Hope you are enjoying your summer. We arrived in Sweden this week to an almost finished house I couldn’t be happier. Living in two houses that are being renovated while renovating and designing for others can put you over the edge! You might remember the water damage disaster that ruined our country house. Furniture sourcesOur new simple Scandinavian country kitchen
Following your heart has been high on my priority list the last few days. I’m so excited to know we’re about to make big changes to our lives that’s truly taking steps toward following our dreams. It’s not always easy to stay true to yourself and what you really want, since responsibilities, commitments and the security of the “known” is a strong gravitational pull. I appreciate all of you who commented here and Facebook more than you know – so inspiring! I’d LOVE to hear more about what you are doing. As soon as more things get sorted out I’ll share more of our details.
So posting my Swedish friend fashion stylist and journalist Jennifer Jansch charming soul filled house in Sweden fits right in. I’ve been waiting to put this on the blog, but had to wait for it to come out in Lonny this past weekend! (You saw their amazing Stockholm apartment on the blog here and at met her at a shoot here.) She moved with her family to NYC to pursue their dream of living in Manhattan. But summers are spent at heir dreamy Swedish summer house.
Can’t wait to visit!A family living their DREAM lifestyle
Thursday night I did something strange…I went to a dinner. To actually spend a night with people, and not sit hunched over my laptop was wonderfully strange! It was a dinner at the Swedish Embassy for the 200 year celebration of the Caroline Institute in Stockholm. The beautiful, old fashioned evening started out my favorite way…with Toast Skagen and Schnapps!! Not sure if it was the Aquavit or the beautiful Swedish opera singing, but I got a bad case of homesickness.
I woke up the next morning wanting to catch a last minute flight to Stockholm. I wanted to stroll down a cobblestone street and breathe in the crisp fall air, with nothing to do other than finding a perfect latte in a cafe. Instead, I reigned myself in and surfed Skona Hem’s website and enjoyed the Scandinavian simplicity so prevalent back home. No wonder I want to go there when I want peace.Scandinavian simplicity
Okay…don’t you all wish it was summer?
Every June I head over to Sweden to spend a few weeks at our country house by the lake. These photos are from a shoot for a Swedish interior design magazine done last summer. The house is located in the village of Torp, situated on Lake Torp – a village consisting of only 7 houses from the 1800’s. Not exactly an action packed town! But when you get there you just want to kick up your feet, relax and gaze at the amazing view of the lake, and never leave. The house needs to be finished, but for now it’s a casual, bohemian family place we all love. Can’t wait for June!Summer house