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Natural materials - A Nordic essential

We have a special place in our heart for home goods created with natural materials. You might have noticed? What we love about natural materials is the warmth and texture they add to our homes and they are such key elements in Nordic and Scandinavian interior. The Nordic folk have a long history of creating home goods in natural materials. Their desire to add decor in these materials to their homes is still very visible in Scandinavian design, as there is a strong culture of designing furniture and other home goods in natural materials. They are also long lasting and often more sustainable choices than artificially created materials. Mixing and using different natural materials makes for an interesting room with lots of different texture, but by keeping...

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Växbo Lin - traditional crafting with modern aspirations

Nestled in the forests of Trolldalen, Hälsingland, in the northern parts of Sweden, lay a small linen weaving factory. Here the most preserved sites from the heydays of flax and linen production are found and the small sheds and workshops bear witness to the peasantry's utilisation of the many rushing rivers turning them into hydropower. This small factory carry forth the flax handcraft tradition on this cultural heritage site. Växbo Lin is a linen weaving mill who weave and sow their fabrics in their factory in Växbo. They have been spinning and weaving their products since 1989 and pay meticulous attention to detail, regardless if it is a linen dish cloth, coffee filter, towel or a a table cloth. The...

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Six Key "Ingredients" to Decorating a Functional and Cozy Kitchen

Hi there! I'm Sam -- a graphic designer by day at Studio Goldē, and a home decor and renovation enthusiast by night. I'm so excited to be guest posting on the Lagom Home Journal today!  If you follow my Instagram account @homesteenhome, you'll know that my husband and I purchased our 100+ year old 900 square foot home about a year ago. Since we've moved in, we have been updating and renovating room by room. Most recently, we dove into a kitchen renovation -- completely on our own! We tore out the very few cabinets that we had, installed new Ikea cabinets, tiled a backsplash, built a custom range hood cover... We re-did it all. But after the renovation, I...

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Guide to a Nordic style home

This is a tricky, but necessary, one for me. Growing up in Scandinavia (Sweden, Gothenburg - yay!), Nordic style is so much engrained in my being that it just is. It is like breathing. I don't have to think about how to breath, I just do. So how do you go about describing something that comes so natural to you? Well, it is an excellent opportunity for me to bring it to a conscious level by taking the time to put into words what defines a Nordic style home. To give you a Scandinavians take on how to incorporate a little bit (or go all in if you like!) of this highly praised Nordic-ness into your space.   We love natural...

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Spring – the season of new beginnings

Spring is a time of changes and the season of new beginnings. Fresh buds bloom, colours are popping out, the trees are crispy green and animals awaken. The gardeners and farmers plant their seeds as the temperatures rise slowly and we all feel an urge to spend more time outside. It is an excellent time to get outside and observe how nature is slowly awakening and also to take a moment to invite freshness into your home. We love getting some hyacinths and narcissus in pots in our home. The smell and colour of these delicate flowers make all our senses go “Spring”. Spring flowers in our home are a certain sign that spring is on our doorstep and this...

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