As a sustainable mindset becomes increasingly important, we see vintage and antique furniture creeping into homes in new and inventive ways – often creating an interesting hybrid of old and new. Vintage cabinets like the ones seen here add a relaxed, nostalgic touch to a contemporary space. I’ve been looking for one for my home – and have found that many of the ones you see here on My Scandinavian Home have been repurposed from something else, such as old doors or major refurbishments.
The dark wall helps to add contrast and give the shelves more of a function.
The dining room is possibly my favorite room in this house. I like all texture. Note how Pamela uses easily harvested branches from the garden – including eucalyptus, fall leaves and spring blossoms.
Doors painted in the same tone as the kitchen help to extend the tone to other rooms and create the famous ‘red thread’ for a cohesive look.
The portrait actually brought back a childhood memory. When we were little, my older sister and I often slept with my grandmother. She used to have a few dark portraits in her house—including one in the guest bedroom—and my sister and I were terrified of them. It was as if his eyes were following us around the room! My grandma should cover it with a towel before we go to sleep! It didn’t help that she also had two swords hanging in the landing! Do you have similar experiences?
These days I love oil painting portraits like this one, especially if they have a family value!
Sofas are an ideal replacement for a bedside table in small bedrooms. We also have one at the end of our bed.
Thank you so much for inviting us to Pamela’s home on this bright Monday morning!
I hope you enjoyed the tour and got some ideas for your own home.
Did you notice anything in particular?
A few other tours you might like from Hamburg:
A quick look at my google maps, and I see I can get to Hamburg in 4 hours and 30 minutes by car from here – I could be there in time for afternoon tea with Pamela. Incredibly tempting!
A good start to the week!