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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Swedish Vacation House

Okay my peeps, 
I know we mostly like 'traditional' .
But it is important 
to be able to take away just 
one good idea 
from a design we may not be crazy about.

You can never have enough glass.
Right ?


BUT, I like any kitchen that opens to an outdoor area.
Mine does....and I love it.
You don't ever feel claustrophobic.

I think the butcher block stairs and counter tops are an interesting idea.
I would like it in walnut or in limed oak.
 The stainless drawers are a great look.

The stairs have so much work in them.
I can appreciate the workmanship.
(but I would still like it better in walnut)
But I know they had their reasons.
This is supposed to be a Swedish Family home
where they take saunas together and then jump in a cold body of water.
Which happens to be right outside.
I love to do that too!!!

The glass fireplace is fabulous.
The glass walls are fabulous.
This space is fabulous.
I would do it differently.
Would you?

Oh look!
So that's where you place those floor lamps!!!
Click here to know more.
What did you 
come away with that you liked?
"The large old farm  house converted into vacation house for a family located at the nearby city of Malmo. The house especially designed to create a manifestation of the Swedish ritual of sauna and bathing. Apart from the sauna and attendant space for undressing, washing and relaxing , the mill house is also small dwelling. Surrounded by the beautiful natural garden while also appreciating the Japanese Zen master’s approach to finding the simple live. The traditional rite of sauna involves baking together and dashing out for an invigorating dip in a cold stream. See all photos, site plan and floor plan after the jump. Developer: Winggardhs"   

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  1. Not my stle so I have no comment on what I would differently, but it is amazing, the architecture, floorplan etc...and I love the pond/mini lake thingo.
    Ness xx

  2. I love old houses, Renee....Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and I live in a Victorian house but, if you were to give me this one, I would still love it. I love the light (mine is so dark. One of the drawbacks of old houses) and I love the clean lines. So much easier to look after than the clutter of mine (although, I have had a bit of a clear out lately!!) We all choose a style of house to live in but it doesn't mean that we can't like other styles. If something is Swedish, I know that I will like at least some of it. XXXX

  3. ness,
    me too!
    i love the the architecture, and the pond thingo outside too.

    i would love it completely if YOU did the place. i think your design approach would work beautifully here!

  4. I would LOVE to have a structure like this on my property to have as a guest house.

    I think that by using a mix of classic and antique pieces juxtaposed against the modern lines would give this space a completely different feel that most people would find inviting.

  5. The-Countrypolitan,

    i think you are right.

    and it is a great little place with so many great features.
    the pond, the glass living room, and the open kitchen to the patio.


  6. What I liked - the water right outside the door w/the rocks. In the winter, surrounded by snow, I imagine this place may feel magical in all its spareness.

  7. My Notting Hill

    i feel the same way about it.
    it definitely see the magic.


  8. I definitely like the wood detail on the stairs, and all of the glass. But it is just too cold for me with the main decor. I could sure make it warm though!



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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