I’ve been to Stockholm many times, but it was only when I visited the surrounding archipelago that I truly grasped the allure of living there. We passed thousands of cottages on the water’s edge nestled among forest, while commuters, kayakers and sailors ambled along the waterway. I was straight on ‘Hemnet’ (Sweden’s database for the property market), searching for a new family home! Alas, we’re still based in the south and very settled, but a girl can dream! I mean, who wouldn’t want to return to this beautiful villa in Oxön each day, one-hour drive from the city? 

The villa combines traditional Swedish style with a coastal vibe and capitalises on the light that reflects off the water – as well as the magnificent views of the Baltic Sea. 
This winter, the tiled masonry oven seen in the corner here, will no doubt roar into life. I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but here in Sweden many house owners are panicking about electricity prices and looking for alternatives – wood is in high demand! 
One of my favourite types of bathroom cabinets – up cycled antique dressers! 
Can you see yourself waking up at the weekend and heading out here in your robe with a morning coffee? 

The family bathroom also makes use of an antique dresser, while twin basins help to ease the morning congestion (we could so do with this in our family bathroom, how about you?). 

How wonderful! I can just imagine returning here each day, could you? That view! 

In midwinter some of the waterways freeze over, paving the way for long distance ice-skaters – who snake their way through the islands. It’s a sight to behold! 

Dream away over other Scandinavian waterside properties here:
 
Have a relaxing start to the week! 
Niki
Photography courtesy of Eklund via Nordroom with thanks. 

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I’ve been to Stockholm many times, but it was only when I visited the surrounding archipelago that I truly grasped the allure of living there. We passed thousands of cottages on the water’s edge nestled among forest, while commuters, kayakers and sailors ambled along the waterway. I was straight on ‘Hemnet’ (Sweden’s database for the property market), searching for a new family home! Alas, we’re still based in the south and very settled, but a girl can dream! I mean, who wouldn’t want to return to this beautiful villa in Oxön each day, one-hour drive from the city? 

The villa combines traditional Swedish style with a coastal vibe and capitalises on the light that reflects off the water – as well as the magnificent views of the Baltic Sea. 
This winter, the tiled masonry oven seen in the corner here, will no doubt roar into life. I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but here in Sweden many house owners are panicking about electricity prices and looking for alternatives – wood is in high demand! 
One of my favourite types of bathroom cabinets – up cycled antique dressers! 
Can you see yourself waking up at the weekend and heading out here in your robe with a morning coffee? 

The family bathroom also makes use of an antique dresser, while twin basins help to ease the morning congestion (we could so do with this in our family bathroom, how about you?). 

How wonderful! I can just imagine returning here each day, could you? That view! 

In midwinter some of the waterways freeze over, paving the way for long distance ice-skaters – who snake their way through the islands. It’s a sight to behold! 

Dream away over other Scandinavian waterside properties here:
 
Have a relaxing start to the week! 
Niki
Photography courtesy of Eklund via Nordroom with thanks.