When sweet Joanna kindly asked me to be one of her guest-bloggers while she enjoys some leisuretime with her hubby, I was more than honoured and excited. But what would I like to convey to you all? Would you like me to present an analysis of how the financial state of a society transfers onto style and interiors? Or perhaps a detailed and deep look of what sort of impact bloggers have had on design-trends?
While I am sure that a part of you would surely appreciate that, I am actually thinking that today, you would like to see something else.
Some Swedish goodness.
Some Swedish goodness dripping of that infamous style you all love and adore.
Are you getting excited yet? I bet you are.
Welcome to the day of a true swede! You're invited - Come on in!
As the sun starts to spread its warmth through our sheer curtains to gently awaken us, we swiftly roll out of our gorgeous beds that never gets to see anything but the finest egyptian cotton. Oh, what a glorius day we have awaiting for us!Via
Our bathrooms are all very light and airy and has all natural materials. This is where we have a bath every morning, soaking in Laura Mercier's Truffle Honey Bath. No stressful mornings for us Swedes you know, at least not since we introduced 36-hour-days. Makes it so much easier, you know.
As we get dressed, you comment on our "small closets". Yes, our closets are all quite modest in size, but what we lack in size we make up for in efficiency. No scrumpy or worn hoodies from -97, only crisp and white garments and of course, a few hand-picked, luxurious accessories to top it all off.
As I am cooking you a healthy, nutritious breakfast in my flawlessly decorated kitchen, I invite you to step out on the terrace to watch the city come to life. I am sure you have never seen anything like this.
I now show you into the studio where I work. It's all very zen - for that creative flow that we all need to entertain in order to stay on top of our entrepreneurial careers. I even let you sit down in my Lamino as I get some work done. Maybe I even hand you a stack of Swedish Interior Magazines for you to drool over.
I bid you to sit down in my small but architecturally impressive library/study, where you get to further improve your knowledges of Swedish design by choosing any book from my carefully selected collection.
Meanwhile, I cook you one of the most wonderful meals you have ever eaten. I mean, it's not fancy or extravagant, but it's genuine and tastes heavenly. Our state of the art kitchens adds to the overall experience, I am sure.
After our meal, we head into our livingarea, where the lit fire stove is setting the mood. It's all about cuddling up in the sofa with a good book or conversing with great friends. You ask where our TV is placed? I tell you that we don't have one, never had. Not only because it is cheap entertainment, but also because it's makes it difficult for the photographer from interior-magazines to find a good angle that doesn't show the stupid thing.
Instead I show you how I usually spend my time; In my grandmothers old rocker. I tell you about the generations that have spent their evenings in that exact chair and how I feel that history as I sit in it. I am sure you wish you had a rocker like that. You're not missing that TV any longer, are you?
As the sun sets outside, we sit on our porch for a while, admiring the view and processing all of the sets of a Swedish home that you have had the luxury of experiencing today. I can tell from your expression that you are overwhelmed. Well, without further ado: It's time for you to leave now. No, really, it is. But you are always welcome to visit again. And that, my friend, is a promise. So there you have it. Just an ordinary day in the life of an ordinary Swede. In an ordinary home*.
Well, that may be stretching the truth a little, but as long as the rest of the world thinks of us Swedes as interior-gurus, we are quite happy to let it stay that way. As long as you're happy, we're happy. Right?
All my love - from me to you
Petra at Designfragment
*Disclaimer: The level of truth to this statement is very, very low.