⛱⛱⛱ I’m vacationing in the south of Norway with my boyfriend and our daughter. He has a beautiful old summer house here and it’s my fourth time visiting. It’s the epitome of a Norwegian southern cabin; white-painted, slanted orange-tiled roof, picturesque, green lawn, Norwegian flag waving from a flag pole.
There are many Norwegian summer homes by the sea like this and the majority in the South look similar, either red or white painted, and undoubtedly cute. The style must have had certain utilitarian purposes, perhaps red and white were inexpensive colours at the time of construction and easy to freshen up, given that the wood is so exposed to sea spray. It has a lovely uniform look.
I love the simple and pure aesthetic of the interior in house. It was originally an old fisher man’s home when it was purchased by my boyfriend’s great grandfather in the 30s. It’s filled with heavy handmade wooden tables, copper kettles for the open fire (purely for decoration now), light blue and white ceramic pieces, a plethora of old books (many about sámi culture) and small sailboats incased in glass. There’s rhubarb and lavender in the garden, and thyme and oregano right outside the door.
I remember being here the first time, walking barefoot on the floor, the wood feeling like finely spun silk under my feet. ⛱⛱⛱