Monday, April 25, 2011

Seaside Haven












This old 1920s beach guesthouse in Nyhamnsl√§ge, a quiet fishing village, once belonged to the artist Stig Carlsson, who used it as a studio away from the main house where he lived — the striking wall of ceramic art tiles is his work. The house went up for sale in 2008, but Ylva, a nurse, and Lars, an antique dealer, had spotted it before then — they loved the location but hesitated about buying as it was badly run down. But after discovering that others looking at the property just wanted the land, planning on tearing down the house and building apartments, they made their decision. One year later the family moved in. Now they're enjoying watching their home slowly evolve, adding a piece of vintage furniture here, a work by a local artist there. They're also relishing living by the water — most mornings start with a swim in the sea, and they've recently purchased a boat, stored at a local marina. It's an idyllic home — and well worth the leap of faith they took two years ago. More photos and details (in Swedish) here on mixr.se.


(photography by Anna Kern)

8 comments :

paullyn grace said...

Your posts here make me drool.
This is seaside home is really beautiful!

sweet harvest moon said...

So beautiful.


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Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I'd love to have a house painted white like this - so calming!

Duncan In Kuantan

Habit & Home said...

So much gorgeous, natural light!

Pame said...

I am in love with that WONDERFUL wall. who knew you could be in love with a wall?

Pamela Bates, Bates Mercantile Co. said...

I think my post was eaten!

I am in LOVE with that wall!~ truly inspiring and way beyond the mosaic trim I did in my bathroom. WOW.

liza said...

This one is just beautiful. I love that second vignette with what looks like a leather bulldog. The tile wall is pretty fantastic too!

Jo in NZ said...

So much deliciousness in my lunch break at work - sipping green tea, and sighing - thanks for sharing Lori!

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