Happy weekend friends! With Sunday wrapping up another summer weekend, I admit I am feeling a bit frazzled and in need of some good quiet time at home, wrapped up with a book. Is it just me, or does summer give you the feeling of being scattered? Not that I’m complaining! Just this weekend, we hung out by the pool, relaxed in my hubby’s sweet family’s garden, went to my new-favorite beach, walked to the farmer’s market for the biggest, juiciest tomatoes I’ve seen, and tonight we’ll be barbequing in the backyard. But. I’m a fall girl. Even in the midst of the best summer has to offer, I find myself daydreaming about cozy sweaters, camping trips that require a good, blazing fire at night to keep warm, crisp air and apple orchards and…well, you get the idea. ;) What about you? Do you wish for an endless summer, or is there a little part of you that craves the other, less glorified seasons?
Maybe it’s partly because my birthday is in November, or simply that I’m a homebody, happiest curled up with a stack of good books (and fresh magazines), snacks and tea and squashy armchairs and soft blankets, I don’t know. Regardless of the reason, I think this feeling of warm-fuzzy-ness was what drew me into the home shown in this post: it belongs to Ylva Skarp and her husband, who live just north of Stockholm (and if you know me at all, you know I am DYING to go to Sweden!). The house itself has a fascinating history – it was the village schoolhouse around the turn of the century, then in the 1970′s was reincarnated as a tin soldier museum.
The home today exudes such comfort I wanted to step right through the pages of Rue Magazine when I first spied it. I adore the paint colors, the plants and books, cool vintage furniture (especially the hanging chair above!), and fluffy throws and things. It’s exactly the sort of space I would love to spend time at home in.
Did you notice all of the lettered accents? I love the idea of using stencils (or fantastic handwriting) to paint words on vintage cabinets or on canvases – or even directly on the wall!
I’d love to hear what you think of this space, and also what you are craving now – are you still feeling the pull of summer sun and beaches, and whitewashed, sun-drenched beachy style? Or are you, like me, beginning at least to get an inkling of a craving for the pleasures of autumn?