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 …

The home of interior stylist Susanna Vento

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Susanna was one of the first bloggers I ever followed, years ago when I first began blogging myself. Her daughter and my son are just months apart in age so I remember seeing her baby while holding my own baby in my arms and feeling connected by this new experience with motherhood. Since then I’ve continued to follow her work, her books, and her incredible sense of style and her ability to make everything look so good. She also throws the best birthday parties for her girls, so is there anything she can’t do well?

Pella tipped me off to this by posting the Livet Hemma feature of Susanna’s home last night on Facebook as I was dozing off. Funnily enough I ended up dreaming that Elin and I were at her house for a birthday party! Everyone was speaking Finnish except for me but I didn’t really care, I was just happy to be hanging with her cute family at a party. And that’s how my Monday morning began!
The feature was a partnership with IKEA so the tour is heavy with IKEA product but you can still see Susann’s touch on everything and has created a unique example of how to personalize furniture easily accessible to all.








Photos courtesy of Susanna Vento.

Soft minimalism, soft hues, soft textiles

A look I cannot get enough of, this soft minimalism is achieved with soft pale colored bedding and clothing from COS, lighting and pottery. I also believe this is the way more minimal interiors are moving, away from anything cold and too abrupt and gradually towards spaces that involve the 5 senses. Isle Crawford talks a lot about designing with emotion in her latest book and also in the new Abstract docuseries, designing with interrogation and empathy. I believe Pella understands how to cater to human sense as well with her latest styling project for Rum Hemma, photographed by Sara Medina Lind.

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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.

muted mustard

Such a beautiful, rich color and you may recognize the chair from this wishlist earlier in the year! Styling by the wonderful Pella Hedeby for IKEA

news from H&M / how to create the look

A few personal favorites from the new images styled by Glen Proebstel and photographed by Pia Ulin for H&M home and I’ve made it easy to shop the items with links below each photo. The grey and wood paneled bathroom is pretty spectacular. Also thank you for Pella for blogging about this earlier.

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frejgatan

I’ve got to run to my gym class and I’ll probably be a few minutes late but I’ve been wanting to post this all week, a place that has been popping up in all the feeds but I don’t care, I still love it. Found with thanks from Pella.

Melo

A little while ago I featured the stunning all white apartment of Swedish interior stylist and photographer Sara Medina Lind. She’s a very talented individual with an exceptional eye for interior design. I’m delighted to be able to share with you her latest project, Melo, a minimalist homewares brand crafted in Dalarna, Sweden. Their first […]

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green need

You’ve probably noticed how trendy colored walls have become. I for one am a fan of this, when done correctly. This green wall is a nice example of added wall color done right. Paired with black textures and in a deep shade of green, it’s still muted and not overwhelming. See the entire place here and notice that this is a single green wall, not an entire house or room. In that sense I think it works really well and not high commitment, it can easily be painted over again to change the color. Major green love here!styling | Pella Hedeby & Marie Ramsephotography | Sara Danielsson

mood

Usually I’m drawn to simpler scenes, open spaces and minimal accessories when it comes to interiors but this recent work by Pella Hedeby for Livet Hemma (Ikea’s blog) is really attractive to me. I think she did a great job elevating Ikea pieces into so…