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New Gallery Wall in The Window Nook (Plus 25% off!)

Collaboration: There are many elements which help to make a home personal. One of my favourites is art. And despite being so happy with our window nook at home, I realised this was exactly what was missing! I gathered the My Scandinavian Home team for this one since there was paint, prints and one very heavy vintage lamp at stake (and my husband does get jittery when it comes to drilling holes in the wall!). Here's what we did with a little help from prints and frames from Desenio


1. Red Bubblegum 2. Let The Light In 3. Legs 4. Dandelion 5. Birds

I'm a big fan of art photography (probably because I love taking photographs!) which is why the selection is made up of this genre. I was also looking for something that reflected my love of light (hey, it's pretty dark in Sweden half of the year - it's hard not to become obsessed!) and nature - but also wanted to add a playful /strong element (hence the Red Bubblegum portrait). I was actually slightly nervous about this piece but it has become my favourite print (and that's saying something as I have many and love them all!).


It's easy to think changes in my home are a spontaneous, quick fix affair. This is sometimes the case, but more often than not there's so much that goes on behind the scenes! For the gallery wall Gen put together a 3D drawing to scale in SketchUp so we could see exactly how the prints might look across the two walls (I love a gallery wall that goes around a corner!). 

Don't worry, you don't need to be a pro at this kind of stuff (I'm certainly not!) - Desenio has a great create your gallery wall tool which is really easy to use and perfect for figuring out which prints and frames go with which and the sizes you'll need to order.

Another great move (which I can recommend!) was to tape paper templates of the prints to the wall to see how they'd look and play around with gaps etc. The beauty of this, is that once you're happy with the layout you can hammer the nails through the paper and then tear it away - and then you're ready to go! Happy wall, happy husband!


So pleased we mixed and matched the Desenio frames (two oak and three black). The wood adds a lot of warmth which is important when the majority of the prints are black and white.




I hope you like the results as much as I do!

If you're looking for art for your walls, the code “myscandinavianhome” gives 25% off posters* at Desenio between Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th of March, 2018 (bargain!).

*Except on the handpicked / collaboration poster category and frames.

Now all that's left is for me to go and chill in my window nook for a few hours (now, wouldn't that be nice?! Bah! Not going to happen!).

Have a happy day!

Photography: Niki Brantmark / Interior designer: Genevieve Jorn


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Gen's Beautiful Bedroom in Detail

I was happy to hear so many of you loved Gen's bedroom tour yesterday - it is such a fantastic space! I'm not sure how she actually gets up and leaves each day (I'd want a duvet day everyday, how about you?!). As promised, here's the low down on those fabulous prints and a few other details! 


Gen moved away from medium grey, plums and black (see the before here) to a softer, lighter pallette using the wall colour SPACE by Jotun Lady Pure Colour. This hue provided a perfect backdrop for some beautiful items like the ones below:


1. Kristina Krogh - Pieces No 01 / 2. Curvilinear Mid-Century Sconce / 3. Cushion cover STRIPES - Nordal / 4. Duvet cover.


The beautiful Feather 02 print by Rikke Hass Christensen with Oak Frame rests on the floor underneath a rack of wooden hooks.


I love a white on white vignette and this one works really well due to the textures at play - gloss and matt / smooth and striped!

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1. Vapeur Table Lamp / 2. Welcome To The City Of Champions Poster

I hope today and yesterday's post has given you a few ideas for your own home. As always, if you're wondering about any other details just give me a shout in the comment section below!

Have a lovely day!


*This post includes gifted and affiliated links. All words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love. Thank you for supporting the businesses that make My Svandinavian Home possible.

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The lovely home of a Danish artist

Why, hello there! It's miserable outside today and probably never really going to get light, but I don't mind because it's my biiiiiiiiiiirthday! Now, I know you're not really meant to make a song and dance about these things, but you know, life's short and I actually really do like to sing (not very well) and dance (even worse) each year on this day!! It kicked off beautifully with a surprise 'full english breakfast' (no easy feat in Sweden, and the man and my girls nailed it!!) so things are going exceedingly well..... Anyway, I digress, I've prepared a post featuring the most fabulous Danish apartment for you today. Owner, Anne Aarsland is exactly the same age as me (that young? I hear you say!). The only difference is that she lives and works in Copenhagen and is "an astronomer with a liberating legendary approach to painting." Anne's work is characterised by stripes, dots and triangles in all angles and constellations, using repetition and abstract pattern formations to develop and change the shapes and can be seen throughout the living space. On with the tour!






Aaaaah, what a great home! Anne's art totally makes the space, don't you think?! - and rightly so!

The high ceilings, spacious rooms and general style reminds me a little of the home of Karen Maj Kornum who's home I posted about here and here  (and also featured on the front cover of  my book The Scandinavian Home). What do you think?

Get the look: Anne's artwork and limited edition paintings, saucer pendant, AJ floor lamp, wishbone chair, Artek chair, Ligne Roset Togo sofa.

You can follow Anne's latest projects and see more shots of her home and studio over on Instagram

If you'd like to see more artist's homes today you'll love this relaxed, vintage style home,  an artist's studio and home in Stockholm and a former artist's studio converted into a beautiful home - makes me wish I was a little better at painting!!

Have a lovely day!!

PS - I received the best birthday surprise  - My Scandinavian Home won Best International Design Blog in the first ever Domino Design Blog Awards - weeeeeeee! Thank you so much to everyone who voted, it really means the world to me. A feature about My Scandinavian Home is now live on Domino here if you fancy a read!

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The Ideal Christmas Present for Big and Little Travellers!

Know anyone (big or small) who loves to travel? If so, you'll be as happy as my family to discover interactive maps and posters by Bold Tuesday. Not only does the minimalist look and feel look fab on the wall (let's face it, this is important, right?!) they're also designed to 'incite curiosity and travel' (love this). So far we've accumulated the List of Countries poster (seen here in my younger daughter's room) and more recently the Colour World poster (a black and white world map waiting to be coloured in as you visit new places) in my elder daughter's room (below!).  I also love the idea of Find It -  a list of all 196 countries in a word search (seek, find, and highlight the countries you’ve visited or use it to choose your next destination) and Go World (a world map sticker poster that serves as a visual reminder of your travels). Simply peel away each visited country to slowly turn the map white. You can even save the countries you've visited in a journal. So fun! If you know someone with itchy feet who'd appreciate these this Christmas, you'll be pleased to hear the team at Bold Tuesday are offering 15% off any item in the shop with the code MSH2017 until 12th December, 2017! Yay!







Photography: Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home. Styling: Sarah Brooks-Wilson

What I ordered:


Wooden Poster Rails (Natural) 70 cm / 28"




And just how cute is the packaging it came in?!






The guys below have been to all kinds of interesting places! It kind of makes me feel inspired to visit a few new countries in 2018 - any tips? I'd love to hear what's on your travel hit list next year!





Pssst.... a little birdie tells me country and state prints  are also now available in the shop ('Sverige' and the 'UK' being my favourites - but that might me being a little biased!!).

Happy travels (and shopping)!


This post was created in collaboration with Bold Tuesday. All words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too. Thank you for supporting the sponsors which make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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The Hepworth Limited Print Collection by Atelier by Mintstudio

The fab Danish 'Atelier by Mintstudio' designs two annual collections of limited edition prints. Led by head designer Cecilie Svanberg, the latest collection pays homage to British artist and sculptor, Barbara Hepworth, a pioneer who broke into the artistic scene when only a few women had made an impression. Barbara was famous for her organic and simple use of shapes, textures and colors. Each (rather lovely) signed and numbered print is made from an original painting with watercolor, gouache and acrylic paint, then printed on Munken Rough 170 gr paper. The question is, which one to choose? Look out for the prints (and frames) at The Poster Club!













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Clockwise from top left: 05, 02, 04, 01

Have a great weekend! 
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Mindfulness is at the heart of everything Ana does—from work to life and everything in between.
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This post includes affiliated links - which means if you click on the links and make a purchase, the My Scandinavian Home team would receive a few pennies - perhaps enough to enjoy a little cup of coffee by the sea! However, all words are our own and we only ever work with brands we absolutely love and think you will too! - And this collection is rather fabulous isn't it?!

     

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Wallpaper that will put a smile on your face!

There's been a fun trend creeping into the world of interiors for a while now: patterned wallpaper. And Wallshoppe is looking to ensure everyone has a chance to get their hands on bright and fun designs which will put a smile on your face! Made in the USA and printed from 30% recyclable material with non-toxic ink, you can choose from whimsical and charming to edgy and sweet designs - or even mix and match your favourites. Since they come in a choice of paper rolls or removable panels - you can also decide whether to cover your walls for one night or over a lifetime.  Here's a peek at some of my favourites....









 Quick guide in order of appearance: Malibu wallpaper (blue on white), George the Octopus wallpaper, Pacifico Palm removable wallpaper (ivory), Malibu removable wallpaper (cadet blue), Goldfish wallpaper (indigo).

These all come in an array of colours, and there are a ton more designs too! Definitely worth hopping over and taking a look for yourself here.

Aren't they fun? All of the above (except George the Octopus) were designed by interior designer Nathan Turner exclusively for Wallshoppe - and inspired by California living - a little nautical and a little tropical! Love that!

I also love that many of the Wallshoppe papers are really easy to clean - making them perfect for children's rooms or family homes. You might even want to opt for the removable panels so you can take them down and exchange as they get older (it doesn't leave a mark!) - or if (like me) you love to shake things up a lot!

Are there any designs that you love in particular?


This post is brought to you in collaboration with Wallshoppe. 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 help bring fresh content to your mail box and make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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Exclusive 20% discount at Absolut Art!

Exciting news guys! Absolut Art, a subsidiary of Absolut Vodka (selling fabulous limited edition artwork made by some of the art world's most prominent and promising artists) is offering you 20% off beautiful limited edition photo art by Ruvan Wijesooriva. Ruvan has collaborated with Absolut Art for the passed year with fabulous prints such as Girl and Window and Blue Water Dots (note: only four left of the latter!) and has recently launched three new photo art works: Palm Trees (seen in my home here), Shadows Above and Swimming Pool (available in two sizes: 50 x 40 cm or 130 x 95 cm) soon. And, here's the exciting part, right now you can receive 20% off any of Ruvan's prints exclusively through My Scandinavian Home - hurrah! Find out how to claim your discount below. In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of some my favourites:







Prints in order of appearance:  

Palm Trees 50 x 40 cm (available in XL here
Shadows Above 50 x 40 cm (available in XL here)
Swimming Pool 50 x 40 cm (available in XL here)
Blue Water Dots XL (only four left!)
Girl and Window

To claim your 20% discount off photo art by Ruvan Wijesooriva: simply enter the code MSH20 at check out. This exclusive offer ends 19th April, 2017

Absolut Art ships worldwide and sells many, many beautiful limited edition prints. If you're having a hard time deciding, the lovely team provide some very helpful tools including an advisory service which invites you to e-mail a picture of your wall and they'll help you find the perfect piece! How brilliant is that?! Or if you fancy getting creative, you can use their online tool to design your own gallery wall.

You can also get lots of inspiration and keep up to date with the latest news by signing up to the Absolut Art newsletter

Happy shopping!

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Absolut Art. All words are my own - and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too. Thank you for supporting the wonderful businesses that make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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The winner of an exclusive limited edition framed 'Palm Print' from Absolut Art!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the a-ma-zing give-away to win a limited edition Palm Trees print by Ruvan Wijesooriva from Absolut Art. I'm excited to announce the winner as....

Susan!

Congratulations! I'll be in touch shortly so we can send your prize to you! If this isn't you, all is not lost. Keep an eye on My Scandinavian Home for the exclusive reader offer very soon!







Photography: Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home.


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