My Swedish Summer House – The Kids’ Attic
It’s ironic that I have not yet written a post about “My Shoebox apartment” in Hong Kong. After all, my tiny flat was what inspired me for the name of the blog. Once back in +852, it’s the first thing scheduled to be published. In the meantime; after hijacking my parents place here in Sweden for almost two months, I feel the need to share the beauty of this old house with you. My dad who just turned 60, grew up here so there is literally a little piece of family history in every corner of the house.
My first post in “My Swedish Summer House” series is the Attic or “2:a våningen”, where all of the kids’ in our family including my dad and his siblings, my brother, sister and myself lived at some point. While it doesn’t look the same as it did when I was a kid (thanks god the stuffy purple carpets of the 80’s has been removed), the feeling is pretty much the same. You have to crawl up for a super steep staircase (which most of us fallen down from), before you arrive in the middle room where I now have my “office” and sewing atelier. The walls of the chimney – all white painted tile – travels through this room making it super cozy. Bedrooms’ are extended from each side of the middle room; now decorated in a palette of pale blue textiles in myriad of florals and quirky patterns.
I always love coming back here. To me it’s serenity in it’s purest form. A typical kids corner if you like; where you can hang out for hours doing your stuff. Not your boyfriend, husband or kids’. Simply closing the door put the sign STAY AWAY up.The murderous long staircase up to the attic. Very scary to fall down from. Art in the background by my sister Josefin Boren. Gustavian chair that been in family for generations. What about my new biz cards? Pink of course…
Working station alla Shoebox-LivingMy DIY Embroidered Transparent Card is still waiting for my boyfriend…. Old coffer made my grandfather that I renovated a couple of years ago. Sewing projects all made out of thrifted sheets and cloths.
Super cute ceramics cake that I got as a kid. The embroidered tablecloth below is made by my grandmother.
My material and fabric corner. The baby-wear was worn by my mom and Aunt during the 50’s.
More chair sculptures made by my sister.
Blue and white main bedroom.
Fabrics from Indiska, IKEA and Souleiado (From top down).
Vintage box full with my sisters Teddybear collection. All named starting with B; Bill, Benny, Bianca….Cute Swedish Quote “Glädje och Lycka Hemmet Skall Smycka”
Curtain fabric with printed Cross-Stitch