Bringing the outside in: Stockholm Fairground

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When we decided to visit Stockholm last year, we thought to ourselves “let’s go on the Midsummer long weekend, it’ll be bursting with people and there will be loads to see and do!”. Well, we were wrong. Almost every living soul leaves Stockholm and heads elsewhere in Sweden. We were alone. Every museum had shut down and the only restaurant that was open was TGIF…

So, when a local told us that a lot of people head to Skansen, the world’s oldest outdoor open-air museum on the outskirts of the city, we headed straight there. This picture was taken on Skansen, where we have such lovely memories of that summer evening, walking around the fairground and happy that we had found something to do! Anyway, the products above will help you bring a little bit on Skansen into your home.

1. Swing table 8 person, from £6895, Duffy London. 2. Mint chevron stripe straws, £2.84 for pack of 25, Sofies Big Day at Etsy. 3. Wood table light, £488, by Matthias Stahlborn for Zero lighting at twentytwentyone. 4. Ideas neon light, £POA, Gods Own Junkyard. 5. Roller coaster print (8″ x 8″), £12, by Cassia Beck at Folksy.
Photo credit: Lucy Gough

Bringing the outside in: Port Isaac

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Anywhere with water that clear and sky that blue has won me over without even trying! Port Isaac is a coastal village in Cornwall that we visited with friends a couple of years ago and fell in love with. Bring this look into your living room with a mix of modern materials, textures and bright colours. Yes please!

1. Willow brush bottle opener, £12, Anthropologie. 2. Celestial coaster, £8 each, Anthropologie. 3. Vanity chair in emerald green, £324, Stefano Giavanonni for Magis at Made in Design. 4. Zipzi coffee table, £3,804, Michael Young for Established and Sons at Panik Designs. 5. Flower colour country boquet vase, £35, LSA.
Photo credit: Lucy Gough

Bringing the outside in: Carmarthenshire

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I did an upholstery course at The Old Piggery in Wales a couple of years ago. This photo was taken on the edge of the farm in Carmarthenshire where all you could see was green, green, green (that’s when it had stopped raining long enough to see more than 6ft in front of you…). To translate this landscape into your home, the above mix of soft timbers and textured surfaces will help you on your way.

1. Paper texture clock, approx £28, Motatoe. 2. Grass vase, from £32, Normann Copenhagen at Bodie and Fou. 3. Colourblocked cutting board, £99, Anthropologie. 4. Green arrow rug, £35, Urban Outfitters. 5. Floor lamp, £550, East London Furniture. Photo credit: Lucy Gough