This 1960s architect-designed modernist property in Trollasen, Sweden, is so amazing I had to share it. It's for sale via fastighetsbyran. Built in 1961, it's retained some lovely details and has been sympathetically updated where needed. All images courtesy of http://www.fastighetsbyran.se/
So this is the object of my desire today - George Nelson's Saucer hanging lamp. It's a design classic, and is part of the permanent collection at MOMA, but *sigh* I can't afford it. Also I'd need two to hang in our lounge so I definitely can't stretch to that right now! So I'm on the hunt for… Continue reading Midcentury inspired lighting on the high street
This will be the very first Christmas our families are coming to us - I'm really excited (and slightly apprehensive) in making the house nice in time and then for cooking and hosting and making everyone happy. I can't wait though. I'll definitely be treating our house to some sparkly new Christmas decorations! Ikea is always useful for new goodies to freshen… Continue reading Ikea Christmas 2015
We have moved into our new home, and it's fantastic to have space at last! Now our little boy is super active, to have room for him to run around and play is really special. The house is so light and bright, exactly what we wanted. And all the features are in tact because it hasn't been touched since… Continue reading We’re in!
When we started the search for our family home earlier this year, our brief was we wanted a 1960's house which hadn't been touched since the sixties. We love midcentury design, but all of the houses we went to look around had been stripped of all their sixties quirkiness and features. Then one day on rightmove… Continue reading Our dream midcentury home
I'm back after a very long blog break and there have been lots of things going on. I'll fill you in! In September I had a baby boy, he's almost 10 months now and he's wonderful. His name is Heath Falcon, and he's a little adventurer. He started crawling quite early, and as soon as he was… Continue reading New adventures
Our compact kitchen is now a much nicer room to spend time cooking in. The makeover is finished, and Stuart did it all himself (apart from the gas work) in two weeks - he's getting very good at fitting Ikea kitchens! We needed the kitchen to be finished quite quickly and to a budget. So things… Continue reading Our before and after kitchen makeover