A garden Astrid? Yes a garden! I don’t often share personal things about me but one fact about me is that I LOVE period dramas. I once made a list (including a map) with all the manor houses in Britain so I could take a road trip and visit them all. So far that hasn’t happened yet so I’ll have to do with pictures. But when I saw this garden by writer Ian McEwan (known from Atonement) I definitely pictured myself in a bonnet and a long dress sweeping though the landscape with a good book (Hello Elizabeth Bennet!). I do wish we could see more of the house though, it’s an early 20th-century manor house in the Cotswolds and from the little peek we’re getting it looks absolutely beautiful! But today I’m just gonna dream about the garden, so lovely!
You probably know Justina Blakeney from her blog The Jungalow or her book The New Bohemians. On her blog she shares wonderful ‘Jungalow style’ which consists of many plants, colors and patterns. Justina also designs wonderful bohemian furniture, rugs, pillows and other decor items. If you want to go a bohemian route with your home then her decor items are the ones you should shop and you can get wonderful bohemian inspiration from all the lovely pictures.
A garden cottage where you can completely seclude yourself from normal life is an absolute dream of mine. I picture a small space filled with natural materials, no tv or computer and surrounded by flowers. Now this dream is far away for me because I don’t even have a garden, but luckily I can get plenty of inspiration from other peoples garden cottages. This colonial garden cottage in Gothenburg belongs to Elin Lannsjö and Victor Johansson. They use the small cottage as an extension to their home just across the street. Their apartment has a small kitchen so this cottage is the perfect place to invite friends to dinner. The garden cottage is only 24 square meter and most items come from flea markets or a have been reclaimed from the old structure. The shades of white and grey fit perfectly with the wooden elements and together they give the garden cottage a peaceful atmosphere.
This morning I posted a lovely new restaurant in Copenhagen where you can have a garden party in the middle of the city. But maybe you’re lucky enough to have your own garden where you can throw a nice summer party. To help you get some inspiration on how to decorate your garden party I’ve selected some lovely pictures of summer party’s that you just don’t want to leave. (Hint: It involves many pillows, blankets and string lights)