A Warm and inviting Swedish Home with Low Angled Ceilings

This week, I'm taking you on a journey around Scandinavia. On Monday we were at a Danish cabin beside the Kattagatt Sea - and today we're peeking inside a house near the shore of Lake Mälaren, Sweden. Dating back to the 1700s and measuring 70 m2, the house is an upside down one, with a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and the sitting room and home office at the top off the house. 

Bathed in warm golden sunlight (I love the way the light has been captured), the style is clean and simple, yet inviting thanks to relaxed open shelving, a blend of furniture and a big, plump sofa (I'd be perfectly happy to sink into that today and hang out in it for the rest of the week!). Perfect inspiration for anyone dealing with low angled ceilings! Enjoy the tour! 

A perfect spot to hang out after a day on lake Mälaren! 

FYI it looks like that pot on the stairs has been placed there for the styling (it would be tricky to get around it otherwise! To be fair, the Mimosa does look beautiful even if it's not so practically positioned!

I love the red chair in the kitchen - there's something about throwing something completely different into the mix, it adds an element of surprise which is always good in an interior. 

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Incidentally, I have never been to Mariefred, but it looks lovely from the pictures - see what I mean here! I'll be adding that destination to my travel list for a holiday on lake Mälaren! Maybe see you there? 

Feel inspired by other apartments with angled ceilings today:  

You can also see how I created storage under an angled ceiling in my bedroom and attic - still thrilled with it today! 

Kram! See you Friday! 


Photography courtesy of Historiska Hem (which house is currently for sale - tempted?). 

Twitter FaceBook

Pin It

Lovisa's Charming 20th Century Swedish family Home

Sailing has taken my family and I to many towns, cities, fishing villages and even uninhabited islands around the Swedish coast. It's been such a wonderful way to discover the country! On one of our trips, we stopped in Kungsbacka, a lovely city on the West coast, just south of Gothenburg. And today I am excited to share Lovisa Hillhammar's house from the very same place. 

Lovisa lives with her husband Anton and daughters Mila and Vera in a beautiful old property built in 1923. The pair have been slowly renovating the house, restoring it to its former glory while adding modern touches. Keep a look out for the 'red thread' (touches of green throughout to ensure a cohesive flow from room to room) and clever use of contrast. For those of you who love wallpaper - you'll love the William Morris designs too! Välkommen in!

In the kitchen, Lovisa has opted for a dried sage, roasted chestnut and cream colour combination. 

Range ovens have been taking Sweden by storm lately, especially in older houses such as this one. Copper pans hung from a rail and a wall-mounted oil lamp hark back to the early 20th century. 

William Morris Wallpaper, open shelving, mix and match chairs and a glass cabinet ensure a cosy and relaxed touch in the dining area. The pendant lamp is by Gubi

I love the use of contrast in the sitting room, which includes different materials and dark and light tones. 

This black gloss door is a standout to me. Simple yet impactful. Gloss has started to make a comeback recently - often used in a single area to focus the eye and make a statement. 

There is plenty at play in the hallway - including green architraves, William Morris wallpaper, a Flos lamp, wall mounted candlestick holders by Skultuna and an antique mirror. A Cappelen Dimyr rug can be seen in the room behind. 

A wicker bassinet takes space in the window. 

What a beautiful family home! I love 'dried sage' tone throughout and the combination of earthy tones with wallpaper. 

Is there anything that stood out to you guys? 

If you're not already following Lovisa on instagram, it's a must! You can find her over at @hi.lovisa.

Would you like to see a few more Swedish 20th century houses today? Check out: 

That's it from me today, it's good to be back after the easter holidays! See you Friday friends. 



Photography: 1,2,3,4,5,6, 10, Anna Karlsson, styling Anna Bjelkholm for Sköna Hem. Others by Lovisa Hillhammar. Shared with kind permission. 

Twitter FaceBook

Pin It

A Lovely Turn-of-the-Century Stockholm Apartment

Hejsan! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! The sun is shining across Sweden today, and although the temperatures don't convey it, there's a distinct feeling spring is just around the corner (again!)! On Thursday I shared Marianne's beautiful SOFO, Stockholm apartment - and I was excited to discover this pad in an early 20th century building just down the road! 

While Swedish has long been associated with 'blonde' wood, I have seen a lot darker wood creep into homes lately - a trend that is set to continue. Another thing to look out for: despite being in the heart of the city, the owner has brought in lots of nature in the form of plants, wild bouquets, art and even a floral dress. landscape paintings also help to transport you to the countryside (did you know that simply looking at pictures of nature can help you unwind?), for a calming oasis in the heart of the city. 

I love this little pendant over the table. I wish I knew where it was from. If anyone has any tips please let me know and I will update this post with a link. 

A Swedish florist told me that she is receiving more and improve requests for 'wild' looking bouquets. Now that flowers and other foliage are starting to return to our gardens and outdoor spaces it's a perfect look to create. Think about mixing a variety of different shaped blooms: round, tall and thin etc and don't be afraid to mix in branches from raspberry bushes and other plants you might not have thought including in your bouquet. The more asymmetrical, the more natural the display - transporting you straight to the beauty of the great outdoors! 

No greenery around your inner-city home? Bring it indoors with botanical themed art! 

Displaying favourite items of clothing in the bedroom is a fast way to add colour, pattern and a touch of the new season to the room. 

Curious to see how this Stockholm apartment is laid out? Here's a floor plan courtesy of Historiska Hem

(Glossary: sovrum - bedroom, vardagsrum - living room, kök - kitchen, bad rum - bathroom)

I hope this Swedish living space has given you a few ideas for your home - if only it's to create a wild bouquet or hang out a spring / summer dress in your bedroom today! 

Do you have a lot of plants and flowers around your home? 

Step inside a few other homes I've featured lately: 

Have a sunny start to the week!


PS - it's only a few days until the ester break - any thoughts on whether you would rather see a post about easter decorating ideas or outdoor space inspiration? Let me know below!

This lovely home is for sale via Historiska Hem. Photography: Johan Spinnell. Styling: Copparstad Interior

Twitter FaceBook

Pin It

Marianne's Art-filled Apartment in SOFO, Stockholm

Sweden might be a big country geographically, but the population is small:10 million (the same size of London), which means never more than a few degrees separation from anyone. Interior and graphic designer Marianne Wikner and I first connected when I reached out to feature her beautiful home in Mariefred (which she has since sold). I instantly fell in love with her love of art, sculpture and antique pieces - and a home tour of her and her husband's charming country escape in Österlen, southeast Sweden quickly followed. 

So, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Marianne has a flat in Stockholm! Located in SOFO (the quarter south of Folkungagatan in the hip neighbourhood of Södermalm), the apartment has all the hallmarks of Marianne's signature style including plenty of antique and vintage finds as well as paintings, busts and figurines, but it also has an air of calm, ensuring it's the perfect oasis to return too after a day in the city. Welcome to Marianne's Stockholm home!

You'll recognise this table from her Mariefred home. This time, Marianne has opted for a soothing beige backdrop as opposed to the striking deep tone seen in her previous dining room area

The trick to creating a gallery wall like this is to include a variety of different styles of art (oil painting, illustrations etc), as well as mix and match frames (some without too!). I also like the way Marianne has included objects. 

The entrance hall is wonderfully clutter free - a calm welcome after shutting the door on the buzz and whir of Sweden's capital city! 

The sitting room is made up of a selection of times collected over time including a leather Chesterfield, cane chairs and poufs. 

A collection of well loved coffee table books, sculptures and treasures have been displayed on the table in the corner. 

What a perfect oasis! 

Marianne's interiors have got me so excited about 'Konstrunda' next week. Every easter, it's time for the big art exhibition across Skåne, south Sweden. There are five different tours to choose from, and we usually pick one each year, travelling around the countryside dropping in at the ateliers and galleries of painters, potters and sculptures. It's one of my favourite events of the year. 

Do you have something similar in your area? 

I'm particularly excited about heading to Norrviken to see Sara Bergman's exhibition - I featured her lovely home in Höganäs last year, and her art is wonderful! 

In case you'd like to see more of Marianne's home - check out her instagram here, and take the tour of her Österlen home and former house in Mariefred

On another note, I know I usually write posts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday but this afternoon the crazies and I are heading off on a long weekend to Berlin (very exciting!) with my Mother so this post is a little earlier than usual! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, see you Monday! 


Photography courtesy of Marianne Wikner, shared with kind permission. 

Twitter FaceBook

Pin It

Subscribe to My Scandinavian Home

skovby ad


site by ANAAR

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.