Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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 Sköna hem.
(photography by Marie Eriksson)
I'm beginning to add accessories to automatism vintage! Be sure to visit regularly to see what's new — and to check out the design books already there, too. Shown here are a pair of vintage brass filigree shoe clips that I've just listed — both pretty and versatile (add one to a hairband!).