sweden

Wonderdeco

i’m actually moving out of my lovely flat this month (sad face), so right now my mind is on the crappy business of packing up. it does make me feel a bit better to browse interior blogs in the process, so that i can imagine what i’d like my new home to look like. if you’re into beautiful Swedish homes like i am then best make a pit stop at Wonderdeco – run by stylist and blogger Sanna Fischer Nordström (who herself has a beautiful home), with photos by Ida Carrol.

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Sabina Tabakovic

Sabina Tabakovic is a self-taught photographer based in sweden whose work i stumbled upon on flickr. the talent pool on flickr always amazes me, especially the portfolios of self-taught & amateur photographers. if you browse through Sabina’s blog you will see that many of her photos are influenced by period dramas, vintage photos and paintings… they are simply beautiful and lovely to get lost in.  check out her website, flickr, blog & facebook page for more.

all photographs by Sabina Tabakovic.

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oh, perfect swedish homes (tra la la)

have a sneaking suspicion that the apartments for sale at alvhem are cleverly furnished, styled and photographed by mega smart swedish real estate agents – duping us all into believing that we are inferior beings with inferior apartments.

i’d like to imagine that these are real homes, though. and then i ask myself… but why would you sell?

(they even have prop cats)

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love / hate

this house is totally a case of oooooh i love the interior, but blegh why did they have to put that white block in the middle of a street filled with pretty old houses? really? way to ruin the neighbourhood guys.

i can hear my dad in the back of my mind saying, no sense of place. with a disappointed shake of his head… and i’d have to agree! but i can appreciate the interior at least.

discussion is welcome, i’m sure opinions will be divided on this. via contemporist.

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wit

i grew up in a white walls household – it just went with my parent’s ‘modernist’ house and that was that. i still get nervous about putting colour on the walls, though i have toyed with the idea of light grey (hah). my rented flat has a sort of beigey crap colour in all the rooms (even the bathroom!) that i’m not allowed to paint over & it drives me kind of nutso.

i love the combination of white + wood and white + black (not too much black though), and i’m becoming quite partial to white floors too. as long as things don’t get clinical – i suppose that is the magic balancing act.

i’ll kick off with one of my favourite white apartments – it was for sale on a swedish real estate site but looks like some lucky person snapped it up. (as seen on style files, this is glamorous, simple blueprint, design fragment and more.) i’m not a fan of the chandeliers, but the designer shoes & bags lazily strewn on the floor don’t hurt…

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maska

oooooh knits! jerseys! cardigans! flip, i can’t wait for winter again. i am very impatient with the seasons – summer especially (i love it, but once we’re in the thick of it i usually will it to be over as soon as possible). winter, however, can stay. and this wonderful knitwear from new swedish label maska (created by maria svensson & lisa leierth) can stay, too.

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