Scandinavian home gets a shabby chic makeover

It takes a lot of imagination and love to create a beautiful family house like this one. Airy white interiors furnished with vintage pieces, decorated only with objects meaningful to the owners – exotic art ‘souvenirs’ brought from all of their journeys. Natural materials create cozy, warm atmosphere: wooden panels, soft woolen carpet, leather and velvet seating. All contrasted, spiced up with industrial metal: old, flaking coffee table, black, oversized floor lamp. Simple, functional, down to earth, but absolutely unpretentious beauty: the essence of Scandinavian style.

When Marie Olsson Nylander saw the building for the first time, she thought: “Never.” The shabby chic, 70’s house in distant Arlid, by the rocky Swedish coast, didn’t seem appealing to the successful, busy city couple. But surprisingly to all, it turned out to be a place where everything has found its balance and perfect harmony. The home is filled with vintage furniture and elements of decor that stand out on pure white backgrounds, and each room is filled with salvaged pieces of furniture that add a special mood to the house. Via


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I love everything about this …so many great homes here …just overflowing. LOVE

omg…truly gorgeous!

I can’t stop looking at this house, it is perfect in many ways.

Amazing, i love it!!