Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A white, wood and neon loft space

Back in Scandinavia I thought I'd go all out white and wood today. But with a twist. Neon lighting. YAAAAY! This fab loft space in Canada belongs to fashion blogger and stylist Katharine Horsman and was photographed by Janis Nicolay for House and Home. I'm still drooling over the natural wood kitchen table. And of course the neon lighting over the bed - very very cool.

Photographer: Janis Nicolay for House and Home

Can't get a proper idea just how fab it is from the pics? Well, guess what - there's a video of this home too!

Have a lovely evening!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Glamping, Cornwall style

Hi campers! I'm back, and what a week! Anyone in England and Sweden will tell you that the weather last month was attrocious - so we packed for rain and more rain. And guess what? The weather was hot, hot, HOT! Perfect for breakfast al fresco and surfing on Cornwall's finest beaches! Here are a few pics from the wonderful Polgreen Glamping complete with beautiful fields, Rosie the sheep, pigs, chicken, a nature trail and a wonderful little honesty shop stocked with produce from the local farms. Thank you Sarah and Simon for a wonderful stay!

All photos: Polgreen Glamping or My Scandinavian Home as specified
I can warmly recommend this wonderful 'glamping' site, especially if you would like to get back to basics but with an added touch of luxury - double bed with a duvet in a tent anyone?

At the weekend I managed to catch the Olympic men's cycling in Richmond Park, London - which was so exciting! Now I'm totally into the Olympics, which is why i'm writing this post so late (I couldn't tear myself away!!).

It feels good to be back in sunny Sweden though and I'll be blogging daily again with lots of interior design inspiration, so pop back tomorrow!

It's always good to be home!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

A cool white and rustic retreat on Mykonos

With rain and more rain in Sweden and England this summer I think it's time to pack the bags and head to Mykonos, Greece (dreaming of course).  This peaceful, rustic holiday home decorated using cool white and local raw materials could just about be the perfect retreat. Oh so beautiful, thank you 79 ideas for the tip!

Lefigaro via 79 ideas
Back to planet earth, and London. On Monday night I went to the launch party of The Tanks at Tate Modern. I'm still recovering from the great party! The Tanks open to the public today with an exciting art in action summer programme, although just experiencing the awesome industrial-concrete chambers is worth a visit in itself!

Have a fab week and see you Friday!

Monday, 16 July 2012

A Swedish summer home on Gotland

Morning! Me in a very wet London calling! Looking on the sunny side (te he) take a look at this beautiful home on Gotland, Sweden (check out other wonderful spaces on Gotland here). You may well have seen this oh so cool white space, photographed by Amelia, the blogger behind A Beautiful Living before with it's wood panelled walls, white floors, industrial and mid century scandinavian touches but it's always worth another look, especially if you're in need of summer cottage inspiration!

Pictures: Lonngren Widell / A Beautiful Living
Despite the driving rain I've had such a great weekend in the Big Smoke. For anyone visiting London  you must visit the very cool new bar/eatery Evans & Peel Detective Agency in Earls Court.  Make sure you reserve a table well in advance though as it gets very booked up and it's soooo worth a visit!

Have a lovely start to the week and see you Wednesday!

Friday, 13 July 2012

The Apartment. Copenhagen

Hello and happy Friday!! Especially happy for me as I'm still on my holidays - Yaaaay! Even still, I just had to pop into the blog world to show you this absolutely stunning concept space called 'The Apartment' in Christianshavn, a beautiful, central district of Copenhagen. The Apartment has been lovingly restored by Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver and represents a 'new universe of design objects, furniture, antiques and art'.

' We hope that The Apartment will become more interesting as time passes. That we establish a place for beautiful design and art that surprises each and every visitor - somewhere people come back to again and again for inspiration for exciting design' - Tina & Pernille, The Apartment.

The Apartment with permission. 
If you find yourself in or around Copenhagen why not stop by and see this wonderful concept apartment? I know I will! For more information about the concept, art and furniture featured in these images and how to visit check out The Apartment website here.

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Sail away in Scandinavia!

Ahoy there! Just back from a wonderful sailing trip with my man and two little girls around the Skaelland coast (home to Copenhagen) in Denmark. I wish these pics were of me on my boat, but admittedly I look, shall we say, a little more wind swept! But we did have beautiful sunshine, do have a lovely boat and although the Danish coast isn't mountainous like this, it is very pretty, so I feel very lucky all the same! 

Picture bottom right: Matt Albiani. All other pictures: Pinterest (sorry for the poor crediting, if anyone can help me with the source I'd be really happy!)

My favourite stop of all was a little island called Nyord, it was so idyllic with old wooden beamed beach cottages and honesty shops on every corner selling everything from locally grown vegetables, rhubarb jam to mustard from the nearby mill and locally produced shampoo and conditioner.

If you fancy sailing the beautiful Swedish South coast and the Danish East coast give me a shout as we charter our yacht, and would of course give a very favourable rate as well as lots of itinerary tips to all my wonderful blog readers, simply because I'd love you to explore this area by boat too!

Monday, 9 July 2012

A touch of Nordic, pattern and industrial

I found this wonderful apartment via one of my favourite blogs La Maison D'Anna G. It has been created by Linda Bergroth who is a Helsinki and Paris based designer. You can really see the Nordic influence in the outcome.

Linda Bergroth via La Maison D'Anna G
I absolutely LOVE the bathroom in the last picture; the mix of industrial lights, the mid-century dresser and geometric tiled floor is totally fab!