Home Tour: Colourful Country, Scandi Style

Well, it’s official, I’ve properly fallen slap bang in love with Katti Grönstedt’s home in Österlen, Sweden. Her delicate and tasteful use of colour against the soothing palette of whitewashed wood is a real winner in my book. Katti’s home is an intriguing mix of eras and designs as she effortlessly pairs personal heirlooms and flea market finds with newer pieces from the likes of IKEA. Despite there being several different themes to the home (look closely and you’ll spot folk elements, New England style and Moroccan pieces) there’s still a synergy to the space. For me, the three standout areas are the kitchen, dining area and terrace. The kitchen’s country colourful look makes me beam from ear-to-ear and I love how it’s both stylish and practical with all her kitchenwares on display and easy to access. As for the dining room? Well, I dream of one day having a home with enough space to create such a lovely area for entertaining, working and chatting with friends. The soft sky blue hue of the dining table is the perfect accent to the rough, weathered chairs around it. Notice how Katti has continued accents of blue throughout most areas of the home – it’s little decor additions like this that help with the synergy of the overall home. Finally, the terrace looks like my ideal summer hideout. With the billowing white linens, Moroccan lanterns, yellow chairs and zesty fabric print textiles, Mr. Bazaar would feel right at home! Tell me, what do you like about Katti’s country colourful home in Sweden?
// Hus & Hem | Photography by Gabriella Dahlman


  • Reply Igor Josifovic July 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Oh I love all the exposed colours on the kitchen shelves! Such a bright and happy home!!!

  • Reply Per Olav July 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Me too

  • Reply Elements July 31, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    So many great elements, always nice to discover happy living.

  • Reply Renee ( August 1, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I absolutely adore this! I would love to own a cottage that looked just like this!

  • Reply carla August 1, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Love this rustic home – and your blog too 🙂

  • Reply Bambino by the Bay August 1, 2012 at 2:37 am

    What a fantastic home! I love that each piece is special and found- nothing about this house feels like it is trying to hard. Really home-y and well done. Love it!

  • Reply Carla Coulson August 1, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Great mix of colour with great neutral rattans and cane pieces….love the ladder could be a little nerve racking after a party 🙂
    Carla x

  • Reply LottsandLots August 1, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Swoon! I think this might just be my dream home. I love the fact that its so light and airy and all the weathered pieces make it look so homely and inviting.

  • Reply Gild and Grace August 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I agree totally Will, the palette of this home is just perfect. I also love all the great space in this home and the great mix of vintage pieces 🙂

    Abbey x

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt August 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I love how she uses the colour blue throughout the house and I love that second photo, I'm a big fan of displaying beautiful kitchenware like that.

  • Reply Rachel {little bits of lovely} August 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    All of these colours thrown together against the white look incredible. I love how a combination of pastels and brighter colours have been used, they work well together somehow. I'm now obsessed with that fab pink armchair xx

  • Reply Niki MyScandinavianHome August 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    YAAAY! A beautiful home in a beautiful part of the county I live in. PS I *neeeeed* a Skåne map like that one….

  • Reply Samantha Green August 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    i LOVE Scandinavian style — my favourite parts are the white spaces and all the natural light 🙂 xx

  • Reply Hege Sletsjøe Morris August 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Love it! the terrace is fab & chairs to die for! hx

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair August 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Love the funky blue table and pink chair x

  • Reply Susan August 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    So open & airy throughout, lovely!

  • Reply Fiona Humberstone August 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

    swoon! Really love this house Will, so light, bright and colourful!

  • Reply Anonymous August 7, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Simples e Lindo !!! ♥

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