In a historic and charming area in Oslo lies this small home of only 50sq meter. With a white base this home is typical Scandinavian but with some subtle colour touches (love that pink wall in the kitchen) the home feels cozy and personal. I really love the freshness of this place and it kind of makes me wish I could start all over again with my own home!
Summer is definitely over, the first autumn storm has arrived in The Netherlands (brrr!). So now autumn has arrived I think today is a good day to show you the IKEA Winter Collection 2017. It’s a true representation of Scandianvian style with minimalistic design, light wood and blue tones. I’ve already picked a few favourites that I definitely want to buy. You can see the collection below which will be in stores in october!
This home in Denmark was transformed from an abandoned 1960s house into a stunning monochrome home. After an extensive renovation that took out all the indoor walls and raised the ceiling, the owners got this huge open-planned living space. With two sitting nooks and a fireplace that also serves as a dividing wall between the dining space and the living space this home still feels cozy. The terrace also has several sitting spaces, from a lounge space to a covered dining space. It’s a garden where you can sit all day long!
I really like wallpaper rooms! To me it always adds some extra coziness to a space. In this Scandinavian apartment – styled by Emma Fischer – they used wallpaper in the living room (Dancing Crane by Emma von Brömssen) and the hallway (Pimpernel by William Morris) and I love it. The other rooms have been kept white so there’s a nice balance between the busy wallpapered rooms and the serene private rooms.
If you love Scandinavian interiors then you’ve surely come across work of interior stylist Pella Hedeby. Her blog Stil Inspiration is a haven for Scandinavian design lovers and here she shares her inspiration and her own styling work. Not surprisingly her home in Sweden is absolutely beautiful. Her home is decorated in a minimalistic style but everything works together so well. And with cozy textiles, accessories and artwork the home gets a cozy atmosphere. Plus just take a look at that that huge wooden deck with views over the Swedish countryside, what a dream!
Scandinavian design is often associated with white and bright spaces. But when they do use colour they often choose for deep warm hues like blue and green. This studio apartment of only 38sq. meter is cozy, functional and decorated in stunning warm colours. The base of the studio is a lovely grey wall colour that almost hints to a soft purple which is lovely in combination with the green velvet sofa and blue kitchen. The dark blue is also visible in the practical hallway that has a large closet space. And the tiny bathroom has lovely vintage-style green tiles. I really like the space, it’s not big but so stylish and warm!
I’m back from holiday (which you may have noticed on my Instragram stories) so there’s a lot of catching up to do. I went to Sweden for a week so to stay in the Swedish mood I’ll start blogging again with a Swedish home. This home came up for sale yesterday and it’s absolutely stunning. The black & white colour palette combined with some vintage items, design pieces and lovely use of wallpaper make for a cozy home. Seeing homes like this only make me want to go back to Sweden!
IKEA’s collaboration with Danish brand HAY is much to look forward to. Last year IKEA announced the YPPERLIG collection and they have just released images of the full collection. The collection has 30 pieces ranging from furniture to acccessories all in a minimalistic Scandinavian style. The collection will hit the store in october 2017 and untill then check out the wonderful YPPERLIG collection below and see what you want to buy!
A home overlooking the sea, who doesn’t want that? Åsa and Peter had outgrown their old home after their second child came along. When their dream home came for sale (only 300 meters away) they immediately bought it. The 197 square meter home needed a lot of work but it was totally worth it. The home overlooks the sea and who can say that they use the beach as an extension to their garden? (I’m super jealous!!) The home is decorated with old & new items which compliment the original character of the home. It’s a beautiful Scandinavian family home.
Ah.. this home in Finland is a stunner! The home is designed by Jonna Kivilahti for a young couple and I think it’s absolutely perfect. The wooden plank walls give the home a slight cabin feel (but in a very modern way). The home is packed with Scandinavian design and the black elements give the home a cool touch. I love the combination of the grey floor, wooden wallls and cozy fabrics. It’s a combination that works so well don’t you think?