The quick tour
'Three of us live here. Matthis, Emil and me. Here is a small town near Nuremburg, in a little Swedish house that we built last year. We’re not a family that makes plans. Plans don’t always make life better… I was three months pregnant when we got married. We thought it would take a long time to happen so we hadn’t rushed to plan the wedding. Ahh well… We’re happy to just live life.
Tonight, Matthis’ oldest son and twin daughters will cycle over from their home in the next village for the weekend. We’ll talk about what we’ve been up to the last few days then we’ll see what happens, take the weekend as it comes…
That said, we took a year to plan this house. Matthis dreamed of having an old house with history that we could make our own. I dreamed of a charming little house where all the rooms are lived in and every corner is comfortable. We looked but couldn’t find the right house in the right place. So we have this! Imported from Sweden, erected by a great group of builders who listened to salsa as they worked, on a patch of land where Matthis played football as a child.
We are fans of Sweden. It’s where we spent our honeymoon and it’s the style that influences me most. Watches seem to go slower in Sweden and I like being around that relaxed feeling. Change relaxes me. I switch our textiles each season and move our furniture about. It’s good for your awareness. Move a chair to a different corner of a room and you get a totally new perspective when you sit in it.'