Kovac Family’s 25Lamp

Recent styling work I did for Kovac Family and their wonderful 25Lamp. It comes flat packed and you only need to gently pull the sections apart to create this shape. They’re coming out with some new products soon so stay tuned for that as well!

AMM X DBKD

I’m so excited to share this with you! Months of work has manifested itself in a physical form and I’m glad to share these vases/pots I designed for Swedish ceramic company DBKD.Earlier this year Karin Dahlin Gunterberg approached me about the prospect…

WORK ___________________

It´s always so inspiring to see my design in different interiors. Here is clothing rail wall black and clothing rail linear brass in a Esny apartment that I WORK styled few weeks ago. See more pictures from the apartment in my previous post. xx Annaleena 

clothing rails / www.annaleena.se

G R A N D E


Our newest clothing rail GRANDE is launched today and it´s amazing. It is similar to the clothing rail round but almost double the size. You can find it now on our shop annaleena.se now.

/ grande

M U U T O _____

One week ago I did an Instagram takeover for Muuto and presented some views from my new home.Here are the pictures, the text are available at Muutos Instagram, take a look!/ instagram.com/muutodesignchairs / muuto.comclothing hangers / annaleena.se

NEWS __________________________

One month ago we styled this absolutely amazing apartment in collaboration with Eklund Stockholm New York. ESNY is an international real estate brokerage specializing in the most exclusive properties. The funny thing is that before these pictures made it to their homepage, the apartment was sold, which is great. 
But here’s the result.

And here´s some heads up!
In a short period of time we will launch a new webpage, blog and shop. As you might understand this have been a extensive rebuilding in my company and the result will be brilliant. So tune in, we will open the new site soon!



/ ESNY 
/ instagram.com/annaleenashem 

sunday moments

A few moments from around my house today.

PINK STAIRS

So many of you have been asking for my print Pink Stairs since it was sold out. So glad about your response.Therefore, our second edition has just arrived to the webshop, this time also in limited numbers… Welcome to place your order a…

BACK FROM LONDON!



I´m back with Emmie from an amazing week in London! We exhibited at Tent London during the London Design Festival, with a collaboration between ANNALEENA, Ylva Skarp and Lightwork under the name Swedish Hem. We exhibited our collection RAILS for the first time out of Scandinavia, and the response has been great. Located in the creative Shoreditch, Tent London offered a dynamic mix of up-and-coming designers and established brands, and was inspiring for visitors as well as exhibitors. Here are some pictures from the stand.

BACK FROM LONDON



I’m back with Emmie from an amazing week in London! We exhibited at Tent London during the London Design Festival, with a collaboration between ANNALEENA, Ylva Skarp and Lightwork under the name Swedish Hem. You can read more about Swedish hem here. It´s been so exiting, we exhibited our collection RAILS for the first time out of Scandinavia, and the response has been great. Located in the creative Shoreditch, Tent London offered a dynamic mix of up-and-coming designers and established brands, and was inspiring for visitors as well as exhibitors. Here are some pictures from the stand. My visual favorite from Tent London was the café, made of large pipes in paperboard and designed by Helen Hughes studio. Brilliant. 

RAILS___________________________

Busy days, me and Emmie (my sweetest assistent) are working with our new catalogue for Tent London, new website and other creative assignments. Like with COS and HAY´S new homeware collection, see more about it on my pinterest. But here are our new pictures of our clothing rail collection that we call just RAILS. 

SWEDISH HEM ________________________



We are the Swedish hem!
Ylva Skarp, Annaleena and Lightwork will be exhibiting together this year at design fair Tent London during the London Design Festival from the 24-27 September 2015. Swedish Hem will present an exquisite selection of home ware products & assessories by designers and studios from Sweden. The objects in Swedish Hem visualize Swedish design, created with the purpose to improve homes both functionally and aesthetically.The aim is to provide first time exposure to the UK market for those selected to show by placing their products in front of 24000 influenital retail buyers, manufacturers and international press.
About Ylva Skarp 
Ylva Sharp was educated at the Roehampton Institute in London, and has worked professionally with calligraphy and design for 15 years. She is currently living in Leksand in Dalarna in a combined residence and studio, which carries clear traces of her characteristic graphic style. This is where she gathers strength and inspiration although her market is now global, and extends far beyond the borders of Sweden. www.ylvaskarp.se
About Ligtwork
Swedish hem is Lightwork’s first step in the UK for the first time ever, Lightwork’s collection of timeless, contemporary lighting luminaires will be shown in the UK, at Tent London during London Design Festival, including novelties for the AW 2015, that just recently were introduced for the press in Sweden, as the first country in Europe. The new series Mirror/Mirror, made solely of crafts nickel will be among the news. Lightwork really look forward to meet design interested people with high demand for quality and style, and a passion for genuine design and craftmanship. More info about Lightwork at www.lightwork.nu or contact our showroom at Bondegatan 21, Stockholm, Sweden at info@ligthwork.nu
About Annaleena
Annaleena Design is based in Stockholm and founded by Annaleena Leino-Karlsson. The belief behind the brand is to create objects as clothing hangers in line with the Scandinavian heritage of simplistic form and light. The items are characterised by Their strong yet timeless shapes, made in raw materials with a focus on genuine craftmanship and quality. Annaleena is the founder of Swedish hem and also media partner with Tent London. www.annaleena.se
See you soon at Tent London for our presentation of the Swedish hem. Hall T 1  stand E25. September 24-27

TENT LONDON ______ call for entries


Swedish Hem – Call for entries

I am so happy to announce that I´ll be working with Swedish Hem at design fair Tent London during the London Design Festival from the 24-27 September 2015.

I will be curating Swedish hem stand and exhibiting with it also my self. Swedish hem will present an exquisite selection of home ware products & assessors by designers and studios from Sweden. 
The aim is to provide first time exposure to the UK market for those selected to show by placing their products in front of 24000 influenital retail buyers, manufacturers and international press.

As Swedish Hem is a new initiative and to encourage participation the participation fee will be less than half the cost of participating independently on a stand in Tent London.
The participation fee is £700 per designer (this will enable the designer to show up to 3 pieces).

Please follow this link https://www.pinterest.com/tentlondon to see other country showcases at Tent London 2015.

Swedish Hem will be promoted by Tent London and will be styled by me Annaleena Leino.

If you would like to participate please email swedishhem@tentlondon.co.uk indicating your interest in participating along with images of the 3 products you would like to show.

240 years of Royal Copenhagen

I’ve always enjoyed history, not that it makes me terribly knowledgable about it but I find ancient ruins or centuries old buildings, languages, traditions to be fascinating. Travel and history shows have a way of sucking me in and I quickly slip into …

LA PETITE MAGAZINE ____________ work

My latest work for La petite magazine including instructions how to do this wall hanging is out now. /photo/styling Annaleena karlsson/ La petite magazine

at home anywhere in the world / part II

Somehow I forgot to post this sooner to the blog, some styling I did with Carl Hansen & Søn’s CH88 chair for this campaign. Our pair of these chairs are happily “at home” in our dining room still, their thin line frame and curved back makes it light and also comfortable.

Read more about the campaign right here!

oldie

A photo I found on my camera roll, I still like these tones.

WORK ________________ new collab!

I love collaborations. They often result in exciting new products as the collab between Modern bad and Stenhuggardottern. They have designed together a hole new serie of products for the bathroom in limestone. Stunning. The pictures are photographed an…

Ferm Living x AMM blog / prt. II

As promised, part II of the styling I did in collaboration with Ferm Living and their S/S ’15 line. One of my favorite pieces is actually a set, a set of vases that next into each other but can also be used individually or the round dorm that hangs wi…

Ferm Living x AMM blog / prt. I

I was honored to be able to work with Danish brand Ferm Living, styling some of their Spring/Summer ’15 line of products in my own home. Ferm Living is such a strong brand with a broad product line and thoughtfully designed pieces that feel really frie…

NEW IN________________ !

Clear lines, brass, elegant, unique and something to display with my magazines and books was my the thoughts when I designed this magazine holder. And now finally It will be released to the shop on Thursday. Hurray!

styling a bookself

When I was younger my mom would often come home to me rearranging her furniture. I had very different ideas than my mom of what looked good or was appropriate in the house, even at a young age. In spite of her patience and her not-wanting-to-crush-my-creations attitude, my constant movement of household items got on her nerves. In retrospect, I get that! Thankfully though, I think all that practice did something to nurture a love for curating from an early age.
Now that I have my own house I don’t have to worry about bothering my mom’s things but let’s be honest, it’s a lot of work to redecorate regularly. In spite of the extra work to take trinkets out of storage while tripping over toys or dusting shelves with one hand because the other is holding a baby on my hip, it feels so good to give pieces new life and freshen up an arrangement.
I’ve collaborated with Target Style to show you how I take some of their newest home collection pieces and style my favorite bookshelf to give it a fresher update. It’s amazing how curating open shelves can make a space feel brand new and it doesn’t take much, Target makes it soooo easy!

find your inspiration

One thing you can do, if you have the time, is make a collage or moodboard. Rip photos from magazines, even some of those much older issues or copy pages out of a photography book. You can print images from the web (for collage purposes only) or do what I did, throw some images I liked together on a couple printer pages in Photoshop, just enough to stand back and see what works together/doesn’t and get a general idea of the look I’m going for.

My mood for this was something beachy and fresh with green, blue, natural and white, greys.

gather

Search around/shop for pieces that compliment your mood. Mix high/low and new/old to get something with more depth.

I used fresh green accents, with Spring now here it’s a must. The newest collection from Target has a lot of nautical pieces which is great because I love these brain corals and porcelain urchins with porous white, sculptural textures they add. A hint of blue from a small dipping bowl that holds a cactus, some soft natural colors from cork, jute and rope. Glass is an other element that offsets these more organic surfaces, both for holding small fern stems but also this grey vase which has a subtle beach feel. Also, because this wall is adjacent to my kitchen I included stacks of plates and bowls, even towels. I used a basket to hold a spray bottle and a brush for cleaning.


arrange

This, of course, is the fun part. Since the newness of plant life and Spring are relevant and ocean elements were an influence, I wanted the finished shelves to be airy so I purposely left pockets of blank space. Don’t feel obligated to completely pack your shelves with lots and lots of stuff. You can put everything on there from your gathering but then step back and edit yourself. Make sure to remove something(s) because a few well chosen pieces are a bolder look than too many competing pieces, things can get lost.

Another piece of advice I’d offer is to add some practicality or function to your arrangement. Of course we’re going for something aesthetically nice but why can’t is serve to be useful as well? In my case I have magazines but also one of my favorite cookbooks, nearby enough to search for a quick recipe. Be mindful of the location of your bookshelf and how you use that general area, so something near a living room could hold extra throws and pillows, a shelf in the bedroom could hold extra bags and shoes, dishes for small jewelry…you get the idea.

This post is brought to you by Target Style. Shop the new Home collection in stores and online.

MY WORK ____________ la petite mag + diy

Finally is the latest issue of la petite magazine out in stores! It is their third issue in print, and I’m so happy that I’ve been honored to make an interior article for them again.To this issue I styled a petit room for babies in calm and sober color…

afternoon kitchen

Today I imported a load of photos to my laptop and somehow they all vanished. Out of 300 some photos, just about a dozen I took today from our kitchen remained. Now to find a way to retake all those lost photos. Sigh!

visu

Our dining table has some random chairs, which I don’t mind at all. Ideally I’d have one more but it’s not pressing right now. 3 of our chairs are the Muuto Visu dining chairs, two with metal sled bases and this newer one with wood legs. I like the var…

lily stan

Lily Harris designs and makes these beautifully simple garments, oversized tees and this slip dress which is going to be my favorite under-sweaters piece from now on. She has a new collection coming soon but for now check out the bright and simple phot…

STYLING ___________ Ylva Skarp SS15

Here is my latest styling for my dear friend and colleague Ylva Skarp. The prints are now launched on her web site here. 

quick bedroom makeover

Almost two weeks into January and our whole family has spent the entire new year sick. No one has been able to escape these flu like symptoms and it’s been quite exhausting, not at all the start to 2015 that we expected. What else are families for if not to share things? If your first week of the new year has seemed to come and go as unaccomplished as mine then I’ve got an easy way to help you redeem yourself.Amongst the goals I’ve had for this year, getting the house together, room by room has always been a long standing goal. I’ve collaborated with Target to share with you an easy way to give your bedroom space a little makeover that will really only take a few minutes and a few simple items.’Before’ is the bedroom in it’s most basic form with just a side table, white cover and small rug. Swap the bedding for a charcoal linen duvet with dark grey sheets and the grey on grey looks really makes these deep blue velvet pillows pop a bit. I also used some quilted shams and a knit throw for added texture. A grey wool lamp shade a top a wooden lamp whose shape balances out the cube side table and stacks of magazines. A patterned rug feels vintage and brings the black and white from the shams together without being too busy. I found this great round vase because I love fresh stems and a small fiddle leaf fig in a woven basket add a slight rustic edge. If you want to use patterns & multiple textures I suggest you repeat colors. It won’t feel match but it will keep everything looking related and purposeful. It doesn’t take much, just a few key pieces with varying texture like wool, linen, glass or velvet creates a cozy a finished looking bedroom makeover. This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy.

old photos of our home

I found a few random shots from our home sometime earlier this year in my archives. I miss this Summer light!

small space Christmas

Christmas is coming, you may have heard, and it’s coming quickly! Somehow every year I find myself surprised at how little time there is to prepare to Christmas. Why? Why does it have to be a big stressful event I constantly feel unprepared for? I’m here to tell you (and me) that it doesn’t need to be. You can do a few simple things to make your environment feel festive without feeling like you have to go all out or spend a lot of time doing so. I’ve collaborated with Target to share a small space sort of Christmas setting. Firstly, I love these table top trees. Some might buy one of these in addition to a large tree but if you have a small house or apartment it works just as well for your main tree. One of the great things is you can stick it in a nice vase or large pot and elevate it on a table, step stool/ladder or on a fireplace like I did. Giving a little height makes your tree seem larger and gives plenty of room for gifts underneath.I made a small collage from magazine clippings of wintry images and draped a twine garland to give it a casual look. A hammered bowl (or in gold if you prefer) holds cinnamon scented pine cones and pillar candle holders in a silvery finish with sphere shaped candles can work just as well beyond the holidays. I also really like this wooden star, it adds some softness to the silver, white and green. I also found some chalkboard paper in the holiday entertaining section that I used to wrap gifts. A cozy fur throw can also be used as a rug, a warm place to wrap gifts or soft place to sit by the fire.I love Christmas decor that is subtle, it still works well with your existing space but offers just enough change to get you in that holiday mood! This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy.

kuu

A bit more of my styling for HEM, of their Kuu lamp.

GREY.

Sometimes a picture can tell you more than thousands words. I love everything with this location that was under a bridge in Stockholm, we where shooting new pictures there today to webb shop. Can´t wait to start editing them and to show you all the new stuff that is coming to the shop soon.

styling for Kinfolk

Excited doesn’t quite describe the feeling I had when Kinfolk asked me to style & photograph their newest issue. They’ve done a redesign not only to their cover but also to the inside layout, very fresh looking.
I like the warm pink they used and tried to accent that with similar colors but also deep black, light brown tones and plenty of negative space.
See more of my images on their site and IG.

my work for HEM

You might remember One Nordic Company, over a year ago now, who is now HEM. I finished up some styling of a few of their products and shared a few images on my Instagram but here’s another peek. You can follow them here to see the rest of my work!

OPUS ______________

Earlier this year I was set designer of the fall/winter 14 collection of the German clothing brand Opus. The Opus catalouge and the fashion newsletter was produced by the amazingly talented studio Strada which was photographed in Stockholm. I…

YLVA SKARP_________________ aw14


My first stylings assignment after the holiday´s were to style Ylva Skarps aw14 news. I picked the inspiration for the styling from her strong ties and love for the forest and raw materials. /More on her web site Ylva Skarp! Styling/photo/ Annaleena Karlsson

La petite mag ______________

I just received the latest copy of La petite magazine in the post and I love it! I have styled a tweenie rum for this issue and I hope it will give you some inspiration how to transform children´s  rooms to a tweenie room. 
More pictures of it on my Residence blog and I will show the DIY I made for the issue with full instructions here later. 

ANNALEENAS HEM // home decor and inspiration 2014-05-27 12:29:00

After the huge demand and mails from all who have wanted to buy my products during the time my shop has been closed, I have decided to open my shop up again! So annaleena web shop is open again and the stocks are filled, welcome over to take a look!clo…

ONEPIC_________________la petite mag

Today’s one pic is a teaser from next La petite magazine summer issue where I have had privilege again to style one kid’s room. This time I made a girl room with a “diy” walk-in closed./find the nearest stockist to get you copy here./la petite magazine

News! _________ joining the Residence





I have some really exiting news to share with you today! I am officially a member now of the Residence digital team ! It was an absolute honor to be asked to join their digital team and to contribute the site with my behind the scenes snapshots that you don´t see here so often. I will also blog there about our future house-building process and rekommend interior/product goodies. These images are from my second post where I blogged about the perfect gray wall color. Thank you for the warm welcome Residence in the latest Residence magazine! 


Welcome to follow me there too! 

RESIDENCE MAG. ________________ my home

Here are photos from my new home in Stockholm that are styled by me and photographed by the best Kristofer Johnsson for Residence Magazine. If you want to see and read more you have to get yourself a copy of the magazine, it is out now./resid…

NEW DESIGN______________________ a bird

Today opens the first gastro hotel Pm in Växjö Sweden and it´s also the first one in Scandinavia. And for this hotel I have had the assignment to design a new object that would match my pyramids. The result was this geometrical shape in brass called bird. The inspiration for the bird came from the Japanese art form origami, where you fold paper into three-dimensional objects. The objects will look a little bit different on how to place them and how the light reflects on to them and is also works as a bookend.


T.S ___ news _______________whatever!


Tomorrow will Therese Sennerholt launch her new card collection whatever on her webshop, that I had the privilege to style and photograph at Delight Studios. Here´s a sneekpeak of the result!

BLOOC _______

Here comes the first pictures that I styled for Swedish housing developer Blooc. They are launching next week very exiting house projects and new web page where you can see then the official pictures. /Blooc