Let’s go on a trip to Borås, West Sweden today and stop by at the fairy-tale home of Evelina Lovisa Lind, her husband, two boys and cutest pups Tage and Tore. A photographer, Lovisa takes daily snaps of their home and life in Västra Götaland County while she studies gardening. The family home is a wonderful blend of antique and vintage finds set against a ‘moody’ backdrop of greys combined with accent walls adorned in William Morris. Evelina has drawn the surrounding landscape indoors using botanical prints, nature inspired wallpaper, climbing plants and fresh flowers from the garden. Keep a special lookout for the beautiful pendant light (I’d love one for my own home!) and the whimsical DIY idea!
Intercepting the tour to point out the beautiful recycled Tropez pendant lamp – made from paper mâché and inspired by a floppy sunhat! The botanical prints are by Swedish artist Jonna Fransson.
So beautiful – indoors and out!
Greenhouses are having a real moment in Sweden – popping up left, right and centre and used for everything from traditional gardening to a garden room. Are they popular where you are too?
And now for the simple, yet pretty DIY idea: a candle wreath wrapped in dried Pearly Everlasting flowers. It’s a perfect way to prolong the summer, and it’ll stay in place for years! Here’s how:
1. Pearly Everlasting is known for its excellent dried flowers. To dry them out, cut the stems before the blossoms are fully open and then hang them upside down in a dark place.
2. Weave the dried flowers around the candle wreath as you would when making any other wreath and keep them in place with a thin wire (see this tutorial for more guidance). make sure you give the candles plenty of space to avoid a fire risk (never leave naked flames unattended).
Is there anything that stood out to you about Evelina’s house and garden?
If you’d like to see more snapshots, hop on over to her instagram @lovisalind.
Ha en bra dag!
Photography: Evelina Lovisa Lind shared with kind permission.