SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

Inexpensive Summer Guest Bedroom Makeover

This marks our third and last summer in Sweden, and each summer we’ve had visitors for several weeks. This summer is no exception. Each year we have made changes and additions in the way we…

Travel + Shop: Inspiration from Copenhagen

Copenhagen in six squares 1. The cherry blossoms make Copenhagen a must visit during spring. You can find cherry blossoms in several different parks. The picture is from the Langelinie promenade and park in central…

Share your Marimekko Unikko poppy print photos on Instagram with #Unikko50

Combine what you love with your travel photos One of my favorite Instagrammers in my son. He takes his Lego mini-figurines with him everywhere we go and takes pictures of the Lego men in Times…

My Holiday Home & easy ideas for last minute Christmas decorating

My Christmas home done the easy way For many of us December is the busiest time of the year, and let’s be honest: sometimes it is hard to find the time to do it all,…

Gift a Room Makeover (that anyone can afford)

I know what you are thinking, gifting a room makeover sounds like a mission impossible, and pretty damn pricey. I have one simple solution: wall murals. One wall covered in beautiful print, a serene picture…

Scandinavian Kitchen Mini-Makeover

Our kitchen mini-makeover is finally done and I absolutely love it, it really reflects on our family perfectly, while it’s still in harmony with the country style of the 400-year-old rental mansion we live in.…

Inexpensive Summer Guest Bedroom Makeover

guest bedroom on a dime

This marks our third and last summer in Sweden, and each summer we’ve had visitors for several weeks. This summer is no exception. Each year we have made changes and additions in the way we…

Travel + Shop: Inspiration from Copenhagen

Copenhagen Inspired

Copenhagen in six squares 1. The cherry blossoms make Copenhagen a must visit during spring. You can find cherry blossoms in several different parks. The picture is from the Langelinie promenade and park in central…

Share your Marimekko Unikko poppy print photos on Instagram with #Unikko50

marimekko on instagram

Combine what you love with your travel photos One of my favorite Instagrammers in my son. He takes his Lego mini-figurines with him everywhere we go and takes pictures of the Lego men in Times…

My Holiday Home & easy ideas for last minute Christmas decorating

Christmas in Swedish mansion

My Christmas home done the easy way For many of us December is the busiest time of the year, and let’s be honest: sometimes it is hard to find the time to do it all,…

Gift a Room Makeover (that anyone can afford)

Room makeover as a gift with easy wall murals

I know what you are thinking, gifting a room makeover sounds like a mission impossible, and pretty damn pricey. I have one simple solution: wall murals. One wall covered in beautiful print, a serene picture…

Scandinavian Kitchen Mini-Makeover

Scandinavian kitchen makeover

Our kitchen mini-makeover is finally done and I absolutely love it, it really reflects on our family perfectly, while it’s still in harmony with the country style of the 400-year-old rental mansion we live in.…

Find for the Home: Moomin Lamps by Le Klint

Moomin pendant lamps by Le Klint

Le Klint has a great new lamp collection with beloved Moomin characters. Moomins are a Finnish fairytale character family created by Tove Jansson in 1945 and now loved worldwide. Nowadays there are hundreds of Moomin…

My Kitchen Dilemma: Modern or Country?

Modern Country Inspired Kitchen

Last week I picked some more modern product picks for our country kitchen makeover, and part of me really wants to modernize the old mansion kitchen. I have mixed successfully Eames chairs in our 400-year…

Editor’s Picks: Modern Country Kitchen Product Love

Modern Country Kitchen favorite products from Katja Presnal / SkimbacoLifestyle.com

I love cooking big family dinners, and our big country kitchen is the room where we all gather afternoons to cook dinner together. This summer has been great and carefree, and I’ve loved the country…

Just in: Luxury hacks for IKEA Furniture – Introducing Superfront

superfront - luxury ikea hacks

Swedes can now enjoy luxury hacks for IKEA A new kind of home design company opened its doors this week in Sweden allowing people to revamp their existing IKEA furniture to look like a higher…