Lovisa's Charming 20th Century Swedish family Home

Sailing has taken my family and I to many towns, cities, fishing villages and even uninhabited islands around the Swedish coast. It's been such a wonderful way to discover the country! On one of our trips, we stopped in Kungsbacka, a lovely city on the West coast, just south of Gothenburg. And today I am excited to share Lovisa Hillhammar's house from the very same place. 

Lovisa lives with her husband Anton and daughters Mila and Vera in a beautiful old property built in 1923. The pair have been slowly renovating the house, restoring it to its former glory while adding modern touches. Keep a look out for the 'red thread' (touches of green throughout to ensure a cohesive flow from room to room) and clever use of contrast. For those of you who love wallpaper - you'll love the William Morris designs too! Välkommen in!

In the kitchen, Lovisa has opted for a dried sage, roasted chestnut and cream colour combination. 

Range ovens have been taking Sweden by storm lately, especially in older houses such as this one. Copper pans hung from a rail and a wall-mounted oil lamp hark back to the early 20th century. 

William Morris Wallpaper, open shelving, mix and match chairs and a glass cabinet ensure a cosy and relaxed touch in the dining area. The pendant lamp is by Gubi

I love the use of contrast in the sitting room, which includes different materials and dark and light tones. 

This black gloss door is a standout to me. Simple yet impactful. Gloss has started to make a comeback recently - often used in a single area to focus the eye and make a statement. 

There is plenty at play in the hallway - including green architraves, William Morris wallpaper, a Flos lamp, wall mounted candlestick holders by Skultuna and an antique mirror. A Cappelen Dimyr rug can be seen in the room behind. 

A wicker bassinet takes space in the window. 

What a beautiful family home! I love 'dried sage' tone throughout and the combination of earthy tones with wallpaper. 

Is there anything that stood out to you guys? 

If you're not already following Lovisa on instagram, it's a must! You can find her over at @hi.lovisa.

Would you like to see a few more Swedish 20th century houses today? Check out: 

That's it from me today, it's good to be back after the easter holidays! See you Friday friends. 



Photography: 1,2,3,4,5,6, 10, Anna Karlsson, styling Anna Bjelkholm for Sköna Hem. Others by Lovisa Hillhammar. Shared with kind permission. 


  1. I love the living room lamp that looks as if it was hung from the curtain rod. And the gleaming copper pots!

  2. I love the wallpaper, it adds such a fresh and vibrant air to this beautiful and beautifully decorated home.

  3. I'd love that range! Beautiful renovation.


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