Friday, June 25, 2010
Henrietta's pretty summer home is the result of happy childhood memories of living in the surrounding country, going riding and hearing the song of the nightingale. Years passed, and when returned to the area to visit her daughter Cecilie (who was housesitting in the neighborhood) she decided to build a summer home there and return to her roots. The house was designed by architect Jørgen Grumstrup and built by a team of craftsmen who realized Henrietta's dream down to the smallest detail. Inside, Henrietta did all the decorating herself, mixing Swedish folk with more modern pieces. She says, "I wanted to use the furniture that I had inherited, but not to live as my parents did. I wanted the turn of the century with contemporary feel." With other personal touches such as the old wooden beams in the living room ceiling — made from wreckage salvaged by Henrietta from the beach in Skagen — it's a new home that has the relaxed and well lived in feel of an old one. More photos here. Via Sköna hem.
(photos by Morten Holtum)
I had a lovely email the other day from Merrick Angle — an English collage illustrator now based in France — about his two beautiful new prints, now available from his etsy shop. Printed with archival inks on thick watercolour paper, each print is one of a limited edition of 50, numbered and signed by the artist. I love these and think they'd make a fantastic gift — either for a friend or for yourself!