The wonderful thing about building our own home, has been the opportunity to start from scratch with the interior decorating. Achieving the pared-back Scandi style I'd dreamt of for so long, has been a dream come true. Of course, you don't need to start from scratch to achieve a similar look, and in fact combining vintage pieces with some fresh, affordable finds can produce a really fun, eclectic result. I know that the term eclectic can bring about visions of clashing styles and clutter, however I like to think of it as simply mixing the old with the new, and ultimately creating a home with soul.
Just this morning, while checking into some of my favourite Swedish real estate sites, I came across a great example. A new listing on Fantastic Frank, this home features a laid back eclectic style, without being too 'fussy'.
The latest issue of Adore Home, the budget edition, features another great example of how to achieve a simple, Scandi style without breaking the bank. This time in a modern home. The owner of the lovely new Sydney apartment, Trista Wilks is actually a bank manager, so she knows a thing or two about money and how to save it!
We are lucky to have another public holiday this week in NZ, with tomorrow being Waitangi Day, so I will see you back here on Friday. x