And there were pictures, amazing pictures! I'm showing some of them here but there are more over here.
Styling: Lo Bjurulf Photo: Stellan Herner
Photo: Alexander Crispin Styling: Stella Nicolaisen
This week my boyfriend and I spent the night between monday and tuesday at Hotel Malmen in Stockholm. You see, I was offered a free night at any Scandic Hotel in Sweden, in return for writing about them and hosting a give away, and it sounded too tempting to resist!
We chose Malmen partly for the design and partly for the location. It's the best designed Scandic hotel that I know of, and of course that means a lot to me when deciding where to stay! And the location is perfect, on Medborgarplatsen right in the center of Södermalm in Stockholm, with all my favourite shops, restaurants, cafés and bars very close by.
Our room looked exactly like the one in the top photo here, with a nice black/grey/white colour scheme going on and a cool wallpapered feature wall. It's hard to see in the first photo, but you get a glimpse of it in the second pic. The third photo is from the restaurant.
The give away I was talking about is coming in a post later this week, but if you want to be sure you get to have your own staycation, you can book a room here, in any Scandic Hotel in Sweden, from just 295 skr/person and night! This low price is only available until November 30.
I found an email in my inbox last week from a reader named Paula Leen. She wrote that she had seen her own kitchen on my blog and sent me the picture. When I posted it I had no idea it was from a real kitchen, I thought it was a studio shot. But nope, this is Paula's kitchen, with cabinets built from the sink and flooring from her old kitchen. Great idea, isn't it?
I begged her to send me more pictures of her home, and yes, they were just as amazing as I thought they would be! Look for yourselves. The play with light and dark surfaces, the mix of natural materials and the sparsely furnished rooms adds up to make one of the most beautiful houses I have seen.
The photos below are from her studio, where she makes wool felt objects for her brand Poetryworld. On the wall are bags full of wool for future projects, and the old iron bed is covered with Paula's own designs.
Photography by Hotze Eisma
Styling by Rianne Landstra
The two pictures above are from the exhibition by the Swedish Fashion Council's CEO Lotta Ahlvar. She also gave a very inspiring talk, mostly about the natural trend, illustrated by funny youtube clips of sheep herding!
Trend expo by Elle Interiör's stylist Agneta Törnqvist
Kitchen Life by Synnöve Mork
DSW Chairs by Eames/Vitra, currently in a "buy 6 pay for 5" campaign.
DLM XL side table by Hay
Shuffle table by & Tradition
And a picture of the physical store, looks great doesn't it?
If you like what you see in the store, but you can't quite decide or figure out how to use the things in your own home, The Home Company also offers decorating services. Here are two examples of homes they worked on: