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.
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.
This week, we were invited home with Josefine, who runs Trendrummet [the Trend Room] and the Instagram account, Loppisverkstan. She shared her thoughts on the hottest decorating and interior trends with us. We also got to hear about her thinking when she decorated her dream house, and what her favourite wallpaper is. Stay tuned!
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.
We are now offering a sneak peek at the soon-to-be launched wallpaper collection, Arboretum, a botanical collection with 11 totally new organic patterns centred on greenery. Arboretum has a range of native Swedish trees, Oak, Hazel, Willow, Beech and Quince, each of which has its own wallpaper. This is a modern take on classic patterns which are firmly rooted in our Swedish soil.
The house is in Ulricehamn, and was one of the first to be built in the area. It is a beautiful and well-planned house, with a large and leafy garden and with the murmur of the small brook in the background.
Make Valentine a bit more authentic this year with our quick and easy DIY crafts. Whether you love Valentine’s Day or think it’s become too commercialised, it is a great opportunity to show someone special that you appreciate him or her.
As we have written about before, we launched a charity project during our training days, in partnership with our Swedish retailers. The basis of the project was to colour one of our most popular wallpaper patterns in a new colourway. This resulted in over 10 different versions, each with its own rationale. Our design studio selected two of these colourways, one green and one blue, and the ultimate winner was then selected by vote on Facebook. Here you can see the winning pattern in blue in Caroline and Christian’s bedroom.
On this trip, we headed the car towards Skövde to visit Anna in her 1960s villa.