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A Danish home with a warm soul and quirky touches

Here in Southern Sweden there's a winter storm on it's way (again). I think there's something kind of cosy about being indoors while the wind howls outside, don't you? Plus it creates time for all those projects. This Danish space belongs to Dorthe Kvist, a landscape gardener, stylist, and interior designer and her husband and two children. Situated in Vanlose, Denmark. the family home is perfect inspiration for this type of weekend since many of the items within (shelves, tables etc) have been made by hand. The space has also been decorated using a mix of sentimental items such as photos, inherited furniture and flea market finds as well as modern ceramics and quirky touches.  The result is a cosy, personal space with plenty of soul. I could ride out a storm here, how about you?


Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
Bolig Magasinet. Photography: Martin Solyst. Stylist: Eva Marie Wilkin. Home-owner: Dorthe Kvist
There's just so much to take in from these images - but I think my favourite thing about this home is the use of colour from pastel pinks to bright yellow. How about you?

More pics and complete interview here (in Danish).

Feeling creative? Here are some more fab DIY project ideas you may have missed: Creating a Children's blackboard cupboard, a polka dot accent wall, a DIY walk-in wardrobe on a shoe-string budget, a fun cloud doormat to brighten up the hall, a simple but cool 'plus' garland, Or if you fancy some potato printing - this is such a cute idea, and so much fun to create!

And one final project for the weekend - I'm fascinated by the VIPP shelter -apparently it's hidden somewhere in the forests of Sweden and VIPP are going to hold a competition to guess where it is. I wonder if the shelter is the prize? If so, I'm putting my running shoes on.

I hope you have a wonderful couple of days and see you Monday!

PS One of my favourite Swedish illustrators, Elina Dahl is holding a print and poster sale here, Her home is one of the most commented tours on My Scandinavian Home ever!


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The wonderful home of a Swedish food blogger

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend?! Out of interest, do you follow any food blogs? I've been pinning yummy looking recipes on my food board for a while now (admittedly most involve either eggs or avocados!). I recently started following Swedish food blogger, journalist and editor Waltzing Matilde (delicious recipes by a Swede in english - what's not to love?!) And today I'm really excited to be able to share a sneak peek into her wonderful home styled / captured by Tina Hellberg and Idha Lindhag. The first thing I noticed of course - is her love of blue, which is evident throughout. it creates such a cool, calm effect and works beautifully against the reds and pinks. She's furnished the home with a lovely mix of Swedish antiques, mid-century finds and items collected on her travels. What a lovely home, don't you think?

Home-owner: Matilde Sköld. Stylist Tina Hellberg. Photographer Idha Lindhag - shared with kind permission.
Home-owner: Matilde Sköld. Stylist Tina Hellberg. Photographer Idha Lindhag - shared with kind permission.

Home-owner: Matilde Sköld. Stylist Tina Hellberg. Photographer Idha Lindhag - shared with kind permission.
Home-owner: Matilde Sköld. Stylist Tina Hellberg. Photographer Idha Lindhag - shared with kind permission.

Home-owner: Matilde Sköld. Stylist Tina Hellberg. Photographer Idha Lindhag - shared with kind permission.

Home-owner: Matilde Sköld. Stylist Tina Hellberg. Photographer Idha Lindhag - shared with kind permission.

Home-owner: Matilde Sköld. Stylist Tina Hellberg. Photographer Idha Lindhag - shared with kind permission.

Home-owner: Matilde Sköld. Stylist Tina Hellberg. Photographer Idha Lindhag - shared with kind permission.

Home-owner: Matilde Sköld. Stylist Tina Hellberg. Photographer Idha Lindhag - shared with kind permission.

Lovely!

Blue really is turning to be the accent colour of 2015. We're seeing so much of it right now. Do you remember this Danish apartment from a few weeks back?  And I love the bedroom wall in this swedish space and blue accessories in this pretty apartment. I also love the blue sofa in the home of Sofia Wood (another Swedish food blogger). For a similar blue paint colour seen in the walls of Matilde's home try Parma Gray or Lulworth Blue.

If you're stuck for what to eat this week I can highly recommend looking through some of the mouthwatering recipes on Matilde's blog. Some of my favourites include Swedish pancakes with cream cheese, lemon curd and cardamom, Swedish chokladbollar with a twist and a meatball sandwich with beetroot, apples and capers. Mmmmmm!

Thank you so much to Idha Lindhag for sending me these fab photos. She always finds the most wonderful homes to photograph including Jade Jagger's Goa hangout, and this and this fabulous Swedish space one.

Have a great start to the week! I'm on my way to New York right now - soooo excited!

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The Moscow home with a cool scandi-vibe

Located in the Novoslobodskaja region in the heart of Moscow this fabulous apartment belongs to Harry Nuriev and fiancé Marya Kacharava. The creative duo own and run Crosby Studios, a resource for design concepts and creation for everything from architecture, interiors and furniture to websites, posters and books.  You'd be forgiven for thinking their apartment's in Scandinavia with it's monochrome scheme and touches of wood. The look is warmed by vibrant kilm rugs - which contrasts with the grey painted parquet floor. And the furniture is a beautiful blend of vintage, mid-century, retro and modern.  What a cool home?! Loving the vintage camera collection!


Photographer: Jenny Brandt (shared with kind permission). Stylist: Isabelle McAllister.  / Residence.
Photographer: Jenny Brandt (shared with kind permission). Stylist: Isabelle McAllister.  / Residence.
Photographer: Jenny Brandt (shared with kind permission). Stylist: Isabelle McAllister.  / Residence.
Photographer: Jenny Brandt (shared with kind permission). Stylist: Isabelle McAllister.  / Residence.
Photographer: Jenny Brandt (shared with kind permission). Stylist: Isabelle McAllister.  / Residence.
Photographer: Jenny Brandt (shared with kind permission). Stylist: Isabelle McAllister.  / Residence.
Photographer: Jenny Brandt (shared with kind permission). Stylist: Isabelle McAllister.  / Residence.

The tree stump side tables are a really great way to bring the outside in, plus they're practical and look fab too. If you're a landowner in the country - they're also free! If not you can always buy beautiful ones here

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Quick guide on items I know and love: kilim rug / Tulip table (or docksta for an inexpensive version)/ Eames DSW chairs (currently 15% off) / karlstad sofa / vintage cameras / retro stools.

I think this is the first home I've shown on here from Russia. However I have shown a ton of international homes from all over the world which you can find in this archive (skip past the first home as it's likely to be this one).

I'm heading Upstate this afternoon - so exciting! I'll miss the view I've had over the past couple of days, but looking forward to a whole load of new adventures - eeeeee!

Have a lovely day! 

PS I apologise in advance if the posts are published a little later than usual / I need to skip a day or too due to travel.

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Do you live in a building with a cool history?

This beautiful Stockholm apartment is laid out over two floors of a former piano factory (sounds so romantic don't you think?). It's been completely modernised and houses some fab designer pieces (more on that below) but the beautiful bones of the early 20th century building are still evident and the huge windows flood the space with light even on the darkest of days. I could call this space my home, could you?! perhaps I'd need to add a piano like the one in this home, just for old times sake?!

Stylist: Ida Cederlöf. Photographer: Jessica Silversaga.Fantastic Frank
Stylist: Ida Cederlöf. Photographer: Jessica Silversaga.Fantastic Frank
Stylist: Ida Cederlöf. Photographer: Jessica Silversaga.Fantastic Frank
Stylist: Ida Cederlöf. Photographer: Jessica Silversaga.Fantastic Frank
Stylist: Ida Cederlöf. Photographer: Jessica Silversaga.Fantastic Frank
Stylist: Ida Cederlöf. Photographer: Jessica Silversaga.Fantastic Frank

The kitchen in particular is utterly striking - I could imagine an evening with friends - good food, candles, music, perhaps a little dancing?!

Is there any part of this home you like in particular?

A few items I know and love: Artichoke Suspension Light, String shelving system, Tolix chairs, HAY strap mirror.

I do absolutely love the idea of a conversion don't you? I've seen so many fabulous converted spaces over the years including a converted carpenter's workshopbar, monks retreat, barn, garage and garden shed. In other words, you could convert just about anything and make an incredible living space!

Is there a cool history behind your living space?

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A striking Danish home with a calm feel

The 'Sense of Scandinavia' is built 'of vast landscapes and raw seasons, of cosy shared moments and the world's happiest people' so says Scandinavisk.  And if the Danish candle company owner Shaun Russel and his wife Lene's house is anything to go by, this is most definitely true. Located in Copenhagen, this calm space is the perfect shelter from the winter storms and light a candle or two. Not only does the brown and white schemed space have amazing bones with high ceilings and original parquet flooring, but the couple have carefully selected treasured design items and combined them with antique and vintage finds from which to enjoy it. And of course, there's that incredible grand piano...


Photographer: Pia Winther, Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 
Photographer: Pia Winther, Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 
Photographer: Pia Winther, Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 
Photographer: Pia Winther, Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 
Photographer: Pia Winther, Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 
Photographer: Pia Winther, with kind permission. Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 

Could you be the happiest of people here? I certainly could!

A few things I know and love: Eames RAR armchair, series 7 chair (currently on sale!), Super Ellipticle table, try Etsy for vintage filing cabinets and keep an eye on LiveAuctioneers for leather sofas. try Farrow & Ball Mahogony paint to get a similar effect as the striking hallway.

Anything that catches your eye?

Other beautiful and inspiring Copenhagen spaces include this apartment in unexpected colours,  an artist's home in black and white and a pad with the shiniest concrete floor you've ever seen! Oh how I love the Danish sense of style, how about you?

This week I'm excited to be working with a wonderful team at the IKEA headquarters. It's about an hour and a quarter away from Malmö by train and stepping off the train is like entering a snowy winter wonderland. BRRRR - my new work wear: a fjäll räven backpack and fleece tights!

Have a lovely day and stay warm! 

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The Soothing Scandi-Inspired Home of An Interior Stylist














This is turning into a bit of a European week, isn't it? We kicked off with a Swedish home in earthy blues (loved reading all your comments!), swiftly followed by a pretty family home in Brussels on Tuesday and then we headed to Norway for a soothing bedroom tour, and yesterday we toured the 'slow living' home of Nina Plummer. Meanwhile I've been touring Scandinavia on a cruise ship, where I've been holding talks on Scandinavian design. I arrived home at 1.30am this morning. It's been one very crazy, whirlwind of a week, and I have to say - I'm exhausted, but I have felt so inspired all the same. I hope you've felt the same! I thought we'd round off the week with a tour of the delightfully calm, scandi-inspired home of Interior Stylist Donna Howell in Birmingham, England. Donna loves simplicity and light colours which she balances with personal details to add warmth. I caught up with Donna to find out a little more about her soothing oasis.

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Who do you share your home with?
I live in the property with my husband Craig and our little boy Jonnie B, aged 8.







Tell us a little more about the property
Our home is a 3-bedroom Victorian property based in Birmingham which is in the middle of the UK.









What first attracted you to the house?
We bought the property because of its high ceilings, big windows and a wealth of original features such as fireplaces in every room, deep skirting boards and coving.






Can you tell us about the layout? The layout consists of an entrance hall, a living room, separate dining room, kitchen, pantry, 3 bedrooms one of which is an office and a family bathroom. We are lucky enough to have a large garden too which living in the city isn’t always available.



Have you carried out any major renovations?When we bought the house ten years ago it needed complete modernisation including a new kitchen and bathroom, re-wiring and of course the best bit re-decoration. It was never the plan to stay long term but along came our son 8 years ago and having a great school nearby it made sense to stay put until high school. As that is 3 years off we have decided to stay and kick on with some more renovations. We are currently planning a kitchen extension with side return with a friend whose an architect and we plan to knock the two reception rooms into one to make the downstairs living areas flow better.


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Sounds like a wonderful plan to me! How did you become an interior stylist?I have always been a ‘creative’ trapped in a corporate world and had a passion for all things interior, so I decided when my son was a baby I would re-train. I studied interior design at college and went on to become a freelance designer. During this time, we were asked to feature our home in a UK magazine called Ideal Home. It was here that I met a freelance interior stylist and realised my passion lay in ‘styling’ rather than ‘designing’. I have since worked as a stylist on editorial campaigns and content creation for many brands.



How would you describe your style?I would describe my style simple, uncluttered pared back design which is light and airy whilst providing the feel of comfort through the addition of personal touches. I like to add little personal touches that can’t necessarily be replicated. I don’t follow trends on mass but I find little elements of trends can easily be added to a simply designed room. I do like to mix in new, fresh modern design with some old pieces.

Your home has a lovely Scandinavian feel to it, have you always been into Nordic design?
I have always loved Scandinavian design. I love its simplicity and how things are made to last - it fits perfectly with my aesthetic. As a result, we like to visit Denmark and Sweden whenever possible.












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Thank you so much Donna - your home is really inspiring and I feel a whole lot calmer now.

If you're a little sad the tour is over and would love to see more - take a peek at Donna's wonderful Instagram feed @dhowelldesigns for plenty more pics!

I hope this post has brought a breath of fresh air to your day too - and that you're feeling all ready for the weekend!

Have a fabulous couple of days and see you Monday!

Niki

PS If you're in need of luxury bedding (err, hello!), I'm holding a give-away with House Babylon over on Instagram until tomorrow! Hope on over here to enter!

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The calm and collected home of a Swedish interiors stylist

It's always a pleasure to stumble across the home of a prop and interior stylist.  And this Stockholm space belonging to the talented Joanna Lavén and her husband David is no exception! The couple set about restoring the flat back to it's former glory - even peeling back layers of flooring to reveal beautiful original parquet floors. I love the light in these photos by Marcus Lawett - he has really captured the elegance of the space, which has been decorated throughout in grey tones and teak mid-century finds. The brass gives the home a distinct touch of fifties glam too, what a fabulous home!









Home owner / stylist - Joanna Lavén. Photographer: Marcus Lawett, shared with kind permission. Via Dust jacket with thanks.
Is this your kind of style?

There is something very cool, calm and collected about the space. I couldn't ever imagine feeling flustered if I lived here. 

Get the look - source beautiful teak mid-century furniture here or on auction sites such as e-bay and Live Auctioneers. All of these vintage drinks trolleys / bar carts are fab! This wall light is similar. Oven from Ilve. 2097 Chandelier by Flos. Painting over bed by Lennart Sand.

To see more of Joanna's lovely home and find out where other items are from check-out the full piece over at Elle Decoration. You can also find out more about her work as a prop & set stylist here.

And if you're after a few sneaky peeks of Scandinavian stylists' homes how about the stunning Danish home of Nathalie Schwer, the lovely home of Dorthe Kvist and Sofia Jansson's delightful family home.

If it was Christmas inspiration you were after today, you might want to sit back and enjoy this archive or my latest pins! Or if that fails - how about this recipe for spiced mulled wine? Ooooo, now you're talking!

Have a lovely day!

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