giovedì 14 luglio 2011

Guest post: The Swenglish Home

Hello my sweetie!
Today it's a great pleasure for me to have a special guest
Most of you surely already know
my darling friend Helena, from the wonderful blog "The Swenglish Home".

Cari amici
oggi è proprio un gran piacere per me avere un'ospite speciale.
 Molti di voi sicuramente la consceranno
la cara amica Helena dal bellissimo blog "The Swenglish Home".




She has the special talent of discover beauty
even where another eye would not see anything special.
And I like the way she is able to mix different styles
and create a special harmony
with few simple things

Lei ha un talento speciale nello scoprire la bellezza
anche dove altri occhi non avrebbero visto niente di particolare.
E mi piace il modo in cui è così abile nel mecolare stili differenti
e creare un'armonia speciale
con poche semplici cose








But let darling Helena speak!
Ma lasciamo parlare Helena!


Dear readers of Shabby Soul,
I was very flattered when my dear blog friend Silvia asked if I would like
to guest blog here, and I feel honoured to do so today.
My name is Helena and in my blog “The Swenglish Home”. I write about my
interior ideas, craft projects and a little about the life of a Swede living in the UK.

Cari lettori di Shabby soul,
sono stata molto lusingata quando la mia cara amica Silvia mi ha chiesto se mi sarebbe piaciuto
essere sua ospite, e ne sono molto onorata.
Sono Helena, il mio blog è “The Swenglish Home”.
Scrivo le mie idee di decorazione, progetti e un po' sulla vita di una svedese che abita in Inghilterra.



I live with my English partner and our two young boys in a
Victorian house in a picturesque part of England near Bath.
 
Vivo con il mio compagno inglese e i nostri due  figli
in una casa Vittoriana in una parte pittoresca dell'Inghilterra vicino Bath.



 

I work part-time as a consultant and university lecturer in Cross-Cultural Communication, 
and also make decorative items for the home, which I sell locally. 

Lavoro part time come consulente e docente universitaria in Comunicazione Interculturale
Creo anche oggetti decorativi per la casa, che vendo in zona.












Travelling has always been a big part of my life, 
and this is reflected in our home, where several different interior styles are mixed together.

Viaggiare è sempre stata una parte importantissima della mia vita
e questo si riflette nella nostra casa, dove sono mescolati  tanti differenti stili.








Turkish lanterns sit next to French vintage finds and Swedish linen fabric, and - of  course, with my Scandinavian background - wood is a material that can be found throughout the house!

Lanterne turche siedono accanto a oggetti vintage francesi e biancherie svedesi,
e naturalmente - data la mia origine svedese - il legno è il materiale che si trova in tutta la mia casa!

 






Having started as an interior decorating blog, I find myself being more and more drawn 
out into the garden too, creating little “rooms” and relaxing corners in our outside space.

Ho iniziato come blog di decorazione di interni, ma sono sempre più portata 
ad uscire anche nel giardino, creando piccole stanze e angoli rilassanti nel nostro spazio esterno












If, like me, you are fascinated by contrasts in your decorating 
and creating, England really is a wonderful environment to live in. 

Se, come me, anche voi siete affascinati dai contrasti nel vostro modo di decorare e creare
allora l'Inghilterra è veramente un luogo magnifico in cui vivere.






I often introduce “rougher” materials when I  decorate, with a particular love of anything rusty. 
Mixing textures of wood, linen fabrics, old metal objects with softer textiles, fresh flowers and lots of evergreens,  gives a room a relaxed feel. 
I desire to keep a playful and curious mind when decorating.

 Introduco sempre materiali grezzi quando decoro, amo particolarmente tuto ciò che è arrugginito.
Mescolare legno, tessuti di lino, vecchi oggetti di metallo, con tessuti soffici, fiori freschi
e tanti sempreverdi, dona alla stanza un'atmosfera rilassata.
Mi piace avere una mente giocosa e curiosa quando decoro.









I am eager to try!
Sono entusiasta di provare!





Thank you for your time and thank you again, Silvia, for the opportunity  to meet your readers.
Wishing you all a lovely summer!

Grazie del vostro tempo e grazie ancora Silvia per l'opportunità di incontrare i tuoi lettori
Auguro a tutti una bella estate
Helena
Thank you Helena too, for staying with us!!
Silvia

34 commenti:

  1. Hello, I just went to look at your bedroom photos, I love it !! really love the bed with no headboard that is my favorite look !!! it is so simple , but speaks to me, and the door is Awesome!! What a wonderful job .. Your home is amazing !!

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  2. Che bel post e che ragazza piena di talento!!
    Mi sono piaciute tantissimo le foto, soprattutto quelle degli esterni!!
    Hai ancora qualche altra amica di blog da tirare fuori dal cappello magico? ogni volta è una scoperta!
    Buona giornata cara
    paola

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  3. Lindo!!! Colírio para meus olhos. Faz o dia mais feliz.
    Bj
    Obrigada

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  4. Io sono rimasta senza parole...questa volta il mio silenzio parla!!! Dico solo...STRAORDINARIO!!!!!!Un abbraccio,Anna.

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  5. Hello Silvia and Helena
    I loved these photos. They are wonderful.
    Forgive me my English. It's so bad.
    Kisses.
    Maria Célia from Brazil

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  6. Bello, bello, bello!
    Mi sono incantata a leggere e a guardare le foto, una meraviglia!
    Grazie a tutte e due!
    Un abbraccio...
    Silvia

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  7. Questa donna già mi piace... corro a vedere il suo blog!

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  8. complimenti per il post,la casa e quella bellissima parte di inghilterra che hai mostrato che io adoro....
    ciao
    giovanna

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  9. You have a truly beautiful blog! I am amazed at Helena's photography! The beauty in the different textures and colors! Such marvelous settings!
    So glad to visit and to be thoroughly delighted!
    Kathy

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  10. Thanks for introducing us to Helena...she has a beautiful blog! I feel lucky to have found both of you this week!
    Sarah

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  11. I can imagine you asked Helena as guest for your blog! Her blog is wonderful and Helena is so friendly...I always like it to visit here!

    Many hugs from Ibiza...I am near the swimming pool and the sun shines a lot :-)!

    Ingrid

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  12. Un'altra cosa in comune che abbiamo...anche io avevo dedicato un post ad Helena mesi fa...adoro la sua casa,specie la cucina, il salotto e la veranda e le foto dei set allestiti in giardino
    Baci
    Mari

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  13. It's definitely experiencing a different country and a different way of life! I love the mix of things from many countries and the 'rough' items. I like to use elements from nature! ♥♥

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  14. I am here by way of Cozy Little House. What a beautiful blog. Thanks for introducing your friend's wonderful blog as well.

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  15. E' tutto cosi bello!!!
    Grazie ;)
    Tiziana

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  16. Wonderful guest post - I will be sure to visit Helena's blog! :)
    Also, this is my first visit to your blog, Silvia - it is lovely! :)
    Wishing you a great day,
    Zuzu

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  17. Hi Sylvia,
    What a fabulous guest post and what wonderful photos your friend does take! Her blog must be lovely, I will have to go check it out, she sounds very interesting.
    I love her outdoor rooms and all of her flowers. Thanks so much for introducing her to us!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  18. Dearest Silvia,

    You are such a kind and generous lady and thank you again for the honour of appearing on your blog. A special thank you also to your kind readers who have left such kind, heart-warming words here.

    Warm regards to you all,
    Helena

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  19. Dear Silvia,
    I found your lovely blog via Helena's blog! I love your style and look forward to reading more about your projects and ideas!

    All the best
    Mette

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  20. Un post ed una casa incredibilmente belli.
    Debora

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  21. Hi Silvia,
    I ADORE your blog, it is so inspiring, romantic and feminine! Also my special compliments to Helena's photographs, it's beautiful and amazed me the quality. Keep it up and the positive vibes. ^__^

    Have a lovely almost weekend! =(^.^)=

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  22. Just came over from Cozy Little House and so glad I did. Silvia's home is gorgeous. I could move right in. My son married an Italian girl from Ferrare. I may have misspelled that. When we went over there we landed at the Bologna airport and they live about 45 minutes from there.

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  23. Hi Silvia,

    I just found your blog through Helena´s The Swenglish Home and thought I should pay you a visit. Glad I did! You have a wonderful blog and home, from what I´ve seen so far. I will have to visit soon again.

    Have a nice day,
    Sanna

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  24. Hi!

    I just found your blog and I will be back again! I really like it.

    Kind regards,
    Elna

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  25. Cara Silvia,

    Thanks for a lovely post today, amica Helena is one of my favourite bloggers! And also one of my favourite commenters, she always has some witty words for you.

    Your blog is very peaceful and romantic... Nice!
    Ciao, Hillevi

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  26. Hallo!!

    I found my way to your blog thru.. Helena..

    I love what you have done with your bedroom..so beautiful..and romantic....

    Greatings from Sweden..with love Sanne!!

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  27. i absolutely love the decor end style. the outside tube is so cute.

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  28. Ma questa donna è semplicemente un sogno.
    Volo nel suo blog. E grazie a te per avercela fatta scoprire!!!

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  29. Love how she blends the different styles into something of her own. The white clover garland is so beautiful, that was the tip of the day! Hugs /Therese

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  30. Hi Silvia,
    I just discovered your blog. I added it to my list of favorites too as I so enjoyed the time I spent here. I was just in London. What a magical place. After seeing your post I can see that should the company take us there again next year, Bath is a must. What a beautiful place. I look forward to reading your post and hopefully becoming a blog friend as well.
    Hugs
    Becky

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  31. Hola Silvia, Helena has been one of my favorite inspirations since I open my blog. Thanks for this.
    hugs dear

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  32. I do not know Helena or her blog so this was lovely for me to see! Her home is so beautiful...I just love everything about it! I like when homes feel like the walls between the indoors and outdoors are barely there. It is sure bliss! ox

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  33. Beautiful photos and inspiration. Thank you.

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