Today I am taking you on a virtual trip to Gotland, a large island off the west coast of Sweden.
The beaches, rocky shores, rolling dunes and limestone cliffs are what inspired the design of this gorgeous home.
But it wasn’t always so dreamy… The old 1850s house was a dilapidated building without running water or electricity, leaking roof and whatnots. The owners had grit and vision, and they transformed the place into a cozy and stylish cocoon for their family.
Let’s take a look!
The home was carefully and tastefully renovated. Traditional elements were preserved, such as the deep windows, structural wooden beams, and stone walls, which provide lots of rustic charm and character. The floors are new, but the soap-scrubbed finish fits right it. Same for the limewash finish on the walls.
The interior is filled with visual and tactile textures, preventing the grey-on-grey look from falling flat. The decidedly pared-down and soothing color palette is a nod to the surrounding nature. A few black accents tie the design scheme together and bring just enough contrast.
Moody, country-chic with a Scandinavian elegance. Beautiful, isn’t it?
The exterior of the house is as lovely as its interior, with its white facade, terracotta roof tiles, and light blue window trims. The patio set, umbrella, hammock, and planters are all in a light color, for an understated, tone-on-tone just like inside the house, too.
Such a dreamy country home!