Dos Visit CharlieCharlie

The multi talanted couple Charlotte Öström and Rikard Gartmyr spend almost all of their time together: The live together with their children Alice, 5 yrs, and Karl, 6 yrs, in a house in Bromma, Sweden. They also run the company CharlieCharlie together. A company that is all about stop motion animation, character design and illustration. With big clients like MSN and Greenpeace and the Swedish Postoffice they do really good for themselves. And all is produced in the basement of the house.

After they have taken their kids to school and daycare, in the morning, they return home, make themselves a cup of coffee and go downstairs to the studio basement and start working. And of course the dog Arne tags along to the cool basement where he has his own little nest. The basement, however, will not be covered by this slideshow, I will post it in a separate slide.

The house is built in 1937, designed by Edvin Engström. This family moved in 2004 to find the house in very good shape. The person living there before them was actually the daughter of the original builder of the house. Underneath the linoleum carpet they found beautiful wooden flooring in perfect condition. All the walls got a fresh coat of white and the kitchen was left untouched. The bathroom, however, got redone and the garden needed  a loving hand.

Like myself this couple like to buy a lot of toys for themselves, not only for the kids. They seem to love Tim Burton, who´s characters are found all over the house.
But best of all is this family´s passion to create and build things and that is seen all over this house.

Like the customized i phone docking station that Rikard made out of an old transistor radio. Or the wooden R2D2 or the amazing tree house in the garden. I was so inspired by this creative couple and I think you will be to.

Click the image below for the whole slideshow or the small thumbnails for single photos.
Related posts: CharlieCharlie´s dollhouse click here! Rikard´s brother and family´s visit AprillAprill click here! And Studio-basement sooon here!




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27 Responses to Dos Visit CharlieCharlie

  1. AprillAprill Johanna July 26, 2010 at 11:01 #

    Finaste huset, finaste familjen!

  2. Julia July 26, 2010 at 11:18 #

    Vad fint!

  3. Makeminemid-century July 26, 2010 at 11:24 #

    What a great house. I love the wooden floorboards and the colourful toys! I love all the houses you visit. Thank you for showing them.

  4. Lady Thirty July 26, 2010 at 11:44 #

    himlans fint!

  5. johanna July 26, 2010 at 11:52 #

    Så många fina kojor och leksaker

  6. Warren July 26, 2010 at 12:19 #

    Love the pad, guys…. very well done ;-)

  7. sunny July 26, 2010 at 16:32 #

    so very pretty! great collections on display!

  8. kaylovesvintage July 26, 2010 at 16:51 #

    cool home , we could live there , because we love Tim Burton

    going to Sweden I wonder what I will find , what about a DOS book..that would be cool

  9. Maja July 26, 2010 at 19:37 #


  10. Moa July 27, 2010 at 14:33 #

    Snyggt hus, snygga bilder, söta söta barn..


  11. Diana July 27, 2010 at 14:42 #

    hermosa casa, me encanta!!

  12. Elisabeth Dunker July 27, 2010 at 18:28 #

    Å så tjusigt. Det där trähuset på gården alltså! Och smart och snyggt med docka till gamla radion. Och likadan soffa som vi har. Mycket god smak ;) Fint hem, fint fotojobb!

  13. Leah July 28, 2010 at 19:22 #

    Fantastic! I LOVE that castle bed, and the playhouse. I wonder if they have instructions somewhere on how to make an ipod dock out of a transistor radio, b/c that rules, I want to try it!

  14. Teija July 29, 2010 at 09:09 #

    Fantasifullt, snyggt, roligt och inbjudande:)

  15. Julia July 30, 2010 at 07:38 #

    Måste bara fråga en sak! Var köper man de snygga röda innetofflorna? Min gamlamormor hade jämt sådana på sina fötter. Jag vill ha!

  16. Elisabeth - July 30, 2010 at 11:50 #

    Så HELT sanslöst FINT, ett hem för absolut hela familjen!!!

  17. Sara August 2, 2010 at 20:48 #

    Åå vilket fint hem! En liten fråga: visst är det Charlottes mamma Agneta/Agnes som poserar med Edward Scissorhands? Jag har jobbat med henne på Fridhemsskolan i Solna för 6-7 år sedan och tycker att jag känner igen henne:) Hälsa från Sara Y om det är så…

    Jenny at dos: Hej Sara! Jag vet inte, men jag föll så för den bilden. Men jag ska fråga Charlotte.

  18. charlotte August 3, 2010 at 23:36 #

    Först och främst, Jenny du gjorde ett superfint jobb i vårt hem, så kul att se alla bilder. Så där städat är det ju inte alltid men men…

    Julia ang mina röda tofflor, det är Dockstatofflor, tror jag de kallas som jag köpt i Docksta vid Höga kusten förra sommaren. Värt ett besök om man är i närheten, fanns en lustig loppis mittemot. Annars går de att få tag på lite var stans tror jag sök på Docksta toffla helt enkelt.

    Och Sara, ja det är min mamma Agnes på bilden med Edward vad lustigt att en kollega dök upp här ska absolut hälsa henne från dig!

  19. charlotte August 3, 2010 at 23:39 #

    Glömde säga, min sko-modell heter Gunilla.

  20. sara August 5, 2010 at 12:13 #

    fina lampor de har den här familjen. jag borde lära mig….

  21. Pullga August 13, 2010 at 18:26 #

    tree house – love it!

  22. Elizabeth LóVE September 8, 2010 at 23:26 #

    I really enjoy your section of “DosVisits”. It’s wonderful…. I would like to use the format of your slideshows, which program do you do? I would love to use it … Thank you.

  23. Charlotte October 4, 2010 at 19:38 #

    This is such a nice house. I love the feel of the house.

  24. hmutjanopmu November 24, 2010 at 16:04 #

  25. Lovisa February 19, 2011 at 16:35 #


    alltså vilken lekstuga!!! i loooove.



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