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The dreamy white Swedish home of Kristin Sundberg

After a wonderful safari at Udawalawe national park, we're now in the beautiful hill country town of Ella (here on holiday in Sri Lanka). Hardly Scandi I know but you must check out 98 acres resort! We trekked passed it on our way up little Adam's peak and I was pretty much walking up backwards. Next time I come I know where I'm staying. Could you imagine?! Anyhow, back down to earth and time to crack on with today's home tour. This lovely, fresh Swedish home belongs to fashion and lifestyle blogger Kristin Sundberg. It's white, white, white with touches of black. Natural materials in the form of ceramic pots, sheepskin throws and seagrass baskets add warmth (love the rustic dining table). Let's take a look around....









Photography / styling: Kristin Sundberg, shared with kind permission. Found via Only Deco Love.

How about padding around here this weekend?!

Items I know and love: the Koushi knot lamp is similar,  Vintage 1970's Bertoia chairs, Le sac paper basket, 'My Guide to Paris' print, Girl print, Scarlett Johanson print, this (fab) vintage industrial task lamp is similar - if sold check out this page for others, Eames chairs, sheepskin throw, natural seagrass belly basket, charcoal washed linen bedding.

As you can imagine I've shown quite a few lovely monochrome / black and white homes here over the years. It must be one of my favourite looks!

Other Thursday finds:

This is where I'll be shopping for items for my home this weekend (in love with the vinyl record holder)!

How great are these shelves?

I'll be pinning these most stylish nooks of 2015 onto my nooks and daybed board!

While 2015 was all about the black leather sofa, 2016 is going vintage cognac (better snap up an original Danish one like this quickly!).

Have a lovely day!

PS The strangest thing happened yesterday - my Stolp farm post disappeared into thin air (thanks to everyone who alerted me to this!). Thankfully I managed to find it and re-post but I still have no idea what happened! Hope you enjoy it! 

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A lovely Swedish home with a mix of old and new

This morning I tiptoed out of our cabana before the rest of my family was awake to write a post. Normally I'm terrible in the mornings but, it seems when I have a fresh pot of coffee and this view waiting it's not so difficult after all (think I'm going to get a shock when I return to Sweden!). Speaking of the North, I couldn't resist sharing one more home tour from Carina Olander's fab photography portfolio (did you see yesterday's post?). This Funkis style home in Karlskoga belongs to Anna, Andreas and their children and is a stones throw from Möckelsjön lake, with it's sandy beaches and beautiful parkland.  The space has been simply decorated for a lovely relaxed vibe.





Photography: Carina Olander, shared with kind permission. Styling: Anna Truelsen / Hus o Hem. 

I love the white and wood mix - beautiful!

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look: New York 'my guide to manhatten' poster, Smeg fridge / freezer, Source a vintage Poul Henningsen PH5 pendant light here, classic Swedish brass candle holder from 1950's, dark blue linen bedding (this is so beautiful!), perspex storage boxes.

Other links I love today:

How about this dark green velvet sofa and some fab plants...?

4 charming children's rooms with a vintage look (that will fit with the rest if your home).

There's that black Mooi lamp again (also seen in yesterday's post) - we're starting to see more black Z1 pendant lights too, like the one in this fab dining room.

How appealing does this coffee and book in bed look right now?!

How pretty are these fox gloves against the blue?

Right, better go off and wake the crazies!

Have a lovely day!

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The Swedish home of a collector

Good morning! This Swedish home belonging to Annika and Mattias was recently captured by Johanna Flykt Gashi and Carina Olander for Hus o Hem. The space has been decorated in lovely earthy tones. But for me, it's about the mid-century touches - the string shelves, the teak credenza, the black leather chair! I was also interested to see they have several collections, including wooden animal figures, vintage glass vases and a beautiful selection of bottles. The latter immediately whisked me back to Milkweed Barn (which we photographed for my book). Bill Hovard had the most fascinating 'poison' bottle collection - not something I would necessarily grab and re-use for some elderflower squash perhaps...... but so much fun for display purposes, don't you think? Anyway, on with the tour....





Stylist Johanna Flykt Gashi, photographer Carina Olander, shared with kind permission. Hus o Hem.
Is there anything that stands out to you about this home?

This is a great source for vintage brown bottles (including old medicine bottle and demi johns) Vintage string shelving,  vintage clear glass decorative vases, black and white striped rug, Mooi random pendant light in black. White linen bedding.

The photographer behind this shoot, Carina Olander, also captured this Norwegian rustic mountain hide-away. Could you imagine?!

Have a lovely day!

PS Do you collect anything?

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An elegant Stockholm pad with fab windows

It's the weekend! Yay! I actually thought it'd never arrive as my family have all been sick. Poor things! I'm also a bit worried as we have a 7 hour flight on Sunday and I've yet to catch the horrible bug eeeeek. To say I've washed my hands to obsessive levels over the last 24 hours would be an understatement!! I'm also camping out at a coffee shop by the sea to work (under the advice of my doctor sister - if you say so Cas)! On a brighter note,  having blogged about Scandinavian homes for over four years I've started to recognise the photographer before I've even seen the credits. One Swedish photographer with a particularly strong signature style is the talented Kristofer Johnson. You may remember this and this home he captured recently. And now he's back with an equally elegant space in Stockholm. The home belongs to photographer / blogger Louise Ljungberg and has been decorated throughout with that fab mix of grey, green and blue.  I particularly love the sofas and the wonderful windows between the kitchen and bedroom. Let's take a tour...






Styling Anna Mårselius. Photography Kristofer Johnsson. Residence magazine.

Everything about this space is just so calm and the large arched windows are beautiful! I also love the shelves across the windows in the kitchen - very clever (do you remember the window shelves in this Australian beach house too?).

Oh how I could camp out here for the weekend, how about you?!

Get the look: Source a rustic bench here (I've just bought one for my bedroom!). Louise's artwork can be spotted throughout the space and is available here. Washed linen bedding in charcoal, light grey, and navy (absolutely love this colour). Dark grey knitted throw.

More absolutely lovely homes captured by Kristofer include a Stockholm pad with a mix of vintage, Ylva Skarp's magnificent country home and the Swedish home of a fashion stylist.

Right, I'd better go off and pack for our holiday - exciting!! Have you ever been to Sri lanka? I will of course be blogging throughout my time there, although bear with me if I have a little wifi trouble at times.

Have a wonderful weekend!

PS One of my all time favourite bloggers, Victoria of SF Girl By Bay - has written such a nice review of my book here. Thank you so much Victoria! 

PPS If you're looking for some bedroom inspiration, how about this tip / tour from my lovely friend Valentina (who's home I once featured here). 

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A calm white and blue 'oasis' in Malmö, Sweden

Hello! I had such a wonderful evening last night to celebrate the launch of my book (feeling it a little today though I have to admit!). I'm nipping in to share a super fresh home here in Malmö,  which is currently for sale through Bjurfors, one of Sweden's largest and oldest estate agents. Bjurfors sold our first flat here in Malmö, and I have to say, they were amazing, I can highly recommend their services! The space has been decorated throughout in fresh white and touches of blue and looks so calm and relaxed. I'd love to be padding around here, I think it'd clear my head in an instant, don't you?!






Bjurfors

It's actually located high up in the eaves above one of Malmö's lovely main shopping streets - a little oasis of calm amongst the hustle and bustle. Perfect!

Could you see yourself padding around here?

A few items I know and love:  Smeg fridge, Beni ourain rug, these beautiful peacock blue velvet cushions are similar.

More white and blue themed homes include this wonderful danish apartment with industrial touches and a pretty white, blue and cognac Swedish space.

Have a lovely day!

PS thank you so much to Lou at Little Green Shed for this lovely post about Modern Pastoral. 

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From light to dark in a Swedish sitting room

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend? My family and I took to the slopes at a small tree-lined ski resort here in Southern Sweden called Isaberg Mountain Resort. It's amazing what a weekend get-away can do to revive the senses?! Anyway, on with the Monday morning home tour. Today I thought we'd peak into the lovely home of Anna-Malin who captures corners for her fab blog Helt-Enkelt. With the dark expression slowly sneaking into homes I think it's so interesting to see what a difference a dark sofa cover can make to a white room. Here's the before and after....











Anna-Malin / Helt Enkelt. With kind permission.

Such a nice home - and admittedly hard to look passed the amazing coffee table. But, which look did you prefer, the dark or the light? Tough one.

Get the look: Sofa cover, candle-holders from IKEA. Source a similar rustic / vintage coffee table on wheels here (this beautiful one is very similar). Flos 265 light. I love the idea of a rustic bench behind the sofa - not only does it break up the back of the piece but it also serves as a great place for magazines. Look out for similar rustic benches here. Super soft and fluffy Sheepskin throw.

I once showed Anna-Malin's lovely sitting room decorated for Christmas - so cosy?!

More spaces with a vintage / rustic touch include Line's Norwegian home and an industrial-style atelier (there's that coffee table again).

Before I head off....

The pink wall and fabrics in this by Mölle shoot are spot on. And just how fab is this chair to match?!

This is exactly my kind of kitchen...modern with a relaxed, rustic touch.

Thank you so much for all your lovely entries to win a signed copy of my book. I'm looking forward to reading through them all this afternoon and will pop back later to announce the winner...watch this space!

Until then, have a great start to the week! 

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A charming, small swedish home in white and pastels

Hello there! Although we all may still be feeling the cold snap of winter (brrrr!), the days are getting longer and I'm starting to feel spring is around the corner (optimist, me?!). That's why I thought I'd share this lovely Swedish home decorated in white with pops of pretty pastel and floral detail throughout. It belongs to Stockholm-based photographer, stylist and journalist Emmy Lundström (who blogs here). Watch out for the clever space-saving ideas too (loving the window / wall divider). Enjoy!

 







Styling / Photography / home-owner: Emmy Lundström / Ennui. Shared with kind permission.

I do love this space. It's fresh and cute all at the same time with some really lovely feminine touches.

Is this your kind of style?

Get the look: sofa, pirum parum print, source a large ruler here, find similar rugs here, linen beddingvintage brown bottle, source vintage floral wrapping paper / wallpaper here.

Other homes with a pastel touch include a lovely home in a former kindergaten, and the cosy and relaxed home of a Norwegian blogger. Oh go on then. Here's the entire decorating with pastels archive.

More links from around the web today  thought you might like...

Ever wondered why barns are painted red?

Farrow & Ball have unveiled nine (nine!) new colours to mark their 70th anniversary - my friend Sarah-Louise is going to be soooo excited...Discover your favourite here.

Must dash, have a lovely day and see you tomorrow!

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The cosy home of a Swedish stylist

Hello February! I'm excited as I have so many things lined up this month including my book launch next week (sneak peak tomorrow) and a holiday with my little family (to Sri-Lanka....have you been, tips welcome?!). I hope you've got some exciting things coming up too. But let's not get ahead of ourselves, as it's still Monday after all - always a tricky day?! That's why I've chosen this lovely home, belonging to Swedish super stylist Pella Hedeby to cheer us all up. I once featured her previous home here and her current home here (that daybed) but couldn't resist sharing these new pictures captured by Sara Medina Lind for My Home - an exciting new Swedish magazine that hit the shelves last week. Let's take a peek....







Styling / home owner: Pella Hedeby. Photographer: Sara Medina Lind. My Home Magazine.

I love this space. To me, it has the perfect mix of vintage, quirky and designer pieces. And the wood / natural materials give it a warm and cosy touch....perfect home tour to kick off the week don't you think?!

Get the look: sitting room - Bertoia side chair, Kubus candleholder, Lohals rug, this concrete coffee table is similar, BestLite wall lamp. Dining room: Wishbone chairs, vintage chopping boards, sheepskin rug. Bedroom: Koushi lamp, dark grey bed linen, source a vintage step ladder here. Bathroom: Aesop hand wash.

Sara (the photographer behind this shoot) has a lovely home which I once showed here and here.  She was also the photographer behind these pictures of a Santorini hotel (imagine?!).

Speaking of getting away from it all - those of you following me on instagram, will know I've got a slight obsession with the Faroe Islands right now. I've been dreaming about skipping the working and staying at this cabin with a turf roof instead - what do you think, fancy joining me?!The plane leaves at 7......

Failing that, I'd be happy to wile away the day in this pool looking out over the ocean - or maybe this natural pool - I'm not fussy....

Elsewhere....

This moss bubble house is crazy and beautiful, all at the same time!

Love this pretty pale blue work space wall (check out the full tour of The Brunswick studio of ceramicist Lucile Sciallano here).

And just how fabulous is Lino Bo Bardis' glass house?

Have a great start to the week and if it's a tough one remember....this.

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