Friday, June 29, 2012

Lake Living Summer Style

For many of us, nothing says summer like spending some time at the lake.  I've compiled some inspiration for lake living from across the web, a few of which are even vacation rentals!  I've also put together a collection of lake house-esque accessories via etsy in keeping with the casual, summer theme.  

Jump on the lake living bandwagon with these great etsy finds...
Go jump in the Lake - distressed rustic subway style wood sign - Several colors -  for your lake house, cabin, camper - kspeddler Puddles and Puddles of Plaid -3-  Cabin Camp Blanket - Connemara Wool Blanket - Made in Ireland - CallMeChula Vintage railroad lantern (yellow) - Jordenski Vintage Very Large Basket - HBC Vintage HardGoods - HilBilEEcouture
Wool Camp Blanket from John Murray's Summer Camp Days - susantique 13 x 19 "Lake House" Everyday Home Series Burlap Pillow Cover - AislinnCreations Vintage Red White and Blue Patriotic Trick Water Skis - CopperAndTin Large Vintage Red and White Float or Buoy - CopperAndTin
Vintage Lot of Old Fishing Bobbers Fishing Line - GladysandNoras 2 Vintage Red Lanterns / Retro Square Glass Panel Lanterns - MidMod Rustic Lounge Chair Beach Style - jgrant0214 Waterproof Picnic Blanket, Oversized Stumptown Original, Yellow Dandelion - PoBa
Set of Four Vintage White and Red Enamel Cups, Camp Cups, Enamelware - ArmoryArtandAntiques Red Elm with Walnut Adirondack Chair Set - 2ndCenturyFurniture Family Rules Wood Sign Cottage Rules, Beach House Rules or Lake House Rules. Flip Flops are Mandatory. Large - SignsofVintage Lake House Decorative throw pillow with felt lettering 22 x 22 - DivinePillows 

Happy Summer!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


 Swedish Midsommar 


Check out these local event listings for Swedish Midsummer celebrations stateside, from California to Connecticut.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Defining Scandinavian Style


Lots of white.  Lots of bright.  Scandinavian style is a mixture of the the right amount of light and color.  It is the convergence of functionality and shape.  It often intermixes old and new with a little bit of irony.


Scandinavian design is often equated with being modern and stark, but such an assertion is often just a stereotype.  The key to true Scandinavian design is making a room just as functional as it is inviting.

And both are quite frequently the goal.

Not taking decor too seriously.  Adding in surprising pieces.  Putting together a room that that can be really lived in, not just looked at.

Mixing textures.  Using tones of one unifying color.  Layering without being too rigid about what results.

Spending time on the details!

Not overlooking the basics. 

Wood is in important element, often painted.  Nature is brought indoors.  


Calm and casual are key.

Don't these rooms look like they are meant to be LIVED in!?

And that, is overall, the goal.