Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A dreamy home in Puglia

A few years ago we were invited to a wedding in Puglia, in the heel of Italy. I was totally mesmerised by the area and I can still taste the olives and deliciously sun ripened tomatoes and aubergines today. Puglia is also known for its 'trullis' - pretty dry stone huts with a conical shaped roof. Seeing this beautiful holiday home from the region, captured by Frederic Vasseur, immediately transported me back to our wonderful holiday. I love the cool outdoor space, relaxed open storage, beautiful patterned tiles and floaty textiles. How much would you like to be in this villa right now?!








Frederic Vasseur shared with kind permission. Found via The Style Files with thanks.

The white linen in the outdoor space not only keeps the covered area shaded but also creates a dreamy feel.

I also love the idea of having curtains around a bed - it really does create a sanctuary. I've been toying with this in my own bedroom - do you think it would work?

More beautiful Italian spaces include this converted mill, a designer's studio, rustic inspiration from the portfolio of wonderful portfolio of Claudio Tajoli and I'd love to visit this restauarant in Lazio with an olive tree at the centre!

Viva I'italia!

By the way, it's so GREAT to see so many comments lately - I love reading them and have always felt they are an extremely important part of My Scandinavian Home - thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts, observations, and tips.

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A wonderfully relaxed, boho Skåne home

It's a beautiful day here in Southern Sweden so I'm planning on hopping on my bike shortly and going for a cycle along the coast (it's hard to believe that in a few months time the sea could be iced over - eeeek!). Since I'm in love with this part of the world today, I thought I'd take us all on a tour of a beautiful Skåne home. The wonderful family home of Malin Persson has been featured here before, but it's looking a little different right now having been peppered with beautiful Moroccan / bohemian finds for a truly relaxed vibe. Let's take a tour....












Homeowner / styling: Malin Persson, Photography: Lina Roos found via My World Apart with thanks. 

So beautiful - LOVE that freestanding bath!

A friend and I have been talking about a girls trip to Marrakesh for I don't know how long...having seen Malin's home I think it's time to put it into action - what do you think? Have you been?

For similar items: Moroccan pom pom blanket (love this!),  kilim pillows / cushions,  vintage Beni Ourain rug.

More homes with a wonderful boho touch include one my favourite Swedish homes of all time here, and all of these lovely spaces. Love, love LOVE!

Right, time to hop on that bike of mine and make the most of the late summer sun....

Have a lovely day! 

Monday, September 28, 2015

An artist's studio and home in Stockholm

Hello! Hope you had a wonderful weekend? It was one of those rare late summer weekends here where the sky is deep blue and the air crisp - so we headed off into the woods again for a picnic with friends. I hope you managed to switch off, if only for a few hours, too?! I'm feeling kind of creative this morning which is why I fell for this studio in Kungsholmen, Stockholm full of vintage and antique finds. Beautiful glass dividers separate the sleeping quarter from the artists studio and dining area. The 'But first coffee' print perfectly fits the mood for the start of the week, don't you think?!









Fantastic Frank

What a charming space, don't you think?! I'm not sure how the owners can be bear to part with it, but it's for sale through Fantastic Frank - Stockholm bolthole anyone?

I really love the industrial window divider - if you have an open plan space and thinking of dividing in two but don't want to lose the flow of light these are perfect  - you can even install them yourself- check out this DIY post!

I'm not sure where the 'But first coffee' print is from, perhaps it's by the artist him/herself? (tips welcome!) however, you could always create your own here.

More arty / creative spaces include this fantastic Italian designer's studio, a Swedish artist's home in a converted school, and a boho maker's space on Sweden's west coast.

Have a great start to the week!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

My home: new Mapiful print

I love to be surrounded by meaningful prints (you only have to see the gallery in our sitting room). That's why I got totally over excited about Mapiful - a website allowing you to create your own map print featuring anywhere in the world. I tell you, it was difficult to tear me away!  I considered a few places such as the nostalgic London borough I grew up in, and the romantic Swedish west coast village where my Swedish husband and I met. But I finally settled on one of my favourite cities in the world - Copenhagen. The Mapiful print now takes pride of place in our open-plan living space...and serves as a great reminder that the fab danish capital is just a short hop over 'the bridge' or sail across the Öresund, waiting to be explored! Here are a few pics of my map....





Photography: Niki / My Scandinavian Home

So happy with it! What do you think?

If you fancy creating your own map print,  the wonderful guys at Mapiful are offering all My Scandinavian Home readers a 10 USD discount with the code 'SCANDHOME' (plus free shipping worldwide!).

Where would you choose?

Make sure you share a pic of your print on Instagram with the hashtag #mapiful, I'd love to see it! 

A quick guide on where all the other items are from: personalised map print Mapiful /shorebird / Frame 20 box - By Lassen / mid-century drinks trolley - vintage / Guiana Chestnut plant / E27 suspension light / Hektar light / 'Coexistence' by Stephen Gill.

Have a fab weekend!

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Mapiful, all opinions are my own. I only ever publish sponsored posts featuring products I love and are a natural fit with My Scandinavian Home. Thank you for supporting the company's which make My Scandinavian Home possible.

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Finnish home in a converted factory

It's the weekend - woooop! But before we hit the Friday night bars and restaurants (or take-away and telly?!) - I wanted to squeeze in one more wonderful home tour. 'Projekti Verkaranta' - or for the non speaking Finnish out there - 'Project Verkaranta' documents the transformation of an old factory into a wonderful family home. Jutta K, an upcoming designer, and self-professed lover of details, simple design and passionate 'do-it-yourselfer' has created a family home packed with DIY ideas (the daybed! the rail!), fabulous monochrome spaces (that kitchen) and cosy quarters. Let's take a tour...

















Images 1,2,4 and 6: Photography Suvi Kesäläinen Styling Riika Siuluoto for Avotakka. Other photography: Jutta K

What an incredible space! I do love old industrial buildings - they always have the most wonderful natural light. And that kitchen is perfection, don't you think? I also spy a Saana ja Olli cushion (one of my favourite Finnish designs!).

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

More fabulous factory conversions here (scroll passed this one). And twenty-seven Finnish home tours to be discovered here (as before...).

Are you up to anything fun this weekend? I'm tempted to go out mushroom picking in the forest again in order to make these oh so yummy slices of home comfort! Perfect autumn nosh. That and celebrating the news that My Scandinavian Home has been shortlisted for 'Best European Interiors Blog' in the Amara Interior Blog Awards!- Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me (and to homeware brand Amara) - you're wonderful!! I'm thrilled!

Have a great start to the weekend!

PS Back tomorrow with a few pictures of a new addition in my home...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A charming and relaxed Biarritz home

I was thinking about how I'm torn between different styles: a relaxed graphical look with touches of colour (like in this beautiful Finnish family home) or a more vintage/industrial-inspired boho space. Do you feel the same? But, then I realised that it's the blend of styles in a home which makes it unique. This lovely, relaxed space in Biarritz is evidence of this. The family have blended industrial, vintage, bohemian and contemporary pieces and the home oozes personality and charm. Think polished concrete combined with warm rattan, cute kids corners, and large, open light-filled rooms. You may have seen this home before but when it's this fabulous there's always more inspiration to be found!












Photography: Julien Fernandez - shared with kind permission

Oooo, I love this space. How about you?

For similar rattan furniture try these rattan pendant lights, peacock bed headboard (love this!) and round rug.

Julien was also the shutterbug behind Elodie's Bordeaux townhouse - another cool home with oodles of personality!

More wonderful international homes to be found in this archive (scroll passed the first home as it will be this one).

Since this home makes me dream of warmer climes (it's decidedly autumnal here in Sweden), I'm imaging myself floating in one of these swimming pools today - heaven!

Have a lovely day!