Away at home

Nice business idea that’s not new but still appealing – to book a hotels that feels like a home rather than – not. This one is located in UK.

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Mixed

I alway enjoy interiors with mixed furniture in different styles & condition – creating coziness & charm into the environment.

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Pancakes 🥞

When there’s time, a pile of pancakes is the best start to a long breakfast.

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Wallpaper x 3

Oh, the difference wallpaper can make to a room. The feeling, the atmosphere & the impression – and so much design to choose between.

@ellos | @duro

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Hilma af Klint

Inspired by Hilma af Klint – the Swedish artist & mystic whose paintings were amongst the first abstract art. She came into contact with nature at an early stage in her life & her association with natural forms became an inspiration in her work.

She studied in Stockholm at the Academy of Fine Arts for five years. Before she died in 1944, she stipulated that her work couldn’t be shown for 20 years & made it clear that many of her paintings couldn’t be sold individually.

Her work remained outside the spotlight for decades – until, in 2013, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm mounted a traveling retrospective that became a surprise hit.

Six years later, the Guggenheim Museum in New York had its own retrospective, which closed in 2019 & received 600,000 visitors, making it the most viewed exhibition the museum had ever done.

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Window view

A window facing the sea, with an infinitely changing view – while sitting indoors with your glass of wine & looking out – is a pleasant thought …

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Living room

A living room combined with the dining area in focus & an extension out to the terrace – in lovely soft brown tones.

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Prettiest

The finest / prettiest you have, what you really appreciate, should be set in cabinets with glass doors – to be viewed & used daily for the highest possible joy…don’t you think?

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Paneling

A great traditional way to create a nice wall with wood panelling & a kitchen shelf for plates, bowls & other nice things you want to show off. The soft background color helps to enhance the expression.

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Falu-red colour

Falu red – a color we love ❤️ & it’s never as current as during the summer with all the red cottages suddenly in focus. The Sweden we know today has a lot to thank Falu Mines for. Copper was mined there for over a thousand years before the mine closed. That’s where Falu Red color was born, the color that’s become a hallmark for Sweden.

The history of the red color begins in the 16th century when the Swedish king wanted the roof of his castle to be made of copper, as in the really large castles in Europe. But copper for an entire castle roof was too expensive, so the solution was to dye the roof with red paint made from pigments from Falu Mine – which almost looked like copper.

In the early 18th century, the red color continued to be very exclusive, having a red-painted house was a status symbol. It was therefore common for the side of the house facing the road to be painted red, so the houses along the entire main street were red, while the alleys & walls towards the courtyards were left colourless.

There’s no other country where the color of a house ties the population together as this red color ties Sweden & Swedes together. Most people here has a relationship with some kind of red cabin today, centuries later.

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Wanderlust

While we’re waiting for life & safety to return & vaccine to be available for all, we’ll have to put all travel plans on the shelf & dream about exciting places & locations – by going online instead – to curb the desire for wanderlust.

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Gooseberry

Gooseberries – bright in color with thin skin. Who doesn’t remember these from childhood, available in many colours – green, red, white or almost transparent & always included as a snack to the meal – gooseberry cream with milk.

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Chocolate cake

Delicious looking Chocolate Cake with Espresso Buttercream. It would sit well right now, with a cup of coffee.

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Cabinet

A cabinet can be beautiful in itself as a furniture & well fill its place. But if you want to strengthen the expression, still life can be a good alternative to create a nice eye-catcher.

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Isaac Grünewald

Painter, Illustrator & designer, born 1888 – studied art at in Stockholm. Influenced by the atmosphere of creative freedom & admiration for French painting, he continued his studies in the Studio of his admired Matisse.

The influence of the French master was instrumental in the formation of vivid color palette that distinguished his work. Another master, Paul Cézanne, contributed to Grünewald’s rigour geometrical in drawing, to simple geometric forms. Some of his most famous works are Portrait of Ivan in an armchair & Bullfighting.

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Mums mums

Sweet, soft & fluffy chocolate covered marshmallows. In Sweden, they were commonly called ”mums mums” when I grew up. Delicious, no matter what they’re called.

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Preserve

It is so wonderfully nice when you preserve timber walls, especially in a cabin, and furnish with simple wooden furniture, predominantly in white. Old and new come together in a sympathetic manner.

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Appealing

White with earthy colors – an always appealing choice.

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Built-in

It is extremely appealing with built-in bookshelves along a wall. Nice, simple & a good solution – a good way to sort everything, preferably in small storage boxes in uniform color, and in a structured way. It calms down the whole impression in the room.

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Bed and Breakfast

An old tailor workshop restored to a lovely bed & breakfast with charm & character.

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Ceramic poster

A little funny though how some things fits in the future despite its greatness being decades back. Design history & nostalgia of popular ceramics in Swedish homes – has been made immortal on posters that can now remind us of times that once was.

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Pottery

Handmade pottery, a ceramic canister – nice on its own in the kitchen, on a shelf, on display or used functionally to store things. Appealing in color & shape – extra cute detail with the knob at the top of the lid.

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Cupcakes

Rosemary Chocolate Cupcakes that are moist & tender. Topped with delicious blackberry buttercream – for the perfect flavors combination.

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Objects

Objects that really contribute to the home from all aspects – are glass in various shapes & functions. A pure source of joy.

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Door

A door says so much. It is the face outward that welcomes the visitor. This lovely old door in a fantastic color is inviting to the contrasting yellow facade. The beautiful flower garlands makes a mark as well.

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Elsas konditori/ Elsa’s patisserie

A renowned patisserie in Vastmanland county in Sweden 🇸🇪 makes me long for Swedish pastries with the filtered coffee that’s always served to the sweets.

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Smörgåstårta | Sandwich cake

A typical & common thing all year around is the sandwich cake, a classic choice, in Sweden. But perhaps a favourite during summer with fresh shrimps, fresh vegetables, eggs & lemon slices.

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Villa Italienborg

Villa Italienborg is a house in Mölle, in the municipality of Höganäs / Sweden. It was built in 1909-10 in an imaginative Italian style. The facade is lined with white & red eternite tiles in a checkered pattern.

The house was built by a scrap dealer, who quickly sold it to a tailor, whose family came to own the villa throughout the 20th century.

Occasionally, room leasing & cafes were conducted in the house. The house was renovated during the year 2005 with the replacement of damaged timber as well as installation of sheet metal over sills to prevent water ingress.

Villa Italienborg building heritage was declared by the County of Skåne on March 8, 2002.

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Hallbergsofsweden

Hallbergs of Sweden – a company that dates back to 1945 – creates lighting that is a bit beyond the usual range that you would otherwise see in retail. They are Scandinavia’s largest manufacturer of lampshades.

Here’s a design that’s fabulous & a statement piece.

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Lamps

Lamps does wonders for the visual impression & enhance the interior style. While the lighting point itself contributes tremendously to atmosphere & function.

@tessjohansen

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National Day

Two historical events were crucial to our country & hence the celebration of Sweden’s National Day.
June 6, 1523 Gustav Vasa is elected king of Sweden. Sweden then broke out of the Kalmar Union with Denmark & ​​Norway & became an independent country with its own king & a new royal dynasty – the Vaasa family.
June 6, 1809, Parliament wrote under the form of government that laid the foundation for modern Sweden & the foundations of our state, which paved the way for the democracy Sweden is known for today.

National Day is also a secular holiday. Which makes it possible for everyone, regardless of belief, to wind up around National Day.
It strengthens the image of a country based on shared values ​​& democracy – important pillars of our development. We also celebrate our fantastic nature with the universal right, the long period of peace & freedom, the modern industry, our cultural heritage & architecture.

In the spring of 1893 the first spring party was held at Skansen in Stockholm – the party got its end on June 6 with a big flag party. Flag Day 1983 became our official national day & from 2005 also national holiday.

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Decorative

Ferm has designed this beauty that can be used for endless functions. Plants of course, do well here & can be placed wherever it fits in the home. A small drink shelf with accessories or maybe a place for books. Whatever use, it’s a nice piece, anyway.

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Art

I have such a penchant for art & preferably a little older dates. Portrait is interesting & exciting of course. With and without frames – from different eras.

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Soothing view

A beautiful isolated place that is like a dream in times when social distance is a fact. But of course, a wonderful peaceful place in general. Simply beautiful.

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Green plants

No curtains needed – a wonderful way to keep it not only light but also green inside, by the use of plants 👍

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