i’m moving in.

just try and stop me. i’m checking out the immigration laws for dogs in sweden as we speak. lucy’s gonna love it here. but seriously – look at this place! i love perusing alvehm, a site that shares apartments on the market, to see what’s for sale, and completely out of my price range, not to mention geographically challenging. nevertheless one should dream. and dream big. and, check this out – my dream sofa!

love the black & white checkerboard floors with all the fresh white cabinets, and exposed open shelving. that’s a cozy little dining nook, too. love the sweet print tablecloth in the contrast to the geometric floors. even their bloody cupboards are stylin’.

what a completely soothing bedroom, too. i mean, why would you want to even get up in the morning? i think the pale lavender and dusty pink add a warm touch to all the white. such a perfectly idyllic spot to lounge late in bed, with coffee and croissants. sigh.

53 Responses to “i’m moving in.”
  1. jen says:

    wow, so beautiful. thanks for this lovely inspiration.

  2. Susan says:

    lol – me too. I just downloaded a bunch of pix yesterday from some…a few above. So I won’t post now but they are fun to look at. I’m convinced if I just get the energy to clean up a bit & have maintenance paint apt. things will improve. Thanks for the post:) (They’ll love Lucy, there, I’m sure:)

  3. agnes szucs says:

    dreaming is good, i do it all the time. :)
    but anyways, it’s such great place! the botanical painting is particularly lovely.
    it’s quite interesting that the Swedes show the places they wanna sell like this, fully decorated.

  4. What a fresh, beautiful home. The view from the bedroom is so idyllic! Hmmm Perhaps I should check into the immigration laws for cats..

  5. That coffee table is to die for.

  6. IAMSNWFLAKE says:

    Lovely home! The kitchen with ALL those white cabinets, shelves contrasting with the blackboard and checkered floor is outstandingly elegant. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Priya says:

    I love the apartment and that bedroom is amazing!

  8. Dottie says:

    I am soo excited for you. I have always had a complete crush on all things Swedish, so I can’t wait to live vicariously through you! Squee!

    And could we talk about the gorgeousness of those white rooms. I die!

  9. Sam says:

    So lovely! I especially love the little orange tree at the top. I have my heart set on finding a kumquat tree to put in my living room this year.

  10. I’m in love with this house. I can’t decide which room I like best – but I love, love, love the kitchen. Beautiful & modern updates with classic appliances. Thank you for sharing!

  11. I’m totally moving in with you! That home is gorgeous. So many great details!

  12. Lady, you always choose the most beautiful spaces to feature on your blog. All that white and black leaves me speechless.

  13. anna k. says:

    Just come over – we would love to have you here in Sweden!

  14. Kim O'Brien says:

    My brother-in-law moved to Sweden from the states. He had every intention of getting his British Bulldog in with him. He was updated on his shots, which took a while. In the end I think what changed his mind was either the quarantine period or the lady he moved there to be with. I say, do it!

  15. I’m ready to strip my entire house and start over after viewing this heavenly abode! Could someone please send Nate to my home to assist me?


  16. Kathryn says:

    You could make it happen since you do have the dream job, right? Besides you’d just make more fans since we all love Swedish design. Love the look.

  17. Meghan says:

    How charming! I love the classic black and white floor and clean white walls.

  18. cajeta says:

    why not do an apt swap?

  19. victoria says:

    i’m not really moving…just a fantasy. but you never know cajeta. apartment swaps are great – even short term!

  20. Ingrid says:

    why does my heart beats faster every time i’m ‘visiting’ swedish houses?!

  21. raina says:

    Is there room for me? Perfection!

  22. Laura says:

    Wow, I can definitely understand why you’d want to live in a place like this! So inspiring and relaxing and all around gorgeous!

  23. Sarah says:

    Yes, disgustingly fabulous!! and I love how the curtains in the kitchen are WHITE, when I probably would have thought – color right? or black and white patterns? it is wonderful!!

  24. May I come to? Perfection in the form of an apartment!

  25. victoria says:

    it’s settled, we’re all moving to sweden!

  26. judith b. says:

    And to that house! Let’s go!

  27. Danielle says:

    Makes me want to paint my entire home bright white! I have so much cream and green going on, you’d think I was opening up a uh uh green house!?! Actually I plan on having a studio built in my back yard and it will be swathed in white walls and white floors, so all of my painted/reupholstered furniture will be the spotlight…can’t wait!

  28. Sigrid says:

    Sweden, oh how I love thee. Let me count the ways…

  29. Oh my gosh, can I move in?? This place is WONDERFUL…. Thank you so much for sharing. I so enjoy so much seeing your beautiful home!

  30. Angie says:

    Oh, they make it look so easy! If I would just throw away everything perhaps I could have that kind of zen at home. Thank you for the link to that website…my new house porn for late night surfing!

  31. Vicki says:

    I can’t imagine a place I’d rather live more…wow! There’s so much character and so many interesting things to look at. Great find, Victoria!

  32. i hope there is room for +2 in this pad!

  33. Evita says:

    It’s homes like this that make me think about going all white in our home. Love it!

  34. Hannah says:

    oh jeeze, i want to move here too. So beautiful! I love how they style homes for sale in Sweden, think the UK housing market could learn a LOT from this. Now want to hunt down that happiness print!

  35. Penny Patten says:

    Very nice, love the kitchen!

  36. Meredith says:

    Wow! Love, love, love! We painted our floor white in our living room and not one regret! Makes our little living room in our railroad apartment seem that much brighter because we have only windows at either end. Love the white!

  37. Mimi says:

    It’s gorgeous but your place is equally, if not more gorgeous. I prefer your living room with all the luscious textures. You’ve got it good. Real good.
    Just sign me,
    Feminist Nut Job

  38. Lisa says:

    Maybe we can switch? Your Sunday photos are making me yearn for San Fransisco.

    Us Swedes do love our white. I have an all white bedroom- white walls, white bedlinen, white curtains, white modern furniture. It is so calming and makes an actually cramped room seem airy.

    And to Ann Hooker- you can’t be serious?
    I guess you would consider me one of the “feminist nut jobs” because I don’t want kids to be raised in a restrictive way that only encourages skills and traits that are associated with the traditional gender roles.
    Do remember just because something is traditional, it doesn’t make it right.
    One person’s nut job is another person’s Rosa Parks…

  39. kathy says:

    what a lovely place to live – or at least dream about. :) thanks for sharing.

    another “feminist nut job”

  40. Marilyn says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I live in the neighborhood and can’t wait to check it out!

  41. Cez says:

    could i move too??? stuning!!!!! like swedish are….

  42. Marga says:

    I too covet that black leather sofa. Thanks for sharing; I have another photo to add to my collection.

  43. Meghan says:

    Absolutely stunning! I’m moving in too. We can be roommates. :-)

  44. victoria says:

    ummm, please let’s not disparage other people, or countries on my blog. people come to be inspired, not nitpick about irrelevant subjects. please keep it kind, or i will delete your comment. thanks!

    xo, v.

  45. lindsay says:

    Any idea where the “Happiness” print can be found?

  46. it is a beautiful! love all the white and the wonderful use of space – especially love the bedroom – i use all white on my bed too!

  47. summer says:

    oh my, i want to move in too. so completely lovely.

  48. Margarita says:

    Totally agree on this house, although that part of the world is way to cold for me, London is the coldest I can cop with, the style in here is great!!

  49. Oh my, oh my…I’m going crazy. That bedroom is stunning. The whole house. Love the white floors!

  50. madie says:

    Victoria I love your blog. I have been following it for awhile. This house is fabulous! All that white is stunning. I am tempted to paint my whole house white!

  51. Amie says:

    Holy wow.
    Time to redecorate…. :o

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