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How To Style Your Home With Rounded Mirrors

It is clear that we’re living in the era of rounded objects. While the angles of a typical home are usually blunt and irregular, perfectly circular objects bring a refreshing focal point to our homes. That’s why it is becoming increasingly popular to include rounder and softer shapes in our homes—from rugs, tables and trays all the way to the acclaimed rounded mirror.






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We all know the old design trick that using mirrors in the decoration process creates an illusion of a room being bigger than it actually is... but rounded items specifically also provide the room with flow and softness while maintaining the clean lines.

A wall-mounted, rounded mirror can be used anywhere in your home and it can create a statement depending on your choice of size, color and style.

Of course, we also know that this isn’t such a recent trend—but you know what’s recent? The new mentality when it comes to mirrors: "The bigger, the better"—though as we know that also comes with a “bigger” price tag; however, there’s no need to break your piggy bank to get in on this trend.

Here are a few suggestions:

GET THE LOOK
1. Gerald Large Round Wall Mirror Crate and Barrel $299.00
2. Round Frameless Decorative Wall Mirror Target $39.99
3. Ollie Mirror Domino $960.00
4. Round Mirror Brass Target $49.99
5. Cordova Round Mirror Mocha Finish Contemporary Furniture Warehouse $334.00
6. Infinite Round Brass Mirror Cb2 $229.00

What are your thoughts on rounded mirrors?

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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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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.


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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Get 15% off at THE POSTER CLUB!

Heads up! There's a new print in town. Two actually! Following up on the great success with their latest collections of art prints, Copenhagen-based design studio Atelier CPH has launched two new abstract art prints. Abstract construction and Abstract cubism will be available as part of new 'THE POSTER CLUB collection' - a series of art prints made exclusively for THE POSTER CLUB by various designers, artists and photographers - and come in 30 cm x 40 cm and 50 cm x 70 cm. Love to have one in your own home? Exciting news! The prints are available worldwide and you can get 15% off by simply typing in code myscandinavianhome15 at checkout until 31st March! In fact, this code applies to all posters in the online store- time to snap up a print by Coco Lapine, Playtype and Silke Bonde too?!






 Photography by Morten Bentzon

How fab! I particularly like the Abstract Construction (in a light wood frame). Do you have a favourite? Any others you have your eye on?

You can find out more about the collaboration here and shop posters until your hearts content here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

This post was brought to you in collaboration with THE POSTER CLUB - who do indeed sell some of the finest posters out there (and that, as with all other words in this post, comes from my heart!). Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Scandinavian Home blog possible.

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The perfect Christmas gift for travellers big and small

Do you like to travel? I love that feeling of excitement you get when you discover a new place - the sounds, the smells...the wonderful people.  Lately, my daughters have been keeping a record of the places we've been on a great interactive travel poster from Bold Tuesday. If you love to travel you'll love their maps too - which are designed to inspire people to see the world from a fresh perspective. The selection includes a Go! World sticker poster (peel off each country you've been to and put it in a journal) a Find it! World travel poster (a world search travelogue),  Colour! World travel poster (colour in the places you've been), and the List of Countries poster. The latter, which my daughters have, features 196 countries, from largest to smallest and includes the names of the capital cities underneath because 'knowledge is power'! It also comes with little red stickers so you can mark the places you've been. Love that! If you'd like to pick one up for yourself or as a Christmas pressie Bold Tuesday are offering an exclusive 15% discount on any poster (use the code 'myhome15' at checkout to redeem) until 12th December! Here's my daughter's List of Countries poster......








Credits: My Scandinavian Home / Niki Brantmark. 

Travel combined with minimalistic design - what a perfect present?!

Note that the last day Bold Tuesday can guarantee worldwide delivery by Christmas is December 13th - good to know!

Have a lovely day!



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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Decorating my home with posters and prints

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As you may know from pictures of my sitting room, I'm a big fan of art. If chosen wisely, it can really add a lovely personal touch to the home (and brighten up every corner). A few weeks ago I was invited by Swedish company Desenio to choose a selection of posters online (I absolutely love my job sometimes!).  It was perfect timing as I'd been planning on jiggling things around in our open-plan living space for a while. And now the bubble chair (do you remember that piece?) has made way for a new reading corner and gallery wall. Oh and I took the chance to update my drinks trolley with a lovely forest print too. Here's a sneak peak....









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What do you think?

You can find all the art prints seen in these pics of my homes here: Forest, Cotton plant, Hungry, Limited, Skeleton leaf, Lune. And buy the corresponding frames online too!

Desenio was founded in Stockholm by Martin and Helena Blomquist who share a great passion for design, home décor and art. These days they work with an inhouse design team as well as a selection of artists from around the world and ship to many countries.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I'll be back on Tuesday (once I'm back from our long midsummer weekend). May the sun be shining wherever you are!

PS Give me a shout in the comments section below if you'd like to know where any of the items are from.

This post is sponsored by Desenio. However, all words are my own. I only ever collaborate with partners and services which I think you'll love. Thank you for supporting the sponsors which make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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Fab affordable limited edition art for your walls

I'm always on the look out for original art for my walls, but it's not always affordable. Do you find the same? If so, you'll love L'Affiche Moderne, a French online gallery presenting the works of young photographers and illustrators for both adults and kids (because you're never too young to become an art collector right?!). All the prints are digitally printed on high quality paper (or satin canvas) and are strictly limited to 300 editions for each format (one small and one large) and come with a certificate of authenticity. And here's the thing - they're affordable too! What's not to love? Here are a few of my favourites....






 


1. Volcano, Iceland by Manuel Bardoux, Trois Moineaux, Hokkaido by Ludmila Espiaube, Aggregate by Yuji Otsuki 2. Rabbits and Stripes by Caroline Morin 3. Inside Mademoiselle by Wilona Swann 4. GO by Kentaro Minoura 5. Jungle and Rivière by Simon Bailly 6. Beautiful Rain by Kentaro Minoura

Do you have a favourite?

I think mine is Cerulean Dream (I have a bit of thing for seascapes!). 

There are many more delightful limited edition prints available at L’Affiche Moderne. Although we'd all better hurry, once they're out they're out! 

Oh and if you're an artist, L’Affiche Moderne is always on the look out for new talent and welcome submissions. If it's original, of good artistic quality and they like it, you could see it added to the gallery!  

This post is sponsored by L’Affiche Moderne. However, all words are my own. I only ever collaborate with partners that I love and which I think you'll love too. Thank you for supporting the partners which make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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My home: new Mapiful print

I love to be surrounded by meaningful prints (you only have to see the gallery in our sitting room). That's why I got totally over excited about Mapiful - a website allowing you to create your own map print featuring anywhere in the world. I tell you, it was difficult to tear me away!  I considered a few places such as the nostalgic London borough I grew up in, and the romantic Swedish west coast village where my Swedish husband and I met. But I finally settled on one of my favourite cities in the world - Copenhagen. The Mapiful print now takes pride of place in our open-plan living space...and serves as a great reminder that the fab danish capital is just a short hop over 'the bridge' or sail across the Öresund, waiting to be explored! Here are a few pics of my map....





Photography: Niki / My Scandinavian Home

So happy with it! What do you think?

If you fancy creating your own map print,  the wonderful guys at Mapiful are offering all My Scandinavian Home readers a 10 USD discount with the code 'SCANDHOME' (plus free shipping worldwide!).

Where would you choose?

Make sure you share a pic of your print on Instagram with the hashtag #mapiful, I'd love to see it! 

A quick guide on where all the other items are from: personalised map print Mapiful /shorebird / Frame 20 box - By Lassen / mid-century drinks trolley - vintage / Guiana Chestnut plant / E27 suspension light / Hektar light / 'Coexistence' by Stephen Gill.

Have a fab weekend!

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Mapiful, all opinions are my own. I only ever publish sponsored posts featuring products I love and are a natural fit with My Scandinavian Home. Thank you for supporting the company's which make My Scandinavian Home possible.

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Bold and beautiful wall murals by Anewall

Hello there! I don't often post on weekends but after our discussion around Karen's home on Friday, I had to stop by and tell you about Anewall. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Anewall prints vintage art, iluustrations and photography and specialise in large prints including wall murals that are printed in house. I absolutely love their self adhesive banana leaf wallpaper, watercolour mural, and map of vancouver. All I need to do now is clear a large wall....





All photos: Anewall

I see they also offer a customised service - meaning you can turn your own photos, favourite quotes, or personal design into a wall decal. Oooo, interesting.

I was in a Danish home recently and they had a black and white wall mural of their three boys wading out to see - it was so personal and such a lovely way to bring a seascape inside, I've been thinking about it ever since.

Do you have a photo or design in mind?

The amazing guys at Anewall sponsored me to write this post - and for me it was a no brainer since I absolutely love what these guys are doing and really wanted to share their work with you! Thank you for supporting my sponsors who make this blog happen. 

Happy weekend!

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