Scandi Trends

A White Swedish Apartment with A Small Space Hack
Anyone in need of a little calm this Monday? This elegant apartment in Södermalm, Stockholm is blessed with 3.30 metre high ceilings and beautiful period features. Plus, if you’re looking…
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Explore A Dreamy Swedish Pool Villa on Gotland
With much of Scandinavia basking in sunshine and warmth this week, it would be rude not to transport us to the Swedish holiday of Gotland today! After all, there’s only…
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A Danish Cabin That’s All About The Hygge!
Once upon a time I shared a lovely apartment belonging to Sarah Bjørumslet. The title of the post read ‘keeping it real in a Danish family home in the heart of…
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A Bright White Swedish Apartment Where Old Meets New
Last Tuesday I celebrated my twenty year anniversary of living in Sweden. Can you believe it? I simply don’t know where the time has gone. But it’s been two wonderful…
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Colour Inspiration From a Lovely Swedish Apartment
Hello! How are you this bright and sunny day? In recent years, the interior world trend has edged away from a less is more white space (although they’ll always feel…
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St Oak – a Dreamy Apartment and Holiday Home Near Berlin
Do you recognise the signature style in the picture above? Maybe this beautiful kitchen in a former schoolhouse, this Berlin apartment and country house or this charming cottage in Österlen,…
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A Dreamy Cottage by the Ocean Filled with Vintage Finds
It was the vintage zinc bath tub looking out over the ocean which caught my eye. Instantly knowing that there was more about this home to be discovered, I delved…
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A Dreamy Swedish Cottage in the West Coast Archipelagos
On May 8th I’ll have lived in Sweden for twenty years. TWENTY YEARS! I often think back to the summer I met Per – which signalled the start of my…
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A Beautiful Swedish Loft With Fabulous Dormer Windows!
Godmorgon! After my offbeat post on Monday (check out the amazing before and after pictures of a Swedish camper!), I am reigning it in a little today and landing back…
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A Dated Swedish Caravan (Camper) becomes a Stylish and Cosy Home
Homes come in all shapes and sizes. And today, I’m excited to share Monica Karlstein’s caravan.  Monica is well known in Sweden for her DIY expertise – and recently transformed…
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A Swedish Home with Colour Pops and a Lovely Workspace
Heeeeej there friends!  I’m writing this blog post from home this morning as later I’m be heading to Copenhagen for a meeting (it’s a beautiful, sunny day so I can’t…
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Charming Seabird Cottage, on Lamb Island, Australia
For anyone who needs to hear this today: Anna Swain is selling beautiful ‘Seabird’ on Lamb Island just off Brisbane, Queensland Australia.  Not familiar with Anna Swain? A glance at…
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Imke’s Warm and inviting Rental Apartment in Geneva, Switzerland
Hej there! I hope you had a lovely weekend! It’s the school half-term this week here, and although my family and I have stayed put in a very grey and…
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3 Swedish Airbnbs That Bring You Close To Nature
Many people flock to Sweden in summertime. Some are looking for a city break, while many others come for the beautiful nature. It makes sense. Sweden has a population of…
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my scandinavian home: Dunmore Farm
Journalists are often reaching out and asking for tips from Scandinavians on how to not only survive in winter but thrive. Indeed, I even included some tips in my Njuta…
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A Light and Airy Open-Plan Swedish Loft with Angled Ceilings
Hej there! I hope you had an ‘underbar’ weekend! It dawned on me that I’ve shown quite a few bigger homes recently, yet homes come in all shapes and sizes.…
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Leanne Ford’s Beautiful White Guest House Cottage
Trends come and go – and to be honest it can be hard to keep up. The good news is that the talk in the industry right now is very…
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Carolina’s Serene Stockholm Apartment in Creams and Browns
A while ago Swedish photographer Kristofer Johnsson and stylist Pella Hedeby paid a visit to this beautiful 19th century apartment in Sturegatan, Stockholm. The home belonged to Mattias and Carolina…
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Five Danish Country Homes to Love
Hej! Come here looking for the danish cottage? You can view all the pictures and see the listing here on the estate agent page. I am having to adapt my post…
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A Small Swedish Home With a Smart Room Divider
In small quarters, creating a calm, practical and comfortable living space that’s also beautiful isn’t always easy, but it’s something the Swedes are especially good at!  While this apartment might…
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Details that Elevate the Room at Our Summer Cottage
This post is kindly sponsored by Corston. I only work with brands I love. Thank you for supporting the amazing companies that make My Scandinavian Home possible.  A few weeks…
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Imagining a Weekend At Lovely Millington’s house, Tasmania
Happy Friday! As you know, I try to stick to my Scandi theme here on the blog. But every now and again I go rogue and show a far away…
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Elsa’s Beautiful Swedish Home is For Sale!
Hello dear friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend? I’ve got a beeeeeautiful home tour for you today which I think will put a spring in our step!  I’ve…
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Maria’s House By The Sea on Sweden’s Breathtaking High Coast
This summer, my eldest daughter Liv is swimming in the Swedish nationals. She has worked so hard to qualify (mornings before school and all) so there’s no way we’re going…
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Beata’s Lovely Swedish Country Home is Full of Secondhand Finds
It’s Friday and the sun is shining! Love it! Before we all head off, I just wanted to share one final snippet of Scandi inspiration with you in the form…
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Plants, Art and Design in a Beautiful Berlin Apartment
Why, hello there! While last week’s posts were very much about the Swedish country home, I thought I’d kick off the week with a city dwelling. After all, we can…
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Our New Foldable Outdoor Furniture at the Cabin
Sponsored by Carl Hansen & Søn, all words are my own and only work with companies I love and think you will too. Thank you for supporting the wonderful brands…
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8 Pretty Easter Decorating ideas from Minimalist to Maximalist!
Easter in Sweden is a big event. Although the country is largely secular, the holiday offers a perfect excuse for families to gather in the spring sunshine (hopefully), eat some…
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A Traditional Skånegård in the Southern Swedish Countryside
Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely break over Easter. We nipped away to my father-in-law’s house in Kullaberg (I once wrote a guide to that beautiful part of…
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An Artist’s Cottage, Atelier and Gallery by the Sea in Cornwall
Usually we go to visit family in England at Easter, but this time sadly we didn’t have the time. Often when we go, we pay a trip to Cornwall in…
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A Fabulous Walk-in Closet Idea in a Norwegian Home
It might not feel like spring in Southern Sweden yet (it snowed in some parts of Skåne yesterday!) but it’s on its way, I can feel it! Can you? One…
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A Clever Small Space Hack in a Beautiful Danish Apartment
Hey friends! How are you this fine day?  One of the things I have always admired about Scandinavians is how practical and resourceful they are. Something needs fixing? Out comes…
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12 outdoor shower ideas from rustic to semi-luxury!
At our summer cottage, the garden is one big open space waiting to be converted into a series of ‘rooms’. I have so many dreams of how to make the…
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A White Swedish Apartment with Lovely Outdoor Lounge Area
The leaves are starting to unfurl in Sweden which means gardens and balconies have been a hive of activity: sweeping, pruning, scrubbing down furniture – you name it. While we…
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A Timber Swedish Cabin Surrounded by Woodland
What are your plans for the weekend?  Having lived a separate week in their own apartments in Stockholm, Sofia and Mattias will no doubt reconvene here with their respective children…
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A Stunning French Country Home Filled with Antiques
One day, when my children are fully grown, Per and I dream of spending part of our winter somewhere sunnier and warmer than Sweden. Not the entire winter – I…
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What Happens in the First Two Months of a Home Renovation?
Every build is going to be different with its own unique set of challenges. In this blog I will share what happened as we started work on our “diamond in…
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Summer Holiday Fashion Edit – Hygge For Home
I have been lucky enough to enjoy some amazing staycations in Wales and England this year but I am so excited that we are finally going abroad! We have booked…
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THE MAKING OF A HOME
Content made for Jotun LADYSix months ago I was pinching my arm standing in my new kitchen in the apartment I just moved into. It was filled with boxes from…
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Why is Lighting Design So Important in Your Home Renovation?
‘Good lighting draws attention to what it is lighting, not the lighting itself’ (Nick Merchant, founder of Home Lighting and Design Studio) Lighting design is crucial for any home and…
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THE STOCKHOLM GUIDE // BY FRIENDS AND RESIDENTS
photography © Elisabeth Heier Stockholm Furniture Fair and Design Week is coming up and I’ve asked a few Stockholm friends and residents about their favorite places to eat, shop, have…
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Budget tip on a nice shelf
If you are looking for a nice shelf on budget, I can recommend this one from Ikea (not sponsored) that I have in my studio. It´s available in both black and…
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Lacy’s Beautiful Family Home in Earthy Tones
Men hejsan! They say a picture can speak louder than words and today is one of those days.  Photographer Lacy Hoysradt’s childhood home was a fixer upper which she witnessed her parents…
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Q&A: Why We Chose Vario by VELUX Roof Lights in our Bungalow Renovation
When taking on this renovation project my vision was to build a family home that was immersed in nature and had a considered and meaningful interior. I fell in love…
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STOCKHOLM // NATIONALMUSEUM – ELISABETH HEIER
Since I had a few days off in Stockholm during my stay for Design Week I finally got to see the newly restored National Museum. Picture a never ending line…
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New PH Artichoke in brushed brass
ANNONSE/AD I´m so excited every time Louis Poulsen launches new products. And with Louis Poulsen´s 60th anniversary of Poul Henningsen icons, they are launching the legendary PH Artichoke pendant in brushed…
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Stylish Outdoor Living: The Best Scandinavian Brands For Patio & Garden Furniture
Oh, summer. Raise your hand if you dream about putting away those winter boots and trading them for sandals. Or al fresco dining after a long day relaxing by the…
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Hygge for Home Autumn/Winter Fashion Edit
  We are officially into my favourite time of year. Although I love Autumn and Winter for interiors as it fits my aesthetic perfectly, I also love winter fashion. There’s…
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MILAN // A PHOTO JOURNAL
In between a couple of photo assignments during my 48 hours in Milan this week I went out and about to capture the atmosphere, having coffees in the sun and enjoying…
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Update your IKEA sofa with new legs
ANNONSE/AD I have good news to everyone that has an Ikea sofa! Bemz are now also offering furniture legs in many different shapes, heights and colors! This way you can…
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