my scandinavian home

A Danish home with dusty hues and a homespun feel

Monday, 6 July 2015

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend? I thought I'd start the week with this charming Danish home just outside Copenhagen. It belongs to Anette Ansholm, her husband Christian and daughters Lina (8) and Hannah (5). Decorated mostly in white save for the pretty dusty hues in the cushions and textiles, Anette is a firm believer that everything in a home should tell a story. Many of the items you see are a mix match of items collected on travels, kept from childhood or discovered at flee markets.  Anette is a dab hand at upcycling too, and likes to repair, change or update the items she finds.  I love how her children's drawing also play a part in the interior. I recently framed some of my girls' paintings and not only are they so proud to see them on the wall, but they make a beautiful gallery wall too (says the proud mum!). What a lovely family home, don't you think?





  


Photos: Peter Kragballe, with kind permission. Boligliv. Post inspired by House of C with thanks

I love all the crocheted items.  I recently picked up a blanket like these at a second hand shop. I'm also a huge fan of tea (being British of course...) - luckily my favourite brand, Kusmi (also seen in Annette's home) is also sold in pretty tins - win win?! You can also pick up a great variety of lovely vintage tins here.

The designer lamps over the table are Lightyears Cracaggio pendant light - (on sale!! oh yes!). 

Is there anything that stands out to you about this relaxed home?

More lovely danish inspiration includes the clever space-saving home of an architect, a Danish oasis in Cannes and the home of a stylist.

This afternoon we're heading up to the summer cottage - I hope the sunny weather will continue- yesterday it reached 30 degrees here, can you believe that? In Sweden?! (We had a beautiful sunset dip on Saturday). Long may it continue!

I hope you have a great start to the week, see you tomorrow....

PS have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a cave?  If so, check out this incredible 'brutalist' house overlooking the Aegean sea. Not for someone with vertigo!


A lovely light-filled Dutch family houseboat

Friday, 3 July 2015

Yaaaay, it's the weekend (almost)! The sun's shining and I can see the sea sparkling in the distance (definitely heading off for a swim shortly!)....but first today's tour. Could you imagine anything more wonderful than living on a house boat at this time of year? Brought up in a sailing family, I was practically born on a boat and this would be my dream come true, but it does conjure up images of a rather dark, cramped living space. Not in this Dutch house boat captured by Binti Home though. Located a mere 10 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam, Annelie (co-owner of Bynorr.nl), Hans and baby Scott's home is flooded with natural light. The self-designed open-plan space is uncluttered with fresh white walls and pretty pastel accessories.  The only real hint that it's afloat is from the water seen from the living room window. Such a lovely family home, don't you think?














Homeowner: ByNorr.nl. Binti Home (shared with kind permission). Featured in Flair Magazine.

Apart from the fresh colours, patterns and light wood I think my favourite thing about this home is the mix-match coffee tables in the living room. How about you?

I love the cute children's room too. For similar inspiration it's well worth popping over to fellow Malmö blogger Paul et Paula. My favourite online children shops right now are The Youngsters (owned by my talented interior designer friend Genevieve who also lives in Malmö and who I recently collaborated with on my little girls bedroom) and British/Swedish brand Indikidual (Syreeta used to live here too!) - so lucky to be surrounded by such talented people!

There are a load more pictures of this lovely home plus a full write-up over at Binti Home and Flair Magazine (in Dutch). 

For more inspiration from Holland this weekend (after all, the Dutch do have such a great sense of style don't they?) there's an entire archive here (scroll through the first one as it's most likely this home). 

Have a wonderful couple of days and for those of you in America...long weekend!

PS if you fancy a dip this afternoon but have no where to go - you can always imagine yourself relaxing in one of these beautiful swimming pools. Love!  


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