Stockholm, Baby

I spent my birthday in Stockholm. Well, not really, but you might say I spent it with Stockholm, as in the Lundby Stockholm.

What a neat house. I love the shape, colors, pull out pool, and it's nice to work in a smaller scale and create new spaces. I was also thrilled to not have a complicated assembly -- just snapping in the railings on the top. I will say that I am a bit disappointed in the quality. I knew it was plastic, but I found the finishing not to be 100%. In the bathroom, the wallpaper does not go evenly around the window, and there were spots on the terraces where I could see glue and other irregularities in the flooring. Small. but noticeable to me. After all, I am all about seeing the small! :)

Here's my first attempt setting up scenes. I definitely need to get used to seeing the outlets in the pictures (haven't gotten to the transformer stage), and I felt that artwork was mandatory in the main living space. It looked so bare without it. The floor sculpture is actually a shell I found in (no, not the beach) the store TJ Maxx ($2!).

I love the serene bathroom space, and I was happy to use my first toilet, from IKEA. LOVE this potty, so clean and simple.

In the upstairs I did a simple bedroom with some vintage furniture. I didn't want to over-accessorize, so it too is spare. Dig the wallpaper and carpet in this room.

All in all, I am very happy with my purchase, but hope I can resist the impulse to amass Stockholm-specific items (I also wonder about the quality).

Credits: Console and wenge stool by Paris Renfroe; desk light is vintage German; folding chair is Manor House Miniatures; Le Corbusier and Mies Barcelona chairs by Reac Japan; rug is The House That Jacq Built; side table is Re-ment; "sculpture" is from TJ Maxx; artwork is Colin McCahon; bathroom sink and toilet by IKEA; plant is vintage TOMY; bathroom shelving unit and white stool in bedroom is Lundby Smaland; bed from Villa Sibi; lamp is AG Minis; dresser and chairs are vintage; accessories by AG Minis, Re-ment, ELF Miniatures, Manor House Miniatures, and IKEA.