Sunday, March 20, 2011

An injection of Swedish glossy love..

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Swedish 'Sköna Hem' and all the fabulous house tours they so generously share via their website. Not only does it allow for much appreciated time to dream and be inspired, it also gives me an instant injection of 'home-sickness-remedy'.

Here are some recent house tours that captured my Swedish heart in their own unique manner.. Hope you enjoy them too.

1. Spicy art den in the heart of Kopenhagen

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2. Greenwich rooftop treat..

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3. Italian hide-away 

All images via Sköna Hem

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Breaking News!

I was also thrilled to learn that Sköna Hem is launching a new magazine 

The launch issue is released on the 26th April and to pre-order your copy, please click HERE. And please do, because you just know that this magazine will be just as wonderful as the 'mothership'!

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Last but not least. Today you will also find me guest posting over at my dear friend Kerry's  wonderful blog - 'A Tranquil Townhouse'. Please pop in to read my rambles on 'Global style'..

Hope you are all enjoying a relaxing weekend.

xx Charlotta


It's me said...

Happy weekend

A Perfect Gray said...

charlotta, those interiors are the best. love all that white and the edgy art work in the first set. and all those mirrors in the bath? heaven!


Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

gorgeous!! so pretty and inspiring all tones and details that I love xox

Desire Empire said...


I absolutely love your shots today. I have added you to the Blogs I love list on mine and I am your newest follower.
Best wishes

Sarah Woods said...

Thanks Charlotta for dropping in, commenting and following my blog, which led me to to your amazing blog(s) love those Swedish homes, especially the bathroom with all those gorgeous mirrors! Looking forward to reading more.

Blue Fruit said...

The grey deck with the little boat house thingy is calling my name over and over. Absolutely gorgeous! Wouldn't it be lovely to spend a sunny afternoon sitting there with good friends and good wine?

First House on the Right said...

Beautiful images Charlotta! I love the Greenwich retreat and the Italian hideaway is magical. Hope you're having a lovely weekend, Nicolex

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Great post title! The rooftop retreat is especially lovely.

mnemonique said...

I like the greenwich apartment the most!
Have a happy Sunday!

Julie said...

Beautiful images. I love how functional, stylish and compact the kitchen in the third image is. Just the art alone resting on the counter top makes me dream.

Thanks for sharing these inspiring images.

designchic said...

Gorgeous images, the Greenwich retreat!!

Lumo said...

I love Sköna Hem, it's sold videly in Helsinki, so I ofen buy a copy.

Lovely! I especially love the Copenhagen home's mirrors in bathroom and the Chinese brushes (I thought of buying them in Hong Kong, but didn't which I now regret...)

classiq said...

The Italian hide-away is gorgeous! I love it so much I might write a post about it, with a link back to you, of course. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration! Have a wonderful Sunday! Ada

Urban Style Vibes* said...

Hi friend! Great to see that you are back. It seems I missed a lot of blogposts already but I will catch up and read this weekend! Love the Skona Hem style! We need some Swedish style in Holland too!! Talk soon!


Greet said...

Hi Charlotta;
Oh Skona Hem is a wonderful online magazine and I am thrilled to hear that they will launch a new magazine!!! Thank you for sharing that with us my dear!
I wish you a lovely Sunday!!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Charlotta!
Wow three gorgeous places! Like the first, amazed at the second one.......The way they kept so minimal and with modern touches. The new mazazine sounds great will have to check it out!Maryanne xo

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Many good things to comment on here, but I think what I find most appealing is that each one of these is such a good example of simple, beautiful spaces that are not overdone!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Dear Charlotta
I love Skonaa Hem too.. but with my internett issues can't really browse through.. so thanks for posting such lovelies.. Make mine Italia!!! hehe.. Love the splashes of red throughout also..

Have a lovely week and thanks for the kind comment my way.. ciao xxxx Julie

Stacey said...

I'm a huge Skona Hem fan too and these tours were a lovely feast for the eyes! Thanks for sharing. Hope all is wonderful in your side of the world:-). Hugs to you my friend. XX

Style Attic said...

Dear Charlotta! How fun and worldy a post :) I didn't know I would travel so far when checking in! That Italian hide-away is just amazing! I think my kids could play hid and go seek all day in there. The spicy art den is so chic and relative to what so many seek to achieve in a home these days. Lovely! Got your email and thank you for the 411 on the remedies! Thinking of you in this hectic time of the year. Love, Kelly

A Casa da Vá said...

Charlotta I want that house in Italy, is that for real? It is so different from anything I have ever seen... it has the rustic feel from the walls but so much sophistication with the use of white and clean lines... Lucky people whoever lives there, don't you think?

Tina said...

Åh, wow Sköna hem Country Life låter mycket spännande! Hade ingen aning om detta, så tack för denna upplysning:)!
Vacker inspiration, är särskilt förtjust i det första hemmet men också The Italian Hideaway- vad kan väl slå den arkitekturen!?
Tack för mail, önskar dig en superstart på veckan!
Massor med kramar!

Design Elements said...

I am thrilled to hear about the new magazine! I didn't know about that. Beautiful images, Charlotta. Happy new week

Casa Très Chic said...

I'm big fan of Skona Hem and love Swedish homes, so organized.
I'm preparing a post about our two awards, I didn't forget.
Do you have any idea how beautiful your blog is?
Have a nice week.

Carole said...

Wow, that Italian hideaway is just perfect. Hope you're well Charlotta. Have a great week. xx

Splendid Willow said...

Three of my favorite places. Yes, really! Scandinavia (but mostly Stockholm!), NY (where I have been many, many times and would have lived had I not met Peter) and Italy (spent 5 months in Firence and my long life dream is to speak the language fluently).

All lovely.

Warm hugs to you.


LiveLikeYou said...

Yes it makes me homesick every time I read it. I love that they now have a country version! That will give me some great inspiration for our house back home!

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Caitlin at the Desert Domicile said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing :)


Oh my I am positively smitten with it all! Off to reserve my copy, now. Thanks for sharing, lovely! xoxo

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

I love Skona Home! What great pictures, too. The Italian ones (Trulli, I think?) are my favorites!


Punctuation Mark said...

these images are fantastic...

Nicholle said...

The simplicity on third example, Italian hide-away, perfectly blends with the historic context. It seems to be a contemporary reinterpretation of an old historic building with a sort of minimalis touch. For what it's worth, recently I took contact with a new exclusive design brand that fits on contemporary reinterpretation:

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello everyone and thanks for your comments. I love that you love Skona Hem just as much as I do. x

Ria - thanks sweetie. The weekend was lovely. Hope yours was too. x

Donna - Aren't they!? Such personal homes, all of them. Agree - those starkly white walls really project the artwork. xx

Ms Life Love Clutter - Thanks my dear. Glad you enjoyed. x

Carolyn - Thank you for your comment and for adding me to your blog roll, and for becoming a follower. So sweet. I hope you will enjoy my future posts too. xx

Sarah - You're welcome. Your blog is lovely and I look forward to my next visit. x So happy you followed me here and hope you'll enjoy my Swe-Englis ramblings. x

Ms Blue Fruit - Yes the boat house is divine. So calling me too! :) x

Nicole - So glad you enjoyed this post. A NYC roof top apartment wouldn't be bad..! And that Italian dream castle which surprisingly is located at the very tip of the 'heel of Italy'. Stunning. x

Rachel - Thanks hun. xx

Mnemonique - Hello my friend. Long time no see. So glad you liked this one. Have a great week. x

Julie - Thanks darling. Yes, I love that b/w art too and also how it doesn't feel like a kitchen at all. Clever layout. x

Ms Design Chic - Thanks my dear. xx

xx Charlotta

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello Ms Lumo - Yes it's such a staple isn't it. I miss my glossy hard copies but the online galleries are generous so I can't complain.
Shame about the brushes. Another reason to travel some more.. :) xx

Ada - Please feel free to post away the Italian dream. I'll pop over and visit you soon. xx

Lise - Hey there. Been thinking of you a lot lately. Will catch up soon. xx

Hi Greet - I just can't get your stunning orangerie out of my head! It's so beautiful!! So glad you enjoyed this post. xx

Maryanne - I too love how bold the arty place is. Such personality and courage. xx

Rebecca - Hi luv, hope you are well. x I agree with you. Each of these have a nice balance. Well executed in their own style. x

Julie - I so feel for you and the internet issues. I hope it all works out soon. Can you change provider? Yes, I can see you in la bella Italia!! I'd visit all the time! :) xx

Stacey - Hello darling. Thanks for this. Hugs xx

Kelley - I know what you are saying about the 'hide and seek'. Isabella and Oscar would join in a blink! xx

Vanessa - hi darling. It's unique isn't it!?! Completely dreamed up and built by this Danish couple who initially thought of getting something locally.. Dream big!! :)

Tina - Skona Hem Country Life will be great of that I am sure. Can't wait to get my Swedish mittens on a copy! Kram kram

Design Elements - Happy new week to you too my friend. xx

Tereza - Hi darling and thanks for your feedback - you are the best! So glad about the awards. You deserve them!! Will visit soon. xx

xx Charlotta

Charlotta Ward said...

Carole - Hi darling. I have missed you. Hope all is well. x Isn't the Italian place just like a dream. Such a creative and unexpected place.

Mon dear sis - I know what you are saying. I too had dreams about NYC but somehow fate interfered. Can you imagine how much fun we would have had we met there as bachelorettes!?! :) Firense - I had no idea. I too dream of speaking Italian fluently - I once lived there too but the language is fading. xx

Jill - Doesn't it!! I am so homesick right now, though feel so at home here in Sydney too. So confusing being a dual-country-citizen isn't it.. KRAMAR xx

Liz - Thanks for the comment. I'll be over shortly. xx

Caitlin - Thanks darling. xx

Dawn - Hi hun. Yes these are all great homes aren't they?! So glad you liked them. x

Noe - Trulli yes. I think that's it. Such an unexpected location for a home like this don't you think?! xx

Punctuation Mark - Thank you . x

Nicholle - Yes it is such a unique place. Love that it's a new build and you can tell so much thought has been put into it. The only thing I miss with it is a bit more contrast. Perhaps with time the landscape will provide that.
Thanks for the link. Will check out.

Have a great week all!

xx Charlotta

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