Lina and her daughter, Sigrid, are standing on the stairs, and they wave when we drive up to the yellow “manager’s house” which is built on a slope down towards Lake Vättern in Huskvarna. Lina has just got back from her job, and taken over from her husband, David, who has been at home with the kids all morning. We found Vilgot, who has just turned five years old, in the kitchen. He has his hands full keeping track of the newly-baked rhubarb tart.
Wallpapering a dolls house is not particularly difficult. And it’s a really fun and smart way to use up leftover wallpaper.
Even though the current trends are rather fluid, it is fascinating to see what other people are choosing to decorate their walls with at the moment. For whether we want to or not, we are influenced by current trends in one way or another, and it is clear to see that slightly darker and more daring patterns are increasingly finding their way into our homes.
By far the best thing about today’s trends, is that there are so many of them that all of us can find our own trend. Our top list blends more daring colours with more muted tones.
We have, as you may now know, abandoned the white walls and made our move towards more colour and pattern. The absolute hottest colour right now is pink. More and more homes take in all shades of pink. Pastel, vintage, powder pink and even bold pink.
Easter is here, one of our favourite holidays. In Sweden we put great focus on decorating our homes with feathers and Easter decorations. We would like to share some easy crafts for all ages to help you create a bright and spring-like feeling in your home. Learn how to make your own eggs and feathers to hang in your very own Easter tree!
“This spring, we want verdant and patterned wallpaper on the walls. We have moved on from four white walls and we are much more adventurous in both pattern and colour. In our new collection, Arboretum, you can find everything from crisp to more dramatic colours which create a soft and fresh ambience in the home.
Today we have been invited to see around Frida’s magnificent 1930s villa, which is filled with green wallpaper. The villa is in the little village of Tvärålund in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden.
Frida lives in the house along with her husband, Anders, their sons Axel, 9 and Viktor, 7, and with two moggies and a spoiled mongrel dog. They bought the house in 2009, when they were expecting Viktor, and it was ready for moving into in autumn 2010.
Few patterns are as classic as stripes. Using them you can achieve a look which is both exciting and dynamic. By varying the width, colours and contrasts, you have endless options to create an inspiring and timeless home.
”Vinterskog, Winter Forest in Swedish, leaves the town far behind, and finds tranquillity in the Nordic light and the simplicity so typical of the Scandinavian winter landscape. The result is a minimalist wallpaper pattern which generates a pure and calm atmosphere which soothes away the worries of life and recharges tired batteries. A pattern which pays homage to the Scandinavian countryside at its most silent, focusing on its unique shapes and muted colours.
On this trip, we headed the car towards Skövde to visit Anna in her 1960s villa.