Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Interior Design Trend Lighting, 2012

Paris-based designer Ionna Vautrin has created ‘Moaïs’ lamps. The lighting collection consists totem-like floor lights created in three height variations with black rolled-aluminum,

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Light bulb moment, New year's eve inspiration

So, New Years Eve tomorrow. Yaaay! I am heading off to see a great friend in the countryside which I'm so looking forward to. Are you having people over? If so, how about these festive ideas with lighting or stars. Simple but beautiful. The perfect way to bring in 2012....
Picture: Wikstein studio

Picture: Varpunen. Lights: Granit
The setting in the picture above was created by the wonderfully clever Norwegian blogger, Heidi, at FruFly. Visit FruFly for more inspiration for your New Years Eve table!

Thank you so much for reading my blog in 2011, you've made me super happy! I'll be back with a beautiful home to show you on 2nd January. Happy New year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bath time!

With all the frenzied christmas shopping, decorating, baking etc behind us what we all need now is a little R & R (relaxation & recuperation) before the new year. And, seriously, I'm voting for one of these baths with a roaring fire to keep me cosy.

Picture: Nu by Staff  Woman

Picture: Via Brown Dress with White Dots

Picture: Via From Moon to Moon
 Tomorrow I'll be back with a little inspiration for New Years Eve! Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oh Deery me!

Hejsan, hejsan! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas? I went home to London with my little family. We stayed near a park with lots of beautiful deer which inspired me for this post. No home would be complete this winter without a deer. I love these 'ideers'. Deery deery me, just lovely! Ok enough...(to many crackers?!).


In my house


Via Utop-ian (Pinterest)
I think a friendly faux deer will definitely be a new addition to my home this winter. Any tips on great places to hang him/her?

Oh and don't forget to enter the competition to win a wonderful picky pic picture for your children's room. You have several more days to enter here and it's sooo quick and easy- how about the deer one?!

Back in a little. Kram!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope you have a wonderful, toasty, Christmas!

Picture: Via Castles, Crowns and Cottages

I'll be back with a post on 28th December so pop by and say hi!

PS Don't forget, to enter the competition to win a Pick pic picture. You can enter until 31st December here!

Christmas hugs! 


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Win a fab Swedish Picky pic picture for your wall!

The incredibly creative and generous girls at Picky pic have offered one lovely reader a picture from their exciting Picky pic children's picture collection. See below for simple instructions on how to enter.

To enter simply:
- Hop over to the Picky pic website and take a look through the picture collection (for non-swedes click here, here and here to see the picture collection).
- Leave a comment below telling us which picture you would most like to win and why!
- Enter by midnight (GMT+1) 31st December 2011
- Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you (e-mail, Facebook or Twitter)
- I'll announce the winner here on My Scandinavian Home on Tuesday, 3rd January!

Good luck!

PS Competition sponsored by Picky pic
-  T The frame is not included, but the RIBBA frame from IKEA fits the picture perfectly as shown in the pictures above.

Wintery Christmas detail

Brrrr! Picture: via Mud Puddle
This afternoon I love these 'wintery Christmas home' images . Simple yet beautiful. 
Lokal 54
Lokal 54
Lokal 54
Les Fifoles

Pictures: Lokal 54
Hey...who ate that Christmas tree?!

Tomorrow I'll be launching an exciting Christmas competition for all my lovely readers. Pop by to find out more and enter (after all everyone needs something new for the home to bring in the new year!).


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Black and white home with a touch of vintage

How are you today? A quick breather from Christmas with this Houston home by interior designer Chris Nguyen. Clean lines, lovely use of monochrome and dark wood with vintage. I like it! I have my eye on the clock and the stool....

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All pictures: Interior design by Chris Nguyen Analog Dialog via 79 ideas.
In the two last pics is a throw over the bed which I recognise as I have it too - it's from IKEA! I'm not sure if they still sell it but it's worth checking out as it fits in well everywhere in the house.

Psst! I have an exciting Christmas competition coming up, so check back for details and to see if you can win yourself a little pressie for the new year!

Exciting new interior shop / online shop in Stockholm

Hejsan hejsan! Swedish interior stylist and blogger Lotta Agaton is opening a really exciting interior shop in Stockholm. The interior shop will only be open on Thursdays but there'll be an online store too. Great news for everyone and one more reason to visit Stockholm. Just make it a Thursday!

Pictures: Lotta Agaton. Photographer: Pia Ullin via Anna G

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tuesday DIY: Neon Christmas decorations

With the winter stolsis only two days away, it's soooo dark here in Sweden. And there's nothing like neon themed Christmas decorations to brighten things up. If you click through to Sania Pell and Purl Bee you'll find some great instructions on how to make some of these fab neon decoations yourself (if you still have the time!). Happy DIY!

Picture: Apartment Therapy

Picture and buy: Etsy

Picture: Miluccia

Picture and DIY project: The Purl Bee 
Picture and DIY project: Sania Pell
Picture and DIY project: Sania Pell
Illuminate me here - are you a 'neon forever' type? Or is it more something you'd love to someone elses home?!

Pretty Christmas decorating with winter branches

It really is cold here this afternoon. BRRR! I think that's why I was drawn to these lovely white Christmas images. I love the branches with presents, 'pepparkaka' (ginger biscuits), fairy lights. stars and baubles. So pretty! My little three year old made a ginger biscuit house this year.  I really love it, it's all hickeldy pickeldy! 

Via Bohemian Sense
The beautiful sitting room of blogger at Anna Leenas Hem

Via Bohemian Sense 

Psssst! If you would like to make a ginger biscuit house but don't have the time to make it from scratch you can pick up a kit from IKEA!  You can also pick up pretty heart ginger biscuits to decorate with white icing. Perfect cheat!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Beautiful Nordic white home with a touch of asian and vintage

Morning! I hope you had a lovely weekend. I am in love with this home of designer Birgitte Rabens. The space marries beautiful Nordic style with asian artifacts and a lovely touch of vintage.

Pictures: Elle via 79 ideas
My kind of home!What did you think? Your kind of style? I've added a new shiny little quiz box to the bottom of each post so that you can click your response and see what other readers think ! :) or even better leave a comment so we can share thoughts and ideas.  Back in a little after my morning 'tomten' latté!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Have a lovely Christmassy weekend!

Have a lovely weekend. I hope you have a cosy knitted blanket like this to keep you warm?! If not, you may want to buy a Christmas present for yourself from Ceannis. Naughty but nice! See you Monday!

Picture: Ceannis


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cosy wood home all decked out for Christmas

 Morning! It's Friday, yaaaay! This home intrigues me. It's not my usual style but there's something about all the mis-matching wood that just works, and creates such a cosy feel. And the Christmas tree is just fantastic don't you think?! DIY project for the weekend perhaps?

Pictures: Taverne via Nicety
PS Masking tape is slowly taking over our homes but I've yet to see it in the form of 'Merry Xmas'. Clever idea....