House tour: relaxed vintage style in the Finnish countryside

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Last week the lovely Soile from Ada & Ina emailed me some photos of her pretty Finnish home and asked if I’d like to feature it on Decorator’s Notebook. One look and the answer was most certainly yes! Soile and Sami’s wooden house was built in the 1950s and I love how they’ve mixed original… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Morning all! It’s my birthday today and what better way to celebrate than with the world famous Decorator’s Notebook Room Debate (humour me, just for today?). It’s a Scandinavian style white bedroom with natural touches for our perusal today… To join in, just take a good look at the photo below and leave a comment… 

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House tour: white and Christmassy Danish home

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This wonderfully white home is from Danish Bo Bedre, so I’m afraid I can’t offer you much by way of a story to go with it. But then when a house is this simple and pretty, it can probably speak for itself! {Bo Bedre} I’ve been pondering the virtues of Piet van Eek scrapwood wallpaper… 

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Put another log on the fire for me

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Brrrrrrr, it’s getting nippy out! {via Bonytt / Planete Deco / Devon Fires / Living Agency} Every house I grew up in had a roaring open fire, so when the weather turns, central heating just doesn’t do it for me. Nothing feels cosier than gathering around the hearth on a chilly evening and to my… 

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Is it too early to mention *whispers* Christmas?

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Well, not if my blog searches are anything to go by – the eager beavers amongst you have been looking for Christmas decoration ideas for weeks already, so now that November is upon us I reckon it’s finally acceptable to jump in and share a little festive inspiration once again. But for those who are… 

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Behold, the kitchen that converted me to coloured kitchens

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Even though they’re a bit boring I’ve always been a white kitchen girl, mainly because I think 99.9% of coloured kitchens are garish and I find wood cupboard doors oppressive. However, I now can’t imagine a more beautiful kitchen than this one… {Petra Bindel via 79 Ideas / Elle Interior} I once styled a kitchen… 

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Dreaming of a white wood house

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I stumbled across this lovely Norwegian home last week – it’s the kind beautifully put together house most of us can only dream about… freshly-painted wood panelled walls, time-softened linens, handfuls of wildflowers, zero clutter, restful rooms just for guests, vintage tat galore… I have a bit of a thing for vintage maps – this… 

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