Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Pand Hotel - Bruges, Belgium

The PAND Hotel is Bruges at its best: scenic, historic, and classic throughout. On top of it all, you'll enjoy the kind of service only family-run establishments can provide.One of the winners of London’s Boutique Hotel Awards 2014, The Pand Hotel in the heart of Bruges has been named the “Best Romantic Retreat” for its unique décor, unparalleled service, and charming atmosphere. Housed in a

Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Peninsula New York, New York, United States of America

Guests know every room at The Peninsula New York means a double-glazed cocoon of peace and quiet in probably the most comfortable bed they'll ever experience.Located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street means the hotel is within close reach of some of New York's iconic landmarks like MoMA, Central Park and the Rockefeller Centre. Add the convenience of Manhattan's premier power breakfast

Casa Palopó: Paradise by Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan

In the lush hills of Guatemala, you'll find Hotel Casa Palopó, where stunning volcanic lake views and rustic architecture bring a sense of unpretentious calm in the face of magnificence.Located 90 miles away from Guatemala City (the eponymous country’s capital and largest city), Hotel Casa Palopó is an excellent spot for those seeking a picturesque and intimate retreat, while also demanding high


This is the most expensive watch you can own in the whole world!Its all about the unique Phatek Philippe's watch that was made for the greatest watch collector in the 20th century in the world, Hentry Graves Jr. This 1933. watch took 8 years to make and recently it was sold for 18.526.400 Euro,15 million £ (or 23.62 million $) at the Sotheby Geneva auction of the famous and important watches on

Friday, 28 November 2014

Give-away: win a Daniel Wellington watch!

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to  Ema Locking, who won a Daniel Wellington watch of her choice.  If you didn't win you may find some comfort in the offer of a 15% discount with the code myscandinavianhome over at Daniel Wellington. Thank you so much for entering. 

To celebrate the start of Advent I've teamed up with fab watch brand Daniel Wellington to offer you the chance to win a classic men or ladies timepiece of your choice. Daniel Wellington prides itself on watches with a preppy, timeless design. Two of my favourites include the classic st. andrews lady (I love the cognac and rose gold combination!) and the Classic York. Find out how to enter to win your own fab Daniel Wellington timepiece below.

How to enter:
1. Visit the Daniel Wellington website and take a look around
2. Add the link of the watch you would most like to win in the comment section below.

This give-away is now closed. 

Daniel Wellington can also be followed on instragram @danielwellingtonwatches.

Magical Schlosshotel Igls in the Austrian Alps

Like many other cities in Austria, Igls city near Innsbruck, exudes a charm that is an interesting combination of picturesque surroundings and magnificent architecture of the old buildings and castles.It is this somewhat magical atmosphere that surrounds the Schlosshotel Igls what makes it truly memorable place. Located in the heart of the beautiful plateau in the Tyrolean Alps, this hotel is

A touch of Scandinavian Christmas decorating inspiration

I always start putting up a few Christmas decorations around Advent Sunday.  In case you'll be doing the same, here's a little modern Scandinavian Christmas inspiration for advent calendars, candles and a pretty olive branch wreath I'm hoping to make for my front door.  Happy decorating!

Images: 1. Frichic 2. Weekday Carnival DIY 3. Marsipan og Smilifjes 4. Bella Blogit 5. Petra Bindel 6. Does anyone know the credit?  

I'm planning lots more Christmas posts in the month of December. In the meantime you can take a peek through past Christmas posts here (scroll passed the first post which will be the same as this one), or take a look at my Christmas Pinterest board which I'm forever updating.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to enter a fab advent give-away!

Have a great night!

The home of Swedish stylist Pella Hedeby

Hello, and happy thanks giving to everyone in America! Here in Sweden it's a normal Friday - but hey, that means it's the weekend so I'm happy! Since I'm in a festive mood I'll be publishing two posts today: a home tour and then later, some fab Scandinavian Christmas inspiration. First, the wonderful home of Swedish stylist Pella Hedeby which is up for sale. Pella's graphical signtaure style shines through in every room. I also love the light grey marble, white floors and the cosy bedroom. I'm sure Pella's very sad to be leaving such a great space, but personally, I'm so excited to see what she does in her next home, aren't you?!


Home: Pella Hedeby. Fastighetsbyrån

I love the thin shelving in the bedroom, what a great way to display favourite prints.

A couple of items I know and love: I have the same chunky moss knit throw in my bedroom. I also have a smaller version of the 'Je t'aime beaucoup' print by Therese Sennerholt (she also sells this fabulous fashion photography print). I'm a big fan of the Koushi Lampshade by Mark Eden Schooley which Pella has in her sitting room.

Is there anything that stands out to you?

If you like Pella's apartment you'll love some of the Swedish homes she has styled including this one, this one. and this one.

See you a little later for some Scandinavian Christmas inspiration. And don't forget to pop back tomorrow for a very exciting Advent give-away! It's all go on my scandinavian home this weekend!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas touches in a Finnish home

When do you start putting up your Christmas decorations? I've already added a few touches to my home including white amaryllis and hyacinths (I love the scent) as well as a few lit candles at breakfast and as soon as it gets dark at 15.30 (yes, I know!). This lovely, warm Finnish home is a perfect example of late November / early December Christmas decorating. It's the Helsinki pad of Kaisa, her partner, and cat Mr Paw (who can be seen making himself at home on the sofa). Kaisa is a dab hand at DIY (as you can see on her blog No Home Without You) and loves Scandinavian interiors and crafts. This is reflected in the way she has decorated her space - I particularly love the fairylights display, plants and bunting. How about you?

No Home Without You with kind permission. 

I love how Kaisa has used a nordic base (white walls and light wood floors), and then added mid-century finds and touches of rustic wood for an extra cosy vibe. The bunting over the table reminds me of this wonderful Christmas space. DIY decorating idea for Thanksgiving or First advent perhaps?

Is there anything you love in particular about Kaisa's home?

Have a lovely day!

PS you can see examples of how I add amaryllis and hyacinths to my home work work place here

Wednesday, 26 November 2014