A striking & relaxed family home in Malmö, Sweden

I'm sitting on the late afternoon train with my coffee, looking out over the Skåne farmlands and thinking back to a lovely day earlier on the summer when I visited Verket, a communal workspace here in Malmö. The industrial style studio is in a converted boxing ring and has magnificent tiled floors and an open plan room. One of the talented people I met was interior designer Helen Sturesson. Helen lives in the centre of town with her husband Kristoffer and two children, Unni and Tage. She has recently moved but I was excited to discover some beautiful pictures of her old home captured by Bodil Johansson (also at Verket).  The magnificent, turn of the century architecture including high ceilings, large windows, columns and pilasters contrasts with the wonderful mix of modern and vintage finds giving the entire space a personal and relaxed vibe. Enjoy!

Credits: home-owner & interior design Helen Sturesson. Photography: Bodil Johansson.

What an amazing home! Could you imagine living in a space like this? I love the way Helen and Kristoffer have turned it into such a warm and relaxed, family home.

Is there anything that stands out to you?

Get the look: sitting room - sofa, white armchair and rug are from IKEA. The large illustration over the piano is by Annika Carlsson. Bedroom - source a vintage decorators ladder here (I like this one!), throw on bed from Afroart. Kitchen: this glass cabinet is similar. Unnis room: Black string lights, pick up a children's vintage wicker chair here, pirum parum poster.

See Helen's latest work and snapshots of her new home over on Instagram

I also love this relaxed family home in Malmö and the serene home of a Swedish singer also in Sweden's third largest city.

If you're visiting - here's my Malmö City Guide....välkommen!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you Monday!

PS So excited to be offering you the chance to win a vintage Beni Ourain rug over on instagram here this weekend courtesy of Maroc Tribal!


  1. Ah! With all the color and stuff, I would have expected to find this one in Holland! Beautiful, comfy home.

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  3. ahh, a home that looks like someone has really enjoyed living in it!

  4. Beautiful! The home really looks family-friendly and I love it!

    1. They really have got the right balance haven't they Lavues - the perfect family friendly apartment.

  5. It's beautiful! What a lovely space.

  6. Love this home! So much personality and creativity.

    1. I love the personality of this space too, it's so refreshing to see such a unique and personal space.

  7. The thing that makes it special is really the proportions of the rooms. It's like a model who can wear anything and still look ravishing.

    1. That's exactly it! What a wonderful (and spot on) comparison!


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