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December 2013

Inredningsvis 2013: The year in review

2013 has been a busy year for Team Inredningsvis. Here are some of our highlights and some things you might have missed:



We said Hola, Malaga! as we escaped the Swedish Winter and explored this southern Spanish destination for a few days.

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Inredningsvis celebrated 1 full year online, and I published a post about New Zealand (my home country) as a dream holiday destination.

Crossing Cook Strait to the South Island


Maria started posting about fashion and we found out about the craziness that is Easter.



Brorsan the cat makes an appearance on one of the world’s most popular decor blogs, Desire to Inspire, and we start exploring the islands off the coast of Gothenburg with the warmer weather.





I finally create a perfect gluten free bread recipe and Maria and I are invited to stay as guests at Styrsö Skäret Bed & Breakfast.

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We spend an amazing 2 week Summer holiday on our favorite island of Styrsö, in a classic Swedish little red cottage.

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We spend the night at Hällsnäs Hotel and Conference Centre, and continue to inspire with Summer home decor.

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We take a look at interior design as a concept, look at an amazing Victorian villa, and learn about some smart storage solutions.

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The Inredningsvis website gets a facelift, and we give you some great recipes for Swedish Cheese Pie and carrot cake muffins. We also give you some great decor tips such as 7 tips for home office decor as well as cute cat furniture.



Maria and Jon both have birthdays, and we spend a few sunny and amazing days in Antibes in France. I get back into photography with some Autumn images, and we check out some Swedish tile fireplaces.


Maria creates a picture wall, Jon shows how to take better photos with an iPhone camera, and we find out how to make bedrooms more sexy.



We go crazy with Christmas shopping and webshops, and tell you about some of our favourite online boutiques, such as Casa Rosenhill, Ateljé Mormor, Hemsjön, Etnodesign, Matilde & Co, Bengkers, Lilla Harmoniboden, Älvsbyhus, and Room99.

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Maria and I would firstly like to thank YOU – our wonderful readers, for visiting, leaving lots of friendly and fun comments, and telling everyone you know about Inredningsvis – the Swedish home decor and inspiration blog.

We’re going to take a short break from writing now and will be back early in the New Year.

But as ever, inredningsvis will be open 24/7 to provide lots of amazing decor, food, fashion and travel inspiration! :)

HAPPY NEW YEARRR  from Maria and Jon, at

Royally made beds for finnicky princesses

I hope that your Christmas has been as good as ours here. Jon and I have had a calm and cosy Xmas, with suitable decor in silver and gold. It can be difficult to get the New Year’s decor…

Christmas the Inredningsvis way

Team Inredningsvis will be taking a well-earned mini-break during Christmas. We’ve chosen to celebrate our Xmas with lots of gold and silver in the decor, as these colours are the most classy. This is also my first Christmas without…

Hard Xmas packages from Bengkers

Who doesn’t like big, hard Christmas packages? That’s why I’ve found a wonderful webshop called Bengkers, who sell unbelievably beautiful wooden furniture in a classic French inspired style. There’s something special with this type of furniture, as they never…

Magical last minute Christmas gift ideas

Ever since I was little, I’ve been fascinated by the unknown. I never really felt at home or understood in school, so I often fled into magicals world through books about witches, aliens, and haunted houses. Now that I’m…

Jansson’s Temptation: Swedish Christmas Food

Right now before Christmas, inredningsvis has a recipe for a tradition Swedish Christmas dish: Janssons Frestelse, or Jansson’s Temptation in English. This is a dish that is commonly found in Swedish Christmas buffets. Try it yourself! JANSSON’S TEMPTATION Ingredients:…

Cool Xmas presents from Room99

Isn’t this jewellery box the perfect Xmas gift to girls of all ages? You can’t go wrong, and it’s available at The coolest Dala horse in the world with Zebra patterns from room99 – me like! :) Brigitte…

Kitchen utensils and decor details from Matilde & Co

Today is the Swedish celebration of light, called Lucia, but I’m not going to give you saffron bun recipes this year. Instead, I’d like to let you know about a webshop that offers something out of the ordinary when…

Ready made houses from Älvsbyhus: Website of the week

I’ve been fascinated by everything to do with real estate for a long time now: renting out apartments, Summer and Winter cottages, renovating old houses, and of course ready-made houses constructed on newly purchased sections. When you buy an…

Home decor inspiration: Decor details from Ateljé Mormor

Today I’m going to continue giving you wonderful inspiration and ideas for Christmas gifts and New Year’s parties. Because let’s face it, you can never get enough of wonderful Wintery decor details. Today’s cute webshop is called –…

Christmas present ideas from Hemsjön

Last week I wrote about Christmas home decor. Now, for all of you that love a traditional Swedish Christmas, check this out… This week I’ve found some great Christmas present ideas from the cosy country boutique, Craftsmanship and…

Trendy cowhide patchwork rugs from Etnodesign

Recently, ethnic patterns and influences have become more and more popular in home decor. These desgins give a feeling of warmth, mystique and far off lands that we cold Swedes dream about at this time of year. I’ve just…

Christmas Decor 2013

The traditional red colour of the Christmas season has begun to fade in our homes here in the Nordic countries. Taking over is a Winter trend with black and white and fur – I like it… however it’s even…

Webshop of the week: Casa Rosenhill

Wonderful wooden furniture from Casa Rosenhill. One can never get enough of beautiful Christmas candles, right? Lovely Winter furs are the perfect Xmas gift from Casa Rosenhill. What is Christmas in Sweden without mulled wine? Casa Rosenhill have the…