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Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home

I love an all white and black home, it shows such restraint to not use a lot of color and pattern. I’m always so amazed that people can live in a monochrome home - so much respect! That is why today, before Christmas and the explosion of red and green, I wanted to show you a minimalist Swedish home that you will absolutely love. It’s a new home, built in 2016, in Aneby, Sweden.

Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home

Aneby is a small village in the south of Sweden and this home is owned by Anette Nilsson (known as on Instagram) and her husband. It’s 350 m2, and includes the office of their company. She has three children, but they are grown and moved out many years ago - so this lovely space is occupied only by two, and her pets as well.

Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home

To Anette, home is a calming place where you can relax and socialize with friends and family. She loves her living room most for this reason.

Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home
Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home
Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home

She really enjoys her kitchen too because cooking is a real passion, especially making meals for her friends and family.

Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home
Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home

When she’s not whipping up something delicious in the kitchen, she’s enjoying her home - styling, decorating, taking photos for her Instagram and of course other hobbies too. Relaxation is also a big love for Anette, just like the rest of us, and her relaxation ritual usually involves a glass of wine, listening to some classical music and burning her favorite candle, Fig by Tine K Home. Or bathing…

Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home
Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home
Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home



Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home
Tour a Minimalist Scandinavian Winter White Home

When she’s out and about, she loves to go shopping in cities like Copenhagen, Stockholm and Gothenburg. Anette has a beautiful home, I’m so inspired by her Minimalist Scandinavian style!

Anette can be found on Instagram and her favorite Instagrammers at the moment are: / / / / and @.

Who inspires you on Instagram?

And what about Anette’s home do you like most?

Thank you Anette for joining us today on cattledogs with your lovely home and happy holidays to you!

Love,

Holly

(Photos and Styling: Anette Nilsson)

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Tour The Home Of Jason Grant, One of Australia's Most Beloved Stylists

I’m so happy to welcome the ever fabulous to my blog today as part of the month-long #mycattledogs series of home tours on cattledogs (and Instagram - add your home using #mycattledogs to take part!). I remember writing about THE Mr. Grant many moons ago after first discovering his work in some of the Australian home magazines I’ve been reading for the past 15 years. He is such an inspiring man - not only is he a leading stylist in Australia, but has authored several bestselling books, designs products and paint collections, and works for some mega brands on campaigns and catalogs. Yet, while he’s quite a design star, he manages to keep it real and to stay in close touch with his friends and fans which is one of the best things about Jason - his fame didn’t turn him into someone you don’t really enjoy hanging out with anymore. He’s still mega cool and down-to-earth and so his personality, along with his beautiful sense of style, makes him someone special. No wonder why everyone loves Mr. Grant.

Anyway, I’m honored and flattered to have him here on cattledogs today to show you his home and to meet all of you.

Tour the home of stylist Jason Grant on cattledogs.info

Jason lives in Byron Bay NSW Australia and rents a fabulous 160 sq m flat, which you will soon see below. He shares his space with Sophia, his sweet Boston Terrier who you will find often in his photos and books. She’s so cute!

So friends, I had a flash interview with Jason which is below, so that you can learn more about him like what’s on his playlist and his 6 favorite accounts at the moment that you simply MUST follow!

What does home mean to you?

Home is my sanctuary and my creative space.

How would you describe your style?

Eclectic, creative not always neat, I love mi new with old, designer with vintage finds and adding finds from nature, its always evolving.

What do you love most about your home?

It’s a huge open warehouse space combining home and studio with super high ceilings and heaps of space and best part of it its 5 minutes to the beach.

What would you like to change at home?

I wish I had swimming pool!

Tour Jason Grant's Home on cattledogs.info
Tour Jason Grant's Home on cattledogs.info
Tour the home of stylist Jason Grant on cattledogs.info

Favorite thing to do at home?

Create and relax in equal measures.

Favorite meal to cook?

I am spoiled with access to so much produce from the local farmers’ markets - I love simple healthy meals and am working towards becoming vegan and literally everything comes with a side of hummus at the moment.

Favorite candle/scent?

I’m currently working on a signature candle collection - launching in 2019!

What is on your playlist?

Rita Ora - her whole new album - its fun and upbeat!

Tour the home of JASON GRANT on cattledogs.info
Tour the home of JASON GRANT on cattledogs.info
Tour the home of JASON GRANT on cattledogs.info
Tour the home of JASON GRANT on cattledogs.info
Tour the home of stylist Jason Grant on cattledogs.info

Your dream piece for the home?

I have my eye on the .

When you have people over, how does that usually play out?

Everything is super casual, late afternoon usually aperitivo after a swim in summer, I’m a fan of a signature cocktail of the season (summer) currently a pineapple margarita or a pomegranate negroni, music, conversation and shared snacks hanging out in my outdoor courtyard.

What is important to you when you visit someone else’s home?

To bring a gift, usually flowers or wine or maybe a candle, fresh flowers or a plant? I love house plants and fresh flowers and often have both but I am also a recent convert to dried flowers too (but done well).

Red wine or white?

Rosé always in summer!

Tour Jason Grant's Home on cattledogs.info
Tour the home of stylist Jason Grant on cattledogs.info

Chocolate or vanilla?

And strawberry! But made from coconut not dairy!

Favorite city to shop and why?

Byron Bay - I love to shop local and support the place I live, its filled with many clever creatives and heaps of great places to shop.

Tour the home of JASON GRANT on cattledogs.info
Tour the home of stylist Jason Grant on cattledogs.info
Tour the home of JASON GRANT on cattledogs.info
Tour the home of JASON GRANT on cattledogs.info
Tour Jason Grant's Home on cattledogs.info

Your favorite Instagram accounts are…

Well, besides yours of course! - Beautiful thoughtful wares from Argentina (think handmade rugs, amazing photographic prints and other authentic pieces run by two equally lovely humans.

- Small but mighty plant and ceramics emporium run by two awesome woman in Byron Bay.

h - My friend Kim has the best eye, natural style and is super creative and the mother of three.

- I love clever, strong creative woman and she is a power house.

- Always inspiring!

- I love their cool edit of seaside, vintage and retro wares.

Thank you so much JASON for this fantastic peek into your mind and world. BIG FAN over here!!!!

Wish you a wonderful holiday and happy new year Jason, and to my friends here at cattledogs, enjoy the day but first, don’t forget to - it’s beautiful!

Love,

Holly

(Photos/Styling: JASON GRANT)

Tour The Cozy Scottish Home of Nina Plummer

Hello friends! I’ve decided for the final month of 2018 that instead of sharing my favorite posts from the year, that I’d instead gather together a bunch of lovely homes and let you tour them to wrap up 2018 with gobs of beauty, inspiration and ideas. How does that sound? For our first home tour to kick off the selection I’ve made, I’d like to welcome Nina from Scotland and share with you her cozy home that is sure to give you a good feeling inside (and some nice decorating ideas, too!).

Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs

Nina Plummer is a lovely and shop owner (Founder of ) from Edinburgh, Scotland whom I follow on Instagram (her account is: ). I find so much inspiration from her photos and home. She lives in a 2-bedroom home, 120 square meters, that she shares with her husband and her dog, Milo.

Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs

I thought that I’d share her charming space with you today along with some insights into the mind of Nina with all of you based on a series of 16 questions that I’ve asked her. I’ve peppered the questions and answers throughout her home tour below. I hope that you enjoy the photos, the pretty thoughts she’d left, and her fantastic playlist along with some of her own favorite Instagram accounts. Enjoy!

What does home mean to you?

Home is anywhere in the world in the company of my husband.

What do you love most about your home?

The atmosphere. It has a wonderfully calming feeling.

Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs

What would you like to change at home?

We have only just finished renovating, in fact, we are not quite finished yet, so nothing.

Favorite candle/scent?

Anything soulful like tobacco, frankincense or copal for eg. Tobacco Amber Apothecary natural soy scented candle from our homewares store .

Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs

Favorite thing to do at home?

Conversations in front of the fire with our dog snuggled up in that ridiculously comfortable way dogs know how to sleep.

Favorite meal to cook?

Homemade .

What is on your playlist?

, , , .

When you have people over, how does that usually play out?

A home cooked meal and deep conversation. We love to create a seasonal feeling - barbecue outdoors in the summer and candlelit dinners in the winter.

Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs

Your dream piece for the home?

Any object that will look better with time and use. I love when the things we surround ourselves with invite us to use them and the marks and traces they acquire only add to their character - marble is a dream because of this reason. So is linen. 

How would you describe your style?

Natural materials, a neutral colour pallet and objects that come with stories whether it is the stories of the makers who made them, the stories captured in vintage and antique items or the stories of time preserved in materials such as copper or brass.

What is important to you when you visit someone else’s home?

The atmosphere, it's just wonderful when people can create a space that makes you feel relaxed and puts you at ease.

Fresh flowers or a plant?

Both! And dried flowers too.

Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs

Red wine or white?

Ice cold white in the summer, deep mellow red by the fire in winter.

Chocolate or vanilla?

Homemade vanilla with real vanilla seeds that crunch under your teeth.

Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs

Favorite city to shop and why?

Amsterdam - De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets) and area: the sweetest small and independent boutiques, the loveliest vintage and antique stores set in the most magical, beautiful setting. It's like walking through a quaint dream.

Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs
Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs

Your favorite Instagram accounts are…

an amazing visual storyteller and teacher who taught me most of what I know about styling.

just the most beautiful visual aesthetic (and of course the most divine kitchens).

my shop obsession.

another great visual storyteller and huge design inspiration for our brand.

Nina Plummer Home Tour on cattledogs

Thank you so much Nina! If you’d like to be part of our home stories on cattledogs, or be featured on my @cattledogs , simply tag your photos #mycattledogs.

 (Photos: Nina Plummer with permission)

New Colors by Farrow & Ball

Hello everyone. I’m so happy to share with you the new colors just released today by , they are gorgeous and I’m sure you will love them as much as I do. My 5 instant favorites are Jitney, De Nimes, Treron, Sulking Room Pink and School House White. What are yours?

I have F&B paints in nearly every room of my hall, and love them. The colors are exceptional. In fact, I can’t wait to soon paint my hallway, entry room and little boy’s room. I’m already looking through these colors below to see which I’ll choose because I would love something from . I think the School House White for my long hall would be pretty and the Jitney in my big entry room to replace my Pineapple wallpaper. Hmmmm. I am battling with that at the moment, whether or not to replace my gold Pineapple wallpaper. I really feel like I need calm in my home for Fall/Winter and into next year. I’ve had the Pineapple since my baby was born, so for nearly 5 years, so I think it’s okay to try something new.

Here are 9 the new colors.

School House White

School House White

Jitney

Jitney

Treron

Treron

Paean Black

Paean Black

Sulking Room Pink

Sulking Room Pink

Rangwali

Rangwali

Preference Red

Preference Red

Bancha

Bancha

New Farrow & Ball Colors

So tell me - which do you like???

Love,

Holly

(photos: Farrow & Ball)