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Best of the Rest – Scandi Perfection

The existence of so many wonderful design and interiors blogs means that inspiration is never more than a click away. Idle browsing can result in the happy discovery of a blog where you can while away hours of your time clicking from one amazing home to another.

And so I’ve decided that whenever I come across a site that brings me joy, delight or even just food for thought, I shall share it for your delectation in a new, occasional series, Best of the Rest. A kind of online interiors show and tell, if you like…

Today’s discovery is the absolutely gorgeous My Scandinavian Home, a veritable smorgasbord of clean, crisp Scandi style. It’s a wonderful escape as I sit at the heart of my cluttered home, packed with the detritus of everyday life (at the time of writing, the view from my kitchen table includes the following random objects: a hot glue gun, an empty Starbucks coffee cup, a pile of books waiting to go back to the library, three laptops, an extremely large roll of A3 card, a bottle of wood glue and a tube of Pritt Stick. I’m not sure what the prevalence of adhesives says about us as a family…).

And so if you’re anything like me, I’d highly recommend a brief but blissful trip to the uncluttered, peaceful homes showcased by My Scandinavian Home. Trust me; I’ve looked, and there’s not a single pot of glue to be seen.

All images via My Scandinavian Home


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Winter warmers

Just as it’s starting to feel properly chilly outside, I’ve taken delivery of a lovely new sheepskin rug. It’s sitting on my refurbished Ercol sofa, partly as a design feature and partly to protect it from the cats/children!

I love the versatility, warmth and tactile quality of sheepskin rugs, and the fact that they can add a real Scandi-luxe feel to interiors. I particularly love them draped over chairs and sofas, as in these images:

Image: Notes on Design

Image: Room Envy

Image: The House That Kat and Fred Built

Time to come clean. The second image above (of designer Oliver Heath’s home) actually gave me the idea of buying a sheepskin to drape over the sofa when I saw it in an issue of LivingEtc. I think it’s even the same Ercol sofa design as ours. But hey, it’s called design inspiration, and I’m happy to give credit where credit’s due! I’m even considering getting some bolster cushions….


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