The work and blog of Swedish stylist duo Sundling-Kickén is one of my favorite sources of inspiration at the moment. Their spot on accessory selection and tone on tone color combinations are so beautiful and this is of course no different in their own home. This home belongs to Elin Kickén and is painted in a mixture of greys and beiges for a moody and inviting look.
The carefully selected artwork on the wall and the sculptures you find throughout the apartment make this place look very characterful and the many textiles have a soft and inviting effect.
Even though I’m generally more for a minimal and modern look in my own home, I like to explore other styles and be inspired by classic looks like this gorgeous bedroom. Pieces that can easily look old and stuffy get a fresh look when combined with modern pieces and soft textiles. I think this bedroom looks fresh and cozy at the same time and I love the vintage desk next to the window.
I like the way this living room is furnished. Even though this is quite a big space, the fact that the furniture is carefully placed and chosen makes it look even bigger. By picking a couch that fits exactly between the two windows, a lot of space is saved and the pieces can breath.
The round dining table on the other side of the room is a perfect choice too in this place and the pendant above it works very nicely. By placing an area rug under the coffee table, the two areas are visually separated and some extra softness is added to the interior.
There is something about this home that looks so tranquil and cozy. I think it’s the many kinds of wood mixed up with soft textiles. The vintage pieces definitely make this space look more characterful as well.
The color palette in the bedroom stands out to me especially. The mustard accents, combined with the sand bedding and the beige linen is such a great look.
I love having plants around the house, especially in winter. I love buying them in flower shops, markets or in bigger plant stores and I love taking care of them over the weekend. It’s almost a meditation for me. I often shop for new species of plants that I don’t have yet, but I never buy the same one unless it dies, which happens sometimes especially while I travel.
With every plant I have, I try to propagate and make a little plant. Sometimes it works out and often it doesn’t. Some plants are so easy to propagate (like a Phillea) and some just won’t work in my case. I’ve had some success with the Golden Pothos plant in the pictures so I wanted to share with you how I did it. There are these brown notes on the green stem of the plant, which you can see well in the second picture I took. Cut a piece of plant right below the note with a sharp scissors and place the cutting in water. The roots for the new plant will grow out of the note and then you can plant it in a small pot. Make sure the cutting has enough sunlight and refresh the water often.
The plant in the bigger pot is a cutting from the other one. I tried potting it in a bigger pot and it has been growing steadily. I hope it will get bigger than the other one so I can place it on a high bookshelf with the leaves falling down.
Tondo is a mortar & pestle designed by Jessika Källeskog for Design House Stockholm. The designer wanted to reshape tradition while thinking about a calmer motion and a different form. Tondo is both a sculpture and a tool, something very unique and yet very familiar. If you ask me this is one of the prettiest mortar & pestles I have seen so far and it would look great on many kitchen counters.
This is the latest work by Susanna Vento for Finnish gardening company Kekkilä. I love how she combined natural materials like wood and terracotta with different tints of green (both in the carpet and in veggies) in this really dark setting. This styling looks both moody and fresh at the same time.
This kitchen is made entirely out of grey elements. The cabinets fronts, stone top and wall paint all share the same grey tint and the black Thonet chairs, kitchen faucet, cabinet handles, lamps and switches really stand out because of this. The different surfaces and materials really make this look interesting though, otherwise an all grey room could start looking dull.
Alma club is a members in Stockholm club that aims to unite Swedens creative crowd. It is built in the former Beckmann’s design college (once a sewing factory in the early 1900’s) in the heart of Stockholm.
While designers Tham & Videgård covered the whole building with co-working areas and creative spaces, my favorite is the restaurant in the old industry hall which is covered with custom wooden cabinets and green fishbone tiling on the floor. The soft green color of the bottom of the space combined with the wooden furniture makes this space look very warm and cozy, which is not usually easily achieved in such a space.