I live next to the forest in an apartment, 40 km south of the Swedish capital and in an old house in the country side.Artist Spotlight: Swedish portrait painter Olga
This past month has been a crazy time for my family in Sweden. My father has been in and out of the hospital, my brother had a ski accident and ended up in the same hospital as my father. Then suddenly my uncle passed away and a week later my mother and niece were inHello Sweden – it’s so good to see you!
Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend! We are over in Sweden enjoying the serenity and beauty of our country home here. While we are sad to be missing the July 4th celebrations over in the states, it’s hard to suffer with this view from the bedroom…. Pretty magical. We’re here for a few weeksHappy 4th from beautiful Sweden!
The renovations are getting a break this week while we’re making a quick holiday visit to Sweden. I’m so grateful to be able to come here. Our new life in LA had us seriously dreaming of a white Christmas.
And thankfully this is what we came home to.Dreaming of a white Christmas…
When we bought our summer house in Sweden the interiors were drastically different than they are today. Ugly plastic flooring covered most of the wood floors, and all the original windows had been replaced with modern windows not suitable for a house from the 1800’s.
In some rooms the windows had even been boarded shut. In short – depressing. Such was the case with our master bedroom.
It was used as a library and it looked like this….A DRASTIC BEFORE/AFTER – MY BEDROOM
I hope you had a good week. We are enjoying every minute over here and are not ready to leave. Here are some pictures from our week. Amusing art from lots of vintage shopping. Monogram carpet-Lavender. The old stone bridge in the town I grew up in close by Karlstad. The main who built thisINSIDE MY WEEK IN – BEAUTIFUL SWEDEN
This week could not have come soon enough. It’s my favorite time of the year when we get to head back home to Sweden for the summer. I work from there for a big part of it, and get to spend quality time with my family on our farm in the middle of nowhere. AndDeparture DC – NEW YORK – SWEDEN
Are you finally relaxing and enjoying the holidays?
Or are you running around doing last minute Christmas shopping and stressing about your to-do-list?
The weeks leading up to the holidays just seem to get busier and busier. I didn’t really even realize it was December! The news were filled with the sad shooting, there was no time to do a holiday card or buy presents for everyone I wanted to, nor did I have any free time to go to any parties.Inside my week
A sliver of things going on within the last week….. Photographing finalized bedroom fabrics for guest bedrooms for a client. Work room halfway done on a headboard for a little girl’s room. A row of nickel nail heads will be added, can’t wait to see result. This is our JULIETTE HEADBOARD, not yet on site.Inside my week…
My dear brother Peter has worked tirelessly for years with his organization Operation Karlstad. He has spent endless hours blogging, writing newspapers, calling people who didn’t want to take his call, doing research no one else cared to do, urging people to fight for the protection of old, beautiful, historical buildings, and to save themPraise for the House hugger