5 Tips for Moving in 30 days

*This post was created in collaboration with Travelers Insurance, all words are mine.It’s been a while since I have moved from one house to another, at least more than 2 or 3 years now. While it has been a couple of years, I don’t have much trouble rem…

An Arched Mirror

On Saturday I shared this corner of our living room with a new arched mirror. I received a lot of questions about where I found the mirror so I wanted to share with you on the blog as well. The arched mirror was found here and it’s a nice piece to add …

Have a Look at our New and Bigger Family Sofa!

If you didn’t already know, we are a family of four! Obviously that isn’t a large family but it’s still important to me that I make sure everyone has room enough around the house. Each of the kids have their own bedrooms and places to sit at the table …

A home with dark stained wood and oversized artwork

This apartment is like a feast for the eyes, so it’s really no wonder to hear that it belongs to architect Andreas Martin Löf and styled by Lotta Agaton and photographed for Residence Bookazine. The darker wood is seen throughout the home, in tables, l…

5 living rooms that blend style and comfort

If someone were to ask you to imagine a truly stylish living space, what would you see in your mind’s eye? A designer sofa, expensive lighting, pottery or glass accessories or perhaps beautiful but uncomfortable antique chairs? Do you imagine the room …

A bright and minimal interior

A wonderful interior design by Olga Fradina, a residence with open space, natural light and few accessories. 3D visuals by Pshenychnyi Igor Olga Fradina.

News from H&M, in soft shades of pink

New work styled by the wonderful Lotta Agaton, art directed by Therese Sennerholt and photogpehaed by Heidi Lerkenfeldt for H&M.

Christine Thorsteinsson from BoConcept gives her tips for finding the best storage, even in small spaces

I’ve always been very interested in the way everyday people define their personal spaces for there lifestyle and express their own unique styles. Today, however, I’m sharing some tips from Danish brand BoConcept’s Visual Manager Christine Thorsteinsso…

An all grey apartment that’s full of style

This apartment manages to keep an all grey tone throughout each room and still have plenty of personality and style. And doesn’t the bedroom look incredibly peaceful? It’s hard not to see a room like that and feel like I need to completely redo my now …

Dark and lush, styling by Hanna Wessman

A flawless renovation by Hanna Wessman for Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw. I translated the Swedish but the google version was poor and it came back as gibberish so if you don’t speak Swedish like me you can enjoy the view. Otherwise read more about the…

Luxurious and light filled apartment with park views

A bright, light filled apartment in central Stockholm with luxurious details and a sophisticated style, spacious Boffi kitchen, intricate moulding and minimal Platner furniture is so beautiful. The windows apparently overlook a park in Karlaplan which …

Tour the home of a Swedish fashion designer and actor in their childhood home

Nicole works as a fashion designer for & Other Stories and Andreas Wilson is an actor. They live in Enskedefältet, just outside Stockholm with their two children in the home Nicole grew up in. Once they moved in however they had to make the place their own and changed virtually every surface, moved walls and completely remodeled the kitchen which is now on the opposite side of the house.
Also, their amazing Rio coffee table is by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina!

Found via Residence.








Styling by Alexandra Ogonowski

Foto by Erik Lefvander

MY LIVING ROOM: A COMPLETE TOUR

We are finally (almost) done with our living room and loving it! The style of the room is what I call ‘scandinavian vibe with a vintage touch’ and I am very curious to hear how you like it. The sofa, cushions, glass lamp and side table are from Fest Amsterdam. I received them already a […]

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All the right tones

I found this image last week while looking for some photos for another post and its just stuck with me. The warm grey tones and minimal styling is just perfect, the more and more I look at it. The sofa, by Mass Productions, is called Dandy and the gorg…

Patriam

New residences being developed in Stockholm, interiors designed by Lotta Agaton.

3 Minimalist Ideas for Lightly Accessorizing Your Space


Image via Joseph Dirand

There’s no doubt you’re already familiar with the expression, “less is more.” When it comes to 
modern interior design, this little three-word sentence is the foundation of the movement.


Image via Fantastic Frank

Take a look at your interior space. How does it make you feel? Your home should feel light, airy and organized. If it’s disheveled and needing constant reorganization, you might be living in a physically unstable environment. Too many knick knacks can turn your space from a peaceful dwelling to a place that reminds you of all corners you still need to tend to.


Image from the Cereal Abode

To maintain a minimalist lifestyle, here are three ideas to bring into your home and really make it your own.

How Do You Use the Space?
In an interview with Architectural Digest, the principal designer of Lüft Design, Courtney Trump, explains that “our homes and offices are not static environments. They should be unique and fluid, suiting our most basic and demanding physical and emotional needs.”
The way you use and feel in your interiors will tell you all you need to know about how to better design the space. If you have a pile of coffee table books that you haven’t leafed through in months, it’s time to put them away and clear your surfaces.


Image from Vincent Van Duysen

The Stand-Alone Accent Piece
Minimalist design is not boring design. People new to minimalism have the general misunderstanding that minimalism is to do and be without. Without distraction, yes. Without style, no. Houzz tells design enthusiasts that selecting a single, stand-alone accent piece will bring life and vitality to the space. Consider modern accent tables. Retailers like Lumens offer expertly designed and crafted furniture pieces that function as art and fixture. The Swole Table Collection designed by Blu Dot is just such an example of simplicity and art form.

Image via Norm Architects

The Minimalist’s Mantra: Less is More
Lastly, remove all items that you do not regularly use and that do not bring your life joy. Your home should be a welcome reprieve from the bustling world outside, not a collection of distraction and bad taste.
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Ultra stylish residence in South Yarra

A stunning home in a district of Melbourne is filled with sculptural furniture (including the Clerici chair I love), Asplund Tati coffee table, Carl Hansen &Son’s CH88 chair, Gubi’s black marble table, and the Mantis BS2 wall lamp.






Photos by Sharyn Cairns.

In Oslo, soft neutrals are accented by chrome



A renovated apartment furnished by Oslo Deco that features neutral walls in shades of grey and large windows allowing plenty of natural light. One of the features of a home that is so important to me is the light, having the home filled with natural light all day long so that you don’t need to use lamps until the evening is the most ideal kind of home.

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Despite the neutral grays and soft colors, this home is also accented by metallic chrome and steel used in lighting pieces, furniture, kitchen hardware, fixtures and other accessories giving it a very modern look. The consistent use of related colors and metal throughout the house brings all the rooms together to create a harmonious look overall.




The bathroom (above) is one of my favorite spaces, outlooking views of the city with more large windows, a suspended mirror and floating cabinets I can imagine this would be a peaceful place to unwind from the day.

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Found with thanks, from Elisabeth Heier.

The home of architect Joseph Dirand

Starting the week with the elegant Bellechasse home of French architect Joseph Dirand. If this place looks familiar it could be because I featured his book in a reading list last year and part of his living space makes the cover. What is better than th…

An apartment in teak and grey, Eastmansvägen 8B

Dark teak colored wood and a strong presence of greys make up this peaceful apartment styled by Emily Laye for Per Jansson . I would go on and on about all that I love but I’ve got to run so take your pick, what is your favorite feature of this place?…

The difference textiles can make / new rug & sofa cover



Earlier in the month I talked about getting a new sofa look without buying a whole new sofa. I’m glad to share our own IKEA sofa that got a new look with a linen cover from Bemz. Possibly you may remember when we did the same for a, now discontinued, Karlstad chair. It had an entirely different look.


For the sofa we went for linen again, though I originally wanted velvet, ultimately I chose a light colored natural linen because the sofa, though near windows, sits just in the shady spot so that a dark color just gets lost. I know because we’ve tried it.
Our cover before this was sort of an ivory and while I liked that one too, the linen Bemz cover gives the sofa a much more unique look and very causal too. I also chose matching covers for our throw cushions, a feature I really love as well. Many times I’ve wanted to match the cushions to the sofa fabric and with Bemz it’s completely doable.



The rug that was here before was also nice however this natural fibered rug from Armadillo & Co seems to work much better with the natural linen and the paler color makes this corner feel even brighter. It’s also large enough to anchor our table, pouf and daybed together with more purpose. One of my favorite features of this rug is it’s surprising texture. Most natural fiber rugs I’ve felt are rough and course, shedding fibers, especially when I think of jute and sometimes wool. Even though it might not look it, this one is very soft and perfect for walking on bare foot!


The difference a new sofa cover and rug make are subtle yet impactful. I like the natural materials together and also think it will carry us easily into Summer when sometimes heavy fabrics feel uncomfortable. Be sure to check out Bemz’s wide range of covers, the looks you can create are nearly endless and they will cost you much less than buying a new sofa altogether.


Trends stand at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair


The super stylist Lotta Agaton has created a living space complete with dining area, bedroom study and living room at the Stockholm furniture fair and it is, unsurprisingly, gorgeous. She has an ability to make everything so beautiful.

Do you recognize those Nikari April tables I love so much and mentioned recently in my round up of coffee tables?
Lotta also used Frank Gehry’s Wiggle chairs for Vitra, rug from Dahl agency, Alcro’s Shade of Grey Feather paint, velvet sofa from Monica Förster for Fogia, Saw Table/Bench from Friends and Founders, the lounge chairs are PK25 by Poul Kjaerholm and I think the pedestals are from Matti Carlson. Similar lantern pendant from New Works here.



Photos from Pella Hedeby and Elisabeth Heier.

the poetic home of Claes Juhlin

There is a feeling about this Stockholm home that reads like poetry to me. The thoughtful and artistic placement or purposeful spaciousness of certain rooms, the restraint, the soul. Or maybe it’s the soft putty colors and shadows that make up the home…

a bit of brass from Denmark

It’s Friday and I’m heading out but not before I share this beautiful metal bowl from Danish brand Louise Roe. It’s just the right subtle shape and I love metals, they feel so luxurious.

pale neutrals in Södermalm

A palette I’ve been drawn to so much lately is composed soft, pale but warm neutrals like in this apartment for sale in Stockholm.

ready for Fall

Every year I sing the praises of Autumn, but I think it’s because Fall is like a breath of fresh air and a relief from summer’s heat and of course not as frigid as winter. I could live the rest of my life in Autumnal weather. I’m bringing out the knits…

La Granja, Ibiza

Apologies for my silence the last several days, I’ve just been enjoying some quiet time with the kids. We took them to the sand dunes yesterday and hiked up the mounds, the kids later sliding down on their bums. It was fun but exhausting work and everyone slept well last night!

This dark, moody, rustic hotel came across my path last night and I bookmarked it right before I succumbed to sleep. Ibiza’s La Granja, Spanish for The Farm, is a hotel created from what was once a private residence until German design studio Dreimeta converted it for Design Hotels.

Honoring the building’s Moorish and Iberian architecture, The Farmhouse has been designed to marry calmness and relaxation.

“The art of imperfect beauty is accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Using flawed and scarred materials and surfaces we’ve alluded to the enigma of time passing.”
— Armin Fischer, Dreimeta Design Studio

my saturday view

My morning view before we spend the most of the day outside. Hoping it’s beautiful and sunny wherever you are.Happy weekend!

thala sofa

Sunday dreaming of this beautiful sofa. I like that it already has throw pillows and doesn’t really need any more. From French brand Caravane and sold at one of my favorite Swedish stores Artilleriet, it is patinated yet modern simultaneously and this …

a new mirror table at home

I guess I really like HAY’s slit tables because now we have the mirror version in our living room! I can’t remember when I decided I had to have it but it was a while ago and I haven’t been able to get the image of this little reflective, geometric tab…

living room dreams

This isn’t exactly a new find but this place in Barcelona has this beautiful kitchen I saw a lot of people talking about a few months ago and while the kitchen is a stunner in its own right I had not seen the living room and oh my! It’s sort of this harmonious blend of sophistication and minimalism that still feels sufficient enough despite not having a rug or throw pillows.
To me it seems like a room near perfection with soft warm tones and contrast between the spindly legs of the table, Prouvé Potence lamp, magazine rack and the soft edges of the sofa.

interior trends

Stylists Elin Kicken and Evalotta Sundling exemplify editor-in-chief Nova Beatrice’s current trends for Residence magazine.

stick system at home

Not long ago I shared photos of Menu’s displays at some of the furniture fairs in France and Copenhagen but they also have some really great design in their current collection, one of my favorites being the Stick System.This actually isn’t new to our h…

sunday moments

A few moments from around my house today.

at{mine}

Some of you may have already heard of at{mine} but I’m a little late I suppose, nothing new for me. If you haven’t though, it’s a great place to network and share your own interior projects and images with a network of others. This online community le…

DOMO table at home

We have been without a proper coffee table for most of the year. I had looked all over and found several that I liked but there was always something not quite right. The shape, size, color or material would be just off enough that I couldn’t commit. At…

this morning’s living room

The title just about sums it up, need I say more? Ok.I was taking advantage of Israel’s playdate at a friend’s house to clean the floors and noticed the light flooding in from the windows. Also, the living room wasn’t littered with stuffed animals and …