Friday, 31 July 2015

The charming home of a Swedish designer

Keeping it real on a Friday with this lovely, relaxed home and studio of Swedish designer Emma Von Brömsson, husband and three children. It's no wonder that someone who designs patterns for fabric, wallpaper, and products for the likes of House of Rym and Svenskt Tenn has a charmingly creative home full of vintage finds, unique pieces, pretty patterns and greenery. Perfect inspiration for the weekend, wouldn't you say?













Styling: Johanna Bradford. Photography: Kristin Lagerqvist

What a lovely home! The combination of blue and white gives it a real Swedish touch - accentuated by the pair of traditional clogs and Swedish Hasbeens of course!

Is there anything that stands out to you?

I love the relaxed way in which it's be captured for Lovely Life too, you can see more of Emma's pretty home here (see other home tours in a similar style here and here). Is this your kind of look?

For more weekend inspiration, there's oodles of images in my archives: Danish homesNorwegian homes, Finnish homes, Swedish homes and International homes. Warning - there are litereally hundreds of homes so get comfy and pour yourself a big old cup of tea first!

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

PS I spy the safari daybed....oh how I'd love one of those!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Lovely black floors in the home of a French stylist

I can't seem to get enough of black floors right now. While the previous home had high-gloss black painted floors, this wonderful French home has matt stained floors for a rougher texture. French stylist Anne-Fleur Broudehoux, one half of Roseanna, immediately fell in love with this former shop in a hidden courtyard in Paris and has turned it into a wonderful home. It's teeming with vintage and second-hand finds and beautiful Morroccoan rugs which pop against the black backdrop. Are you tempted yet?!








Louise Desrosiers. Shared with kind permission from Milk Magazine.

What a lovely relaxed home, don't you think?

I love the clever built-in headboard which brings the bed away from the wall to create extra space for shelving. The open shelves make a really personal feature and add a little cosiness to the room.

Find a similar array of rugs at Beldi (I once featured Beldi's owner Tamsin Flower's cheerful home - which is full of lovely Boucherouite and Azilal rugs - perfect inspiration!

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Other beautiful French homes to admire today include Elodie's Bordeaux townhouse and the home of a French fashion designer.  Oh la la!

Have a wonderful day!

PS If you're stuck in the office today - close your eyes for a minute and dream you're a million miles away on this swing. Did it do the trick?!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A Finnish home in striking charcoal tones

I love it when I receive an exciting e-mail. This time it was from designer Laura Seppänen sending over lovely pics from her latest interior design project. The client brief was to turn a two room apartment in Helsinki into a stylish, monochrome interior with the slightest hint of a hotel vibe. Laura added handmade and designer Finnish design pieces, and some fab prints to make the space come alive. The result is a pretty cool space with charcoal tones softened with warm wood. Let's take a tour..







Photos kindly submitted by Designer: Laura Seppänen, Photographer: Suvi Kesäläinen 

I love the bedroom! Charcoal bedding is such a great way to channel the broody dark grey trend  (as seen in this home)- but without committing to painting walls. This charcoal linen bedding and throw are similar.

To furnish the home Laura has used items from Finnish brands Adea and Valanti. The prints (in order of appearance) are:  RK Design, Blur, Brooklyn Landmarks.If there's anything in particular you're wondering about give me a shout in the comment section below and I'll dig into it!

I love the last home Laura designed too. Two totally different styles, which do you prefer?

You can keep up to date with her latest projects on Intagram and Facebook. 

More fabulous Finnish homes here!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered The Youngsters give-away. I am happy to announce the winner here. Gen is offering everyone 10% off all the fabulous items at The Youngsters with code MSH10 until Sunday 2nd August!

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

A Swedish artist's home in a former school house

When you go on holiday do you sometimes have a fleeting moment where you wonder if you should move there permanently?! Whether it's the Gothenburg archipelago in Sweden, Cornwall on the SouthWest coast of England or even the French Alps, I start imagining what life would be like year-round.  Sadly I've yet to follow this dream. However, Swedish glass artist Gunnel Sahlin has done exactly that.  Gunnel and her husband were looking for a summer cottage back in the 1990's and were so mesmerised by the former school house with it's beautiful light-filled rooms and incredible vistas that it eventually became their year-round home and Gunnar's atelier. One look around the house with it's high ceilings, original features and relaxed feel and I understand why, how about you?









Photography: Martin Löf shared with kind permission. Elle Decoration. Found via House of C with thanks.


What a lovely, realxed home?!

I love all the vintage and antique finds, muted blues and greys and the art on the bedroom wall.

I'm also in love with that bathroom - where we're staying right now doesn't have one and I'm missing my long baths - they're my sanctuary! More dreamy bathroom inspiration here, here and here.

Is there anything you love about this home?

More beautiful Swedish country homes include the magnificent Dalarna home of Ylva Skarp, the boho home and studio of a Swedish artist and the striking monochrome home of a photographer. Time to move to the country?! 

 Have a lovely day!

PS last day to enter The Youngters give-away!

Monday, 27 July 2015

A calm green, grey and white Swedish space

Well hello there! I hope you had a great weekend? It seems Sweden's starting to wake up from the summer holidays....Stadshem has started selling again. Yay! This home in Gothenburg, Sweden is full of calm green and grey tones mixed in with natural materials in the form of rattan (got my eye on that Tine K chair) and plants. Perfect inspiration for a Monday, don't you think?!    













Stadshem. Stylist: Emma Fischer. Photographer: Anders Bergstedt

What a calm home? I think it's the green tones (according to research people naturally associate green with lush pastures, trees and forests, evoking the feeling of peace and tranquility).  Do you have any green in your home? I recently started to introduce it as an accent colour in my own home (loving my green vintage scissor lamp found on Etsy), I think it works so well in a monochrome backdrop. 

Items I know and love from this Swedish space: various prints found at The Poster Club. Chairs: Rattan, Menu, Thonet 214Tulip table, Z1 pendant light in bedroom. Lohals rug.

Quick fix of the day: love how they've brought in a simple bunch of cow parsely from outside for the table decoration. 

Is there anything you love in particular about this home?

More calm homes with just the right amount of green include this english style house in Sweden, and pops of green in a Skåne family home.

Have a lovely, calm start to the week.

PS Don't forget to enter the fabulous children's design give-away - only one day left!

Saturday, 25 July 2015

The Winner of The Youngsters give-away

Thank you so much to everyone for entering The Youngsters give-away. I am excited to announce the winner as 'Catherine', we hope your new born will feel cosy in his / her origami baby bag! Please send us an e-mail so we can send you the voucher code.

The Youngsters is offering 10% disount with code MSH10 until Sunday 2nd August - I'm so heading over there for a few items for my girls room! See you there?






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Friday, 24 July 2015

The fabulous Danish home of an interior designer

It's Friday - yaaaaaay! And have I got a home tour to celebrate?! If you popped by on Wednesday you'll remember this fabulous danish home. And today, we're going to take tour around the home of the designer behind it - Natalia Sánchez Echevarria. Founder of Copenhagen based interior design company Spatial Code, Natalia has also lived in Barcelona, Paris, Vienna and New York (such great cities!). Her interior design philosophy is to create a personal identity working with textures, tactility and details using natural materials, handmade furniture and sensuous textures. Her own Danish home is testimony to this.  Let's take a peek....












Homeowner / stylist: Natalia Sánchez Echevarria / Spatial Code. Photography: Line Thit Klein - shared with kind permission


A few items I know and love: Tulip dining table, Möller chairs model 75. For a similar bed spread try this one.  Black String shelving. Bestlite wall lamp.

That lovely light green paint in her bedroom seems to be a part of Natalia's signature style. It's such a pretty colour, don't you think? Try Farrow & Ball Borrowed Light for similar.

Is there anything in particular that stands out to you?

A very special thank you to Danish photographer extraordinaire, Line Thit Klein who gave me permission to share not one but two of the fabulous homes she's photographed this week. Line is one of my favourite interior photographers and always finds the loveliest homes. More home tours by Line here, here and here.

I'll be back tomorrow with a really exciting weekend give-away - for everyone! So if you have the time make sure you pop back!

Have a wonderful Friday!