf (love this!), knot cushion.

For more pictures and notes on where items are from, hop on over to Si's blog here. And take a tour of her previous home here.

Have a lovely day!

PS I received a note yesterday to say my blog was downloading really slowly - is anyone else having this issue? If so, please give me a shout in the comment section below! 

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Step inside the 'New Darlings' Phoenix home

There are some homes which are destined to be featured on a Friday  - simply because they're the kind of joint you'd love to hang out at (or at least feel inspired by) ALL weekend! This is one of them. If you're already an avid follower of New Darlings, you'll  be familiar with this fab home in Phoenix Arizona. It belongs to the mighty cool husband and wife team Robert and Christina - who 'laugh too hard, dance all night and explore together' as well as have an uber cool sense of style. Fortunately for us, they're also amazing photographers so get a glimpse of this through their inspiring blog and instagram feed. The pair have recently moved house and have been renovating it one room at a time - using vintage and mid-century finds, interesting art and an abundance of plants. Let's take a little tour!

Photography / design: New Darlings

Isn't it such a great space? So vibrant - and just the kind of place you could walk into and instantly feel relaxed!

A few items I know and love: Article sofa, Jack chairs, hoop mirror (on mantelpiece) art from here, this sheepskin cushion is similar, source a vintage magazine rack here. Pick up a mid-century credenza here.

You can find out more about their home (and the items within) here: entryway, living room, kitchen, backyard lounge.

Oh and before I head off - there are two things I really wanted to share with you - firstly I discovered this lovely instagram feed (via Johanna Bradford - thanks for the tip!) - if you don't follow it already, you must! And secondly I was super excited to see my book The Scandinavian Home included in the Independent's top ten interior design books! That's my weekend made before it's even started! Thank you to everyone who's picked up a copy already  - you rock, and I hope it inspires you!

Have a wonderful couple of days and see you Monday!

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A vintage inspired Silver Lake home

Hej hej! Are you ready for a little boho-vintage love today? LA interior designer, Kaitlin McHugh, her musician boyfriend Brendan Hines, their cat and pup Charlie, are welcoming us into their wonderful Silver Lake home today and it's full of lovely vintage and mid-century modern pieces! Kaitlin is a firm a believer in reusing and up-cycling but also loves to blend in work by contemporary artists and craftspeople. Think mid-century armchairs, marble tables, planters, kilim cushions, and photo art for a truly personal and relaxed home. Enjoy!

Interior design: Kaitlin McHugh Photography: Dabito / Old Brand New

So much soul! Don't you think?

Get the look: sitting room - sofa by Folke Ohlsson (try Ebay), this is a great source for vintage mid-century armchairs, photo art - El Matador by Jon Rou (I love many of his pieces - how beautiful is the Beach?), pick up Kilim cushions / pillows here (love this lumbar one!).

If you'd like to find out more about Kaitlin's home you can see more pics and read the full feature here.

Other mid-century inspired spaces I love (and there's lots!) include this charming inner-city home, Holly's sitting room and a 1920s home decorated on a shoe-string budget. And for an entire day of mid-century lovin' - there's always the archive! If this one comes up first just scroll passed.

Have a lovely day!

PS I'm waiting for a great friend of mine to arrive from London - oh how I love summertime! Hope you've got some fun plans over the next few days too.

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A lovely, laid-back home in Brooklyn

Hello FREDAG (friday), woooop! We're up at the family summer cottage on Sweden's Southwest coast and it's been pouring with rain all day. But sometimes don't you find that's totally OK? We've been playing cards, listening to music and baking a cake (not me - the man and our youngest - you might recall I'm taking a break from baking after a number of catastrophes!). There are some homes that look like the sun is shining even when it isn't though - and the apartment of Ana Fritsch is one of them. Ana lives with her husband and two daughters in a Brooklyn Brownstone from where she pens her lifestyle blog Lucky Penny and runs her shop.  The 74 metre square (800 square foot) apartment is blessed with high ceilings (seems to be a common theme this week!) and large windows which fill the space with light. Look closely and you'll also discovered layered rugs, quirky finds and patterned textiles - all of which add to the wonderful, laid-back vibe - enjoy!

Home-owner / design: Ana Fritsch. Photography: Heather Moore

Such a lovely home, don't you think?!

Those floors.....!

Get the look from Ana's home: sitting room - source a lovely kilim rug here and layer it with a jute rug, this grey armchair is similar, palms pillow, mustard pillow (similar), windson armchair. Bedroom - gold pig, ocean print, shibori dot quilt.

You can find out more about what Ana loves about her home here and see a full tour and interview over at the fabulous Glitter Guide.

I also really love the cheerful Brooklyn home of an artist,  the happy Brooklyn home of a Swedish expat and a calm Brooklyn home. Or for something a little Scandinavian (and different) - I never tire of a Swedish summer cottage!

Have a wonderful weekend!

PS OK rain, you can stop now....

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A small, yet truly inspiring studio apartment!

I've shown many, many small spaces over the years - the majority of which are located in Sweden, but some have been in far away places too, like this tiny home on wheels!  And today I stumbled on another inspirational small space - the studio apartment of Lauren Maclean. Located in Montreal, Canada, Lauren's home is a mere 500 square foot (46 square metre).  Dramatic high ceilings and beautiful period features provide a striking backdrop for a blend of vintage and mid-century pieces as well as some striking works of art. It really does go to show, that some of the best homes come in small packages, don't you agree?!

Photography - Lauren Maclean

What a great space? The more I look at the pictures, the more I notice! 

I particularly love the one-off vintage pieces, mid-century furniture and lighting (how fab is that Pelle chandelier ceiling light?!). How about you? 

A quick note on where some of the other key pieces are from: art (over desk) by Lysa JordanWishbone chair, modern dresser, sofa by design republic,

You can see more of Lauren's apartment over on her fab instagram feed, and a full interview here.  

Have a lovely day!

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