Tony and Asa Löfling bought the house in Västmanland, Sweden, in 1999 to open a jewelry shop on the street level floor. The first years the family lived upstairs, but when his daughters Emma and Linn were growing up they needed more space and the family moved to a larger house. Two years ago Tony and Asa decided to move the shop and move back into the house and renovated the building. Architect Johan Israelson was hired and was given a free hand to create a raw yet warm atmosphere.
This is a great week for shopping as most shops will be offering Black Friday & Cyber Monday discount. Madewell, one of my favorite shops, offers as 25% discount on most items with code CALMDOWN (now – 29th November). I have collected my favorite Madewell items to be featured in this post. I will be posting more great Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals later this week so stay tuned! Top image: fleamarket flare jeans & floppy fedora hat
This is not an ‘official’ gift guide (these will follow later this month) but Swedish online shop Fine Little Day is filled with beautiful products that make perfect giftS. Fine Little Day’s ambition is to create and offer quality design and crafts for children and young-at-heart adults. Their products, ranging from textiles to prints, are characterized by its simple aesthetics, expressive patterns and cheerfulness. The Scandinavian nature is a major inspiration and Fine Little Day strives to use sustainable and organic materials where feasible.
I always love the styling done by Rafa Kids! Inspired by cheerful and sunny orange colour Agata from Rafa Kids combined it with sober tones of grey, patterns of birds wallpaper and a graphics touch. Delicate pattern of birds on the wallpaper, which is from Chispum, brings the dreamy atmosphere in this room. The plane stickers are from Chispum as well. That beautiful bed is from Rafa Kids and here you can also purchase the orange wool blanket as well as the shelf featured in the last image.
Once there was a rule that you can only wear white in summer, but these days are over. I love winter white and it’s a color that suits most skin & hair tones. Currently I am into gold fine jewellery pieces and these go very well with all shades of white. It’s just such a stylish combination, don’t you think (see image below)?! In this post you can find some suggestions for winter white fashion pieces and delicate gold jewellery (which have the perfect size to fit in Christmas stockings…).
During the renovation of this Swedish apartment, the owners got a pleasant surprise. Under the particle board floor parts they found a beautiful wooden floor. They decided to keep this floor and to sell the terrazzo floor tiles which they already ordered. I love the beautiful soft color scheme in the apartment. Especially the cool grey tones combined with the wooden Alvar Aalto chairs in the dining area (image below). The ochre colored sofa (image above) gives color and warmth.