Swedes are still recovering from a magical Midsummer weekend of sunshine, floral crowns and revelry! I had an apartment lined up to show you today, but since the mercury is set to hit 30 c (86 f) in Scandinavia today, I thought a summer cottage by the sea might be more apt! This classic black and white cabin in Tisvilde on Denmark’s North Zealand coast, is owned by interior stylist and furniture manufacturer Ophilia Thalund. Ophilia has created an airy, light filled interior in soft shades of white, blue, grey and brown. The sparsely decorated space features items collected over time including flea market finds as well as pieces collected on travels – resulting in a personal oasis in which to relax on balmy summer days!
A classic ‘trasmatta’ rag rug* – a mat made from scraps of clothing and other leftover textiles – helps to protect the floor in the kitchen. 

In Scandinavian cabins, natural materials and simplicity rules the day! 

A simple white butterfly chair can be easily transported outside when the sun shines! 
A wood bench doubles up as a side table for coffee table books and an antique bottle has been repurposed into a cool lamp! 

Ophilia often sits at this antique desk when she’s working up at the cabin. 

This rustic wood stool* is similar. 

Wood panel walls and soft grey-blue shades help to connect the cabin to its coastal location. 

Lovely! I can imagine on a day like today all the windows and doors are thrown open and everyone is flitting between the sea and the garden – occasionally popping inside to collect a drink or slice of watermelon. Just like us! 

Take a look at more dreamy Scandinavian summer cottages today. 

Speaking of summer – the school holidays are in full swing and I will be dialling down to my summer blogging schedule (posting on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays) in order to spend time with my girls – and try to keep the chaos at home at bay (cue: a trail of destruction including coils of wet towels, a rapidly diminishing pantry and a crazy number of glasses in use at any one moment – does anyone else recognise this?). Even so,  it’s my absolute favourite time of the year! I hope you are able to take a little downtime and relax too. 
If you’re thinking about visiting Stockholm this summer – why not stay in the beautiful archipelagos so you can combine the sea and calm surroundings with the city? Here’s a 20% code off for you if you stay at hotel Vår Gårds Saltsjöbaden for three nights or more between 1st – 31st July 2022: NIKISUMMER. I loved it so much last winter I’m taking my whole family there this July! 
See you Wednesday! 
Niki
Photography: Birgitta Wolfgang Bjørnvad / The Sisters Agency shared with kind permission. 

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Swedes are still recovering from a magical Midsummer weekend of sunshine, floral crowns and revelry! I had an apartment lined up to show you today, but since the mercury is set to hit 30 c (86 f) in Scandinavia today, I thought a summer cottage by the sea might be more apt! This classic black and white cabin in Tisvilde on Denmark’s North Zealand coast, is owned by interior stylist and furniture manufacturer Ophilia Thalund. Ophilia has created an airy, light filled interior in soft shades of white, blue, grey and brown. The sparsely decorated space features items collected over time including flea market finds as well as pieces collected on travels – resulting in a personal oasis in which to relax on balmy summer days!
A classic ‘trasmatta’ rag rug* – a mat made from scraps of clothing and other leftover textiles – helps to protect the floor in the kitchen. 

In Scandinavian cabins, natural materials and simplicity rules the day! 

A simple white butterfly chair can be easily transported outside when the sun shines! 
A wood bench doubles up as a side table for coffee table books and an antique bottle has been repurposed into a cool lamp! 

Ophilia often sits at this antique desk when she’s working up at the cabin. 

This rustic wood stool* is similar. 

Wood panel walls and soft grey-blue shades help to connect the cabin to its coastal location. 

Lovely! I can imagine on a day like today all the windows and doors are thrown open and everyone is flitting between the sea and the garden – occasionally popping inside to collect a drink or slice of watermelon. Just like us! 

Take a look at more dreamy Scandinavian summer cottages today. 

Speaking of summer – the school holidays are in full swing and I will be dialling down to my summer blogging schedule (posting on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays) in order to spend time with my girls – and try to keep the chaos at home at bay (cue: a trail of destruction including coils of wet towels, a rapidly diminishing pantry and a crazy number of glasses in use at any one moment – does anyone else recognise this?). Even so,  it’s my absolute favourite time of the year! I hope you are able to take a little downtime and relax too. 
If you’re thinking about visiting Stockholm this summer – why not stay in the beautiful archipelagos so you can combine the sea and calm surroundings with the city? Here’s a 20% code off for you if you stay at hotel Vår Gårds Saltsjöbaden for three nights or more between 1st – 31st July 2022: NIKISUMMER. I loved it so much last winter I’m taking my whole family there this July! 
See you Wednesday! 
Niki
Photography: Birgitta Wolfgang Bjørnvad / The Sisters Agency shared with kind permission.