My Swedish Summer House – The heart of the house
Second part of my mini-interior series “My Swedish Summer House” takes us the main floor where the heart of the house is; the living room goes in white and navy with the most comfy sofas (impossible to stay awake in); the dining room is furnished with an old Gustavian dining group that was given to my grandparents when they got married; the library is filled with endless amounts of novels and books (serious bookworms live in this house). I call this the heart of the house as this is where we hang out most of the time as well as being the “old”part of the building.
After digging around in my dad’s old photo albums, I found a couple of photos of how the house use to look in the 50’s when my grandparents bought it; the house was painted brown, surrounded by forest and with roses climbing on the timber walls. A pretty large difference to today when it’s re-built with an extended house-body, all painted white and with neighbours around every corner. If the Kids’ Attic is light and easy; the middle floor is rustic and sombre; the perfect place to snuggle up with a hot cup of tea and a good book.
Lil-Dad in early 50s
My grandfather and friends.
Always blue and white
Cute old russian porcelain cups
A piece of Hong Kong
Swedish Gustavian style
Silver Gravy Boat used as decoration
Enough books for an lifetime of reading
Crystal pieces that has been inherited or bought second-hand
- My Swedish Summer House – The Kids’ Attic (shoebox-living.com)