Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Scandinavian summer house in Australia

I'm still on vacation, but it's raining today so I'm staying in for a while, catching up on my blog reading... And there is something I wanted to show you!
Have a look at this amazing beach retreat at St Andrews Beach in Australia, very much inspired by Scandinavian style. The house is owned and styled by Deborah McLean from the Busy Being Fabulous blog, and photographed by Maikka Trupp. Deb tells me the house isn't quite finished yet, so I'm hoping to get more pictures of this stunning house in the future... When it's all done, the house is going to be marketed as a location house in Australia for photo shoots and alike.


  • Purple Area says:

    Gud så snyggt, känner för att springa och handla vita fårskinn direkt!!

    2009-07-03 | 10:41:50
    URL: http://purplearea.blogspot.com
  • MsUnreliable says:

    I can't wait to see the final product! So much fur though - I guess it does get quite chilly in that corner of Australia, but still something that seems a little much given our relatively mild winters.

    2009-07-03 | 10:49:08
    URL: http://thatunreliablegirl.blogspot.com
  • Malin says:

    Åhh lampan med grenfoten vill jag ha!!!! Kram

    2009-07-03 | 12:06:42
    URL: http://carlssonkarlsson.blogg.se/
  • Miranda says:

    Oh no, rain on your holiday. But this house is amazing!I love the scandinavian style!

    2009-07-03 | 20:06:35
    URL: http://www.puuranders.blogspot.com
  • Silvina says:

    Hi Emma, I'm an interior design stylist from Buenos Aires and just discovered you blog. I'm a scandinavian design great admirer, and absolutely loved all your posts! We'll be back soon!

    2009-07-04 | 02:00:46
    URL: http://www.decortherapia.blogspot.com
  • Anders says:

    Måste liksom bara tacka för en underbar blogg, jag är fast framför alla vackra bilder och underbar inspiration. Hade glömt bort inredningsintresset - du har väckt det igen!

    2009-07-05 | 22:50:42
  • Anna @ D16 says:

    Love this!!

    2009-07-06 | 03:11:40
    URL: http://www.doorsixteen.com

    What a GORGEOUS lamp ...love her place...so calming and clean looking!

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    2009-07-06 | 07:56:16
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  • Niklas says:

    It looks a little strange with no baseboard (golvlist). Must be a pretty good carpenter to make it look good? But it´s totally okay with me! But is it something that they have missed (the house was not finished) or did they leave it?

    2009-07-06 | 10:37:43
    URL: http://www.ahardslojdlife.com
  • Anna Caroline says:

    Wow this is a well designed space.

    /Anna Caroline

    Design Studio 210

    2009-07-06 | 13:23:18
    URL: http://designstudio210.com
  • *SNYdesign says:


    2009-07-06 | 17:48:49
    URL: http://snydesign.blogspot.com
  • Merri Cvetan, The Design Coach says:

    I love Scandinavian design too. My great-great-grandmother came to America with her sister when she was 13 years old. Since her parents did not come, she keep up with Swedish traditions to pass down to her family. So we have created our own Swedish family traditions. I collect white with blue rimmed enamel ware that is marked Sweden. My living room is blue and white and pale grey.

    Love the flatware runner on the table.

  • mary says:

    i especially like the chair in the bathroom

    2009-07-06 | 19:21:53
    URL: http://antipodeuse.blogspot.com/
  • emma says:

    Thanks everyone!

    I think it looks great without baseboards! I hate baseboards and moldings (or whatever it's called when it's placed between the ceiling and the wall?). I love the streamlined smooth look without unnecessary ornamentation, but as you write, it takes a great carpenter to achieve that look.

    2009-07-06 | 23:38:21
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Adrienne says:

    In love with that flooring!!!

    2009-07-08 | 06:35:08
  • dana says:

    ciao Emma

    I love your blog

    We'll be back soon!

    I have posted your pictures in my plusdidequedargent



    2009-07-08 | 12:16:53
    URL: http://plusdidequedargent.blogspot.com/
  • eva says:

    i love this colour scheme, the black, white, grays and punches of green are gorgeous.

    2009-07-08 | 21:09:13
    URL: http://www.otisandfrank.blogspot.com/

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