Friday, 28 June 2013

A beautiful Brazilian beach home

There are several continents I've never been to and one is South America. I've been dreaming of visiting Brazil for years and now that I see this ethereal rural coastal home (via Etxekodeco) I have to turn my dream into a reality!! I love the combination of floaty whites and rustic with cool vintage finds and modern art.









via Etxedeco, Elle Decoration UK

Could you imagine spending your spare time here?!

Speaking of spare time, next week the Swedish holidays have officially begun - yaaaaaay! It'd be rude not to do my part so I'll be joining in by spending lots of time with my wonderful family.  I'll still be blogging but since we'll be moving around a little I might have a few problems with internet so bear with me (after Shanghai I'm not taking any chances!).

Before I head off, I had to share with you an exciting mention on the blog of Sweden's wonderful interior magazine Sköna Hem who chose My Scandinavian Home as blog of the week. Tack team Sköna Hem!

I hope you all have a wonderful couple of days, see you Monday!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Inspiration from Muuto, Copenhagen

Hello everyone! Last week I visited the new Muuto headquarters in Copenhagen where I met some of the talented Scandinavian designers behind the latest products in the collection and understand more about New Nordic design. As promised here are a few pics......






My Scandinavian Home

Incredible headquarters for an incredible brand! The vignettes around the headquarters were arranged by my clever neighbour and her team from all the way to paris (ATWTP).

Head over to the Muuto website to take a peek at the new collection, or buy some of their fab products here.

Sorry again for the radio silence this week. I've been in Shanghai (amazing city!) and had no access to blogger or Facebook! I'm back in Sweden now, a little jet lagged but happy :)

Good to see you all again!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Beautiful Göteborg home

I just wanted to check in and say sorry for my absence, I have been away on a holiday and haven't been able to access blogger. I will be back Thursday night unless my flight delays. To follow up this little blog post here's a little home tour in a beautiful Göteborg apartment. Hope you enjoy and talk to you soon!






via Alvhem

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Utter Shutter LOVE!!



Dreamy Whites
 
I love the fact that so many of us can see the beauty in something weathered, tired and worn. Most of us can only dream of owning a tumble-down property to discover and restore antique gems and aged treasures. Thankfully, clever paint properties and techniques mean that most of us can own a little of that beauty too, even if it might be cheating! Why not bring some rustic charm into the home? The beauty that a weathered, paint faded shutter can bring to a room in incredible. 
 
SAS Interiors
 
Fix them to the wall for an abstract art piece, a bedhead, or lean them on a flat stretch of room to add texture....the colour pop is so lovely!
 
Miss Mustard Seed
 
The more aged the better in my opinion!
They can even be useful....
 
Sally Lee by the Sea
 
I have 2 shutters ready for new homes, both 2m tall. A beautiful bright weathered turquoise and a subtle, moody duck-egg blue boy....
I should be listing them this week.
Thanks for visiting!
 
 
 
 

Monday, 24 June 2013

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Welcome!

Hello and thanks for dropping in to my new little venture! This is the where I will share my recently finished items, if they are still availible, they will be found in the 'For sale' area of the blog. I hope that you enjoy browsing and visit again soon.......

Great little duck egg blue chest with country style knobs
 
Beautiful and feminine, French Reproduction Desk

Striking light blue tallboy

 Small Union Chest
 
16 Bottle Wine Rack in Turquoise
Sweet French Reproduction Table in Grey
 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Finnish inspiration

Some light inspiration from Finnish brand Iittala today who have branched out into the world of interiors and launched a new storage system and light for spring / summer. I love the clean lines and the way the spaces have been styled around the products.








What do you think of these new pieces? Do you own any Iittala glasswear?

I had a great time in Copenhagen yesterday evening visiting the new Muuto headquarters. We got to see the latest Muuto collection and meet some of the talented designers behind it. We also enjoyed hot dogs and champagne on their roof terrace! I can't wait to get my photos sorted so I can show you some of their latest collection, it's all very exciting (you can buy fab items from Muuto here). Afterwards I went to Tivoli Gardens and went on some of the scariest rides I've ever been on eeeeeek! It was so much fun though! Have you been to a funfair lately?

It's Midsummer in Sweden tomorrow so I'll be off to dance around a May Pole with my family! I hope you all have a wonderful Midsummer and see you Monday!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

A fab mid-century home in Berlin

A mid-century treat today with this incredible 1957 bungalow 'atriumhaus' in the middle of Tiergarten Park, Berlin. It's been a while since I posted a home in this style, I don't know why as I'm a big fan of mid century and have nicked more than a few mid-century Scandinavian pieces from my generous parents in law's attics (coffee table here, drinks trolley here!).

 








BFS Design via Blissful Blog
What's your take on mid-century? Is this your kind of home?

I am heading off to Copenhagen this afternoon to attend an event hosted by one of my favourite Scandinavian brands, Muuto. Very exciting! I'll have to fill you in once back over the bridge.

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

A stunning skåne home

Hello! I'm so excited to share this home with you today! It belongs to Josephine Ekström who owns the beautiful shop Lily & Oscar in my Father-in-law's home town of Höganäs here in Skåne, South Sweden. Her home, which was formerly a general store, is a true reflection of the type of items she sells in her shop - beautiful unique pieces with a vintage or antique touch. Truly lovely space.








With kind permission from Josephine Ekström, Photography: Anne Rosén Rösio for Elle Decoration via French By Design

The style of this home is right up my street, how about you? I think my favourite space (although it's extremely hard to choose) is the hallway with the stunning tiled floor. I also love the wood rafters against the white in the bedroom and sitting room.

Do you have a favourite room or feature?

Sunday, 16 June 2013

A beautifully renovated Swedish farmhouse

This beautiful turn of the century Dalarna farmhouse was the childhood home of  Swedish photographer Helena Blom. Thirteen years ago Helena and her husband Göran returned with their children Elliot and Emma. Since then they have lovingly restored the home. It was important to Helena that the features which make an old house so charming such as the uneven hardwood floor, creaky staircase, beautiful fireplace and wood stove remained intact while the home is updated to reflect modern family life.







With kind permission from photographer: Helena Blom. Lantliv
What a beautiful home! I think my favourite room has to be the sitting room with it's wonderful white floors, wood burning stove and wood beams (and saddle of course!).

What do you love about this home?