A serene norwegian space for the weekend

Friday, 23 January 2015

It's the weekend - woooop! Any great plans? To me weekends are for kicking back and getting away from it all (OK, and the odd glass of wine). And I'm sure I could do both of these in this beautiful Norwegian space, given the chance! Looking out over a Norwegian fjord, Hilde and Kristian Eriksen designed the home from scratch and decorated the interior in white, shades of grey and warm light wood. The furniture is a mix of modern design and antiques.  And the result is a serene, warm, light-filled home. Oh how I would love to spend my weekend here, how about you?!

Photography: Yvonne Wilhelmsen. Femina. Post inspired by Style Files owner of beautiful shop Le Souk.  

Anything that stands out to you?

A few items I know and love: Vitra Hang it All, Eames DSR chairs, Wishbone CH24 chair. I usually buy my market basket bags when I visit my sister in Mallorca but you can also source them here.

For more Norwegian inspiration this weekend there are many wonderful spaces to be found here. And a couple of Norwegian blogs to browse: Fjeldborg, Stylizimo, and Elisabeth Heier.

Have you ever visited Norway? I've been to Bergen and Oslo. But I dream about going hut to hut hiking in the Norwegian wilderness one day too.

Have a great couple of days and see you Monday!

Details from a lovely, relaxed and vibrant family home

Thursday, 22 January 2015

After yesterday's 'man cave' (aka the fabulous Stockholm home of a fashion stylist), I thought today it was only fair to go for something a little more feminine. Situated in the 'sunshine state' of Florida, this home belongs to photographer Jen Smith, her 'handy' husband and two children. Pitched against a mainly white background, the beauty of this lovely light filled space lies in the detail. Bold textiles, artwork which pops and botanical touches add a ray of sunshine to every corner of the home. In fact, I couldn't imagine that this space is anything but sunny even on a rainy day, could you?

Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Homeowner: Jen Smith. Photographer. Brittany Ambridge. Domino Magazine
Is this your kind of style?

I used to be colour shy but recently I've noticed bright hues are slowly creeping into my home (I'm particularly fond of pinks). And now that spring's on it's way (I say, optimistically) I'm loving oh so fab Boucherouite or vintage kilim rugs, bold Turkish Kilim and intricate threadwork pillows / cushions from Thailand. And even weaved wall hangings such as these by MaryanneMoodie and this DIY Macrame one (project for the weekend perhaps?!).

Another touch I'm looking at for my home is sea-scape artwork and Jen's shop will be my first stop!

More bright and beautiful homes captured by Brittany Ambridge include this wonderful mexican space,  the Californian home of Annie Ziegler and the zen home of a LA fashion designer.

Have a lovely, bright, sun-shiny day! 

The Stockholm home of a fashion stylist

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

One of my girls woke up with a sore throat today, poor thing.  She's on the sofa behind me watching 'fixa rummet' (a program about children's bedroom make-overs) - yes, it runs in the family! Meanwhile, over on this side of the room...I've got a fab home to share with you. Shot by Kristofer Johnsson and styled by Saša Antić, it belongs to Stockholm based Gorjan Lauseger, a fashion and advertising stylist who works with well known magazines from all over the world. In his bio his style is described as 'clean, classic and sophisticated but always with a modern eye'. I think his home truly reflects this too, don't you?

Photographer: Kristofer Johnsson. Stylist Saša Antić. Inspired by My Unfinished Home

The high ceilings, original period features, beautiful parquet flooring and the way the apartment has been furnished is indeed clean, classic and sophisticated. But what really stands out to me is the statement artwork. 

A couple of items I know and love: Sitting room: Hektar floor lamp, Svenskt Tenn elefant cushions, Kate Moss book and Baxton Studio leather and chrome chairs. Kitchen: black and white Marimekko bowl, Thonet 214 chairs, Bedroom: classic white linen bedding, occasional LTR bedside table.  

Is there anything you love about this space?

Some of my fave places to buy fab artwork for the home: The Poster ClubArtilleriet and Fotografiska. Plus more art photography inspiration here

Yesterday's Dutch cabin got me thinking about holiday plans (see my travel board!). I'm thinking Rock the Shack style rentals (inspiration on cabins, cocoons and hideouts) or glamping (again). If you're expecting visitors, I love this round-up of three very different ways to accommodate guests. Do you have any great plans for 2015? If you're thinking about visiting Southern Sweden drop me a mail, I might be able to help you find a holiday home on land or water! 

 Have a lovely day!

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