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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A white and grey Swedish home with touches of Christmas

A few weeks ago I showed the lovely apartment of Swedish interior designer Elin Kickén which was for sale through interior stylists and estate agents Västanhem. Now I've spotted this charming Swedish apartment in Jönköping is for sale on the site too. The space is decorated in white and grey but I think it's the rugs and subtle Christmas decorations and candles which give it the warmth. 


Rugs and lights are the two things I don't have enough of in my home. An investment for 2014? Are you missing in your home?

On Friday it's my birthday - yay! I already cheated and celebrated a little last weekend with a night in Copenhagen with my man, sister and her fiancé - we went to Höst (such a beautiful restaurant!) and I can tell you the food is fantastic too) and Bibendum (still recovering!). Yesterday I also got an early birthday present from my Uncle - a Tom Dixon candle holder in copper. I feel like one very lucky and spoilt lady this week!

What's on your wish list?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pretty Christmas inspiration in white, pastel and gold

I'm working from a cafe today, the cold wind's howling outside and I'm all cosy and warm within. On days like this, when the winter's really set in I feel so Christmassy, how about you? I've been squirreling away lots of Scandinavian Christmas inspiration on Pinterest lately and thought I'd share some of it with you today. Now that I see it all together I notice a white theme (no surpise there!), simple branches and trees with a touch of pastel or gold. So pretty!

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Source: 1 Lily, 1,2.4,6 House Doctor (via Home & Delicious with thanks), 6. Tine K Home 

I feel like I need to run home and start decorating, how about you?!

What colour theme will you go for this Christmas?

More beautiful Christmas decorating inspiration here from Danish brand oisoioi and also don't miss wreath inspiration here (so beautiful that I've actually sent the link to my local florist who said she could make a few of the items for me!).

Have a lovely cosy day!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Swedish home in white. grey and brown

Good morning and hello December! I hope you had a lovely weekend? Today I love this cosy Swedish apartment decorated in grey, white and brown.

I think what makes this apartment so cosy are the slightly rougher white wood floor, the mix of cushions on the sofa, throws and sheepskin rugs as well as the warm brown accent colour.

I've never seen a vintage drinks trolley as a bed side table before have you? How cool. Perhaps I should move my mid-century one to my bedroom?!

I also love this stunning home in Oslo which also uses lots of brown - wow! What do you think?

Have a lovely day!

Friday, November 29, 2013

A Skåne sitting room beautifully decorated for Christmas

Since many of us will be celebrating the first weekend of advent over a glass of steaming glögg this weekend it's time for a little more Christmas inspiration. These lovely pictures are from the sitting room of the talented and inspiring Swedish blogger Anna-Malin of Helt Enkelt blog from here in Skåne. I love the way she's styled her sitting room for Chrsitmas it looks so pretty and cosy don't you think?

Anna-Malin, Helt Enkelt with kind permission

I love the mini Christmas trees that are trending this year. I've started to dot a few Christmas decorations around our home but we won't head out to the forest to chop down a tree for a few weeks yet. When will you start decorating (if you celebrate Christmas that is :)?

In case you're looking for more beautiful Scandinavian Christmas decorating ideas check out this white home, this Norwegian home and this Swedish home. Oj oj oj so lovely and Christmassy!

PS if you're in need of a little present inspiration or looking for something new for your home, check out my latest guest edit (click on the My Scandinavian Home banner). So many great things! And if you love wrapping you'll love the personalised gift wrap you can find here, I'm on it!

I hope you have a lovely weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you on the other side of the pond!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Swedish home with black floors and a mid-century touch

I arrived in London yesterday for an over night stay. It's always a treat to come home not least because my Mum is the best cook in the world! She also showed me something she bought at an antique auction yesterday and it made me think I should spend more time hunting for vintage / mid-century / antique items. there are so many beautiful items to be found! Today's home currently for sale through Fantastic Frank blends Scandinavian mid century furniture with modern touches and black floors. Perhaps dark floors are a great alternative to the latest trend in Scandinavia dark walls. I love the contrast but the apartment still appears lovely and bright. What do you think?

Fantastic Frank

Are you more of a light or dark wood floor person? or perhaps you have gone for carpets?

I spy: the SNOW chest of drawers, Svenskt Tenn elephant print on the chairs, and a lovely grey sheepskin rug. I find Lauritz a great source for Scandinavian mid-century furniture. I recently received a Frame 20 as a gift and it looks perfect on my mid-century coffee table - just a tip if you're looking to decorate your finds!

For a little inspiration on mid-century inspired homes check out these here and here. And other beautiful homes with dark floors here and here. I think I'm sold?

Have a lovely day and see you tomorrow for a Christmas inspired post!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Children's room from Bang Bang Copenhagen / Ollie & Seb's Haus

My older little girl is keen to update her bedroom and never one to turn down a decorating opportunity I've been pouring over children's room inspiration on Pinterest. One of the coolest children's rooms I've seen is from the home of Deborah of Ollie & Seb's Haus. The fab room has been styled for an A/W 2013 cushion shoot for quirky children's clothing and accessory brand Bang Bang Copenhagen.  Last week I was admiring the sofa in the kitchen - today I'm dreaming of my children having a big enough bedroom to fit a sofa like this one - so comfy!

Ollie & Seb's Haus, Bang Bang Copenhagen. with kind permission. 

I spy the white rabbit lamp (I also love this cute rabbit one from Made in Design and get 10% discount with code SCANDI-HOME!), apple papple print, and Brio stove (my little girls have this and I've had many a fake meal served to me from this oven, they love it!), Tam Tam stool (10% off with code SCANDI-HOME) and Bang Bang Copenhagen cushions

You can see more pictures of Deborah's little boy's wonderful room here as well as get some more tips on where to buy some of the items you see. 

Other children's rooms I love: this, this and this one. So fab!

Since it's the first advent this weekend I'm planning a Christmas post on Friday with lots of Christmas decorating ideas so if you're looking for a little inspiration pop back Friday with a cup of coffee. And of course there'll be tomorrow's usual Scandinavian home tour....

Have a lovely Wednesday!