Monday, April 25, 2011


We have the day off here (it's Easter Monday in Canada), so we're savouring the extra long weekend. But even if you're at work today, this pretty kitchen will definitely inspire dreams of peaceful mornings.

(photo by Chris Everard)

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

(photography by Anna Kern)
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