Lots of rural charm in the country

20 Aug

Radostina posted this wonderfully tumbledown farmhouse in southwestern Sweden on 79 ideas yesterday and I knew straight away that I had to share it with you.

Owners Gunilla and Sven Montan have spent 15 years painstakingly restoring the farm using traditional materials and techniques. The building has been decorated using linseed oil, lime plaster and mineral paints with just the right amount of the rough character left intact. I love the quirky touches, like the light above the sink which is an old heat lamp from the piglet pen.

Three years ago the couple decided to move permanently to their holiday retreat and have now converted the assorted barns and hay stores around the farm into accommodation for when their children and grandchildren come and stay. I can imagine the farm is a paradise for children, with blackberries and apples to pick and chickens to chase.

{Magdalena Björnsdotter for Lantliv}

White, rustic and remote – I’d go tomorrow if I could!

2 Responses to “Lots of rural charm in the country”

  1. Duncan Munday August 23, 2012 at 22:46 #

    A little too rural for me, not sure how that table is still staying upright!


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