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More white please…

‘It’s that time of year when gray skies are getting us down but if anyone knows how to deal with a long, dark winter it has to be the Scandinavians. Here’s a collection of photos

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‘Start your spring cleaning early this year’ – Your COFFEE BREAK

‘If you didn’t already know, we here at Your Coffee Break love to decorate and organize our home, office and life. When it comes to the New Year, many ladies find themselves consumed with renewing

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Swedish Christmas – a feast for Young and Old

In Sweden, Christmas is a family affair. We get together on the 24th just before 3pm for a rather strange tradition: children and adults all gather around the TV to watch the yearly ‘Donald Duck

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White, the recipe for a classic Nordic Christmas

Have you ever wondered how to get that beautiful Scandinavian feel in your home during Christmas? Well it’s not that hard; the answer is ‘traditional’ and ‘white’. For us Scandis, Christmas is the most celebrated

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Clutter makes a home cosy

Now…I know we have spoken a lot about decluttering in our previous posts, however clutter is not all bad! Just like everything else, it needs to be managed! If you feel you have a lot

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Back to White…and a few dots of colours

As mentioned in our previous post on Scandinavian style, here we are again with lots of beautiful large white spaces with only a few spots of colours here and there. Scandinavian design is often referred

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Garden furniture in Skandi style

Choosing your garden furniture can be a tricky affair. In Sweden we tend to go for wood or a combination of wood and steel. White painted wooden table and chairs are generally the most popular

  • 4 years ago
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Trendy bold Gustavian interiors

Originating from Sweden, the Gustavian style has become one adopted throughout Europe with its palette of light greys and whites. It was originally brought to Sweden by King Gustav III who, during his reign, adopted

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Botanical in vogue

Botanical patterns are not only in vogue these days, they also happen to be my personal favourite! There’s something about the combination of white and green that just works and creates a fresh and exotic

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Scandinavian shopping guide in London

Scandinavian furniture and home accessories are not always easy to track down in this big city. ‘Nordic’ and ‘Scandinavian’ seem to be words used rather loosely these past few years as they have become very

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