Take Me Home // Lund Apartment


lvardagsrum.jpg_Thumbnail3I spend a fair bit of time looking at real estate. It’s not like we’re in the market or anything, I just like to see what’s out there. And I do mean out there. I harbour wild dreams of uprooting the family and going to live somewhere else for a year or two. It’s definitely something we think about more and more, so it’s fun to go looking for places to live in the event that we take the plunge.

Needless to say, I stumble across some pretty wonderful homes. I’m not looking for brand new, luxurious pads, but for character, charm and light. I can’t tell you how often I bemoan the lack of interesting architecture, historical buildings and personality ’round these parts. There are exceptions of course, but they are rare.

When I find a place like this one in Lund, Sweden, I just have to share! So much natural light through all those windows. I love that they have meshed the old style with the new. The beautiful old kakelugnen make me swoon, and it’s always fun to play spot the Ikea to remind yourself that great style at home doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

lvardagsrum2.jpg_Thumbnail3 sallskapsrum.jpg_Thumbnail3I really like that wicker furniture, which surprises me… but I think it lends a natural and light-hearted air to the room, especially in combination with the whimsical Ikea Makros lamp and the stunning kakelugn.

kakelugn.jpg_Thumbnail3 lkok.jpg_Thumbnail3Why can’t my kitchen window come down so low? In fact, why can’t all of our windows be so large and grand? Here we are in one of the rainiest, greyest places in the world, you think that we’d want enormous windows to let any tiny ray of light in. I love the painted white floor in this kitchen, and the tiled walls would be so easy to keep clean. Imagine it!

lbad.jpg_Thumbnail3 utsiktenALT2.jpg_Thumbnail3 lbalkong3.jpg_Thumbnail3I can see it now! Breakfast out on the deck, surveying all the other amazing old buildings from my perch. Ahhhhh! Quite a contrast to the view I have now of the kid spitting at the bus stop. Sigh!

The best part? It’s for sale!

lkvall14.jpg_Thumbnail3All photos // bo-laget.se


Sunday Morning


Sunday Morning - 29-Sept-2013 - Fox and RookDo you know what’s on my mind this morning? Ballet, bathing in hot springs and cheese. I’m such a Taurus. Not that any self-respecting Taurus would believe in such nonsense, no! Truth is, I’m just marvelously excited for ballet class, rather in need of a wee getaway, and quite excited to make some cheese.

Repetto means so much to me… Paris, French Ballerinas, Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg… quite a roster. Now that I’ve thrown myself back into dancing, I thought I’d check out their shop online, and see what’s new. I wear my Zizi’s all the time, and I love their shoes. Now I’m looking at the Fall/Winter ready-to-wear collection and wondering how I might find a way to have this dress shipped to me, along with a whole lot of dance wear.

There are a few hundred places in the world that I’d like to visit, but near the very top of the list is the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. The colder it gets each day, the more I dream of soaking my weary bones in the healing waters of the lagoon. When I’m done bathing, I wouldn’t mind indulging one of the many luxurious treatments available at the spa. I think I’ll mull over this website for awhile and do some positive visualization. If I picture myself there, it might just happen!

I recently ordered a cheese-making kit from Urban Cheesecraft. I’m going to make the cheese this week, and I’m rather excited! I haven’t even made my first batch yet, and I’m already back on their website, looking for more of their amazing kits. If you’ve ever had a hankering to make your own cheese, check them out. They make it sound so easy. There are loads of ideas, recipes and tips on their website. If this is anything like bread making, I’m sure I’ll be hooked in no time.

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