I have a bunch of really good Swedish friends here in Seattle. A really fun, smart and highly entertaining group of people, I must say! (Mariana and Pernilla I still can’t get over the fact that you deserted us… I miss you.). The lovely & lively, former theater maven, Sofia, just sent out a link to a house for sale in the southern parts of Sweden, that she knows very well. The hostess with the mostess, beautiful Ulrika, quickly chimed in and suggested that we all pitch in and get it as a collective “vacation home away from home”. And as with anything with these ladies, e-mails & energizing ideas quickly started flying.
Here it is. The house is 100+ years old and it goes under the name “The Main Cottage”.
It is situated in the very desirable town Bastad (top Tennis & Beach spot in Sweden).
My first reflection. Oh how fresh! The Swedes know a thing or two about keeping things light and airy. (The country is dark and cold for many months of the year, Swedes need light to get through it!). And the homes are generally easy to clean!
White is clearly a must for a Swede. White walls or white floors or both. That will be the colors for my new master bedroom. Yep. You will see).
White is so easy to add punches of color to.
View from a bedroom.
And here is “The Little Cottage”, the guest house.
I can totally see myself co-sharing this vacation home. (Who is in charge of the money collection jar, ladies?).
Happy rest of the week to everyone.
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Images: no. 1 Killebacken 21, all other images via Eklund.