The home of a Swedish Fashion designer

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

I started to work from home this year. It certainly has its merits - pretty much everything in the house is whirring around me - the washing machine, dishwasher...and I'm sitting here, no make-up, big socks etc. But the true freedom comes with managing my own time (I'm planning on diving into town in a moment to run a few errands) and control of how my workspace looks. And it's the latter which inspired today's post. I love the light-filled home office in the Stockholm pad of Åsa Stenerhag, head designer of woman's clothing at Swedish brand Filippa K. The space, which has been beautifully captured by Jonas Ingerstedt, is home to her art,  images which inspire her, artifacts collected on travels and vintage finds. The rest of Åsa's home with it's warm, earthy tones and ethnic textiles is pretty lovely too, don't you think? Oh yes, I could work and live here.


Photography: Jonas Ingerstedt. Home-owner: Åsa Stenerhag. Featured in Elle Decoration Sweden
Photography: Jonas Ingerstedt with permission. Home-owner: Åsa Stenerhag. Featured in Elle Decoration Se

Photography: Jonas Ingerstedt with permission. Home-owner: Åsa Stenerhag. Featured in Elle Decoration Se
Photography: Jonas Ingerstedt with permission. Home-owner: Åsa Stenerhag. Featured in Elle Decoration Se
Photography: Jonas Ingerstedt with permission. Home-owner: Åsa Stenerhag. Featured in Elle Decoration Se
Photography: Jonas Ingerstedt with permission. Home-owner: Åsa Stenerhag. Featured in Elle Decoration Se

I think what I love most about this home is how it reflects Åsa Stenerhag's personal style. Is there anything that stands out to you?

Other fab office spaces here.

And more beautiful Stockholm apartments herehere and here.

One of the greatest things about Sweden's capital city is how it's surrounded by water. A short boat ride can take you to one of thousands of islands with lovely homes such as this one.  Have you been? We're heading up in a few weeks time to visit my brother-in-law - tips welcome!

Have a lovely day!

PS - thank you to La Maison D'Anna G for today's post tip. 


A striking Danish home with a calm feel

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The 'Sense of Scandinavia' is built 'of vast landscapes and raw seasons, of cosy shared moments and the world's happiest people' so says Scandinavisk.  And if the Danish candle company owner Shaun Russel and his wife Lene's house is anything to go by, this is most definitely true. Located in Copenhagen, this calm space is the perfect shelter from the winter storms and light a candle or two. Not only does the brown and white schemed space have amazing bones with high ceilings and original parquet flooring, but the couple have carefully selected treasured design items and combined them with antique and vintage finds from which to enjoy it. And of course, there's that incredible grand piano...


Photographer: Pia Winther, Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 
Photographer: Pia Winther, Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 
Photographer: Pia Winther, Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 
Photographer: Pia Winther, Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 
Photographer: Pia Winther, Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 
Photographer: Pia Winther, with kind permission. Stylist Gitte Christensen. Post inspired by Vosges Paris, with thanks. 

Could you be the happiest of people here? I certainly could!

A few things I know and love: Eames RAR armchair, series 7 chair (currently on sale!), Super Ellipticle table, try Etsy for vintage filing cabinets and keep an eye on LiveAuctioneers for leather sofas. try Farrow & Ball Mahogony paint to get a similar effect as the striking hallway.

Anything that catches your eye?

Other beautiful and inspiring Copenhagen spaces include this apartment in unexpected colours,  an artist's home in black and white and a pad with the shiniest concrete floor you've ever seen! Oh how I love the Danish sense of style, how about you?

This week I'm excited to be working with a wonderful team at the IKEA headquarters. It's about an hour and a quarter away from Malmö by train and stepping off the train is like entering a snowy winter wonderland. BRRRR - my new work wear: a fjäll räven backpack and fleece tights!

Have a lovely day and stay warm! 


Could you go all out geometric?

Monday, 26 January 2015

At the start of the week you're a allowed to go a little all out don't you think?! That's why I wanted to share this home in The Jardine district of Sao Paulo with you. The space belongs to a young lawyer who returned to Brazil after a spate in Italy.  He commissioned famous architect Filipe Hess to renovate his newly acquired apartment to it's orginal 1950's former glory and at the same time reflect the relaxed European lifestyle he so enjoyed in Italy. The result is a beautiful mix of mid-century and industrial. And not a corner without a geometric pattern of some sort. Kind of cool don't you think?







AD. Photographer: Filippo Bamberghi. Architect Filipe Hess


I am in love with the kitchen and bathroom floor, how about you? You can source geometric floor tiles here (any other tips?). 

Or  simply add some patterned accessories from the likes of Norsu or OYOY.  And for the colour shy and the non-comitted I came across this fab monochrome  peel and stick, removable honeycomb wallpaper

For a Scandinavian take on the mid-century / geometric trend it's worth taking a peek at this home here in Malmö. 

Have a lovely day!



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