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Grey / white and a cute kids room in a lovely Swedish space

It's almost the weeeeekend - woohoo! And this one's especially exciting for me as I'll be packing for my trip to New York on Monday (I'm heading over to work on my book - eeeeeeee!). But first, today's home tour. And what a lovely Swedish monochrome toned one it is. Simple and calm with clever space-saving solutions (desk and wall to wall string shelving in the hall - got to love that idea!). A perfect home to complete the week, don't you think?









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How lovely is that children's room?!

Quick guide: sitting room: Paris print / House Doctor rug / Muuto light / Sheepskin rug / Moroccan pouf. Hallway: string shelves / task light / Hay boxes. Bedroom: floor lamp / linen bedding / buy a selection of prints from The Poster Club. Children's room: similar bunting / star cushion / chest-of-drawers / rucksack / throw / train set (Smallable sells beautiful decor for children's rooms). 

See more white and grey home tours here, here and here.And I'm loving all these children's bedrooms.

Have a really great weekend and see you Monday!

PS Next week will be my first time in Upstate New York (Hudson Valley, Catskill mountains...) I can't wait! I'd be so grateful for any tips you might have?! I promise to share a few pics on instagram!

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The home of a Danish interior designer

This week it's been all about Swedish homes so far, so I think it's time we spread our Scandinavian wings and hop over 'The Bridge' to Denmark don't you?! This is the home of Danish interior designer Camilla Tange Peylecke, snapped by Peter Kragballe. The angles give us great insight into the homely mix of mid-century, vintage, retro, as well as classic and modern designer pieces. I love the original wood floor too! What a great, unique family home....


Home-owner / styling: Camilla Tange Peylecke. Photographer Peter Kragballe - shared with kind permission.
Home-owner / styling: Camilla Tange Peylecke. Photographer Peter Kragballe - shared with kind permission.
Home-owner / styling: Camilla Tange Peylecke. Photographer Peter Kragballe - shared with kind permission.
Home-owner / styling: Camilla Tange Peylecke. Photographer Peter Kragballe - shared with kind permission.
Home-owner / styling: Camilla Tange Peylecke. Photographer Peter Kragballe - shared with kind permission.
Home-owner / styling: Camilla Tange Peylecke. Photographer Peter Kragballe - shared with kind permission.

Home-owner / styling: Camilla Tange Peylecke. Photographer Peter Kragballe - shared with kind permission.

I think my favourite spot is the bedroom. I love the way Camilla has taken a pretty floral cushion and pulled out colours from it using the vintage blue desk lamp, and hat. The same can be done if you find a painting or rug you like.

I'm also a fan of the teapot collection in the kitchen!

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Other items I know and love: children's desk and chair by We Do Wood and rabbit nightlight. Bestlite and Flos Parentesi wall lights. Source round floral cushions here. Design Collectors has 15% off the Eames DSR chair right now.

You can see more pics of Camilla's home here if you're interested. And it's definitely worth checking out her art deco light shop

Have a great day!

PS This home has also been styled by Camilla and captured by Peter but has a very different look and feel; beautiful in its own way. Loving the high-gloss concrete floor!

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A swedish family home in summer time

I'm making the most of the sun here in Sweden and even nipped out for a run this morning (now I'm just showing off, right?!) If it makes you feel better I was like a tortoise - mornings are not my strong point. But the good news is this means I get to relax for rest of the day,  right? (wrong if my husband is reading this of course). The Bergelin family look like they've got it right though in their lovely laid back 1950's home in Kullabygden here in Skåne. From the fab images captured by Ester Sorri I'm seeing simple lunches alfresco, afternoons spent reading and playing with toys and as much time as possible spent outdoors. What a lovely, relaxed way to wile away a summer, don't you think?


Photography / Copyright:  Ester Sorri - shared with kind permission.  Hus & Hem.
Photography / Copyright:  Ester Sorri - shared with kind permission.  Hus & Hem.
Photography / Copyright:  Ester Sorri - shared with kind permission.  Hus & Hem.
Photography / Copyright:  Ester Sorri - shared with kind permission.  Hus & Hem.
Photography / Copyright:  Ester Sorri - shared with kind permission.  Hus & Hem.
Photography / Copyright:  Ester Sorri - shared with kind permission.  Hus & Hem.
Photography / Copyright:  Ester Sorri - shared with kind permission.  Hus & Hem.
Photography / Copyright:  Ester Sorri - shared with kind permission.  Hus & Hem.
Photography / Copyright:  Ester Sorri - shared with kind permission.  Hus & Hem.

Just so relaxed and natural. Plus Kullabygden is a really lovely place (we spend quite a lot of time in the area as my parents-in-law live there). It's well worth a visit if you're in Sweden - I especially like Höganäs (home to Magasin 36, Lily & Oscar etc), Arild and the pretty village of Mölle (staying at the Grand Hotel is a must!).

Incidentally, did you notice the 'pinnvagn' in the garden? These traditional wooden trolleys are often used at Swedish country homes and summer cottages to transport small children, shopping, picnics, beach toys and other cargo around the village. So useful! 

You can see more pics and read about the Bergelin home here (in Swedish).

Other lovely, relaxed homes in Kullabygden include the home of a stylist also captured here, a cottage with a beautiful mix and a stunning skåne home.

Have a lovely, relaxed day! 

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A calm Swedish home in the heart of Gothenburg

It's another beautiful day here in South Sweden, the windows and doors are open, the birds are singing...and so far I've been indoors. But that would be fine if I was padding around this lovely Gothenburg apartment and sipping coffee on the balcony. I love the soothing neutral palette and there are some great ideas to steal too (see below for a quick guide on where to buy)! Is there anything you love in particular?









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What a lovely, calm spot in the heart of a city? Could you live here? Or pad around there today?! 

Items I know and love: sitting room - g-playtype print / Hay cushion / Hay tray table / RANARP floor lamp / rattan chair. Guest bedroom: this antique table is similar / linen bedding. Kitchen: Thonet chair / the golden bell lamp is similar.

I love how they've turned a fairly small boxroom into a welcoming guest bedroom (clothes rails are perfect for weekenders, I'm loving this and this copper one ). My sister came to visit recently and she told me about a friend who prepares a welcome pack when she goes to visit (a hint if ever I heard one - haha!). Here's the list, in case you're interested:

Steph's perfect guest welcome pack:
A set of towels
Dressing gown
Turban hair towel
Mini shampoo, conditioner & shower gel
Slippers
Ear plugs
Wifi password
Chocolates

Is there anything missing?! 

Some of my favourite guest rooms / houses of all time include this dreamy vintage inspired Australian one, an idyllic shed conversion and a Greek island guest house. Could you image?!

Have a lovely day!

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An idyllic Swedish cottage with outdoor kitchen and shower

Hello! How are you this Monday? The schools break up in Sweden later this week and I'm starting to get that summer feeling; think bare feet, dips in the sea, fishing, cooking and eating alfresco and showers under the open sky. At least that's what would happen if I were to spend the summer in this idyllic Swedish summer cottage. Like many Scandinavian holiday homes, it's been designed to make the most of the outdoors. And for rainy days, the interior has been decorated with traditional rag rugs, summer quilts in a basket, antique and vintage Swedish furniture and wicker chairs for enjoying the summer read. Oh yes! Could you spend your summer here?

 



 


Photography: Clive Tompsett (shared with kind permission). Sköna Hem

I'm such a big fan of holiday homes with a black exterior (see also this and this cottage!).

And I've always been a fan of bathing and showering outdoors (do you remember this post?!). Not only is there something special about washing under the open sky but they're also perfect for rinsing little feet after a day at the beach. Do you have an outdoor shower?

And move over barbecues - this summer I've got my eye on an entire outdoor kitchen (more inspiration can be taken from this Finnish cabin - so wonderful?!). 
More fabulous Swedish summer cottage inspiration here.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Houseology give-away this weekend. The winner has now been announced here..(oh how I wish I'd won!). 

Have a great start to the week!

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The winner of the Marimekko tea cups and tray is...

Thank you to everyone who entered the Houseology give-away. I'm excited to announce the winner of the set of four Oiva tea cups and a Fokus tray by Finnish brand Marimekko is.....Maria. Congratulations! Please send me an e-mail with your address so we can ship the prize to you.

And thank you to Houseology, congratulations on your shiny new website, I'm looking forward to stopping by to get design tips, interior inspiration and ideas. Oh and a little shopping too! 




This give-away is now closed.

 This post is sponsored by Houseology.

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A pared-back Swedish summer home on Gotland

Oooo, it's Friday and it feels like the summer's finally arrived here in Sweden - wooohooo! When it comes to Swedish summer time - a pared-back lifestyle is the way to go. Many like to retreat to a summer cottage for up to 4 weeks to make the most of the long summer days and surrounding nature. This home of a Swedish actor and comedian on the beautiful island of Gotland is a fine example, although a little bigger than most! It's made up of several buildings which allow friends and family to come and go and it's decorated with a lovely no-frills approach. And guess what? it's for sale! Could. You. Imagine? Gotland anyone?!


 









All Photography: Mats Hemlin / Bertwig fastighetsförmedling

Could you wile away a summer with family and friends in this cottage? If so, you might want to see the full tour here....

Other Gotland homes I absolutely love include this former lighthouse keeper's cottage, the boho home of a Swedish fashion photographer and the idyllic stone cottage of a stylist / photographer.

Got to love Gotland!

In case you're in the mood for a little Scandinavian summer cottage inspiration today (hey, the sun's shining, it's Friday, why not?!) you might want to check out all the summer cottages / Swedish cottages and rural retreats I've squirreled away over the years. 

Roll on the long summer holidays..are you up to anything fun?

Don't forget tomorrow I'm holding an exciting weekend give-away so pop back if you have the time, I think you're going to absolutely love the prize. 

Have a lovely day!

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