Luxe Lodge

Black stained oak chest, hair on hide bench, cozy fabrics and wallcoverings,wool throw blankets and a bowl full of antlers...  It's 100 degrees in Austin right now, but now I'm dreaming of fall. 
Check out this latest ad from Schumacher. Luxe Lodge Fall 2012. The mirror and lamps are their newest introductions.

A white, wood and neon loft space

Back in Scandinavia I thought I'd go all out white and wood today. But with a twist. Neon lighting. YAAAAY! This fab loft space in Canada belongs to fashion blogger and stylist Katharine Horsman and was photographed by Janis Nicolay for House and Home. I'm still drooling over the natural wood kitchen table. And of course the neon lighting over the bed - very very cool.

Photographer: Janis Nicolay for House and Home

Can't get a proper idea just how fab it is from the pics? Well, guess what - there's a video of this home too!

Have a lovely evening!

Philip Ficks Portfolio

I don't often post about food, but it is a huge passion of mine so sometimes, if I'm in the mood for something sweet or naughty, some culinary photos will find their way here... The food looks amazing in these photos, as does the styling and of course the photography.  This is the first time I've come across Brooklyn based photographer 

Philip Ficks and I can tell you, it won't be the last

Photography: Philip Ficks


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Glamping, Cornwall style

Hi campers! I'm back, and what a week! Anyone in England and Sweden will tell you that the weather last month was attrocious - so we packed for rain and more rain. And guess what? The weather was hot, hot, HOT! Perfect for breakfast al fresco and surfing on Cornwall's finest beaches! Here are a few pics from the wonderful Polgreen Glamping complete with beautiful fields, Rosie the sheep, pigs, chicken, a nature trail and a wonderful little honesty shop stocked with produce from the local farms. Thank you Sarah and Simon for a wonderful stay!

All photos: Polgreen Glamping or My Scandinavian Home as specified
I can warmly recommend this wonderful 'glamping' site, especially if you would like to get back to basics but with an added touch of luxury - double bed with a duvet in a tent anyone?

At the weekend I managed to catch the Olympic men's cycling in Richmond Park, London - which was so exciting! Now I'm totally into the Olympics, which is why i'm writing this post so late (I couldn't tear myself away!!).

It feels good to be back in sunny Sweden though and I'll be blogging daily again with lots of interior design inspiration, so pop back tomorrow!

It's always good to be home!

Family home by the lake near Toronto

More trees and water!

What a lovely, cosy-looking family home

by the lake, just outside of Toronto

I would love to spend the afternoon on 

that swing reading a really good book.


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Welcome to my newest sponsor!

I don't think I could find a store that could sell more of the most beautiful iconic 

Danish designs available today, so I am very proud to have Danish Design Store 

collaborate with Lovenordic.  To celebrate this, Danish Design Store has created 

an exclusive discount to all Lovenordic readers!

This is going to be my first offer of the month, which I will be doing every 

month from now on.

I have decided to hand pick my favourite pieces from the store - 

which was quite difficult as it is bursting with beautiful Danish design!

.....and they DO ship internationally, so these pieces are accessible to all! 

1.Of course, the one and only Bestlite.  

Designed by Robert Dudley Best, made by Gubi.

STILL on my wish-list and will be until I get one....or two :)

2.Hans J Wegners Wishbone chair.

Made by Carl Hansen

Love, love love.

3.Designed in the 50's and still going strong.

Arne Jacobsens Egg chair,

made by Fritz Hansen

I've hankered after many easy chairs, but keep coming back to this one.

I can't decide whether I would choose the tan leather or grey fabric....

4.Ross Lovegroves's Aeros Pendant, designed 2008,

made by Louis Poulsen

I love ornate detailing against an industrial backdrop.

Just beautiful.

5. In my opinion, mixer-taps don't come more yummy than this.

Arne Jacobsens Tap, made by Vola.

Tap perfection!

Look out for some more of my favourites from this store. 

There are too many to mention in one post!


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Reese Witherspoon’s home in Ojai, California

from the current issue of Elle Decor

Another beautiful cabin ♡

owned by product designer, Linda Bergroth,

on an idyllic island in Finland,

what an amazing place to spend some time,

trees + water = my perfect combination.

L ove this...

Happy Sunday...



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