It's raining outside and inside everything in our house is covered in dust from our ongoing renovation. Our new kitchen and bathroom are still maybe three weeks away and we leave for France in four weeks. It's all getting a bit chaotic at the moment, so I thought I'd share these images of a lovely cosy and calm (and dust-free) home in Skåne, Sweden.
After six weeks with no bathroom or kitchen, our new bathroom (our old kitchen) is finally starting to look like one. The plumbing is all done, the bath has been set, they've started sheeting the walls and we even have a brand new skylight.
As a reminder, here's the new floor plan and in the pictures above, the cut-out above the bath will be a recess in the wall for toiletries and candles (and perhaps the occasional glass of wine).
The builder says the finished rooms are only another two to three weeks away.
We had our appointment with the French embassy yesterday and it went well. There was a lot of paperwork required beforehand, but the actual process of gaining visa approval was easier than we anticipated. We should be able to pick up our visas as early as next Friday. Hopefully that means everything is now on track on that front for our departure on 20 February.
On the home front, however, there is still a lot to do and I have plenty of errands to run today, so this will be a very quick post.
Here are some of my favourite images from around the web this week, all shared on my Pinterest and all with just a touch of pink.
I am currently organising the final bits of paperwork for our appointment with the French embassy tomorrow (wish us luck) and packing things away in crates and boxes ready for storage when we head to France next month.
While procrastinating I came across this cute photography shoot called "thinking in the box". It's certainly a lot more creative than the more traditional use I currently have for cardboard boxes. My personal favourite is the first one, I could actually see something similar to that in my home.
Most of the homes featured in this montage have been photographed for Swedish interiors magazines, including Sköna Hem and ELLE Interiör. I love the photographer's attention to the small details in each home.