my scandinavian home

A Swedish home in a former shop

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

I do love a conversion, don't you? I've featured many here before, including a former  barn, garage, bar, artist's atelier, carpenter's workshop, vicarage, schoolhouse and even monk's retreat, and they all have something very special about them. A history. I was therefore thrilled to discover this home in a former shop in Rörjostad / Värnhem here in Malmö today (I'm still trying to figure out which shop it used to be! Any Malmö friends know?). The owners have successfully turned the 1920's building into a lovely family home. Prying eyes are kepy at bay with a simple film on the lower half of the windows and the walls have been kept fresh white to allow light to bounce around. What a truly lovely space. And it's actually for sale if anyone's tempted?!

Bo-laget (post inspired by Ems Design Blog with thanks).
What do you think - could you live here?

This is the second time we've seen green in the bathroom in as many weeks (remember this home with the green splashback?). I think the sink looks great against the white tiles with black grouting in this home, how about you?

I love the children's room too - I've used hearts instead of dots on the walls of my little girls room, I also love clouds and raindrops too. They don't have to be kept to kids rooms though- as you can see from this adult bedroom! Such a pretty way to quickly update a room.

I also spy - the mark eden schooey koushi light, Eames RAR rocking chair, Chrome C print, similar spotty cushion, dot wallstickers on children's wall, washi tape and Aesop soap.

Have a lovely day!

A calm Berlin home with a bold twist

Monday, 3 August 2015

Hello Monday! Hello August! What a lot of fresh starts, got to love that?! I thought I'd kick off the week with inspiration from a turn of the century Berlin home. Styled by Sarah of Coco-Lapine for Fantastic Frank, the original features and high cielings of the space painted in fresh whites and light grey make a beautiful backdrop for striking contemporary pieces by New tendency and &Tradition among others. All in all, a lovely light-filled space...with a few bold twists - loving the black accent wall....and are those airplane storage cabinets in the kitchen units do you think?!).....

Fantastic Frank. Photos: Magnus Pettersson & Sarah Van Peteghem. Styling Coco Lapine.

What a cool, calm home, don't you think?

A little about where a few of the items are from: Meta side table, Masa table, &Tradition chairs, Shift shelving system. Plug Lamp by Atelje Lyktan. Paris elevations print by Studio Esinam. Teesta rug in the sitting room.  Bergmann light fixture.

You can see more pics of this lovely home and more details about the interior here.

Three very different homes using a white and grey colour scheme here, here, here. Such a soothing combination, are you a fan? For a similar light grey try either Blackened or Ammonite.

The school holidays have nearly come to a close here in Sweden, but for now I've got two little girls waiting for me to take them to the beach to build sand castles....

Have a lovely start to the week! 

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