Angles from Annabelle's home

It's amazing how much inspiration you can get from zooming into selected areas of a home. Take this barn conversion recently featured on Design Sponge as an example. It belongs to Anabelle Kerslake. co-founder of fete magazine, and her family in Balhannah in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The pair have carried out extensive renovations and decorated the space using an eclectic mix of styles. French antiques rub shoulders with Danish mid-century items from her sister and brother-in-laws shop, while industrial and romantic florals also play a part in the overall look. Anabelle's rule has been if she loves it, she buys it. A rule close to my own heart.

Home: Anabelle Kerslake, Photography: Jane Cameron. Via Design Sponge with thanks. 

What do you think of this eclectic style? Anything that stands out to you in particular?

For more eclectic home inspiration it's worth taking a peek at this and this one.

Mid-century (as you know) is one of my favourite styles (I'm sure you've seen my drinks trolley and coffee table!), you only have to take a look through the 30 'mid-century modern' home tours I've squirreled away! To source fab mid-century items try Lauritz, e-bay, Etsy or LiveAuctioneers. 

Have a wonderful day! 

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A white Swedish apartment with an interesting míx

Hello! It's yet another grey day here in Sweden (apparently this is the darkest November on record!). Sometimes I love a little bleakness (really, I do!), but today I have a photo shoot and the lack of light will be a challenge. So, I'm in need of another home to brighten up my day, how about you?! I think this Swedish apartment fits the bill!  I love the natural light and the unusual mix of styles. The chair and lamp in the corner of the sitting room look great next to the contemporary pendant light and coffee table. And I love the addition of all the plants and flowers.   


What do you like the most about this space?

One of my most coveted items right now is a round vase like the one you see on the dining table. Swedish stylist Lotta Agaton's also a fan - there's one on the table of the home she styled here. I love the glassware in her own home too.

If you're feeling inspired by natural light today (yes, I'm obsessed!) I love thisthis, and this home. Otherwise there's always mirrors like in this wonderful apartment, or candles like in this cosy Finnish dining setting.

I got a mail from my friends at Dutch company Oh My Home this morning telling me about their new ceramics line - and I had to share the link, the items are so beautiful! I'm a big fan of their posters too - the 'Whale all be fine' and sleeping Polar Bear ones would be so cute in a children's room. A little mid-week shopping therapy!

Have a lovely day! 

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The monochrome space of Annie Lindgren

Morning! It's soooo grey here in Southern Sweden, it's going to be one of those days when the lights need to be on all day. Is it the same where you are? Rather than fight it, I thought I'd embrace it. So here's the oh so beautiful Swedish apartment belonging to blogger and shop owner, Annie Lindgren of All is Pretty,  recently featured in Plaza magazine. Void of colour.  The space is the epitome of today's Swedish decor trend (in my mind anyway): graphical, monochrome and teeming with the latest wall covering must have: fashion photography. Who needs bright sunshine and colour anyway?!

Home: Annie Lindgren, Styling: Pella Hedeby. Photographer: Kristofer Johnsson (with kind permission). 

What a great space?! Anything you love about it in particular?

I've been having a look around the web to find the best black and white fashion photography prints and found this and this site, Can you suggest any others? 

Items I know and love from Annie's home: Cross blanket, Knoll Diamond chair and Tulip dining table. Similar prints to the Andy Warhol quote (by the bed) available on etsy. AJ Table lamp. Linen bedding. Some of the items you see can also be found in Annie's shop

Keen to see more? How about this creative studio and this and this home also shot by  Kristofer Johnsson

Have a lovely day! 

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A Swedish apartment with a cosy bed and glossy grey floor

Oh Monday morning, I wish I could like you.  Maybe if I could wake up in this bed, and have a lazy morning padding around the apartment I might feel differently. My favourite room has to be the bedroom- that over-sized chunky knit throw is too cosy for words don't you think?! I love the glossy light grey floor throughout the apartment too, it really sets the calm tone of the space. What do you love about this Gothenburg apartment?

Stadshem. Via Coco Lapine with thanks. 
Could you be tempted to paint your floors in a glossy grey?

Items I know and love: Svenskt Tenn elephant cushion, HAY dot cushion, find a similar chunky knit blanket and pouf here. I'm a big fan of the Butterfly chair in cognac leather.  Lucky boy sunday fancy finger cushion and a simialar dotted and striped cushion. Eames DSW chairs. Sheepskin throws.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the  Løv Organic weekend give-away. The competition is now closed and the three winners will be contacted today. All is not lost, you can still receive 15% off all teas and infusions with the code SCANDINAVIAN until 1st December.

Have a fab start to the week! 

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Løv Organic give-away!

This give-away is now closed. 
I've recently discovered the Parisian tea house Løv Organic (being British I do love a cuppa but when the blend is also organic and beautifully packaged I'm completely sold!). This weekend I've teamed up wih Løv Organic to give-away three tins from the Exclusive Blends range. Oh yes! I'd go for Løv is Good. How about you? Find out how to win your tin below.

Photography: my scandinavian home /Ullis Sjöström 

How to enter:

1) Visit the Løv Organic website and take a look around.
2) Leave a comment below letting us know which tin you would pick from the Exclusive Blends.

The give-away is now closed. 

To keep up to date with the latest  news and product information you can always sign up to the Lov Letter (bottom right hand corner of the home page) or follow on Facebook. This isn't an entry requirement, it's just a nice way to spread a little Løv!

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A cosy weatherboard cottage interior

The final home tour of the week always needs to be fabulous. I search in particular for somewhere that warms the heart, somewhere perhaps where you could see yourself spending the weekend. And this home hits the mark. Spotted over at blog extraordinaire Design Sponge, the 1890's weatherboard cottage in Queensland, Australian is home of photographer and stylist Kara Rosenlund and her husband. It's crammed with beautiful treasures collected over the years from all their travels as well as local vintage finds. Kara takes a lot of her inspiration from nature and you can seen this in the autumnal colours and mix of browns and whites. Could you spend your weekend here?!

Photography and styling by Kara Rosenlund via Design Sponge with thanks. 

Oh so lovely. What a home! 

I've actually shown Kara's home before here. Can you believe it's the same home? It looks completely different (beautiful in another way) which just goes to show how you can transform a home! 

Some of the items such as the horse and outback print can be found in Kara's shop (don't miss her limited edition sea print too - so stunning!).

You can see more images and read more about Kara's home here

This is the second brown and white themed home this week (other one here, in case you missed it!). What a beautiful combination. 

And how cute is this autumn outfit (found in the archives while I was looking for inspiration)?! 

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow to enter my weekend give-away! 

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A beautiful white apartment with notes of grey, green and brass

Normally I try to select the best pictures from a home tour so you can get an idea of the space. Today I had no option but to show the complete home. Every. Single. Angle. Because, to me, this Swedish home in Gothenburg is simply beautiful! Grey, green and brass, what a fabulous colour combination and so very now! 


Wow, what an incredible space, don't you think?! Can you believe it's actually for sale....Gothenburg anyone?!

It definitely calls for a what's what list (I wish I knew where every singe item is from but sadly I don't so we'll need to work together on this one). Here's my round up: HAY DLM side table, Grey lamp from IKEA, Love this and this cushion with triangles. Pia Wallén cross blanket. Thonet 214 and 209 chair. Golden Bell light. 'D' and 'X' posters from here. Source a vintage black leather sofa on Lauritz. The fireplace is a classic Swedish 'Kakelugn'. Is there anything you recognise and love?

Have a lovely day!

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A cool vintage inspired space in Stockholm

There's something the neighbourhood. Well actually, just on this blog. The night fairy (aka Ana at Blog Milk) has been in while we were asleep and moved things around a little. Even I got a shock this morning and I was the one that instigated it! Do you think you can get used to the change? I hope so! Something that's not strange though is this fantastic apartment in Stockholm. The open plan living area with it's array of vintage items is incredibly cool. I love the graphical style and mix of light grey and wood.  How about you?

Pretty cool don't you think?

I love the way the shoes are stored on open shelving in the hallway. Although I know this is not everyone's cup of tea - what's your verdict? Do you remember this and this post showing ways to use your shoes to decorate your home (or there's even displaying shoes up the stairs on on picture frames?!) If ever there was an excuse to buy a fabulous pair of heels.

Something I'm starting to see creep into homes is the floral sofa like in the sitting room here - a throw back to the eighties and nineties. A big trend for 2015?

A few items I see and love: the pendant light over the dining table looks similar to the Louis Poulsen in white. The dining chairs are similar to the 209 Thonet chair. Source vintage items such as the bar stools on Etsy

Have a lovely day! 

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