(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

One thing we always admire about Scandinavian homes is the way that they maximize light. We love the use of white and windows in this Norwegian retreat. The built-ins also really maximize space -- homeowners of small spaces could learn a trick or two from their use in places like this one and the C3 Cabin we blogged yesterday.

And we seriously covet the sleeping loft. It's cozy yet light -- and practical in that it also serves as the roof to a porch below it.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

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(Via Treehugger)