I'm currently visiting my mom who lives at Gotland, which is the largest island off the mainland in Sweden. She lives in a beyond-charming house a bit on the countryside and today I wanted to show her gorgeous sunroom and patio.
The sunroom which really is a breezeway between two houses features a large table that seats 12, and there are also chairs and a daybed which complete the picture along with country-style rag-carpets (which are very popular in Swedish houses) that I think further add to the cottage feel in this useful space.
Also, check out the neat red fish-bone chair!
In the ceiling hangs light cotton fabric which creates more of a nautical look and feel. What a simple yet effective way to soften up a room!
This room has a wooden stove which they use sometimes in the winter to heat up this space.
Wouldn't you want to just spend all day in here reading, relaxing and eating good food?
The sunroom leads out to a large patio which borders on bright yellow canola fields and if you look real close in this picture you can see the ocean in the distance.
Here they have built a wall that matches the house perfectly and that creates some protection from the wind. Doesn't it look a bit Mediterranean?
View towards the backyard.
Not a bad spot to relax outside with a drink!
This chair features a really interesting design I think.
When it gets dark out, my mom lights up the candles.
In the wall, there are alcoves that fit the candles perfectly, and real glas windows which add an inside feel outside.
And when you really want to get the party going, why not light the colored string lights?
What a nice dinner atmosphere for warm summer evenings!
My mom has a sure eye for design, shape and form and I think that's wonderfully demonstrated in this lovely indoor & outdoor setting. Isn't it just gorgeous?