Category Archives: Swedish Interiors

Scandinavian Retreat Inspiration

nij hildenberg


Today …

I find myself totally inspired

by this Scandinavian Cabin Retreat!

Come Inside With Me …



The Dining Area …

I love the Styling,

the Simple Kitchen Design

along with the Informal Dining Setting.



A Lambswool rug adds Contrast

and elements of coziness to the Fireside.



Natural Elements

play a big Part in Swedish Design.




Again Natural Elements…

of Wood & Wool

Continue into the Bedrooms.



 Dala Horse Styling …

Popular in Swedish Design.



A cosy place to sit outside ….


and view the Woods.


all images via google

Interior Photography by Jeltje Janmaat


More images can be seen

in the March Edition of

Country Living (British Edition)

(Still Available Now in Australia)



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If you are in the Ballarat Area

and need help

introducing Swedish Design

into your home

please Call me on 0409 433 058




Interior Design Trends 2013

via carlisle homes


Trending …

Nordic Style 

one of my all time faves

because it focuses on simplicity

with the use of natural elements …

Wood,  Wool,  Leather and Stone.

Clean Lines provide a sophisticated edge.


via google


Trending …

Industrial  …

Do you see the steps and study nook?

How Clever!


via google


Industrial Design …

Masculine Elements

Worn Elements of Brick & Concrete

Interesting Artwork

Warehouse Pendant Lighting

The use of Metal & reclaimed Wood


via google


Industrial Chic …

Recognising the Romance in the Rough …

it requires a girlie injection

if there’s brick …

it will often be painted white

Accents of pretty colours & accessories

add a homely touch.

add x

via google


Industrial Chic…

Streamlined architecture 

adds a sophisticated edge

White furniture,

 curved lighting and chairs

provide the feminine touch.

Recognising the Romance

in  the raw, rough, reclaimed & worn …

 girlie accents …

together with modern clean lines …

Industrial Chic!


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blue colour trend 2013


How stunnng is this room!

The pops of royal blue are a highlight for me

and can you see that this royal blue 

is much warmer than the cooler grey blues of late?

 Colour contrast …

paired with different natural textures

of wood, metal & wool

make for an exciting Design!



Here is another room

accessorisd with blue

but the warmer blues in the first pic have red in them …

they’re new, on trend …

and very, very striking!



Not everyone can afford to change their interior

with each new trend 

so if you love blue …

keep in mind

that these new warmer blues

can be introduced in the way of accessories …

 bottle and flowers …


all pics via pinterest


 or just like in this industrial setting ….

think also cushions, rugs

vases, chairs & lamps.


Warm Blue – on trend 2013


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MD Interior Design …

specialising in Colour Consultancy.


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Swedish Online Magazine …

 Skona Hem (Beautiful Home)

features a new blog that has really resonated with me …

Jannice Wistrand from add simplicity.

Janice is a Colour & Style advisor,

Interior Designer, Photographer

 & Feng Shui Consultant.

Phew!..  How clever!



Jannice shows images of her own home,

(this is her office)

 explains the design …

but also how to add balance and harmony.

With today’s busy lifestyle …

who doesn’t need a little

balance and harmony in their own interior!


above images via add simplicity


This is Jannice’s super stylish living room

where greys, blacks and whites are a favourite

along with purple as a colour accent.



As well as her own home …

Jannice also features other inspiring interiors 

giving tips on Feng Shui …

(Balance and Harmony)

& Colour Advice.


from ellos via SKONA HEM


This is a great blog to scroll back on as well

I hope you enjoy

jannice’s simplicity blog here as much as I do!


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swedish colour palette … neutral


Whenever I see an interior that ‘speaks’ to me

I like to ask myself …

what is it about the room that I love ?

This helps me to identify

my own personal style.

Here I love how the room is stylish but relaxed …

not too fussy or formal

and I really love it’s neutral colour palette …

the blue undertoned grey painted lining boards

with the accents of white and natural.

 It’s simplistic but girlie

and reflects swedish design

which has to be my all time favourite.



Here I especially love the soft pink in the girlie vest

against the neutral palette background.


via 79 ideas from Kim Timmerman


Again this room oozes swedish style

with it’s blue grey raked ceiling,

contemporary reading lamp

and the natural elements of coziness

in the woollen cushions, throws and rugs.


  When trying to identify your personal style

it’s a good idea to recognise ….

not just the fact that a room appeals to you

but why you find it so appealing.

If you do this continually

 you will begin to see a theme …

a theme that represents

 your own personal style …

the style that’s right for you.


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If you are building or renovating

in the Ballarat Area …

and need help choosing a colour scheme 

please call me on 0409 433 058


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Swedish Design Inspiration from Tine K


Today …

swedish design inspiration 

from the home of Tine K …

white, clean, classic …






The table …

moroccon style …

  popular in swedish design right now



A view to Tine K’s contemporay kitchen …

but a little rustic elegance

ties in nicely too.


via blackballoon blog   

  photography by anna-malin


I hope you’ve been

 inspired too …

by the beautiful home Tine K


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in creating Swedish Design in your home …

please call me on 0409 433 058.

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Today in the midst of uncertainty

a welcomed distraction …

Beautiful Swedish Interior Design


above pics via


The timelessness of the all white interior

allows for bright pops of colour


via freshome


flowers and pretty greenery

bring a room life


via  design attractor


Greys play a big part

in accent colour for Swedish Design


via stylizimo     all pics via pinterest


Industrial accents …

the coffee table and metal letter

are softened by pink flowers in the window


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and would like to see Swedish Design in your home

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Inspiring White interiors

via White Cabana


 Today is all about inspiring white interiors…

always elegant, always timeless


 how amazing do these empty frames look!


via emmas blog 



 sophisticated and minimal,

allowing the architecture to shine.


via Designs of My Mod-Artsy Apartment


white makes a great foil

for bright pops of colour.



 via design spirationsk


Don’t you just love the girlie romance of this room!



via Living with White  and all above images via pinterest


If you find white a bit too disciplined…

then maybe you’d prefer

a beautiful contemporary greige

still sophisticated…

just a little more forgiving.


Enjoy the timeless beauty of the all white interior.




If you are in the Ballarat Area

and need help choosing

a beautiful white or griege for your home…

please call me on 0409 433 058


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Inspiring Grey Interiors


How beautiful is this swedish bedroom!

I love the super stylish contemporary grey walls

with their blue undertone…

the perfect complementary colour

for the pale wooden floors.

 The bed is not overstyled

and the atmosphere is relaxed.


Here is grey, dark and moody

and what I particularly love about this room

besides the architecture and parquetry is…

how the coloured eames chairs

 relax the room

  fun it up

and stop it from looking formal and stuffy.



 no link!


Who says grey can’t be girlie?

Again the atmosphere is relaxed…

but very romantic.



Gorgeous swedish interior styling

I could just stare and stare…


and again….

awesome styling with grey.


I hope you’ve enjoyed these pics from around the web

 via pinterest

they make a great illustation of how… 

Design is moving away from

formal, stuffy interiors.



Which room is your favourite?





If you are in the Ballarat area

and need help choosing a beautiful grey

for your home…

please call me on 0409 433 058

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A Contemporary Vintage Home

 Hello friends,

Come inside and enjoy

a contemporary vintage home

so tastefully renovated and styled by josh and jenna

  from ‘the block’.

Don’t you just love the contemporary grey walls

and can you recognise the blue undertones?

Just look at this window seat…

it’s the perfect place to enjoy the sun

and I really love the styling.

Do you notice

 that the vintage bedside tables don’t match?

Now that design has moved away from

stuffy interiors…

they create a relaxed and lived-in atmosphere.

Simple flowers in a vase

also bring a feeling of aliveness to the room.

A walk-in-robe any of us girls would be proud of!

with lots of pigeon holes for shoes

oh joy!

Here is the kitchen

sleek and contemporary

with scandinavian influences.

I love the industrial globe lighting.

 In the dining area

 the star feature is

this 1000mm diameter

umbrella pendant.

It certainly has the wow factor!

Oh, and should I mention it costs ‘a bomb!’

 The Eames chairs

and the all white walls

echo scandinavian design.

Vintage posters keep the room

young and fun.

 Here is the living area…

simple and functional

with a vintage retro edge.

 all photos via ninemsn

The beautiful contemporary greys

continue from inside to outside

for elegance and stylish continuity.

Although josh and jenna’s home

didn’t to sell at auction….

they have decided

to start their own styling/design business

Bicker Design Co.

I wish them every success…

they certainly deserve it.


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and would like to see

Contemporary Greys and Whites

in your home

inspired by josh & jenna’s

renovated home…

please contact me here.

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