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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Home Tour: Colourful Swedish Cottage

Bags packed, friends? Great, because today we're heading on a little Bright.Bazaar adventure to Kolmården, Sweden where we are touring the Otterstrom family's weekend home. I loved posting about their colourful dining room last year, but I'm even more excited to be blogging other spaces from the same home, today. I like how the spaces have been decorated with colour in a bold yet refreshing way; the rooms feel vibrant and energising, yet serene and fresh at the same time. This is achieved by layering coloured accents against the scheme's milky white and cool grey base palettes. From multi-coloured dining chairs and mismatched textiles to coloured glassware and bold, graphic art, the spaces show how you can build colour into an otherwise simple scheme. Take the hallway as an example of this: the addition of three throw pillows, two cardboard storage boxes and one shoulder bag results in a memorable and colourful space that only adds to the impact of the open stairway, and, crucially, doesn't detract from the light and airy feeling encouraged by the grey and white backdrop. I think this approach has been repeated throughout the home to winning effect - a big thumbs up from Mr. Bazaar!
// Hus & Hem | Photography by Anna Leena Karlsson

23 comments:

  1. Love it. Such a fresh and happy space. Giulia.X

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  2. This probably wasn't intentional, but I love how the green bottle in the Cosy Nook window is perfectly aligned so the tree trunk outside seems to be coming out of it. :)

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    1. Ha! Yes, I see that now, too - brilliant!

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  3. I would love to have a cottage or country getaway looking just like this: causal, relaxed, and loved. Nothing is too precious or off limit. I love the painted board detail on the wall and the mis-match of chairs in the dining area!

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    1. I agree, there's this lovely, welcoming and relaxed vibe to the whole home.

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  4. This is delicious! Love all of the coloured chairs! Have a great day. Amy x

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  5. I'm loving the "rug" sofas I'm seeing lately. Nice place! hx

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    1. Yes, I like them as well, Hege. They bring a truck load of texture to a space, too. x

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  6. Clean room gives personality. No need to have expensive sofas.

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  7. How cute is this house - its just so cosy and I agree all that colour makes it a happy space!
    Rachie xo

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  8. Love the cladded walls, use of colour and simple furniture. So homely and yet stylish. So, when can I move in? Shouldn't take me too long to get there from Australia ;) I love your blog by the way. You are very popular on this side of the world :). Kate.

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    1. Thank you, Kate, so lovely to hear from a reader in Australia! :)

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  9. I love the colour palette in this lovely home Will. They have managed to blend the brights and lighter pastels so well :)

    Abbey x

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  10. Hi Will, hope you're fine :) What a happy colourful cottage!

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  11. Ah so pretty. Such a pretty Swedish summer cottage. It's not unlike my mother-in-laws. I spy lovely brightly bright boxes on the top shelf in the hall way - I've got the same in my little girls bedroom and love them :)

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    1. Clearly you have wonderful taste, Niki! :)

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  12. I'd love a cup of tea in that cozy nook :)

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  13. My favourite space of every country cottage is the kitchen!So beautiful!I love the pastel colors of the hallway and the bright colorful chais!Beautiful home!

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  14. this home is FABULOUS! I love all the bright colors that are in the room. Makes the whole space so bright and cheery. The cozy nook and staircase are my favorite parts in the house. Great tour Will!

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  15. wooooooooooooooohoooooooooooo! thats what i like!

    have a great day!

    die Baumhausfee

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  16. I love Swedish design and this house is lovely! I love the note you wrote about the wall shelf, such a good tip! Thanks, Will!

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  17. This place is super cute. I don't think I'll ever tire of Swedish charm.

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  18. Thank you for those kind words about my summerhouse : )
    /Ylva

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