A Charming Gothenburg Family Home Gets A Last Hurrah!

Julia and Emanuel Karlsten and their two young children Billie and Frank moved house back in the spring. Before they closed the door for the last time on their Gothenburg apartment, Elle Decoration stopped by to take some pictures. As with all goodbyes, it couldn't have been an easy one - especially when the home has been lovingly furnished with unique objects, handmade pieces and painted in the perfect shades of grey and peach! Here's a final peek into the Karlsten's Kungsladugård home! 

Picture shelves are ideal if you love to shake things up at home without making millions of holes in the wall (guilty!). The Poster Club* sells similar prints and ships worldwide. And will you look at those parquet floors! 

I love the open shelves in this kitchen too, they're perfect for personalising the space. I was considering something similar for the cottage kitchen, kind of wish I'd trusted my instinct now! Guh! 

Two ikea AGAM children's chairs are a perfect match with a classic Lilla Åland chair. But best of all IMHO (I had to look this abbreviation up the other day - always so late to the tech / online party!!), is the sliding door painted in a peach accent, it totally makes the space! Could you imagine doing something similar in your home? 

There's so much to love about the sitting room. If I had to pick three things, it would be the DIY coffee table painted in brown-pink, the retro corduroy Karin chair and Tisca rug

The Line no 05 print from Hein Studio has been combined with a Gloria Candleholder and Julia's own handmade ceramics on a side table in the sitting room. 

Such a lovely space, don't you think? 

Follow Julia's blog and instagram for more beautiful inspiration and to see snapshots of their new house (currently under renovation) - I can't wait to see what they do next! 

You can also see more pictures of her former home and read a full interview with Julia in Elle (in Swedish). 

Looking for more Swedish interior inspiration, today? How about:

If you love colours, there's a high chance you're going to love tomorrow's post too! At least I hope so, as Ana and I felt so inspired putting it together.  Don't forget to stop by!

Happy Wednesday friends!


PS I'm heading to Hamburg tomorrow to record a pod cast with Holly Becker from Decor8  as part of her Living At Home Holly magazine- feeling super excited, I love that city - and I love Holly! But it's also a little nerve-racking - have you ever recorded a podcast? Tips / advice welcome! 

Photography: Jonas Gustavsson
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  1. The DIY coffee table is such a good idea. It looks like it might be made from plywood? I might try something similar! Thank you for a lovely post from Gdansk - Agata

    1. Yes, I think it is. Very clever as you can then make a coffee table in the exact size and colour you like (even better if the lid can lift up as then it can be used as storage too!


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