June 8, 2014

Du gamla, Du fria, Du fjällhöga nord. Du tysta, Du glädjerika sköna!

This past Friday on June 6th, we celebrated the Swedish National Day. A national holiday that for many marks the beginning of summer. The national day for a Swede means longer days (with Midsummer just around the corner), the end of the school year and pre-vacation excitement.

In Sweden it is custom to eat a dish called toast Skagen, primarily in summer. Named after a fishing port at the northern tip of Denmark, toast Skagen is typically served as a starter at Swedish dinner parties. It was created by the popular Swedish restaurateur Tore Wretman. For the recipe and to learn more more about toast Skagen, click here.

With the delicious dish fresh in our memories (and tastebuds) from this past weekend’s celebration, we’re feeling inspired by this beautiful home in Värmdö in Stockholm’s archipelago. The beautiful 3-strip Kährs Ash Skagen wood floor combines the naturalness and liveliness of ash with the elegance and lightness of white matt lacquer. The white matt lacquer highlights the wood’s natural beauty, giving the whole floor a soft and pleasing finish.

Images via HusmanHagberg

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