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The classic accommodation at the Oslo Fjord is in American style. But have Norwegian surprises like the blue-colored, fasted woman on the second floor.

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It is seven years since the family found the house by the sea. Then they had been captivated by the American Maine style for years and saw the dream house in the United States. That they would find a homeowner with the image of their house made the choice easy. The gray-painted classic house was their already at first glance.

– Last, we were in the United States, some friends showed a photograph of their house. It was quite like ours, both in terms of style and color, a very strange experience. We feel we’ve got a small piece of America here at the beach, “said the residents.

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daylight. From the garden there is a view to the sea. The white tile oven was in place before moving in, it glides well into the rural style. The white tiles reflect the light, and large glass surfaces release it. Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

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UPGRADE: On the floor there are shiny tiles. The chairs have got home-made moves. They are easy to clean or replace. The windows towards the garden room contribute to maximum light intensity. The wall of the staircase is painted sea blue, and the great painting is by Morten Thoresen. Benouir blanket from Mondo interior, the pillows in the sofa are from Bolina. Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

After the family took over the house, it has been refurbished. First of all, it has been a few liters of paint. The first impression is a bright home, but it is thoughtfully added colors on the second floor, in the bedroom and in the entrance hall.

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FIXED: The gallion figure in blue stays in the house she is signed Jørgensen in 1997. The white railing goes again in the exterior too. Picture of Vebjørn Sand in the background. Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

– What was the color choice in the home?

– The maritime environment gave us the color of the gray walls in the bedroom, the gray stands out well for the outside and the swamps.

It also makes the blue color in the entrance area. Otherwise, everything is painted in neutral white, while the exterior is kept gray with white karma. Just the bright rural that characterizes the style.

The staircase on the second floor differs, the wall is painted blue as the sea. And just beyond, by the white gangster is a woman in blue and gold. Stuck in the wall, a bit daring with a big call.

Beboer says they laughed when they first saw her, but she is so special that she lived. For them, the gallion figure adds the home something maritime and personal.

On the plot the family found anchor and boat propeller, it was clear that also the previous owner was fond of the sea.

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TABLE COLLECTION: There need to be no chairs around the table. In a white interior it is nice with some coloring clocks. A white linen cloth creates summer mood. Rattan chair from Milla Boutique, the others are Gervason Gun from Balzac. Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

– The hints in the garden are fun. We have also been aware of the maritime in terms of the decor. The veranda in front of the house and the garden room is the favorite places, so true allowed. We are keen on art, and for us the view from the porch is the main painting itself.

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LIGHT WORD: The built-in cabinet is painted white and has the characteristic spikes that characterize the style of the house by the way. The glass doors are decorative, but require a certain order in the shelves. Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

The house does not have the traditional hallway or hallway. Here, residents and guests come straight into the living room, which is typical of the American style.

– Outerwear and shoes are hidden in a separate room at the entrance area, making it easy to keep it tidy. We also have the walking closet in all the bedrooms, it’s lovely to drop the closets and dressers in the rooms themselves.

Even though the summer has come and the house has got additional rooms with a terrace and garden room, the residents also appreciate the winters. Living by the sea is fascinating regardless of the season.

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HEATING POINT: The stove was located when they moved in. On the wall is a press of Terje Resell. Benouir carpet from Mondo interior, decorative shells on the table from Milla Boutique. Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

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COUNTRY STYLE: Kitchen Decor from SieMatic there was basically and it belongs to style. However, it got a white neutral color. The floorboards are painted with white high gloss Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

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AIR BEDROOM: With the lift curtains up and the sliding doors open it must be a dream to take the morning coffee on the bed. Or get out on the terrace in a wicker chair with soft pillows. Textiles from Milla Boutique. Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

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SKIFERGRÅTT: The walls in the bedroom are painted with Jotun Lady Gray Slate 1462. Maritime pictures on the wall, light pillows and bedspreads emphasize the style implemented. Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

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RIGHT IN: Instead of hallway, family and guests come straight into the living room. Shoes and outerwear fit into the wardrobe space which hides behind the white door on the left, Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

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MAINE-STIL: The gray-painted house is 259 square meters and is located on the Oslo Fjord. Photo: Yvonne Wilhelmsen

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