Classic meets contemporary in a Stockholm home

Hej hej! I'm back at my desk after the holidays, the rain's coming down in sheets outside and there's something kind of nice and cosy about it. Plus my office is feeling super organised (it's got that sort of back to school vibe about it!), wonder how long that will last?! (I'm told the more messy your desk, the more creative you are, which I take great comfort from!). Anyhooo, on with today's tour! This lovely Stockholm space seems to strike just the right balance between classic and contemporary thanks to relaxed linens and traditional kitchen units combined with modern art photography, a state of the art bike and a sleek flat screen TV! I especially like the bedroom - it's so simple yet has such a calm, relaxed feel. Step inside....

Photographer: Mikael Axelsson Styling: Katia Thoger. For sale via Fantastic Frank

Happy to see two of my favourite plants in this home. A series of 'Chinese money plants' (on the kitchen windowsill). The beauty of these plants is not only do they look lovely, they're also really easy to keep alive (result!). But best of all, they self seed so the pot is always full of new shoots which can be replanted. Love that!

The other is the national flower of South Africa - 'king protea'. This has recently popped up in flowershops all over town and I absolutely love the pinkish hue. I have discovered that it's equally beautiful dried! Perfect!

Check out these lovely spaces for more plant inspiration (I love Jeska Hearn's home!).

Oh, and this is a great source for new photo art.

Is there anything you love in particular about this home?

If it's raining where you are and you're having a slow day - you can always pour yourself a delicious cup of coffee and scroll through the swedish apartments archive (if this comes up first, just scroll passed).

Have a great day!

PS The American version of my new book (Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life) is now on Amazon and available to pre-order here (same tips, ideas etc different cover!) - so exciting!


  1. Is the book different to your recent European one?
    You should do an updated post on your favourite decor books!

    1. Thank you for asking, it's exactly the same, only they have gone for a different front cover. I've updated the post to make it clearer. Great idea on an updated post - I'll do that! :)


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