Tell me about your beautiful house:
Our house was built in 1934 for families working at the nearby airport (Bulltofta, closed in the 1970’s). At that time, it was made up of two apartments with a shared bathroom, laundry room (in the basement) and garden.
What drew you to the house?
We really love the architecture and the structure. It was made in the early days of the “funkis” (functionalist design) era and this is visible in the details of the house. The very rational structure and the big windows are very “funkis”, while the decorative details inside are more inspired by the 1920’s style. We liked that the house was left in its original state with a lot of original details. We also love the location of our house, it is a cosy, bohemian neighbourhood within walking distance of the city center. And of course, that we have our own garden with several fruit trees (original from 1934) and space to grow our own vegetables.
Have you carried out any major renovations? Yes, we re-made the kitchen and built a modern bathroom next to our master bedroom. But we have also kept the original bathroom with a tub in the basement. When we made the new kitchen, we removed a wall to open up the kitchen towards the entrance of the house, we hired carpenter
How would you describe your interior style?
Eclectic, I like to mix new with old things and things from home with things from other cultures.
How would you describe your colour palette?
Colourful Scandinavian – we have lots of colours in our house but they are all quite muted and not too loud (very Scandinavian!) and work well in combination with other colours.
What tips do you have for anyone looking to introduce colour into their home?
Dare to be personal. Go for what you like and don’t care too much about trends. But it’s always a good idea to try the colour on a small part of the wall before you buy a big bucket. Colours change a lot depending on the light in the room, but that’s also the beauty with it! Our grey colour in the living room is shifting from warm to cold depending on the time of the day and the season.
Thank you so much Sara, Nicklas and Kakan for inviting me into your home – what a fun and truly inspiring day. I think I need to go and fix a walk-in-wardrobe for myself now – how much would you love a room like this in your house?!
Get the look from Sara’s home:
Kitchen – cabinets painted in Ovolin (code 5-632), Sara made the pendant lamp using the
Dining room – the Olle Alberius for Orrefors lamp was a wedding gift to Sara’s parents from her grandparents
Sitting room – the round mirror is an antique (from Bukowskis) –
….And that’s me done for the week here on the blog! We’re enjoying our last couple of days in Spain before I head to London to celebrate the new limited edition
I hope you’ve got some fun plans over the next couple of days?
Have a wonderful weekend and see you Monday!