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A Charming Danish Family Home With a Fabulous Pink Bathroom!

Hej hej! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I've landed back at my desk with a bump after an amazing weekend in Amsterdam. I started planning it 6 months ago since Per was turning 'jämnt' as they say in Sweden (a big 'round' number!). What he didn't know when we arrived at our hotel was that I'd invited along all of his besties (and their wives) as a surprise. He was so shocked and moved! The whole weekend was so much fun - made even better by the fact that it was an absolutely beautiful city. If you haven't been, I can highly recommend it! 

I wish I'd been organised enough to find a Dutch home tour today, but I do have another beauty to share with you which I think will brighten up your Monday! Ditte Gimm, her partner and their baby Ebbe love in a beautiful house near Aarhus, Denmark. They've spent the past year renovating and furnishing it with a blend of materials, art, one off design pieces and lovely pops of colour! Ready to feel inspired? Nu kör vi! 

A Samsung The Frame TV sits among art from Curated Copenhagen and other galleries. The coffee table and over-size reading Lamp (seen below) are from Hubsch.


Ditte bought her kitchen cabinets from Hth Køkken and the tiles from Marokk.


This fabulous pink wall has been painted in Lazy Summer by Dyrup and the equally fabulous mirror is from Specktrum.

The shower door with black trim is from First Floor Copenhagen (also seen in the bedroom) and the shower head is from Damixa. The tiles are all Marokk.


The glass room dividers add so much elegance to this space - and carve out a sleep zone as well as a walk-in wardrobe. 



The bathroom has been painted in Lazy Summer by Dyrup (I can't tell you how hard I've been thinking about where I can add this colour in my own home since spotting this bathroom!) - could you imagine using this shade somewhere in your home too?  

Isn't this home lovely? 

The highlight for me has to be the bathroom and shower room. The shade is spot on - and I love the green tiles and black faucets! 

Is there anything that stood out to you - or any ideas you're thinking of implementing in your home?

Take a peek at more pictures over on Ditte's instagram @ditteblog and blog Ditteblog

Fancy a little more Danish colour inspiration to brighten up your Monday? I love:


Wishing you a wonderful start to the week, I have a feeling this is going to be a good one! 

Niki

Photography courtesy of Ditte Gimm, shared with kind permission.

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The fab Danish home and studio of a photogapher

Today I thought we'd step inside the fascinating Copenhagen home and studio of Danish photographer Ditte Isager, which she shares with her husband Christian, and little son, Wilder. The space has unexpected looks around every corner - including a cosy sitting room with dark green walls, a calm dining room in muted tones and a modern work studio made entirely from wood (connected to the house via a repurposed staircase).  The home has been decorated with a wonderful mix of Danish classics, vintage finds and items collected on travels.  Let's take a tour!









Photography: Ditte Isager (shared with kind permission). Found via Goop and La Maison D'Anna G with thanks.

Although the entire space is pretty fabulous the studio really stands out to me. I love that they've successfully combined it with a guest house / place for the kids to hang out. Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look: Sitting room - F&B paint, Arne Jacobsen chair. Kitchen: the cabinets are bespoke - try IKEA's MÄRSTA for similar. This vintage industrial kitchen island is similar (and lovely!). Dining room: Ochre chandelier. Bathroom: Gubi table lamp. Studio: made using Dinesen douglas pine, series 7 swivel chair, source a vintage industrial stool here.

Read more about Ditte's lovely home over at Goop.

If you fancy  a little more er, great Dane style today you might want to take a peek inside my Danish home archive....which includes homes such as the cool Copenhagen apartment of a typographer and the fabulous home of an interior designer....I know, I know. Those Danes know what they're doing!

Have a lovely day!

PS The winner of the Scandinaviaform vase from Blackthumb has now been announced here (*holding thumbs* as they say in Sweden!).

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The Copenhagen home of a Danish style icon

Hello Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend?! Today is a big day here - my littlest girl started school. I've never seen anyone look so big and yet so small,  I'm not actually sure who was more nervous me or her?!  Anyway, all was well and I'm feeling calmer now, so it's definitely time to get on with today's tour! This lovely home belongs to Pernille Teisbaek, stylist, co-founder and creative director at Social Zoo Direct and her boyfriend. When it comes to fashion Pernille is your girl (you only have to check out her instagram gallery to see this!). When you see her fab apartment, it's obvious her eye for style covers interiors too!  Pernille likes to mix and match - blending old and new pieces from different eras (she has a distinct penchant for brass/ gold too). The result is a unique space with a touch of glam - what a perfect space with which to kick off the week?!







Credits: Photo - Ditte Isager (with kind permission). Styling - Sidsel Rudolph. Featured in Elle Decoration Sweden. Found via Elisabeth Heier with thanks. 

What a great space - loving the palm trees!

Anything that catches your eye?

A few other items I love: Dining area: Series 7 chairs. Sitting room PK22 chairs, Nagel candle holders, this Beni Ourain style rug is similar.  Bedroom light grey linen bedding, knit blanket, bedside table from Piet Hein Eek. Linen cushion covers from H&M Home.

For more pictures and the full write-up visit Elle Decoration Sweden.

I love the way Ditte captured this home - do you remember her own space which I showed a few weeks ago?! Beautiful!

Have a great start to the week! Back tomorrow with another home tour which I think you're going to like.....see you then! 

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The Best of My Scandinavian Home 2020!


I can't believe 2020 is finally drawing to a close - after 19876549 days! I hope My Scandinavian Home has brought you a little respite from all the madness. I for one, have absolutely loved coming here each day to share Scandinavian-inspired inspiration. Thank you so much for all your comments, emails and social media messages - I've loved reading every single one of them and feel like I've made so many friends this year! 

It's always fascinating to look back over the year at the most popular posts. This year was extra special of course - and the top 5 blog and instagram posts of 2020 totally reflect this! Read on to discover the posts that topped the quarantine charts! 

The 5 Most Popular Blog posts of 2020:

5. A Rundown House Becomes a Fairy-tale Swedish Country Home

Coming in at number 5: Who doesn't love a fairy-tale? We loved reading about Johanna Berglund's renovation in which she turned a rundown property into a dreamy Swedish country home

4. The Eclectic Home of Jewellery Designer Andrés Gallardo

Could it be the books and pops of colour? Or perhaps it's the personal touches and relaxed eclectic vibe. Either way, the wonderful home of jewellery designer Andrés Gallardo brought a smile to our faces back in February.

3. 5 DIY Projects to Try During Quarantine


These 5 inspiring DIY ideas compiled by Ezz Wilson helped us to while away a few hours indoors  - and turn our homes into an even greater place to be! 

2. 5 Swedish Christmas craft ideas to make alone or with the kids


This festive season it was also all about the DIY - and I was thrilled to see how popular these simple 5 Christmas craft ideas were. Scraps of wallpaper (and loo rolls) at the ready! 

1. Small space inspiration from Swedish Attefall Houses


If there's one thing the Scandinavians truly excel at, it's tiny spaces. And in a year where we were all scrambling about trying to tuen our little homes into a space to live, workout, work, home-school.... where better to get inspiration than the Swedish 'Attefall house'. These little guest cottages occupy a mere 30 m2 and are pretty yet practical - and best of all make use of every square inch. No wonder, this post took the pole position!  

Are you ready to see what was popular on The 'gram

Best of @myscandinavianhome Instagram 2020

My blog will always be my first love, but I do like to dabble over at @myscandinavianhome from time to time (mainly to announce what's on the blog!). Having amassed an audience of over 345,000 (mainly my Mother under different synonyms), I was really excited to see what the most popular post of 2020 would be. And guess what? Out of all the professionally styled pictures I posted this year, the top spot is occupied by one I snapped with my mobile phone from the saddle of my bike! Lesson learned! 

Ready to take a look? Drum roll please...

5. The Music Corner


With so many more days spent at home than usual, we were keen to make the most of every inch of our living space. Little wonder this lovely 'music' corner' from 11 ways to make the most of awkward corners clocked in at number 5! 

4. Cat in the window



We all fell in love this this cat watching the sunset over the Swedish countryside. See the full tour over at a photographer's magnificent villa

3. Attefallshus




This wonderful little cabin (also known as a Swedish 'attefallshus') captured everyone's hearts. It's owned by Lina Kjellvertz whose wonderful Mallorca villa I featured here

2. Pink bathroom




Pink bathrooms were huge this year - and Ditte Gimm Larsen nailed the look in her charming Danish family home

1. House

And the number one spot goes too.... this tiny, cosy cottage decorated for Christmas, which I snapped with my phone while cycling through Malmö the other day. I was thrilled to see you guys think it's wonderful too!  

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What do you think? Were these your favourites too?

Curious to see what other years have looked like? Take a peek here: 


It's so interesting to see how the style has changed over time! 

I hope you enjoyed this review too. I'll be back tomorrow with my final post! See you then!

Niki

Photographer credits (from top): 2. Johanna Berglund 3. Edoardo Boillos 4. Christine Higgs 5. Malin Poppy Darcey Mörner 6. Lennart Weibull 7. Andrea Papini 8. @faringsohuset 9. Lennart Weibull 10. Ditte Gimm Larson  11. Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home

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Rustic Scandinavian Christmas inspiration

This year I love the rustic, pared-back holiday feel. It's all about Christmas trees in glass vases, pared-back branches, pine cones and sheepskin throws. Add to that the rich aroma of piping hot buttered fig and rosemary cider, fresh pine, and cinnamon and I'm well on my way to a cosy rustic Scandinavian Christmas. Here's my inspiration, I hope it inspires you too. 












1 & 2. Hysj-Lundemork. 3 rustic table - unidentified.  4. Mini wreath - Helt Enkelt. see the DIY instructions here. 5. Hot buttered fig & rosemary cider 6. Vanilla Bean BlogSpice cake with cardamom coffee frosting.  7. Ditte Isager.

I have a similar rustic workman's stool which I bought here.

For inspiring Christmas home tours I love this Swedish country home, a lovely sitting room here in Skåne, and a modern Dutch home.

And here's my round up of beautiful yet simple Christmas DIY ideas:

Brown paper gift wrapping inspiration.

Swedish hot chocolate with cinnamon - mmmmm!

DIY holiday decor for the walls.

Tiny Christmas garlands.

Beautiful DIY triangular Christnas wreaths.

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we've no place to go...Let it snow! let it snow! Let is snow! Have a lovely day!

PS back tomorrow with my usual home tour, see you then!

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