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Hildegard Haave @homebygard, A fellow Maximalist's Stunning Home and Cabin

Hildegard Haave @homebygard, A fellow Maximalist's Stunning Home and Cabin

I have long been a fan of this glorious home on instagram, @homebygard. This house is filled with all the things I love; thrifted finds, treasures sourced because they are loved and not because they fit into a scheme, but with a sense of history, a knowledge that the homeowner wants them. The ability to collect well, the confidence in your ability to design an interior with lots of objects, that comes with knowing what you like and be brave enough to pull it off, by bringing lots of items together, well. Eclectic, thrifted, maximalist and with a touch of boho is really hard to do, but here it is done fabulously.

Hildegard Haave is a fellow maximalist, you will see this throughout her rooms below, she uses a more reigned in colour palette than I, but her home is full of texture, aged wood against black walls, great art walls and textiles, need I say more? 

But not only that, we have Hildegard's Cabin too, sort of a double home tour, both equally as stunning. Go see for yourself!

Hildegard's favourite rooms are the living room and kitchen. The Black wall really allows the art to stand out and is beautifully complimented with the vintage sideboard.

Hildegard's favourite rooms are the living room and kitchen. The Black wall really allows the art to stand out and is beautifully complimented with the vintage sideboard.

The Brick wall brings a wonderful texture to the kitchen

The Brick wall brings a wonderful texture to the kitchen

 

Introduction

 

Hildegard lives in this house with her husband and four children. The main floor of their house consists of living room, kitchen, entrance hall, laundry room, toilet and office / guest room. The basement consists of fireplace / library and bedrooms and finally the attic, consisting of three bedrooms, a bathroom and a small loft room.

Hildegard works in a doctor's surgery but in addition to her daily work, she has always had a lot of interest in interiordecor and decoration, and after her daughter introduced her to Instagram, this has become a big interest for her.

Her style is maximalist and eclectic, and with a touch of bohemia.  Recycling and heritage is among other things Hildegard has a great love for what is clearly seen in the beautifully decorated and very personal home: "I like the things that surround us have a story to tell." She says.

Hildegard says "I have always been interested in interiors, ever since I was a young girl and got to decorate my girls' room with wallpaper, colors and furniture. A few years ago I was introduced to the instagram by my daughter, then I was really hooked !!"

"There is so much great inspiration out there !! and I just love it. It's so much fun to meet so many like-minded people, I had just wished that the distance wasn't so far so we could meet and talked interiors for hours.    I have been through several styles and trends over the years, but over the years comes self-confidence, which is reflected in my interior. Now I dare to follow my heart and surround myself only with things that makes me feel happy and what matter to me, such as Inheritance, diy and reuse/thrift. I just love thrift stores and flea markets. What I buy new is pillows, I love pillows, which sometimes I can sew, if I find some nice fabric."

"I love my eclectic home, it's a home filled with peace and love and lots of stuff"

The couple's bedroom is bright and airy. The bedside table is another flea find that Hildegard painted. 

The couple's bedroom is bright and airy. The bedside table is another flea find that Hildegard painted. 

The desk is yet another stunning flea find that Hildegard is very pleased with. Next to is placed an old clock, which is a heirloom from their grandparents.

The desk is yet another stunning flea find that Hildegard is very pleased with. Next to is placed an old clock, which is a heirloom from their grandparents.

A stunning Gallery wall, art features all over this house.

A stunning Gallery wall, art features all over this house.

Many of the things in this room are flea finds, and this includes the beautiful living room table. In addition, there are two left-hand tables, purchased at IKEA and spray painted gold, to bring them in line with the rest of the house. The living room consists of several areas where you can find peace and retreat to, which Hildegard really enjoys. The only things she buys new are cushions and textiles.

Many of the things in this room are flea finds, and this includes the beautiful living room table. In addition, there are two left-hand tables, purchased at IKEA and spray painted gold, to bring them in line with the rest of the house. The living room consists of several areas where you can find peace and retreat to, which Hildegard really enjoys. The only things she buys new are cushions and textiles.

A simply stunning home, but we haven't finished yet, because below we have the cabin, which is an equally as beautiful.

Hildegard's Cabin. A place to Relax, Unwind and retreat, in both Summer and Winter.

The place to come for peace, quiet and relaxation. The outdoor deck at the Cabin

The place to come for peace, quiet and relaxation. The outdoor deck at the Cabin

Gorgeous wooden walls and ceiling add texture and a cosy feel to the cabin

Gorgeous wooden walls and ceiling add texture and a cosy feel to the cabin

"I love these mornings when I wake up in my cabin to the sound of nothing, just quietness and bird song."

"I love these mornings when I wake up in my cabin to the sound of nothing, just quietness and bird song."

So there you go, a double whammy of interior inspiration from the lovely Hildegarde. I would love to sit down and have a cup of tea and discuss interiors with this lady. thanks for sharing your home with me

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