stairway to heaven.

i love everything about this beautiful home i saw on mixr. can you imagine having a lovely staircase like this, and then having it take you along its winding steps to all of this? this 1970′s townhouse renovated by Swedish interior designer Marie Olsson Nylander, is pretty much a decor dream come true for me. i love all the white, and rustic woods with dashes of bright colors and eclectic, vintage-inspired home furnishings. yep, this is my stairway to heaven.

71 Responses to “stairway to heaven.”
  1. i shouldnt be allowed to read this blog. i want to completely transform my apartment everytime i see a new space, and then i think about it all day and its always in the back of my head. i will be dreaming of this spiral staircase all day..and look at the sunset..shut up!

    • Caitlin says:

      Erin I feel the exact same way! I have bookmarked so many websites that have amazing designs to them! I to will be thinking of the spiral staircases! I love them!

  2. Abbey H says:

    Heck yeah! LOVE. I think we all need some kind of blogger retreat. Maybe if we all go in on it…????

  3. victoria says:

    good idea, abbey. let’s just buy it. :)

  4. I couldn’t imagine keeping those floors clean… although they’re beautiful!

  5. mlleparadis says:

    i think we are having a cosmic collective moment over this house….go check out black eiffel!

  6. I love the use of stark white walls with the vintage furniture and decor. Very interesting concept.

  7. jenn says:

    oh my gaaaahhhh… so so good! i’ve been trying to figure out a spot in our tiny home where we can display some old shutters. i just love ’em. i’ve yet to figure it out though. won’t stop me from trying :)

  8. mrs. french says:

    gassssssssp! i just feel like we went through something pretty amazing together! this place! that’s it…this place! xo t

  9. Chela says:

    its a textile dream wonderland! who could plan that sunset?

  10. Asiye says:

    A stairwell to heaven indeed!
    each photos I was ah-ing and ooh-ing… just so so so amazing. adore the white and bursts of colours!

  11. Cez says:

    Looooove it so much…one of my fav…i put it on my blog few days ago….hummmm delightful!!!!!

  12. liv says:

    what a gorgeous place! love the all white ceiling/floors

  13. Vera D. says:

    Heavenly indeed! I wish I knew how to turn my collection of found objects into something cohesive like that.

  14. pink says:

    You weren’t kidding – this IS a heavenly home. Beautiful on so many levels. Love those glossy white floors and the organica with some pretty brights. Thanks for posting it!

  15. How brilliantly they mix the rough and rustic, plastic and ethnic – total genius!

  16. yep. that’s definitely the stairway to heaven.

  17. this entire house is amazingly cosy, gorgeous and a perfect blend of colours and textures!

  18. Andrea says:

    Wow wow WOW!!!!! Suddenly I need to move.

  19. i need an oxygen hook-up immediately…that view is complete insanity!

  20. natalie says:

    Amazing interior! I love the vintage meets modern desk.

  21. Jordan says:

    The most perfect space. I want it.

  22. ana says:

    I want to live in this place. OMG is that possible?

  23. Michelle says:

    Such a cozy, inviting space! I love the use of bright textiles.

  24. Terhi says:

    I simply love this appartment. I just posted one of these photos to my site.

  25. Eva says:

    That staircase and just that home as a whole is fabulous! Would love my future home to look even a third as good as this!

  26. Moocy says:

    What an amazing space! Definitely a dream home.

  27. abbie says:

    There’s such a genuinely cozy atmosphere about the house, probably because it’s hard to find mass-manufactured items there, everything seems so unique and hand-made.

  28. Aggie says:

    It’s divine! I damn near gagged. Oh! On my dinner. Sorry. Came out wrong. Only it didn’t, it went down wrong. I’m off topic. I’ll shuffle along now, k? K. (But I loved it)

  29. joannalyne says:

    that attic is so gorgeous! i love the splash of different colors on white floors and walls.

  30. Same here, I find the attic very cozy. And there’s a lot of colors everywhere.

  31. Gabby says:

    nice place, it looks relaxing

  32. Define Lust says:

    This home is beaufiful. It has all the characteristics that I would consider for my dream home. I love the wooden table/bench.

  33. Anne says:

    OMG I just found your blog and I am in love. can’t wait to look around more!

  34. Val Malone says:

    This apartment makes me want to get out the white paint and start from scratch on my place. Love the combination of old and new– clear plastic chairs with the rustic built in wood counter for example. Lovely.

  35. Lucyeats says:

    This home is absolutely beautiful. The white makes all the furniture and pictures stand out and looks amazing -like an art gallery. I want a home like this..

  36. MichaelW says:

    Dreck. Absolutely horrible. People don”t live in art galleries, but no matter, you could pack the whole load of ersatz crap in two hours and deliver it to your next white cubical “installation”.

  37. Lulu says:

    I love the plank table

  38. Lia says:

    Love everything except the damn Mac computer. PC’s FTW!

  39. Lyss goes off topic says:

    This is quite simply the house of my dreams! I love the mixture of old and new. I really wish I was as creative as this designer!

  40. SD says:

    this is such a beautiful, cosy home….. amazing for a summer vacation!

  41. the dream home.i love it,very simple,but fashion., get cheap tiffany & co

    jewellery here.

  42. Diamari says:

    This is the perfect home – clean and minimalistic while maintaining being cozy and artistic!

  43. WHY says:

    The old is the new news! Love how the vantage furniture and decorations contrast with simple brightness to lift up the vivacity in the room! Bravo!!!

  44. girl in oslo says:

    Found your site through Stumble, and really like it.
    I will bookmark, and hope you have a great day:)

    Greetings from Norway

  45. victoria says:

    welcome ‘girl in oslo’!

  46. Lindsey Turner says:

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I found my heart starting to beat faster as I scrolled down thru them! Thanks for sharing!

    Lindsey Turner

  47. This space is so bright and so unique. the window is fantastic. i like the mixture of old and new. quite lovely.

  48. Cathy says:

    I love the computer desk!

  49. Bre says:

    Oh my goodness, that couch with the random gorgeous pillows!! I MUST HAVE. Love this all, thanks for sharing!!


  50. Fash&Mark says:

    Can’t find enough good words to describe it. just perfect

  51. lydia2care says:

    I’m right there with you Erin! =D

  52. lisa bailey says:

    Couldn’t pick a favorite room if I had to! Gorgeous.

  53. Jacinta says:

    Que liiiindoooo departamento!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. carri says:

    Light, beautiful and perfect.

  55. Jen says:

    I am so glad I stumbled upon your page, your design is absolutely gorgeous!

  56. I love how the old rustic look is contrasted with the more modern sleek white. So neat!

  57. Wish i lived here. such a beautiful view.

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  59. Kristin says:

    Mix and match! For the posters and wall decor, where did you get your ideas from?

  60. Kathryn says:

    Can I please live there?

    Pretty please?

  61. Vanessa says:

    Amazing post! I love how the new and old come together!

  62. Griscel says:

    Everything here is SO lovely! from the furniture to the accessories! wow! thanks for sharing!!

  63. Aarean says:

    OMG I love the pillows…I love those leather chairs…and I LOVE those clear chairs!!!
    Gosh. I wish I was a billionaire haha.

    thanks for the inspiration!

  64. Rebecca says:

    Wow ! beautiful space .

  65. Gorgeous photos! The high contrast white definitely makes this place look ceiling-less and heavenly. Great photos, thanks for sharing!

  66. pacheyderm says:

    I love the airyness, and the light, I am not sure I could handle the mix of old/shabby with new.

  67. Tal says:

    The aesthetic and flow of your design is absolutely impeccable. Dead on, I would love to live in a place like this!

  68. Apiwat says:

    These are so creative. I would move apartments anytime!

  69. Alka says:

    Everything in this house is so tasteful. I wish I could have the wardrobe shown here.

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