Thursday, 28 March 2013

Win an industrial pendant light!

To wish you a very happy easter I've collaborated with Mette from Make-Living blog on a very exciting give-away! Mette makes these fab industrial pendant lights here in Sweden and has recently launched a small webshop here. The light comes in 5 colour ways and one could be yours - yay!

To enter all you need to do is:

- Visit the Make-Living website to see the complete colour range.
- Write and tell us which colour you would most like to win in the comment section below.
- Like the Make-Living Facebook page.

The competition is open to everyone and closes Thursday 4th April at 12.00am GMT. The winner will be announced Friday 5th April. Don't forget to leave your contact details!

Wishing you all a super happy, relaxing Easter.

See you Tuesday x

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Guest post: Monochrome in Malmö

I'm Hanna from It's such an honour to write a guest post here at My Scandinavian Home and I wanted to find the perfect home to show you. Since I know Niki likes monochrome colors and interiors in black and white I think this Malmö apartment is perfect for the occasion. This minimalistic, yet cozy space is located in the picturesque square of Davidshall in Malmö and is really something else. Just look at those great white walls and the dark wood, the almost to-good-to-be-true terrace and the sophisticated colors throughout. I hope you'll enjoy this lovely apartment and Niki, have a great vacation! /Hanna of

Bilder: Bo-Laget Fastighetsförmedling

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Guest post: fab Stockholm home tour

Hello everyone! I'm Dagný Björg from Feel Inspired blog. Easter is just around the corner, any of you have plans yet? We are skipping town to stay at a summer cabin with nothing but good food, good friends and a good book as soon as our Easter vacation starts. A great way to relax and recharge I think. Today I have for you a home tour of this charming apartment in Stockholm. I love it's hardwood floors and how alive the apartment is thanks to the colorful and playful decorations. 

Hope you enjoy and hopefully we'll meet on my Feel Inspired blog soon!

Dagný Björg

Monday, 25 March 2013

Guest post: A Malmö masterpiece

Hello I'm Catherine from Nordic Design blog. I am very happy to collaborate on another beautiful blog promoting Scandinavian design and it's greatness. This beautiful home in Malmö, Sweden has the most amazing ceilings and beautiful parquetry flooring. The eclectic style is amazing! We love how the owners, Julius and Sara, successfully combined the old and the new - it's filled with character. And that shade of green in the dining room is great. What a gorgeous place!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Do you prefer less or more?

These sitting room snaps were recently taken by Line Klein for Alt Interior which featured a story about how to style your sitting room in different ways using the same fab sofa.

One sofa, two different spaces, which sitting room would you prefer? 

With kind permission from photographer Line Klein, Stylist: Nicola Kragh Riis
As you know I'm off skiing tomorrow - yay! But I'd never leave you high and dry and have lined up a series of fab guest posts including a very exciting Easter give-away next thursday which is not to be missed!

Before I hit the slopes (how much do I love writing that?!), here are a few links from around the web this week:

Loving these Danish iconic prints. And these wonderful photographic prints by Max Wanger  as seen in Bri Emery's LA home.

If you're hosting friends or family over Easter and are in need of some festive table inspiration check out these fabulous Scandinavian table spreads.

Easter renovations / shopping? Don't forget my wonderful sponsors who make this blog possible including Design Collectors (15% off with MYSCAN)! New socks from here, Nest for Hay, Muuto and countless other cool Scandinavian items, Loja Dada for the cutest kids clothes you'll ever see, cool shop LET LIV for you Ozzies and New Zealanders and The Reclaimed Flooring Company for the wood flooring you've always wanted but never known how to get (until now)!

I hope you have a wonderful week and a really lovely Easter!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Eclectic Stockholm apartment

Hello! How are you all today? I'm pretty stressed as I'm off on a family ski holiday on Saturday and have sooooo much to do before I leave! Friends keep asking me if I'm excited and the truth is I won't be until I'm actually sitting in a mountain bar with a beer in my hand!! Thankfully there are calm spaces such as this beautiful home in Stockholm to soothe my soul! I like that it has an eclectic mix of designer classics, vintage and retro pieces and Swedish antiques too.

Behrer & Partners Fastighetsmäkleri Via Seventeen Doors
With so much lingo bandying around it gets a bit confusing about what should be considered an antique, a collectors item, vintage or retro. I've just read an interesting article here which basically advised:

Antiques: items more than 100 years old
Collectables: items younger than 100 years old
Vintage: items that have cycled back into fashion or are less than 30 years old (but also can be applied to the time period: 1960-1979
Retro: Generally referred to the time period 1950-1959

The jury's still out though so perhaps you have other ideas?!

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Desiree's beautiful black and white home

There are so many fabulous blogs out there. One of my recent favourites is Vosges Paris and it seems Desiree's home, which recently appeared in Holly Becker's interior design book Decorate Workshop, is as beautiful as her blog.

Vosges Paris photography: Debbie Treloar
Monochrome - a girl after my own heart :)

Are you more for black and white homes like Desiree's or a colourful like Bri's?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A little ray of sunshine from LA

Today we're all battoning down our hatches here in Southern Sweden Meteorologists have predicted the worst snow storm in 10 years. GRRR! On days like today we need a home whuich comes with a little ray of sunshine. This fun, vibrant sitting room belongs to the fabulous Bri Emery of Design Love Fest fame and was the result of a collaboration with one of LA's hottest interior designers / stylists Emily Henderson. It's just the fix I need!

photos by: laure joliet, space designed by: emily henderson, makeup by: danielle walsh

With kind permission from Bri Emery, Design Love Fest

Love the mid century Danish touches, love the colour, love the prints and the plants. In fact the whole living room space makes me smile and it's just the inspiration I needed on this snowy morning in March! What about you?

More pictures and a very cool before and after snap here. Oh and a full feature in the LA Times here!

Before I head off into the snow, if my blog looks a bit weird for a few days it's because it's going through a small facelift which I'm working on with the talented Ana from Blog Milk. I hope you'll like the end result! See you tomorrow :)

PS Thank you so much for all your lovely words about my bedroom yesterday. Lots to do still bit it's a start :)