House tour

Mix of old and new in a charming Scandinavian home

June 6, 2016

Cosy and relaxed Scandinavian living room with mix of textures and natural materials

Mix of old and new in a Scandinavian home

Still life, styling Lotta Agaton, photo Kristofer Johnsson

kitchen with big old wooden table and raw wooden stools

Simple entry with long wooden bench

View to bedroom, earthy muted green wall

Cozy Scandinavian bedroom, linen bedding and linen curtains

workspace still life. IKEA Ilse Crawford desk

Bedside styling

bathroom with black textured floor tiles, old vintage cabinet, big green plant

bathroom with black textured tiles. raw wooden stool.


This charming home with stylish mix of old and new belongs to the founders of Artilleriet interiors store. Elegant, relaxed and cosy with well curated collection of vintage and designer items this home feels so unique and welcoming. Inspiring.


//styled by Lotta Agaton and photographed by Kristofer Johnsson for Residence magazine //

At home with Kasia of My Full House

April 1, 2016

Monochrome Scandinavian living room. At home with Kasia of My Full House

Scandinavian living room, marble coffee table

String shelving with desk in Scandinavian living room

Big display cabinet by Oliver furniture

Monochrome dining room

Dining room, white and wood

slow morning

bedside, Arne Jacobsen floor lamp

Monochrome bedroom. At home with Kasia of My Full House

Monochrome Scandinavian kids room with bunkbed


This is a beautiful home Kasia Rutkowiak of My Full House. Kasia was born in Poland, but spent most of her grown up life in Denmark where she fell in love with Scandinavian design and lifestyle. In 2014 she moved back to Poland and created Polish-Scandinavian home in Warsaw.

In addition to sharing the photos of her lovely home, Kasia kindly agreed to answer some questions too.
What are the 5 words that you think the best describe your home?
Crowded (laughing), else it surely is quite scandinavian, light, cosy and constantly changing.
What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment? 
It’s difficult to say, as I love many spots in my home. The one I use the most is the workspace in the living room, arranged with the String system which is – if you ask me – one of the most brilliant ideas of all times. I am also in love with our Oliver Furniture glass cabinet. Love their furniture!
What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
Living in Poland, I have limited access to the shops selling items coming from the brands that I know best, but I have accepted the challenge so this is not a complaint ;) I often use brands’ own websites for shopping, luckily most of them happily ships within the EU.
What is currently on your wish list for your home?
At the moment I am searching for some nice linen bedding for our bedroom.
What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
I guess that it would be to go after quality and neutral but long lasting versatility, rather than price and what’s hot here and now. Furniture that “grow” or expand without getting boring (vide String!), natural materials and light. Less really is more.
Thank you Kasia for sharing your home and thoughts! For more inspiration visit her blog My Full House or her Instagram feed.
//photos by Kasia Rutkowiak //

Stylish home blending indoor and outdoor living space

February 26, 2016

suspended fireplace as a focal point in a living room

living room. suspended fireplace, Lampe Gras, gallery wall

dining room. old wooden dining table, Alvar Aalto chairs

terrace as an extension of living room. black window frames

terrace as an extension of living room outdoors

black kitchen cabinets, marble worktop and backsplash, open shelves

gallery wall and vintage bench
This part of the home of architect duo Annick Houle and Stephen O’Connor seen on the photos above acts as a beautiful example of how to blend indoor and outdoor living space. Huge black framed floor to ceiling windows let the space to get a lot of daylight and provide spectacular view to the terrace and garden. Part of the windows can be opened to extend the living room to the big terrace.


// styling Judy Ostergaard, photography Derek Swalwell, photos from Homes to Love via The Design Chaser //


Calligrapher Ylva Skarp’s home

March 6, 2015

Ylva Skarp's living room.

Ylva Skarp's home, living room

Ylva Skarp's home. Raw wooden walls

Ylva Skarp's home. monochrome and wood

Ylva Skarp's home. Dining room, rice paper lamps

Ylva Skarp's home. White kitchen with black walls


Some really nice shots from the home of Swedish calligrapher Ylva Skarp. This place is a perfect mix of different styles (Scandinavian, rustic, industrial, modern), textures and materials, brought beautifully together by monochrome color palette of black, white and grey with lots of raw wood. What makes this home really personal is her artwork that can be seen throughout the interior. For me it’s a perfect example of how to incorporate lots of art into the decor without it feeling too much.

If you want to see how her home looked like two years ago during Christmas time take a look here.


// photography Kristofer Johnsson, featured in Residence magazine //

Gorgeous mix of industrial and vintage

February 12, 2015

kitchen and dining. industrial + Scandinavian. photo Petra Reger

kitchen. raw concrete wall, industrial lamps. photo Petra Reger

hallway with big art canvas and vintage details. photo Petra Reger

living room of Petra Reger. vintage and industrial with a Scandinavian touch

living room. vintage leather sofa, daybed, raw concrete wall. photo Petra Reger

workspace. industrial, Scandinavian, vintage. photo Petra Reger

built-in shelf. industrial + vintage. photo Petra Reger


Love this perfect mix of industrial style and vintage items in the home of German photographer Petra Reger seen on Vosgesparis today. Calm monochrome colour palette with an addition of some neutrals and wood binds everything together so well. Again a good example of a colourless home feeling so cozy and personal.

Hop over here to read more about this home together with some resources where something is from.


// photography Petra Reger, published on Vosgesparis //

Modern and cozy family home in the forest

January 19, 2015

dining room with concrete table top, wishbone chairs and tom dixon pendant lamp

wishbone, concrete, kajsa cramer and lovatt ceramics

Modern Nordic interior

modern Nordic kitchen




kids bedroom


This new-built family home styled by Pella Hedeby and Marie Ramse ticks so many boxes in the list of how I’d like my future home to look like: modern yet cozy; light, but with so much more colors than only black and white; mix of different materials and textures; warmth of the wood balancing colder tones of grey and concrete just to mention a few.

If you are interested to know which products there have been used to decorate this home there’s an extensive list below the original post here.


// photos from Hitta Hem //

At home with Maja from Musta ovi blog

October 6, 2014

Hay About the table. Musta Ovi blog

fireplace, concrete wall. Musta ovi blog

White Scandinavian kitchen. Musta ovi blog

white modern kitchen. Musta ovi blog

modern and bright kitchen. Musta ovi blog

kitchen details. Musta ovi blog

white and minimal, my deer print. Musta ovi blog

DIY-table. Musta ovi blog

Concrete floor. Musta ovi blog

Sidetable, Kekkilä plant lamp. Musta ovi blog

prints and vintage chair. Muta ovi blog

Today’s At home with series features a gorgeous minimalist and modern home in Finland. It belongs to an art director Maja who shares the process of building and decorating their new home in her lovely blog Musta ovi. This home is not even finished yet, but the photos of different corners from it have always caught my eye whenever I see them online.
Here are Maja’s answers to 5 decorating related questions:

Five words what you think the best describe your home?
Scandinavian with a touch of loft-style, light, modern and cosy

What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment?
My favourite spot is definitely our hallway. There you can see at the glance the whole house: huge concrete wall, the fireplace and the kitchen.

What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
The best webshop is Finnish Design Shop. Other favourite shops are for example Menu, Hay, Ferm Living and House Doctor.

What is currently on your wish list for your home?
I need four armchairs to our living room. On my wish list are Hay’s ”About a Chair Lounges”.

What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
Mix some Scandinavian design with a industrial style, flea market finds and DIYs.


Thank you, Maja, for your time and for the inspiration you share!

To see more of her beautiful new home, visit Musta ovi blog or her Instagram feed.


// photos from Musta ovi //

A Danish home filled with light and soft colours

September 8, 2014

nordic living room with soft blue walls and white window shutters


colorful wall and display shelving in a Danish home

A Danish home


white kitchen with hardwood floors and wooden worktops

workspace. organised chaos

Danish bedroom with Bestlite wall lamps and pale blue wall.
This Danish home of textile designer and illustrator behind MisseMai, Mia-Louise Mailund Smith is a light-filled and vibrant space full of classic furniture and lovely displays. We are used to see mostly white walls in Nordic homes, but here you can see beautiful soft tones on the walls. The soft colorful background makes the beautiful white shutters of the windows to really stand out. I love the big display shelving in this home and this beautiful and delicate MisseMai Windy autumn tree print on it.


// photography by Martin Solyst, via Inside Out //

Modern summer home with a view

July 21, 2014

indoor : outdoor living minimalist living room with a view Danish summer home modern and minimalist kitchen + dining


I hope you all had some good rest in the weekend and are ready for the new week ahead. I’m really excited as this is my birthday week – I will start my thirties on Saturday! I have also a surprise for you to celebrate it, so be sure to check back here on Friday!

This modern summer home caught my eye when going through my favorite blogs at the weekend. I like the modern simplicity of this cottage, it would be so nice and refreshing to spent relaxing evenings after long days spent outside  in a place like this… Lots of light, clean lines and big windows offering a beautiful view!


// summer home from Moenhuset by Lykke + Nielsen, via April and May //

At home with Michelle Halford from The Design Chaser

July 16, 2014

Scandinavian style living room of Michelle Halford from TDC

Living room details from Michelle Halford's living room

String shelf styling. by Michelle Halford from TDC

Michelle Halford's living room

Beautiful airy Nordic style open plan space of Michelle Halford from TDC


Kitchen corner of Michelle Halford from TDC

Kitchen details from Michelle Halford's kitchen

Home office of Michelle from TDC

details from Michelle Halford's Nordic style office

Office details from Michelle Halford's Scandi style office

black and white kids study space from Michelle Halford's home

monochrome kids study space details


This gorgeous Nordic style space located in Auckland is the home of Michelle Halford from The Design Chaser. We met online about the same time I started my blog, so she is definitely one of my oldest blog friends! I have admired her home from the moment she shared first photos of her newly built space in her blog and have enjoyed following the decorating process of her home ever since.

Michelle kindly agreed to answer some short decorating related questions to offer an insight into her decorating thoughts and resources!
Five words what you think the best describe your home?
Scandi-inspired, light, bright and relaxed.

What is your favourite spot or favourite piece of furniture in your home at the moment?
It would have to be the String Shelving System in our main living area. Not only is it great for storage, it provides the perfect place to display the things I love including ceramics, books, art and plants. I get so much enjoyment from them and I’m constantly rearranging the shelves!

What are your favourite places for shopping things for your home? Any favourite webshops?
My favourite retail stores here in New Zealand include Indie Home CollectiveSimon James Concept StoreBLOCCult Design and Bauhaus. When it comes to webshops, there are far too many to name but one local favourite for Scandi finds is LET LIV, while overseas I’m currently browsing Urban Couture and Stillebenshop.

What is currently on your wish list for your home?
So many things! Bedding for my youngest son’s new bed, especially the latest designs from by NordMini Rodini, and Rebbeca Kiff. Chairs for both the dining table and office, in particular from brands Hay and Muuto but I’ve also been eyeing up the new Nordic chair from Timothy John for Paper Plane. Anything and everything from the new Menu collection but if I had to choose a couple it would be the Yeh Wall Table and the Marble Wall Clock by Norm Architects

What advice would you give to someone who starts decorating and wants to achieve the style similar to that in your home?
White walls and pale wood or white flooring is a great starting point. To achieve a relaxed, Scandi-style look, think ‘less is more’ and layer in warmth and texture by way of natural materials like wood, wool, marble and metallics. For a monochrome palette stick to black, white and grey and add in subtle touches of colour like nude or rose pink.

Thank you, Michelle for your time to answer the questions and thank you for being such an inspiration with your lovely blog and home!  xx


// photos by Michelle Halford //

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