My dear readers, I hope you had an amazing holiday season and a fantastic New Year. I just returned from a wonderful trip to Spain so I'm still feeling a little out of whack because of the jet lag. However, I came back with lots of ideas and ready to give you a year full of fun and inspirational posts. So I wanted to start 2011 by sharing the fabulous home of Swedish interior designer Marie Olsson Nylander. When Marie and her husband bought this shabby 1970's villa, they decided to open up the entire lower floor and tore off the ceiling in order to create an open floor plan. Their home is full of stories and coziness — and wonderful peculiarities. I love how each room is filled with salvaged pieces of furniture that add a special mood to the house.
The pendant lamp is a classic by Ingo Maurer and the amazing coffee table is an old sack truck from France. The 1960's sofa is the perfect piece to lounge in this cozy room.
The middle of the living room showcases this gorgeous worn iron staircase that takes you to the second floor of the house. They bought it from an architectural firm in southern Sweden.
images by Sara Svenningrud via Mixr