My new window nook / reading corner!

We've got a window nook in our open plan sitting / dining room area and it's been home to everything from a drinks trolley, gallery wall and even our Christmas tree! But in the back of my mind I've always thought what a beautiful spot it would make for a daybed. Not only does this corner of our home get the most beautiful light, it's also really peaceful looking out over the garden and up at the moon at night.  And guess what?! I've finally got around to creating it thanks to a little help from Danish brand Nordal and their lovely wall lamp and cushions in grey, dusty rose and a soft cream throw as well as a few other bits and bobs (see below for more details!). It's turned out soooo cosy and already become the most popular spot in the house!

Photography: Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home. Styling: Genevieve Jorn

What do you think?

Although it's super sweet seeing a little row of children's feet sticking out from under a blanket while they giggle over something on the ipad... but just one evening this week, just one!...I'd love to light that oil lamp, pour myself a large glass of something and read a book in this very spot!

Get the look:

1. Wall lamp 2. Floor cushion dark grey 3. Rug 4. Cushion cover purple grey 5. Cushion cover with circle print 6. Cushion cover dusty rose 7. Round serving platter 8. Oil lamp 9. Cotton shawl off white/beige

The open book is the first sneak peek inside my very own The Scandinavian Home (which launches in three weeks - exciting!). And I found the mobile here.

Give me a shout in the comment section below if you're wondering about any of the other items you see!

Have a lovely day!

PS Oh and a big Happy Birthday to stylist extraordinaire Gen! - I love working with you :)

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Nordal. All words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too. Thank you for supporting the brands which help me bring fresh posts to your mail box. And thank you Nordal for helping me finally complete my window nook!

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An elegant Malmö home in calming green

Tjoho! As you know, I'm very proud of my home city of Malmö (see my city guide here!) and I always feel a flutter of excitement when a beautiful home pops up in da hood! This 1920's apartment is located in Davidhalls Torg - a lovely square in the centre of town fringed with small independent businesses including an antiques shop, vintage clothes boutique, a barbers and a whole host of cafés and restaurants - with tables and chairs spilling out onto the pavement. And high above you'll find this oasis. Painted in soothing white and green, the owners have used glass cabinets to keep everything on display, yet safely hidden away. Wooden furniture adds warmth while soft linen textiles add a beautiful softness to the space which can only be described as a picture of a calm.

For sale through Bjurfors

Ahhhh, so lovely.

The owners have achieved the perfect balance, don't you think?

Did you see it's for sale too? Come and join us!

Get the look from this lovely Malmö apartment: IKEA sells a similar white glass cabinet. Le Sac en papier, This magenta kimono would look pretty against the green wall, white linen table cloth (beautiful!) and pure linen bedding (I love this off-white linen throw / blanket too).

The look and feel of the space reminds me a little of Artilleriet studio and the home of the owners behind the store. Beautiful!

Have a lovely day!

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The happy Brooklyn home of a Swedish expat

We step inside Swedish homes almost on a daily basis here on My Scandinavian Home blog - but what about when a Swede lives abroad? It would be hard to live in a new environment and not be influenced by the world around you (just like I've found with my own home). And it appears Livia Moore, the Tictail community manager feels the same. Livia moved to her small yet incredibly charming, Brownstone apartment in Brooklyn, New York from Stockholm, Sweden two years ago and it already feels very much like home. She told My Domaine: 'It has so much character. The entire building feels lived in, with memories and decades of family history'. Livia's home is a fabulous blend of mid-century, classics, vintage finds from all over the world and items by emerging designers who sell through Tictail. Textiles and large sash windows add an injection of colour and light to complete the happy vibe. Let's take a peek....

Photos courtesy of Tictail

I love this space - all the textiles, plants, lovely nick nacks... it makes me happy just looking at it, how about you?!

Get the look from Livia's home: Kilim rug, source similar cushions here, the throw on the bed is by Slowdown Studio. Pick up a macrame wall hanging here.

You can see the full tour and interview over at My Domaine here. And keep up to date with Livia's latest projects on Instagram here.

I've been a huge fan of Brooklyn since staying there for a few days while writing my first book in 2015 and I've featured so many gorgeous homes from the area - including the home of a do it yourselfer, a cool monochrome space and the fab Brooklyn home and studio of a creative couple
- all beautiful and unique in their own way, don't you think?

Have a wonderful day!

PS Thank you to Houseology for including me in a list of 'best interior designers Pinterest 2017' ...I do love my pinning!

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A calm grey Swedish space with a hint of blue

Hej heeej! How are you today? Did you have a nice weekend? I'm feeling super relaxed after a visit to Ystad Saltsjöbad spa (with an overnight stay at Villa Strandvägen). If you're coming this way I can totally recommend it (dip in the sea optional - BRRRRR!) - the Swedish South coast is beautiful! But today we're heading to the West coast. Gothenburg to be precise - and this beautiful apartment. I think what really drew me to this space in the heart of the city was the blue-green sofa among a sea of grey. I love that it breaks off from the rest of the apartment, adding an element of surprise. The entire space also has a super calm feel - what a great way to kick off the week!

This apartment is for sale through Bosthlm. See more info here.

Blue-green, grey, white and black - what a beautiful colour combination, don't you think?

The MOBIL light in the sitting room is one of my favourites right now - it's by Gothenburg based designer Monika Mulder and you can find it here. I'm trying to figure out if I have the ceiling height for it in the sitting room (it could look so nice over our coffee table). What do you reckon?

N.B. low ceiling heights don't usually stop me - just look at my bedroom!! 

Elsewhere in the apartment: the rattan poufs are from IKEA. Pick up fab fashion prints here (15% discount with myscandinavianhome15 right now - love that!). Gloria candleholder by Klong.

Right-ho. Just pulling into the IKEA headquarters in Älmhult - must say it's feeling €%&/" freezing for what's meant to be the first official day of spring! When will I ever stop dressing like a Brit and more, er, weather-appropriate like the Swedes?!

Have a wonderful start to the week.

 PS Looking for lovely bedding? I've fallen in love with the stonewashed natural linen from Piglet in Bed after my Saturday morning lie-in. Heaven!

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Get 15% off at THE POSTER CLUB!

Heads up! There's a new print in town. Two actually! Following up on the great success with their latest collections of art prints, Copenhagen-based design studio Atelier CPH has launched two new abstract art prints. Abstract construction and Abstract cubism will be available as part of new 'THE POSTER CLUB collection' - a series of art prints made exclusively for THE POSTER CLUB by various designers, artists and photographers - and come in 30 cm x 40 cm and 50 cm x 70 cm. Love to have one in your own home? Exciting news! The prints are available worldwide and you can get 15% off by simply typing in code myscandinavianhome15 at checkout until 31st March! In fact, this code applies to all posters in the online store- time to snap up a print by Coco Lapine, Playtype and Silke Bonde too?!

 Photography by Morten Bentzon

How fab! I particularly like the Abstract Construction (in a light wood frame). Do you have a favourite? Any others you have your eye on?

You can find out more about the collaboration here and shop posters until your hearts content here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

This post was brought to you in collaboration with THE POSTER CLUB - who do indeed sell some of the finest posters out there (and that, as with all other words in this post, comes from my heart!). Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Scandinavian Home blog possible.

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