Every now and again I come across a house that’s been designed so beautifully that I would happily move straight in to it; this is definitely one of them. Unfortunately it’s in Sweden and is already inhabited by the owners of Artilleriet, Christian and Bjorn. For those of you that haven’t come across Artilleriet before, it’s an incredibly well curated homeware website with two shops in Gothenburg. Like their shops, their home is an eclectic mix of classic designs both old and new, blended together to create a warm, welcoming space. It’s exactly how I see my own home in years to come. The palette is neutral which I’ve found really helps when it comes to combining old and new designs. Everything seems to have its place in the house but it doesn’t feel so contrived that if you pick something up you’ll disrupt the whole look; it’s all very liveable.
Although we don’t have nearly as much space as these guys there are a lot of similarities between their house and ours. They’re both old buildings which have been lovingly taken care of and we have a lot of similar pieces of furniture and decorative homewares. I wish we had their bathroom though, how incredible is the wooden sink stand that looks like it was once a regular sideboard. We don’t have such a large collection of chopping boards but we’re definitely headed there. And that bowl on their dining room table looks remarkably like our fruit bowl. There are lots of things that I could point out but I’m sure in time you’ll be able to spot things as I share more of my home.
If our home one day looks like that of the home of Artilleriet’s owners, I’ll be very happy.