On the eve of the old New Year, we invite you toa cozy home where everyone would like to celebrate this holiday. A solid fireplace, wooden floorboards, masonry, a lot of amazing things with history - there are still many interesting things in Russia. There is a good tradition in Russia - to celebrate the old New Year. And we simply could not pass by this cozy house, in which a wonderful festive mood settled. Its design was handled by the owners themselves - the married couple Eva and Ake Söderman (Eva och Åke Söderman). And even if it is located far beyond the borders of our country, namely in Sweden, it is filled with comfort - but what else is needed on such an old and kind holiday ?! Eva and Ake Söderman Eva and Ake have been together for a long time. They raised and raised three sons - Eric, John and Donald. Eva is a high school teacher. Ake works for a law firm. Eva is fond of painting and cooking. Together with Eva and Ake, their beloved cat Alfie lives.
The house you want to live in
Eva and Ake bought this house five years ago.Then they had their own house, and they were not going to change their homes. But when they saw an advertisement for the sale of this house, they immediately became interested, they wanted to see it. And when Ake first climbed the stairs leading to this house, he thought that he should stay here. From the very first minutes of their stay in it, the couple realized that this place should become their family nest. The total area of this house is 200 square meters. It is located in the Swedish province of Dalarna, and its windows offer a wonderful view of Lake Siljan, which, by the way, was formed as a result of a meteorite impact. There are also several more guest houses on the site, where Eva and Ake are happy to welcome their children. Their house was built back in 1930, this fact initially attracted the spouses, as they love buildings with history.
Pieces of History
The house went to our heroes with furniture and someinterior items. The owners decided not to get rid of them. Firstly, because these things are part of the history of the house, and secondly, because they gave the interior a special comfort. For example, Eva and Aka inherited a cast-iron stove and a vintage oven from the old owners, to which Eva treats with special trepidation. She loves baking and even collects Christmas cookie cutters. The stove and oven in this design reminded her of her childhood, of how her mother cooked on almost identical appliances. Some of the furniture was nevertheless bought by Eva, and not just in furniture stores, but at home sales. The owner of the house believes that in such a vintage setting, new furniture will look ridiculous. In her opinion, at home sales you can sometimes find exclusive antiques. Most of the furniture here is wooden, part of it is painted and part is varnished to highlight the beauty of the wood.
What is the secret of comfort?
Eve can be called a real keeperhome. It was she who acted as the main decorator and decorated the house on her own. She is fond of not only cooking and baking, Eva loves to sew, embroider and do decor items with her own hands. Always and in everything she is helped by the young cat Alfie, who shows great interest in everything and loves to study the world around her. Decorative pillows, chair covers in the dining area, curtains and New Year's decor are all the work of Eva. By the way, pay attention to how attractive the trees from old magazines, made by Eve, look. By the way, we recently wrote how to make the same Christmas trees with our own hands. You can read about it and see. Our opinion: - Traditional Scandinavian carpets play an important role in creating comfort here. They are everywhere, even in front of the entrance to the house. And in winter, lamb skins are added to them, which Eve has at the fireplaces - there are two of them in the house, and on a bench in the hallway. Perhaps this is a tribute to Scandinavian traditions, or maybe a natural desire to make your interior warm and cozy. husohem.se