A Lovely Swedish Apartment Inspired by Imperfection

I've noticed there are two camps when it comes to rattan  - those who lived with it in the 70's seem to be less keen and those who are discovering it for the first time love it - is this fair?! Having said that, in my childhood home we had a vast peacock chair - and it evokes great memories (so much so that I have had a similar one in my own home for years!). It's also meant that I was pretty quick to jump on rattan's big comeback.  And my guess is that even if you fall into the aforementioned first camp, you can't help but fall in love with the beautiful home of Swedish photographer Anna Malmberg, her fiancĂ© Joncha and their six year old son Sonny Lou. Located in Stockholm, there's a common theme throughout Anna's home and work: her love for imperfection.  She embraces this with items made from natural materials that age gracefully with time including rattan chairs, weaved baskets, wooden chests, and handwoven fabric - many of which have been picked up on her travels. This is also demonstrated in her book 'Feelings of Imperfection'.

Anna is passionate about interiors, travel and music - and all three come together in her home which is documented on her inspiring blog, hosted with the Northern Sisters Collective (even you haven't discovered this yet hop over immediately!). 

Bedding from Midnatt, photography by Anna, source a similar waste paper basket here*.

This storage unit is so pretty - and practical too! I love the use of different baskets for smaller items like scarves, etc. It would look lovely in a hallway!

Anna recently re-designed Sonny Lou's room. Like the rest of the home it's dominated by natural items (Joncha made the bed) which are so pretty against the pale blue wall (try Farrow & Ball's Light Blue). The little house cushions are from Camomile London (also seen in Olivia's bedroom) and the bedding is from Midnatt (loving the pink and brown combination, how about you?!).

Sonny Lou's cute ensemble is from Tiny Cottons (the top) and Oeuf (the dungarees). There's currently a selection of vintage mini peacock rattan chairs like the one seen in the window available here*.

Anna's creativity runs in the family - the sculptures below were made by her Mother and sister, and her Father is also an artist.

Isn't this the prettiest of homes?

I'm re-doing my seven year-old daughter's bedroom next month and have pinned just about every picture from Sonny Lou's bedroom!

Is there anything you'll be pinning?!

You can keep up to date with Anna's latest work here and check out her blog and instagram for more inspiration! 

As mentioned on Thursday, I'm blogging monday, wednesday and friday this week due to the school holidays

Today we're heading to England for a four day adventure with Scarlett in Cornwall. We're total first timers in a VW camper van so if you've got any tips on life aboard we'd love to hear them! You're so welcome to follow our journey on Instagram Stories!

See you Wednesday!



  1. My dream home! Love everything.

    1. I’m so happy you’ve found your dream home on here, I can totally see why!

  2. I like this home a lot. I like the unexpected rusty brown colors, I feel drawn to them.

    1. So happy you pointed the rust colours out, I love this accent too.

  3. Gorgeous colors and I love the wall hanging. I'm usually not a fan of rusty brown colors but the way these colors are displayed may have changed my mind!

    1. Love that! I feel the same, and am surprisingly happy with the brown tones in my bedroom.

  4. I love the straw chairs. Can you tell me where it is from or recommend similar items? I am looking for something similar.
    XX Isabel |

    1. The straw chairs are so pretty! I’m going to look out for similar and if I see something I’ll defintelu come back to you.

  5. I love this type of interior. The color scheme is very bright despite this bronze, but nevertheless it impresses me. Extras great too although this towel on the wall or whatever it is a bit superfluous. Besides, great!

    1. It’s one of my favourite types of interior style too - very earthy and relaxed!


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