There are many countries I'd love to visit, and Italy is at the top of the list. I think it would be a wonderful experience to see where my mom came from. After visiting the website of Italian photographer Adriano Bacchella, it's like I've already been! The villas he has photographed are so unmistakably Mediterranean and rustic and gorgeous that I want to sit down with a great big bowl of pasta and a glass of vino and take it all in.
... viewing this house may be harmful to your health. Your pulse will race and your heart will flutter. You may even feel butterflies in your stomach. Anki (thank you thank you) emailed a link to this wonderful home. "This house was in my local paper and I thought you might like it. It's a summerhouse on an island in the Gothenburg archipelago. It's got a very Danish feel and it's furnished with a nice mix of Scandinavian design classics, IKEA finds and stuff the owner bought while travelling." Gorgeous!!! (Photos by Martin von Brömssen.)
And Anki has an interesting story to tell about Alvhem. "Gothenburg is also the home of Alvhem and a friend of mine sold his apartment through them. Most apartments are emptied and then completely redecorated before being put on the market. It's a fascinating process, a bit like the process of storytelling in the advertising world. They (Alvhem and my friend who works in advertising himself) decided that the apartment that previously had housed a family of 4 with small kids should be inhabited by a woman in her 30s and then they styled the apartment with this in mind." That's why the apartments are always so perfect ... had a suspicion didn't you!
heyhome is the pairing of photographer Pernille Kaalund with stylist and journalist Louise Kamman Riising. The only thing I can read on their Danish website is that they have worked for several Scandinavian magazines such as Boligmagasinet, BoligLiv and Bo Bedre. Speaking of Scandinavian, the majority of the photos included in their portfolio are typically bright and white, with punches of colour and an eclectic vintage feel. What's not to love about that combo?
Just a quick note that the kind folks over at Houzz (Adi in particular) have posted an interview featuring me and my little house that I thought you may want to check out - particularly because they were kind enough to let me pick a giveaway gift for someone who leaves a comment on the post. I'd tell you what it is....but NAH, you'll have to go over to Houzz and find out for yourself. ;)