Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beauty Rediscovered








Sofie and Andreas never even realized that their dream house had always been in front of them — each day they had unknowingly driven past, where it lay obscured behind an overgrown garden. Then one day the garden was cut back and a beautiful 1920s-era house appeared — and Sofie was instantly smitten. Once inside, they discovered that the house was badly run down. The ceilings had been lowered, beams destroyed, and many of the small closets and doors between the rooms were removed or covered over. So they set to work. They moved the main kitchen to the other side of the house, and turned a smaller one into a pantry. The original wooden floors were restored and bleached white. The kitchen floor was too far gone to save and so a new one was put in, treated to look like the original floors. Finally, they furnished their home with vintage items purchased online and at flea markets. Now their beautiful home is once again well loved and well lived in by Sofie, Andreas and their two small children. Via Sk├Âna hem.


(photography by Marie Eriksson)

6 comments :

thefinaltouchideas said...

Im in love with the second image!!

Arlene Grasman said...

The beautiful white rooms soothe me. White is always good for a rediscovery. Great selection of pictures.

Sarah Klassen said...

Lovely! It has such a fresh and open feel to it... wonderful :)

Thanks for sharing!

xo

Staci Edwards Design said...

Beautiful home! Thanks for sharing!

Sabrina said...

I love super white rooms! They always lok clean and cohesive!

xxS

automatism said...

Glad you all love this as much as I do! And I agree — these all white spaces are both soothing and fresh-looking!

:-)

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