Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Swedish apartment: black, white and texture

I spotted this beautiful apartment over on Emmas Design blog this morning. The kitchen and bedroom in particular are soooooo fab. Bistro style dining chairs are quickly becoming the dining chair of the moment and I love the contrast of the black against the otherwise white kitchen. The wood effect wall (wallpaper?) also adds warmth to the room.  Having seen the painted grey floor in the bedroom I am seriously tempted with my own bedroom! And what about how they've cut a square out of the plaster to expose the brickwork?





Stadshem
What do you think?

An important announcement - thank you so much for all your wonderful entries to win the Vitra L'oiseau from Designcollectors. The winner of the beautiful birdy is Karina from Makao Home! Congratulations! I wish you could have all won :)

Here in Sweden my family and I are heading up the coast to celebrate Valborg (Walpurgis night) with a huge bonfire and singing. Do you celebrate Walpurgis night in your country?

Monday, 29 April 2013

Ausbau apartment by Studio Oink

Hello Monday!! How are you all? I hope you had a lovely weekend. For those of you struggling with the start of the week, don't worry, I have the perfect home tour; the Ausbau apartment in Wiesbaden, Germany. The brief was to create a quiet and bright space and designers Studio Oink (love the name!) have achieved this using whites and pale wood for a calm and bright atmosphere. They have also added a touch of nature, and a mix of Scandinavian designer, mid century and vintage pieces for a relaxed vibe.








 


Studio Oink with kind permission. Via This is Paper

I spy the Vitra panton chair, the EA117 office chair (15% off with code MYSCAN). The industrial style Hay lamp in the kitchen (I've got one of these here, it's fab!), String pocket shelving , and painted dining chairs (just like mine! I picked them up for 30 quid at the local flee market - bargain!). Have I missed anything?

What do you reckon? Do like the light wood touch?

Friday, 26 April 2013

A Finnish log cabin

Doing anything fun this weekend? I know one family in Finland who will spend the weekend in this beautiful 48 metre square cottage. I showed a few pictures of it here and today the lovely Minna from Time of The Aquarius has given me permission to show a few more. Complete with two bedrooms, tiny kitchen and a sitting room with a cosy fireplace and a sauna and guest room, the cottage has no running water. It's small for a family of five but that's the idea, they can be close and spend quality time together. Apart from the incredible decor, I think it resonates with me because I love the idea of weekends away with nothing but family and the nature for entertainment.









Time of The Aquarius

Could you spend time in a cottage without running water?

Do you remember this incredible Finnish cabin I showed a few months ago (also without running water?

If you're up for some simple but very cool DIY this weekend check out this cool project.

I love this incredible wooden box house, it's such a refreshing take on architecture and design!

I spy the very cool Vitra L'oiseau in these pictures. If you haven't entered the give-away to win one of these cooly birdies hurry! You have until Monday! :)

Before I head off, I just wanted to mention you've probably noticed my blog is going through a bit of a facelift at the moment, bear with me, the wonderful Ana from blog milk is working on it and it may look a little strange for a few days!

Have a wonderful weekend all!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Apartment, Copenhagen

An exciting invite plopped into my mail box last week to attend a preview of the Sarah Becker exhibition at The Apartment. For those of you are unfamiliar with the concept, The Apartment was founded by Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhauer and exhibits 20th century funriture, contemporary art and design in the setting of an 18th century apartment in the heart of Copenhagen. Here are some pictures of the forever changing space which is slightly more flamboyant than the usual Danish style we are used to seeing but nevertheless beautiful.






The Apartment

What do you think of the space, does it reflect your personal style?

Unfortunately I couldn't make the preview as I was rushing off to London, but the exhbition is on until May 8th for anyone who's interested.
I'm heading home today and sooooo looking forward to seeing my little family! Thank you London for a wonderful stay, you'll always be my favourite!!

PS Don't forget to enter the give-away if you haven't already!

PPS Excuse the layout changes this evening - we are just trying to figure out a slightly new and improved layout and it's a bit of a work in progress! 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Keeping it simple in white and wood

This apartment is great inspiration for someone who likes to keep it clean, or is simply a little colour shy. The white and wood theme is so relaxed and warm in this Swedish apartment for sale through Fantastic Frank.







Fantastic Frank via wonderful blog 79 ideas
I think my favourite picture is the last one thanks to the beautiful Swedish 'kakelugn' in the corner and the pretty collection of glass bottles used as candle holders on a perspex side table - clever!

What about you? Could you do white and wood?

Sorry if you had a few problems entering the give-away yesterday (there was a technical problem for a few hours and me and technical don't mix very well!). The problem is solved so if you'd like to enter to win a fab Vitra L'oiseau worth 100 euros stop by here, I'd love you to join in the fun!

I hope you have a lovely day (20 degrees and sunny here in London - now that's more like it!), let's hope I take it back with me to Sweden tomorrow.....

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Fab Give-away: L'oiseau

Designcollectors, stockists of the largest Vitra range in Europe, are excited to announce that they will now also sell fab brands Artek and Thonet in the Designcollectors online shop. They have also recently launched a Designcollector's Facebook page for all the latest product info and interior inspiration - yay! we like!

To celebrate  the launch of the new brands Designcollector's and my scandinavian home have teamed up to offer you the chance to win this very cool Vitra L'oiseau worth 100 euros!






To enter all you need to do is:
- Visit Designcollectors website and check out theVitra, Artek and Thonet products
- Write a comment below stating which product you like the most and why
- Like Designcollector's Facebook page 

The competition is open to everyone and closes Monday 29th April at midnight GMT. The winner will be announced here on Tuesday 30th April.

Don't forget, if you're not the lucky winner you can always get 15% off on all products at Designcollectors with the code MYSCAN.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Bright, breezy and perfectly styled in Stockholm

Bright, airy and breezy and beautifully styled. This Östermalm, Stockholm apartment on the market through Alexander White is the perfect way to start the week!





 


Alexander White via Stil Inspiraton

Favourite items? Mine is the the beautiful leather chesterfield and the vintage fan. Incidentally, our new bedroom is at the top of the house and gets extremely hot in the summer - perfect excuse to invest in a vintage fan - any tips on where to source one?

I'm currently in London (my home city!) for a few days. I love being back, it's such a fab city in the spring time. Yesterday I spent a day in London fields, East London home of the Columbia Road Flower Market and a great local pub!

Did you get up to anything fun?

PS Tomorrow I'll be hosting a very exciting give-away so don't forget to stop by for your chance to win!



Friday, 19 April 2013

A Swedish lesson in styling

HELLO FRIDAY! We made it! yay! This apartment is a lesson in styling. So very simple yet so very interesting. Colours and key pieces stand out against a backdrop of large white rooms with high ceilings, beautiful original flooring and large windows.










Styling: Jessica Clayton, Photography: Mikael Axelsson for Wendell via Feel Inspired
My favourite things: the portrait painting in the hallway and the bright, sunny, yellow eames chair! Yours?

Exciting news: Design Collectors are now stocking Artek (I love their tea trolley and Golden Bell light) and Thonet (get 15% of with code MYSCAN). To celebrate I'll be holding a give-away here on My Scandinavian Home next week.....so keep an eye out!

For those of you who understand Norwegian (or simply like looking at a fab home on film) check out Nina's home from Stylizimo's blog on Norway's TV 8 last week here!

Are you up to anything exciting this weekend? I'm heading to London on Sunday for a few days. It's been ages since I've been there so I am very excited!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! See you on Pinterest / Facebook / Instagram in the meantime!!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Cool restaurant design; Muy Mío

A friend of mine is currently designing a restaurant / bar in London so I'm always looking for inspiration to send him. OK, I admit it, I also love looking at pictures of restaurants / bars and dream of visiting them all one day. Especially when they look like the magnificent Muy Mío in Barcelona. Designed by Intsight, there's so much kitchen / dining inspiration to take away from this space. I love the furniture, lighting, colours, materials and textures. And all the wine of course!












Designers: Intsight, photography; Mireia Rodriguez with kind permission. Via Stil Inspiration

Have you been to Muy Mío