A COZY SCANDINAVIAN WINTER HOME

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I am not a winter person so I don’t mind that winter has not arrived yet here in The Netherlands. But in other parts in the world, such as in the US, it is very cold at the moment. I am hope you are all warm and safe! Today’s post features a Scandinavian interior. The atmosphere is modern with a bit of an artic touch. Sheep skins, wool, candles and wood create a sense of coziness which is very suitable for winter.

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A NOT SO STANDARD SWEDISH FAMILY HOME

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This cozy family home is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, but does not have one of those typical Swedish interiors. At first sight you might even think that this townhouse is located in England or France. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the owners are Anglophiles and get inspiration mostly from British magazines such as House & Garden. My favorite space is the kitchen with tiles in a beautiful shade of green and green doors opening to a lovely patio. You can see more of this house here.

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A COLORFUL FAMILY HOME IN THE NETHERLANDS

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First there were two houses but these were converted to one spacious family home. The renovation was extensive as the layout and construction needed to be changed completely. But the result, a beautiful modern home, is worth the hard work. My favorite part of this house is the lovely seating area pictured in the image above.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: NATURAL STYLE COTTAGES IN PORTUGAL

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This weekend’s ‘escape’ takes us to Portugal to visit these beautiful cottages decorated by Vera Iachi. This Portuguese interior designer is known for mainly using furniture and accessories made from natural materials. Unfortunately I don’t have much additional information but these images speak for themselves I guess. You can see other projects by this designers here and here

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A BEAUTIFUL FREE PRINTABLE 2014 CALENDAR

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I’m loving this 2014 calendar that I found on Oh The Lovely Things. It has a simple design:no fancy typography, and a limited color palette. And the good news is that is can be downloaded for free.

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A BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT IN A SWEDISH FARMHOUSE

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Stylist and photographer Daniella Witte recently renovated this apartment situated in her farmhouse in Sweden. The cozy apartment can be rented on a weekly basis or for a weekend. The location is ideal as you have the quietness of the country side but you can easily travel to the city as both Malmö (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark) are close by.

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A FASHION DESIGNER’S HOME IN SAN FRANCISCO

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This is the beautiful San Francisco home of fashion designer Courtney Klein, owner of Storq (which focuses on maternity fashion). The house, which was built in the late 1890s, is located in Mission District. Although the house is about 125 years old, it is very sturdy as it has survived two of the largest earthquakes in modern time without any structural damage. The decor is an interesting combination of vintage items, modern pieces, DIY designs (such as the the entry wall made out of wooden pallet) and things brought back from abroad. This unique mix gives the house a lot of character.

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