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modern mid-century apartment

I came across this incredibly beautiful apartment the other day. It’s in Stockholm and belongs to the prop stylist Joanna Lavén. I love the modern mid-century style with a  Scandinavian touch.

hallway, mid-century


modern mid-century living room mid century stockholm apartment



mid-century bar table

mid-century stylish kitchen



mid-century apartment - bedroom

If I could choose one apartment to move to right now, it would be this one! ,, Photographs: Idha Lindhag

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dream office

These office environment are both really calm/soothing and creative, perfect mix

white office loft

I love large, white, open offices with large windows

empty white loft

with an older touch



open landscape




bagade fonster bokhyllore

dark but light

the meeting rooms


vitt motesrum


meeting room2

scandinavian office meeting room

Individual offices:

mitt kontor



large office

and then a relaxed kitchen


for more office pictures and sources for the pictures above, see my pinterest page


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Carrie’s apartment – sex & the city

It was such a long time ago that I wrote any post now… My lame excuse is that I started a new job and it’s been very busy…

But, that’s gonna change now and I’m starting the new year with a post about Carrie’s apartment. I recently found the floor plan for her flat! It’s always been a mystery to me.

SATC Carrie Floorplan



carrie satc bedroom carrie satc wardrobe sex-and-the-city-movie-set-design-08


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Christmas decorations at home

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Here are some of the things I’ve done in the apartment to make it feel a bit more like the upcoming holidays…

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And today, my sister and I are baking Swedish saffron buns!

Lussekatter or Swedish "Lucia cats" recipe

see recipe at the call-me-cupcake blog, click on pic

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Roof windows in a loft space

Lofts with roof windows are incredibly beautiful, it makes the space so much brighter and more airy. It opens up the house to the sky above and lets you see the sun, rain, clouds and stars.

I’ve recently come across these pictures of beautiful loft spaces with amazing windows..


NY Times real estate


And it looks pretty from the outside too

Slim House by Alma-nac Slim House by Alma-nac

Not only beautiful, they can also make you save energy as they let the daylight in which means you don’t have to turn the lights on and if it’s sunny the room gets warmer.

VELUX windows

The pictures above are from a company called VELUX® who does these types of pitched roof windows. They also do the flat roof windows that you can have over your bed or bath tub so you can watch the stars while lying down or having a bath…

And if you worry about it being too bright with these windows in for example the bedroom, they have blackout blinds too. I’ve even seen that they have some kind of blinds that have an insulation effect to keep  you warm on cold winter nights: VELUX blinds.

VELUX windows

This post is sponsored by VELUX

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Creating the brand for a vintage furniture e-retailer

This year, I’ve been working together with my brother on his vintage furniture company that he started. I’ve been helping out with brand strategy, marketing and keeping the pinterest and facebook accounts up-to-date, events and so on.

Creating the brand was extremely exciting with everything from values, mission, naming to logo and other visuals. This is the logo that we created with our graphic designer:

The text below is the “about gRetro” text that I wrote for the website. I wrote it as if my brother wrote it himself though! (Original text in Swedish here)

About gRetro
gRetro was founded by myself, Gustav Jansater, in the early spring of 2013 with the aim to make use of old things. We sell “stuff” that some people are tired of but in a new home can create that personal touch that brand new purchases just can’t.

They say that 2013 is the year when we start looking at our old things in a new light, the year we start recycling “old junk”. Young people have already started looking for gems in containers and attics and hopefully this is the year when the expression “throw-away society” ceases to exist and is replaced by “recycling society”. gRetro is a company that wants to contribute to this.

gRetro can help you create your own unique home, something truly special with your own personal style, thanks to a great range of products such as furniture, textiles, art, lights and homeware.

The name gRetro comes from adding the letter G to the word retro. G as in my name Gustav, but also as in my granny Greta, who together with grandpa Nils drove down to the flea markets in France during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and brought back antiques and old treasures to renovate. They have passed on this passion for old furniture and making use of old stuff to me and to my whole family.

And then retro, from retrospective – looking back at what has already been. Objects from another era… Gustav, Greta and Retro – gRetro!

Check out the gRetro website here, unfortunately we just ship within Scandinavia at the moment and the website is still only available in Swedish. But there are lots of pictures that tell more than words!

gRetro’s pinterest

Retro & Vintage inspiration

colorized phozo of Susan Peters atop her Monark bicycle, 1943     Ofelias Hus - Lantlig - Shabby Chic - Vintage Inredning när den är som bäst.

#vintage #interior #inredning #skrivmaskin #typewriter    kaffe med macarons

Steven Meisels for Vogue 2007    via. Emmas Vintage

Free Vintage 1930s 2-Piece Suit Knitting Pattern and Tutorial    a cute little corner in a kitchen. kök i vintage

Awesome way to turn your office into a mid century oasis.      åpent hus: Svensk stilmiks i byen /Swedish retro city apartment. Retro hallmöbel

Vintage retro furniture and salon style wall art. retro sidobord

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Autumn decoration ideas for the home

The other weekend we went to the farmers’ market in Forest Hill and got lots of vegetables, cheese and fish. Perfect for weekend dinners.

I also got two mini pumpkins which are currently used as table decoration. I think it makes the kitchen look very autumnal.

fall table decoration pumpkins

Autumn table decoration

farmers market autumn

What we got from the farmers’ market

Other inspirational decoration for this season: 

Natural Wreath - Twiggy Green Symphony - with Chestnuts, Evergreen Cones, Cherry Branches & Millet

Automnal wreath –


Pine cone garland –

Chestnut decorated candles –

candle holders with leaves – the alternative bride tumblr

I prefer the simple decorations to some of the many tacky and over the top fall decorations I’ve come across when looking for ideas.


Other amazing autumn pictures:


Fall Leaves

Autumn Squash and Apple Soup Recipe


Woodland Rustic Whimsical Tree Photo

Autumn in London




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