sweden

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.

http://i.imgur.com/7pEOk.jpg

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retreat

the site is a waterfront property located on an island in the archipelago of stockholm. oaks and pines live in meagre soil between sculptural rocks that dominate the landscape. a large section of the site’s upper part is taken by a large oak aged over 500 years

designed by swedish archi firm WRB via oh joy

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