The Vintage-Inspired Stockholm Home of Elsa Billgren

If you love vintage, you'll love the home of Swedish TV presenter and interior / fashion blogger Elsa Billgren. Elsa lives with her family in Mosebacke, in the hip district of Söder in Stockholm. Despite being in the heart of the capital, Elsa's apartment is a picture of calm thanks to rustic furniture that wouldn't look out of place in a country home, plants around every corner, relaxed piles of books, art and plenty of cushions, sheepskins and blankets! Once into bright colours (see her previous Stockholm home), Elsa has toned down to a more earthy palette over the years - but look closely and you'll spot soft hues of red, green and blue. Ready for the tour? Put your feet up and enjoy! 

The dining area is a made of a blend of vintage pieces including a fabulous rustic farmhouse table with drawers. 

I'm really curious about this table, as I've passed up tables like this in the past due to the bars just above the floor and lower drawers. Maybe I should take another look and see if it's possible after all. Does anyone else have experience with using these types of tables as a dining table? 

Contemporary pieces like the modern art and Valerie Objet number 2 wall lamp make a nice contrast with the older vintage pieces - adding a cool, personal vibe. 

A rustic side bench* provides a perfect spot for plants, books and candles. 

I love the quirky touch with the blue architrave around the door. Notice how Elsa has also added blue cushions on the sofa to balance the look.  

How beautiful! It makes me want to scour the internet for antiques - do you feel the same? 

Is there anything that stood out to you? 

Thank you to Idha Lindhag for the kind permission to share these images. If you'd like to see more of Elsa's home hop on over to instagram. She also has a book Elsas Husdröm 2021 and also a Podcast: Billgren Wood (both in Swedish). 

Have a great start to the week! 

I've just arrived in Oslo, Norway for a few days - very exciting to be out travelling again, even if it's for work! Follow my adventure on Instagram stories if you're curious to see what I get up to! I hope to write a guide here soon too! 


Photography: Idha Lindhag, shared with kind permission
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  1. I love this one. It's clean and pretty but also very lived in and comfy.

  2. Hello Nikki-just a quick comment about this style of table since you asked! We had something similar and it worked for us. Even found a few of the kittens we rescued snuggly sleeping in a drawer with the table linens stored there!! I would suggest actually sitting at the table you are interested in to see how the bar underneath hits you-LITERALLY hits you-meaning do you have room to sit and slide in without damage to your shins?? I am 5'9" and have a 6'3" son so having enough legroom was important. Hope that helps-enjoy Norway!!

    1. This is so helpful, thank you Jules! I'm going to test a few out, you've inspired me. PS how cute with the kittens, love that!

  3. OOPS! so sorry to spell your name incorrectly!!

    1. Not a problem, everyone does and I'm really not fussed about it - I didn't even notice!

  4. Aaah so beautiful and peaceful.
    But I am starting to feel frustrated ... I guess I will never achieve a proper Scandi interior since I don't have Scandinavian blood running in my veins ... I guess you must be born with it. :-)

    1. LOL - Of course you will! In fact, I'm pretty sure you've already have achieved a proper Scandi interior!

  5. You had me at vintage! It's all beautiful. I can't keep my eyes off of the molding around the ceiling and that gorgeous fireplace. I especially enjoy posts like this, where it looks like people actually live in the space!

    1. Happy you loved this one Kris - it's such a beautiful, personal space that's be furnished with love!

    2. Happy you loved this one Kris - it's such a beautiful, personal space that's be furnished with love!

  6. I have to say, I'm so excited to have discovered her art through Sara! If you have the time, check out her paintings and vidmate sculptures here.


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