Hej hej! One of my favourite interior designers, Holly Marder, is doing up her house in Delft, Holland bit by bit and I’m glued to her blog Avenue Lifestyle, for updates! It’s such a treat every time she completes a room (see Holly’s beautiful kitchen, bedroom and studio and you’ll know what I mean)! Today I’m excited to reveal Holly’s lovely new sitting room where she has used white washed walls and sheer linen curtains (source similar, made to measure ones here) as a neutral backdrop for a beautiful blend of vintage, mid-century, and modern designer pieces as well as handmade ceramics and a selection of artowrk. Enjoy!
Such a stunning room, don’t you think? Relaxed, calm, interesting and above all else cosy!
Holly is a master at gallery walls (I also love the one she created in a client’s bedroom in Amsterdam). Here she’s combined oak, walnut and white frames with a mix of contemporary and traditional art including ‘dragonfly‘ by Eile-Ethel Polli, ‘nude painting of one minute pose‘ by Gretchen Kelly, and ‘eye eye’ by Fine Little Day. Such a lovely combination!
I also like how she has used a mid-century bar cart to fill the gap next to the chimney breast (I still love my bar cart but wondering where to put it right now since acquiring this brass one, I’m sure it’ll find a home soon! Thoughts?!). You can source a similar vintage mid-century bar cart here.
The sun’s shining here in Malmö so I’ve promised to take a walk along the beach before starting to write a chapter for my new book – Lagom (a Swedish philosophy meaning not too much, not too little – just right!). It feels apt in today’s world where we’re all rushing about and connected 24/7. The book is very much about slowing down and finding balance, the Swedish way – whether at home, or through activities like blackberry picking , kayaking, baking bread, swapping your car for a bike or even finding a beautiful old cottage by the sea in which to relax and unwind in the holidays! I hope you’ll find it inspiring!