This will be a post with several exceptions. I have wanted to publish this story for weeks, I know I am a bit late. But I really love to have this project in my blog library so I am writing about it anyhow, it’s so worth it. I never do more than 6 images in one post. But I believe the entire story should be published as it is and I am pretty sure, you won’t get tired of it:) And to finish up, I am not too much into bold eclectic style, but then again, Marie’s ability (I am a big fan of all her homes she has published) of mix&match of antique and design is just a master class I’d like to share with you! Sometimes it’s good to break rules, isn’t it??
The family lives in Höganäs, Sweden. The building, built in 1884 was set up by a high-ranking member of the Swedish parliament. Later, the house has hosted both offices, emergency care, an apartment complex and an artist’s studio. Quite a nice past, I’d say.
This photo wall changes constantly, depending on Marie’s mood and state of mind. My kind of lady:-) Her signature style is unique and nobody knows how to live better the Bohème de Luxe style in my opinion.
It’s all about symmetry in the dining rom. You realize the triangle in here starting with the huge industrial lamp? Not sure if it was made on purpose or if the photographer had a good eye for it. It’s fascinating to observe everything is big and round except for the table and mirror which give an interesting contrast.
I don’t know how the either side of the kitchen looks like but I thought the calmness was really pleasant to the eye when scrolling through all the images.
The beautiful Venetian mirror is from the 1800s purchased at an auction and restored – “worth every penny”. The Jonathan Adler table is giving another perfect contrast here. Marie plays very wisely with antique, vintage and modern pieces.
She and her family have moved several times, and all her homes were one-of-a-kind. She has a very interesting opinion on taking the same stuff with you:
“All houses have their distinctive interiors and styles. It is a mistake many people make when they move, they switch shells but retain its content. It rarely gets good! A content is always to change, in and around us all. That applies both to living and dead things.” Agreed! G, x