My home: first signs of spring

Hello Monday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I'm feeling very revived after a weekend sailing in the Ă–resund! Back home I cut a few sprigs from our Japanese Cherry tree and used them as a centre piece on our dining room table. Despite the signs of spring I'm not quite ready to lose the sheepskin rugs yet.....they're too comfy for words!!

My Scandinavian Home

A little 'get the look' info..... around the table: the dining chairs are from a flee market and painted white, vintage stool from Lovely & Company. On the table, the Iittala Nappula Candleholder gifted by Finnish Design Shop, the Muuto Gloria candleholder gifted by Nest and the Kubus Bowl gifted by By Lassen. The white bowl is by a local swedish ceramicist. Am I missing anything?

What do you have on your dining room table?

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A beautiful office in white and light wood

If I had a beautiful white office space like this I might actually skip the sailing and look at pretty pictures on Pinterest work all weekend! I really love this very scandinavian white with light wood look it's so light and fresh. What about you?

via 79 ideas

The lovely desk by Sandwall Design goes beautifully with the classic white Ant Chair.

If you're after the complete look (and why not I say?!) you can pop over to 79 ideas to find a great 'get the look' guide (and a good few hours of browsing the rest of her beautiful blog!).

I hope you all have a really wonderful weekend!

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Fresh inspiration from a Gothenburg apartment

Lots of inspiration to be taken from this lovely apartment in Gothenburg styled and for sale through Alvhem. From the pretty wallpaper, flashes of colour, wall space (love the single pink pom pom) and metal storage units to the pretty balcony with cosy cushions and rag rugs. the entire apartment looks really fresh and ready for spring.

I could definitely see myself sipping a morning coffee on that balcony, how about you?

Speaking about sipping coffee (or something stronger perhaps...) there's only one day left before the weekend - yay! My parents are visiting from London so we're thinking of going sailing  (our boat is available for rent here in Southern Sweden for any of you budding sailors out there!). It's been a long winter so I can't wait to get out on the water for the first time this year. Do you have any plans?

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Nordic pastels and neons

For those of you with IKEA furniture (err, anyone out there who doesn't own a piece?!) you'll be as excited as I am about Swedish store Bemz and their latest Collection: Nordic Pastels. Bemz promises to give your IKEA sofa, chairs, cushions etc a new lease of life with custom made textiles in the latest spring colours, just add a lick of neon paint! Bemz actually makes me want to go out and buy an IKEA sofa just so I can cover it in apricot fabric and paint the legs neon yellow, what?


How about painting your bed / sofa / chair legs in hot neon for a super cool, super quick make-over?

It's a bank holiday here today so I'm off to enjoy the sunshine with my family, I'm tempted to run passed the paint shop too....:)

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Swedish apartment: black, white and texture

I spotted this beautiful apartment over on Emmas Design blog this morning. The kitchen and bedroom in particular are soooooo fab. Bistro style dining chairs are quickly becoming the dining chair of the moment and I love the contrast of the black against the otherwise white kitchen. The wood effect wall (wallpaper?) also adds warmth to the room.  Having seen the painted grey floor in the bedroom I am seriously tempted with my own bedroom! And what about how they've cut a square out of the plaster to expose the brickwork?

What do you think?

An important announcement - thank you so much for all your wonderful entries to win the Vitra L'oiseau from Designcollectors. The winner of the beautiful birdy is Karina from Makao Home! Congratulations! I wish you could have all won :)

Here in Sweden my family and I are heading up the coast to celebrate Valborg (Walpurgis night) with a huge bonfire and singing. Do you celebrate Walpurgis night in your country?

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Ausbau apartment by Studio Oink

Hello Monday!! How are you all? I hope you had a lovely weekend. For those of you struggling with the start of the week, don't worry, I have the perfect home tour; the Ausbau apartment in Wiesbaden, Germany. The brief was to create a quiet and bright space and designers Studio Oink (love the name!) have achieved this using whites and pale wood for a calm and bright atmosphere. They have also added a touch of nature, and a mix of Scandinavian designer, mid century and vintage pieces for a relaxed vibe.


Studio Oink with kind permission. Via This is Paper

I spy the Vitra panton chair, the EA117 office chair (15% off with code MYSCAN). The industrial style Hay lamp in the kitchen (I've got one of these here, it's fab!), String pocket shelving , and painted dining chairs (just like mine! I picked them up for 30 quid at the local flee market - bargain!). Have I missed anything?

What do you reckon? Do like the light wood touch?

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A Finnish log cabin

Doing anything fun this weekend? I know one family in Finland who will spend the weekend in this beautiful 48 metre square cottage. I showed a few pictures of it here and today the lovely Minna from Time of The Aquarius has given me permission to show a few more. Complete with two bedrooms, tiny kitchen and a sitting room with a cosy fireplace and a sauna and guest room, the cottage has no running water. It's small for a family of five but that's the idea, they can be close and spend quality time together. Apart from the incredible decor, I think it resonates with me because I love the idea of weekends away with nothing but family and the nature for entertainment.

Time of The Aquarius

Could you spend time in a cottage without running water?

Do you remember this incredible Finnish cabin I showed a few months ago (also without running water?

If you're up for some simple but very cool DIY this weekend check out this cool project.

I love this incredible wooden box house, it's such a refreshing take on architecture and design!

I spy the very cool Vitra L'oiseau in these pictures. If you haven't entered the give-away to win one of these cooly birdies hurry! You have until Monday! :)

Before I head off, I just wanted to mention you've probably noticed my blog is going through a bit of a facelift at the moment, bear with me, the wonderful Ana from blog milk is working on it and it may look a little strange for a few days!

Have a wonderful weekend all!

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The Apartment, Copenhagen

An exciting invite plopped into my mail box last week to attend a preview of the Sarah Becker exhibition at The Apartment. For those of you are unfamiliar with the concept, The Apartment was founded by Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhauer and exhibits 20th century funriture, contemporary art and design in the setting of an 18th century apartment in the heart of Copenhagen. Here are some pictures of the forever changing space which is slightly more flamboyant than the usual Danish style we are used to seeing but nevertheless beautiful.

The Apartment

What do you think of the space, does it reflect your personal style?

Unfortunately I couldn't make the preview as I was rushing off to London, but the exhbition is on until May 8th for anyone who's interested.
I'm heading home today and sooooo looking forward to seeing my little family! Thank you London for a wonderful stay, you'll always be my favourite!!

Have a lovely day!

PPS Excuse the layout changes this evening - we are just trying to figure out a slightly new and improved layout and it's a bit of a work in progress! 

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