Hello friends! It’s so great to be back here on the blog after my summer break! I am easing myself in slowly with this wonderful summer cottage in the picturesque fishing village of Simrishamn, south Sweden. It’s a popular summer destination and this cottage, with its charming touches from the 1860s and sea views is a perfect place from this to enjoy all the town has to offer!
I was planning on sharing a carefully whittled down selection of pictures from the listing, but the task became impossible – there is simply too much inspiration to be gleaned from each and every room. What I love most about this cottage is how the owners have veered away from a more obvious blue and white coastal theme. Instead, an ode to the summer and sea can be seen in a variety of clever ways – from the warm yellow tones, straw hats, art, scalloped edges and sea-themed lamp shades! Välkommen!
You’ll be hard pressed to spot new items in this lovely home. Chairs, tables, cabinets and mirrors have a distinct vintage and antique vibe while other touches have a traditional touch to match the soul of the 150-year-old property.
Rattan, bamboo and woven rugs bring in a relaxed costal touch while rag rugs (seen furthest away in the above picture) bring time-honoured tradition to the cottage, while also helping to keep drafts at bay.
A mix of pieces help to create a relaxed atmosphere in the sitting room.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many hooks! They are highly practical in a summer cottage when storage is limited, although you’d need to pack your prettiest garments – and underwear would need to go elsewhere (I’m not sure I would want to wake up to a row of Per’s boxers!).
The yellow bedspread brings instant sunshine to the space – well needed given the rainy summer we have just had in Sweden! Any tips on where this might be from? if so, please do share in the comments section below!
Wildlife art in the stairwell draws the surrounding nature indoors, while curtains help to create privacy for extra bunks in the landing.
Open storage is great for short term stays. I like the way they have made the most of space under the sloped ceiling.
How lovely! I could definitely see myself wiling away the summers here, about you?
You might also like to take a peek inside a few other these coastal cottages: