Hi Friends, welcome to the new blog platform! I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe. When things feel uncertain and chaotic, the one thing we can do is make sure our homes are our sanctuaries and best buddies to help cheer us up. Timeless looks that warms your heart are truly soothingHow to create a Dreamy Swedish Classic Bedroom
Pictures from our house in Sweden
Every summer we come to our house here in Sweden and every time I fall in love with this place all over again. Homes are to be loved and lived in and I can’t think of a place that represents that more than this house. The house sits in a little village with only sevenPictures from our house in Sweden
Our new simple Scandinavian country kitchen
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
Renovation plans created in one afternoon
We left our summer house in Sweden in slightly better shape than we found it in… In case you missed the disaster I’ve dealt with you can check it out here. You can see what the house looked like when we came home in June and I burst in to tears here. The renovations areRenovation plans created in one afternoon
Has this house nightmare ever happened to you?
Just as I’m gearing up start next week with the One Room Challenge (the internet makeover sensation where 20 designers and bloggers makeover a space in 6 weeks) another emergency home makeover will be in my future. You might have seen pictures here on the blog of my old house in Sweden where we spendHas this house nightmare ever happened to you?
Happy 4th from beautiful Sweden!
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 LAKE COTTAGE GETS A MAKEOVER
Our house in Sweden has a little guest cottage on the land that the farm workers lived in back in the 1800’s. It was a charming little cottage right on the lake, but by the time we bought the house the guest cottage had become a sauna with a depressing bedroom with no windows. MyTHE LAKE COTTAGE GETS A MAKEOVER
HOW TO PICK A PAINT COLOR SCHEME FOR YOUR HOME
If you want an inviting comfortable home, nothing perhaps is more important than picking the right color scheme. Finding the right paint colors for your home is a source of great frustration to many. It’s the question I get asked the most, so I thought I would take you through the process I use when I pick a color scheme for an entire home or a color for a room.
I’m revamping our Swedish house this month, and needed a new color for our TV room, so I will use my home as a guide. Here is a process I use to come up with a color scheme.HOW TO PICK A PAINT COLOR SCHEME FOR YOUR HOME
A family living their DREAM lifestyle
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
SPICING up our Swedish summer home
Okay…this is a post my mother will probably hate. Our sweet summer house in Sweden has graciously escaped my need to modernize and colorize. Yet I’m planning now, how to carefully add some splashes of color and modern elements without ruining the quiet country vibe. The best thing about it there, is the peacefulness, andSPICING up our Swedish summer home