The transformation of the Swedish space with blue doors

Hello! For the second time this week, a home has re-appeared into the blogosphere like magic (the first was the Swedish island hide-away). This time it comes in the form of Swedish stylist Johanna Bradford's former home in Gothenburg - featured here back in 2012. It's fun to see how the interior has transformed - moving from a relaxed look with bright splashes of colour to a modern blend of light wood, white and cognac. I love how the floors are a mix of white gloss, light wood and dramatic black too! But most excitingly of all, those signature blue doors remain intact! Got to love them?!

Stadshem. Photography Jonas Berg. Styling Martina Mattson / Eleven Rooms

Wow! What a space?! So full of character and charm! And so many ideas to steal (for example I love the idea of storing white candles in a simple brown paper bag). 

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Items I know and love: sitting room - house doctor molecular light, Beni Ourain rug, cognac leather pouf, Butterfly chair, My Guide to Bombay print. Bedroom: Hay polygon quilt in powder, grey linen bedding. Kitchen / dining: Marshall speakers, this fab industrial pendant lamp from the 1950's is similar to the one over the kitchen table (try this one too).

The clothes rail (anyone know where it's from?) and the fact that my new sneakers have just arrived in the post (love them, soooooo comfy!) have got me thinking about fashion blogs / instagram today -  do you have a favourite? Lately I've been loving Happily Grey - Mary has such a beautifully simple style and the photography is stunning!

Have a lovely day!

PS In Scandinavia they looooove liquorice - I've never been such a fan have you? BUT I have to say I received a surprise package in the post from Lakrids by Johan Bulow Danish purveyor of 'the world's best liquorice'. And you'll never believe what happened?! Yup. I loved it. It was coated in yummy chocolate and beautifully packaged, which always helps of course!


  1. So pretty, I follow her also on instagram and it's always full of ispiration

  2. The clothes rail (I want the oatmeal pullover on the very right, it looks so comfy) would be very easy to DIY using two straps of leather and a dowel.
    What jumped out at me right away was the pine unit that I thought looked just like Ikea's IVAR and a closer look confirmed that it most likely is (I have been thinking about it about the measurements are perfect for what I need).
    The blue door is so charming, I am glad it stayed the same.

    1. Perfect, I'll update the post with a link to IVAR. You're right, the rail would make a perfect DIY project for the weekend...Thank you for taking the time to leave such an inciteful and interesting comment :)

  3. I have mixed feelings from the transformation. Some things are better like chairs in the kitchen, getting rid off the tv etc., but going back to 2012 and looking on those vivid colors of accessories, I can't help myself but I like it more..


    1. So interesting! I have to say I do love the splashes of colour (even though I can be a little colour shy in my own home!).

  4. Do you know anything about the print of the woman above the blue chest of drawers? I really like it and would love to know where I can find it

    1. I'm afraid not Dani, it's really beautiful though. I hope someone else on here can help?


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