Amanda Nelson

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Scandinavian simplicity in Brooklyn

This beautiful place is the home of uber cool Swedish entrepreneur Babba Riviera and her husband Carl. Their apartment in Brooklyn hits the perfect mix of Scandinavian simplicity with a bit of New York attitude.

You can see all the images and read the interview with her here, on Swedish Elle Decorations's website

One of our favourite features in this space is the custom built drinks cabinet just off the kitchen & dining space, it matches the dining furniture perfectly and utilises an otherwise dead space in this room. 10 out of 10!

Photography: Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer

Timeless and Sophisticated

We love the styling of this beautiful Swedish home. The mix of grey, white, black and wood is always a winner - it creates a calm, timeless and sophisticated atmosphere. Scroll through and enjoy!

Images from Bolaget

You can see more images of this home here

Summer living

Now that summer is here we are feeling very inspired by country / summer house decor. We've been spending a lot of time on Pinterest dreaming of how to decorate a wooden cottage on the Swedish coast or a limestone house in the French country side. Here are some of our favourite ideas - also don't forget to take a look at the entire Pinterest board for more inspiration

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We cannot get enough of this absolutely lovely shot from a house in Mallorca. The home belongs to the founders of Swedish Dusty Deco and is absolute perfection.

Photography: Jonas Ingerstedt for Residence

Swedish Midsummer

This Friday marks a big Swedish holiday - Midsummer (or Midsommar as it is called in Swedish). It's the celebration of the summer solstice, originally a pagan tradition which has been a very important day in the Scandinavian calendar for thousands of years.

Modern Swedish celebrations includes eating outside (even if it is cold and rainy!), drinking snaps and singing snaps-songs and of course dancing around the flower clad may pole while wearing a flower crown.

The flower crown should be made using wild flowers and often birch tree leaves, traditionally if you are unmarried you should pick seven kinds of wild flowers, lay them under your pillow on midsummers night and you will dream about your one true love.

Apart from the snaps there are a few things you need to include to make your Swedish midsummer feast complete! These are foods such as herring, egg halves, new potatoes with dill, gravalax, fish roe, sour cream and chives and of course for dessert - strawberries and cream sponge or meringue cake.

Here are some inspiration to get your ideas flowing. Take a look at our Midsummer Pinterest board for more ideas

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With a castle next door

One hour outside of Stockholm you can find this gorgeous home - it looks like it belongs in Toscana or perhaps the French country side! The house, which is part of the Engsholm castle, was built for to the head gardener of the castle's grand gardens. The actual Engsholm castle is just next door making this home's location very unique. The house has been very carefully renovated inside to keep true to the original aesthetic of the building, the exterior has a lot of its original charm intact. Imagine living here, what a dream!

See all them images here

Photography: Johan Spinell Styling: Hanna Rydman for Historiska Hem

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Lovely dining spot by one of our favourite Instagrammers @Mosebacke

Photo: Mosebacke