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Wanted: Interior Mags from Denmark/Sweden/Norway

July 24, 2007

Danielle posted on the Style Files about her interest in finding a swap partner for interiors magazines from Denmark & Sweden and I am actually looking for the same, including Norway, so I thought I’d post about it too.

Wanted: Interior Mags from Denmark/Sweden/Norway
If you’d like to swap with Danielle, she’ll give you some great Dutch magazines in return. If you’d be interested in swapping with me, I can send you magazines from America. Let us know if you are interested in swapping. For a Dutch swap, email danielle AT or for an American swapmate, email me at decor8blog AT If you are nervous about shipping costs to America, I’m more than willing to Paypal you for the shipping expenses. I’m thirsting for Bolig Liv or Boligmagasinet!

Wanted: Interior Mags from Denmark/Sweden/NorwayWanted: Interior Mags from Denmark/Sweden/NorwayWanted: Interior Mags from Denmark/Sweden/NorwayWanted: Interior Mags from Denmark/Sweden/Norway I like seeing the space of Danish actress and singer Xenia Lach-Nielsen (directly above in these three images) because she’s an art lover like I am and it looks like she’s into the works of collage artist Nanna Ask, which I have to say, after seeing her work, I’m a new fan. Great abstract characters and soft hues of pink, blue, green… What’s not to love?

(images from Boligmagasinet and Bolig Liv)


  • Reply Terri July 24, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Love those soft colours, the watery blues, the pale pastels. And that rounded chest of drawers is gorgeous. The art is awesome too!

  • Reply Calie Anderson, C.I.D. July 24, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    I love the idea of swapping magazines, but that would mean I couldn’t tear pages out. That would be hard for me to stop. It has become a therapeutic activity for me.

  • Reply lavie July 24, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    I have a few copies of both Boligs (!) but they’re from a couple of years ago. Would you still be interested in them?

  • Reply Penguin & Fish July 24, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Wow, love everything. and great Idea about swapping neat mags from dif countries. Whenever I’m abroad I always make sure to bring some back with me. I’ll have to start this with my friend from germany.

  • Reply cartolina July 25, 2007 at 2:28 am

    I noticed that one of these pix is of white walls and aqua blue wood trim. I love this. I have seen this a lot more when I am travelling in Europe – paint the walls white and the trim a bright colour.
    We tend to do the opposite in N. America – lets break free – let’s stop painting all our trim white!

    – I’ll start!

  • Reply decor8 July 25, 2007 at 2:39 am

    Lavie – I’m looking for ’06-’07 issues if you have them. Thank you. :)

    Calie – In this case, a swap doesn’t mean giving up your copies, it usually means buying brand new ones and sending them in exchange for brand new mags from another part of the world.

    P&F – I don’t think you’ve commented before, welcome. :) Where does your German friend live?

    Cartolina – I loved that picture as well, I like the idea of painting molding a soft pastel or something deep like blue, black, or teal. I’d love to see a room with white walls, black molding, and a black hardwood high gloss floor. YUM.

  • Reply laissezfaire July 25, 2007 at 3:34 am

    Beautiful interiors! I would be interested in a swap for mags from other countries, esp the US,UK and Neatherlands of course. Do let me know if anyone is interested in any mags from South East Asia. I am from Singapore!

  • Reply Natasha July 25, 2007 at 4:00 am

    My husband is in Norway right now, so I will have him bring home a few for you when he comes home on Friday!

  • Reply Calie Anderson, C.I.D. July 25, 2007 at 4:32 am

    Dah…that makes sense. I must be doing too many things that it didn’t dawn on me that you send new copies. All I can say its been a LONG week :-)

  • Reply ALL THE BEST July 25, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Great idea! I always buy magazines when I travel. I wish I had a few for you, the best I can do is the UK.

  • Reply Theres July 25, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    My name is Tess, I live in Stockholm Sweden. I love your blog and I can get you Bolig and any other scandinavian interiors design magazine you like :) We have quite a few nice ones in Sweden like;
    to mention a few.
    I used to swap magazines with a girl in memphis but she just disappeared.

    Let me know if you’re interessted; I’ll toss in the latest IKEA catalog as a treat ;)

    my mail is


  • Reply decor8 July 25, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Tess — I just sent you an email about this. Thank you so much. :)

    Natasha – You don’t have to do that, your husband would hate me!! :)

  • Reply domesticated_desk July 25, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    thanks for sharing Xenia Lach-Nielsen space, I was really inspired. I particularly love the painted wood work/trim with crisp white walls. your blog always makes my day!

  • Reply corine @ Hidden In France July 25, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    I adore this house. Every single detail of it.

  • Reply Anonymous July 25, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    In the 4th picture down on the left hand side…are those rugs? Those are amazing. Where are they from?

  • Reply Sofia Barao July 25, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    magazine swap ????? I’m here :)
    if anyone’s interested in french magazines. I’m interested in scandinavian mags and also the latest issue of Blueprint from US.
    Let me know :)

  • Reply Anette S July 25, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Just wanted you to know, that if you ever need help with translations on norwegian sites, let me know. I’m Norwegian and could always use some training in translating to english. Here are some links to norwegian magazines:

    Not that exciting really… :( My favorite magazine is Interi?r Magasinet, but they haven’t even got a website. End Elle Interi?r is a good one as well, but their website is under construction…

  • Reply danielle July 25, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks Holly for mentioning that I’m looking for a swap partner for interiors magazines from Denmark & Sweden. I just love the interior mags from those countries! I am very glad to have received several emails with friendly offers to send me magazines. Thanks!!

  • Reply sfgirlbybay July 25, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    man-oh-man i love this aesthetic. great links and pics, holly!

  • Reply margit July 31, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Hi there!

    I live in Norway and have a lot of old and new magazines to swap. I run a store so I?m always looking for new suppliers, and a lot of them I find from the magazines, but my space is limited so I could absolutely be able to seperate me from som Boligmagasinet(dk), Elle interi?r(no) and Sk?na hem(se).
    And of ccourse I?m able to go out and buy new ones and ship. Let me know!

  • Reply Lisa August 4, 2008 at 6:51 am

    I just want to rekomend a good swedish magazine. Familyliving is great, a lot of cool homes and intresting interiors.

    They even have their own bloggers and my favorit is:

    I really love south african elle decoration, would love to get my hands on a few of those! Those I can really rekomend.

    hope you got youself some good swaps!

    Lisas last blog post: Lust att pyssla?

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