skansen stockholm cottage living decor for inspiration, red house with green door

skansen stockholm cottage living decor for inspiration, red house with green doorSkansen, Stockholm

There were a few photos I took of the homes and decor that I wanted to share in a separate post because I know a lot of you are like me and would enjoy the design touches of the old days. Skansen is the open air museum that has old Swedish homes with history, these primarily around the 1920s. It seems like they would be even older, but remember Sweden was a rather poor country – as explained by one of the characters in Skansen.

I love old, but my dad begs to differ on the old plumbing, creeky floors whereas I romanticize that lifestyle and the era lot. I blame it on Masterpiece Classics.

I first want to show you the train we went on, which looked like I was in an IKEA, of course! It cracked me up, so streamlined and clean it felt so authentic to be where IKEA was created and to enjoy the design aesthetics, even though my design preference isn’t IKEA, I can absolutely appreciate it!

OK now onto the details of older homes for your viewing pleasure.

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I’m not sure why there are plants on the roof, guessing for some insulation but I always think that would mean roof rot, but would I have one if I could? Why, OF COURSE!

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I just want to lay my fruit dramatically as so by a window.

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This was the inside of a kitchen where the character was making some jam. I thought the details were sweet, the crochet border, the hooks along the bottom of the shelving for salt and such.

Utility but yet so beautifully cottage-eque. Totally my jam, ha get it?

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I even took a photo of the utility closet. Who does that? Me.

I don’t know, old boxes like this just look so darling it makes you pause and want to study it. I know you are studying it with me – because you and me, we are the same my friend.

skansen stockholm cottage living decor for inspiration, inside home cupboard pantry

I saw the way these tins were displayed and I loved it! I want to find some thing similar and make it – you can find the ribbon at a fabric store, and hang your platters (ones that are OK to be dropped should they accidentally come crashing) and hook them like this!

I also saw the plant hooked like this on the wall. We have this plant but I think Benjamin might freak if I do this, but it was so interesting I had to take a photo.

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I went to the Nordic Museum which was all about Swedish history. It’s so crazy to think I was actually interested in it because I used to be so bored in museums. I guess I’ve matured.

This is a shot from the museum of a sunroom and I thought it was perfection and It’s how I would love our home expansion to the back to look with the windows and the paneling is so beautiful.

nordic museum, Stockholm presentation of a sunroom

I saw these dollhouses and had to share their uniqueness. They were pretty much cabinets – each cabinet shelf was a themed floor. Did you know dollhouses were originally for rich adults who just liked it? Kids weren’t allowed to play with them, just touch. It wasn’t until decades later when they started to transition to dollhouses for children but they were originally created to showcase ways to lay out furniture and a hobby.

I thought if you wanted to take a bookcase cabinet and turn it into an old school dollhouse you could! You can cut out little windows too on the side.

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And those are the sweet touches I wanted to share. Check out my Stockholm trip here. I will now be looking for empty wall space to hang my platters!