Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

You have to see this apartment!

A couple of weeks ago, my blog friend Kristina over at the Karkovski blog posted a link to her friend Mette's blog called Mettes Potteri. I followed the link, and was stunned by the beauty of her home. And, it isn't just beautiful, it's very cleverly designed too, with my favourite part being the sofa in the livingroom also functioning as a double bed and a guest bed! (Look at her blog to see how it works.) Mette, a Danish ceramist and childrens wear designer, lives in this light 78 square meters city apartment with her husband John and their baby boy. Now, this is Scandinavian style at it's best, mixed with a bit of country and retro as well. I am very proud to be able to give you a sneak peek into Mette's home!

The super smart sofa/bed/guest bed, with the bedding and top mattresses tucked away in the chest.

John's desk in the livingroom.

The dining table is also used as Mette's work table, with an inspiration board on the wall and her fabric stash conveniantly at hand.

Baby's room. Love the old cupboard with the black trunk on top.

A new use of old metal bathroom shelving over the bed, and a pair of Mette's baby pants on the wall.

Totally organized! Look at that spice rack next to the window with all the spices poured into identical glass jars...

The small kitchen table is covered with pretty oilcloth, very practical when dining with a messy baby. And I believe that is some of Mette's pottery we see in the cabinet on the wall.


  • rebecca says:

    I agree, it is so inspiring - love it!

    2007-08-11 | 11:48:57
    URL: http://mypiccalilli.blogspot.com/
  • Malin says:

    Vilken härlig lägenhet. Soffan är ju kanon, hoppas den är riktigt skön också! Måste nog scrolla upp igen och kika lite mer på alla fina detaljer i lägenheten...

    2007-08-11 | 12:32:40
    URL: http://blog.zaffron.se
  • sia says:

    a beauty indeed... wow.
    every part of it is wonderful!

    2007-08-11 | 12:36:56
    URL: http://siagrafica.visualblogging.com
  • Anonym says:

    Kul att du är tillbaka igen! Sannerligen riktigt tittgodis som du bjuder på.

    2007-08-11 | 17:57:48
    URL: http://www.enmammasdag.com/weronica
  • Victoria E says:

    Wow - that place is amazing! That is a lot of what I'd like my house to look like, once I buy one of course.

    2007-08-11 | 22:02:51
    URL: http://victoria-e.com/
  • sara says:

    love it!

    2007-08-11 | 22:59:03
    URL: http://happysilly.blogspot.com
  • Kristina says:

    Great post Emma - welcome back, hope you had a great trip to Amsterdam?
    LOVING Mette's apartment!

    2007-08-12 | 08:21:52
    URL: http://www.karkovski.typepad.com
  • francesca says:

    ahhhhh...big sigh. hi emma, i'm visiting via sara and siagrafica. great blog.

    2007-08-12 | 09:14:29
    URL: http://mrseliotbooks.blogspot.com
  • Emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Hi everyone! I'm still in Amsterdam, I just couldn't resist posting this when I got the pictures from Mette! You will still have to wait for more posts until thursday... I have some good stuff coming up!

    2007-08-12 | 12:18:15
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se
  • Anna-Lisa says:

    This apartment is amazing. It makes me want to empty mine and start again. Thanks for posting the pics and link. Her kids clothes are great too!

    2007-08-12 | 14:12:20
    URL: http://annalisabacklund.blogspot.com/
  • Christina W says:

    Jag säger bara ÅHHHHHHH

    2007-08-12 | 17:35:27
    URL: http://godmat.webblogg.se
  • zee says:

    Ooooooh! I love it so much. Thanks Emma!

    2007-08-13 | 22:27:34
    URL: http://www.homebug.net
  • cruststation says:

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures from Mette's apartment, I love everything about it!

    2007-08-14 | 03:00:49
    URL: http://cruststation.wordpress.com
  • lyn spataro says:

    so lovely - light and airy.
    I want to live there.

    2007-08-14 | 03:55:12
    URL: http://www.lynspataro.blogspot.com
  • imelda says:

    that's a lovely place!

    2007-08-14 | 12:57:22
    URL: http://imedagoze.blogspot.com
  • Carita says:

    I want that spice rack! Can it be bought or do I have to make one myself?

    2007-08-14 | 17:47:08
    URL: http://annacarita.blogg.se
  • Tiel says:

    so fresh and inviting

    2007-08-15 | 08:53:47
    URL: http://tsktsk.typepad.com
  • mette says:

    Hi everyone thank you for all the sweet words.
    Just wanted to say something about the spicerack. It was made one day I just had to find a solution. The back of it is a shelf from Ikea, i put on pieces of wood to make the little shelves. The glasses are kaviarglasses that I bought from this place http://www.grathwol.dk/ under the menu it is Fødevareglas, and then it is kaviar. I bought 60. They are cheap and function very well because they are so wide at the top.

    2007-08-15 | 21:07:13
    URL: http://mettespotteridanmark.blogspot.com/
  • katrina says:

    i love all the light it gets!

    2007-08-16 | 04:50:59
    URL: http://www.katrinamichelle.blogspot.com
  • marie says:

    magnifique !

    2007-08-16 | 18:07:55
  • Bhavna says:

    I love the way different kind of furniture pieces and design elements have been casually put together for such a great impact!

    2007-08-16 | 22:19:21
    URL: http://anindiansummer-design.blogspot.com/
  • Nina says:

    I love this apartment so much! How come you Scandinavian people have such a great sense of style?!

    2007-08-19 | 15:07:18
    URL: http://ninainvorm.punt.nl
  • sushimiam says:

    Very beautiful!

    2007-08-21 | 18:16:47
    URL: http://sushimiam.canalblog.com/
  • Persilja says:

    My heart goes boom boom boom!
    Sällan får jag högre puls när jag ser något, men detta var så vackert och mittiprick på min smak. Oåoåoåoåo! Såååååå fiiiiiint!!!!

    2007-08-25 | 19:34:54
    URL: http://fyrabarnsmamman.bloggagratis.se
  • Mari says:

    Håller helt med detta är verkligen nordisk stil när den är som bäst. Otroligt mysigt och personligt!!!!
    Tack för denna inspirations bomb!!!!! Jag älskar det.

    2007-11-04 | 21:12:43
    URL: http://angelattable.blogspot.com/
  • Symbian says:

    Very nice appartments

    2007-12-08 | 17:08:02
    URL: http://symbiancorner.blogspot.com

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