THE STRANGE ALLURE OF SWEDISH ESTATE AGENTS. The best-kept secret for interiors inspiration? Swedish estate agents. The Swedish half of design duo AttPynta, Amanda Nelson, reveals three websites worth bookmarking.
The online shop Att Punta specialises in stylish, functional homeware at very accessible prices. Beautifully-crafted Welsh wool throws for £60? Yes, please. Run by a Swede and a Brit living in London (they also sell at east London’s Broadway Market) Amanda Nelson and Kai Price bonded over their love of the Scandinavian aesthetic while working together in the fashion industry. Att Pinta was born, which they describe as ‘a destination for Scandinavian style and interiors without breaking the bank’.
In addition to the online shop, Att Punta posts an array of inspirational imagery on their blog. When quizzed about this, they revealed a curious source: Swedish estate agents’ websites. As Amanda reveals below, they are an unlikely (yet highly-effective) destination for beautiful homes. Take it away, Amanda…
‘Like most Swedish bloggers I spend a lot of time on helmet.se, the Swedish version of Zoopla. Only unlike its British counterpart, the property website is bursting with beautiful inspiring homes. The Scandia real estate world is the polar opposite of UK’s, and if your home isn’t already stunning, investing in home styling before you put your home on the market is imperative (you won’t find any dodgy images on any Swedish estate agency websites). I’ve always loved to have a little snoop around other people’s homes as it is a great way of getting ideas for my own house. Interior design and decorating is a big part of the Scandinavian lifestyle and just by looking at homes that are for sale you will get a great insight to the latest Scandi trends’, says Amanda.