Malmo and Moss is a northern girl living in North London with her husband and three sons. Slowly renovating and always decorating an Edwardian semi in Scandi Vintage style (think Sarah Lund meets Lovejoy).
Growing up in Northumberland, I spent my early teenage years paying sartorial homage to Sue Pollard and playing the woodblock in an environmental activist band. With the group unable to replicate the success of its 500 cassette selling debut album "Auroborealis", I left the rock and roll lifestyle behind to become an environmental lawyer. Seven heady years followed applying for sewage discharge permits. Along the way, I met and married my husband (my fellow trainee solicitor with a cute bum and good line in Alan Partridge jokes) and discovered a love of interiors. Since 2010, I have mainly been giving birth to a trio of boys (am now firmly outnumbered by todger) switching careers to work in sustainability, renovating our Edwardian semi in the North London suburbs and sharing the results on Instagram.
My interiors style has been heavily influenced by my love affair with all things Scandi, which began around 1994 in Aisle 44 of the Gateshead Metrocentre branch of Ikea. Notwithstanding an inability to deliver any Swedish or Danish sentence without sounding like I am just saying hurdy~gurdy in a sing song voice, I still dream of moving there one day. I like to mix a bit of vintage in with the Scandi and can be regularly found asking (in my best North London Geezer voice) "what's your best" at Sunbury Antiques Market. In my spare time I help to organise a vintage and contemporary homeware market called The Occasional Home Store with two fellow north londoners and run Scandinavian inspired interior styling workshops with fellow instagrammer Reena Simons.
This blog is my way of sharing both my love of modern rustic Scandinavian inspired interiors and what my family refer to as my "database" of places to eat and sleep that combine stylish decor and great food with a relaxed approach to 3 lively kids.