Wouldn’t it be a dream come true to have a holiday home in the hills or mountains where snow covers everything and the loudest noise is the wind sighing through the trees? Inside a big hot stove keeps you warm as you relax and celebrate with family and friends. This holiday home is definitely done in a Scandinavian style, which fits its smaller spaces. Big windows throughout let in lots of natural light and hanging lights brighten the evenings. The palette is kept light with accents of wood and bright splashes of color. Furniture is kept to a minimum and uses clean lines and organic shapes. Welcome!
As you arrive, an inset entryway shelters you and your guests from the wind and gives you a glimpse of the festivities underway inside.
A quick orientation is always helpful. The entryway is at the yellow arrow. After doffing your shoes, coats, hats, scarves and gloves you can go left to kid’s area or right to the great room and continue on to the nursery and bedroom beyond that.
The mudroom has coat hangers for adults and kids, a shoe and boot tray as well as storage for hats, gloves and scarves. Two big sets of windows and a bright yellow wall help keep it bright and cheerful.
Let’s take a right into the kitchen. We can leave our food goodies on the long counter with the fridge and sink immediately on the left. The door at the far end leads to the nursery and main bedroom.
The kitchen is just part of the great room. There’s a table big enough for nine, including a high chair for the youngest, and a soft comfy seating area in front of the stove. Once again, big windows dominate the walls, but there’s still room for two bookcases. Easily moveable benches can be placed anywhere to give great flexibility.
Sit close around the stove to warm up after a cross country skiing outing or to snuggle up with a good book.
When necessary, there’s a TV hidden behind tambour doors with doors above and drawers below. Of course there’s also access for mobile devices to keep everyone happy.
Going around the TV cabinet will take you past more storage, a big pantry and a bathroom to the nursery and main bedroom. Central storage cabinets provide storage for the adults and a cabinet to the right of the changing table is for the baby’s needs.
Simplicity rules the bedroom. More big windows, a little more storage, a hanging reading light and an extra comforter provide all that is needed.
The bathroom is through the nursery door. It helps brighten up the morning with cheery yellow walls and striped wallpaper. The theme of floor to ceiling vertical elements is also part of the Scandinavian approach to design.
After a good night’s sleep let’s head to the kitchen for some coffee. The door on the right is for the primary bathroom.
It’s a simple, functional bathroom with more vertical stripes.
Now we enter the great room from the opposite direction. It’s always good to see the fire burning brightly! You can spot the entry door straight ahead and the door to the kid’s room beyond the mudroom.
Three bunk beds give plenty of room for kids (and adults), so friends can be accommodated too. Two TVs and a table for other activities should provide enough indoor entertainment while the snow piles up outside.
One more bathroom for the kids with, you guessed it, more vertical stripes!
Come on back – any time! You can help us shovel off the flat roof. 🙂
Now it’s your turn!