A Striking Swedish Cabin On The Island of Ingarö

Here in Sweden, the schools have gone back and offices up and down the country are starting to fill up (can you hear the braincells creaking back into action?!). Pelle and Simone Porseryd have no doubt recently returned to Stockholm fresh from a relaxed getaway at their summer house on the island of Ingarö in the Stockholm archipelago. Standing 54 metres above sea level, the contemporary cabin has a beautiful wooden facade and asymmetric windows overlooking the rocky landscape and water beyond. Inside, vintage Scandinavian classics and newer pieces are silhouetted against an earthy, dark backdrop. The look is understated and full of contrast, yet cosy and undeniably cool. And then there's that black sauna too. Let's take a peek! 

I could totally imagine flitting about here all summer - how about you? 

I bet the view from the sitting room window is constantly changing - and equally dramatic rain or shine. 

Seeing this cabin has made me all confused. In my dreams I had always imagined a traditional Swedish cottage but this contemporary style has thrown a spanner in the works - it's beautiful too, in another kind of way! Hmmm. 

If you're feeling inspired by this retreat, you might also like this relaxed Swedish cabin by the sea and an idyllic hide-away on the island of Dalarö



Photography: Kristofer Johnsson (shared with kind permission) / Styling Alexandra Ogonowski. Featured in Residence magazine


  1. absolutly everything is beautiful and very inspiring for our Quebec lanscape and climate. Your feed has always so, so beautiful and generous. Hope you have a great summer!!! Cheers!

  2. Hi Niki!
    I’m a longtime reader, first time commenter, hoping you can advise:
    I’d love to do a summer vacation on a lake in Sweden - musts are being able to swim in it (ie not too cold) and a coffee shop/bakery pretty close by, nice-to-haves are also being able to stand-up paddle-board (via a rental) and proximity to the sea. You’ve previously talked about Western Sweden - would you recommend any specific locations either there or, instead, closer to Stockholm?

    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Ann, how exciting that you'd like to spend your summer vacation in Sweden! There are many beautiful places, but from what you describe I would suggest the Gothenburg archipelago / bohuslän area. It's an absolutely stunning group of islands dotted with fishing villages, which are perfect for swimming, SUP, and enjoying local bakeries, restaurants etc (note these are only really open in peak season between midsummer and mid august. July is when everything is the most lively and fun. I would recommend the following fishing villages: Mollösund, Käringön, Marstrand (bit bigger), Grundsund and Gullholmen. Although there are many others too! I hope this helps!

    2. It absolutely does - thank you so much, Niki!


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