Stunning Classical Scandinavian Apartments

The home of Stockholm's glamorous fashion queen Nathalie Shuterman.

There is nothing like a stunning turn of the century classical Scandinavian Apartment,  with its high ceilings, big windows, tiled stoves, intricate moulding and plasterwork. I have compiled some of my recent favourites. Many of them are not quite the minimalism that you come to expect of Scandinavian interiors, with dramatic and glamorous rooms, and […]

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A study in harmony-Duivenvoorden home.

A vignette graces the Lyon table from Artilleriet.

Christian  Duivenvoorden is the founder of the fabulous Interior Boutique Artilleriet in Gothenburg. The home he shares with his husband Björn in a Jugend style (Art Nouveau) former organ factory in Gothenburg is a harmonious haven filled with beautiful things amid Farrow & Ball’s poetic pallette. There is a very warm and organic feel to this […]

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Swedish Style in Brooklyn

Pia Ulin's home in Brooklyn.

Swedish Lifestyle and Interiors Photographer Pia Ulin has New York as her home base with a summer home in Sweden, while she travels on photography assignments all over the world. The 100sqm home in a former industrial building turned into apartments has high ceilings and lots of light streaming through the large windows. Pia’s love for monochrome […]

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Compact Living Swedish Style.

When choosing to live in the city, we gave up generous living space for a more compact living. The convenience of being able to walk everywhere and have so much life around us, especially in those long dark winter months, being able to do things more spontaneously, mattered much more to us than having a larger […]

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Interior Design at Formex Stockholm

Formex is the largest Nordic Interior Design Trade Fair held every January in Stockholm and is only open to those in the trade. A great chance to see all the latest offerings from both top high end designers to the up and coming ones. It is being held this week from the 20th to the […]

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True Blue -The Art of Indigo Textiles

I fell in love with Indigo textiles when I lived in Japan and China. It is a gorgeous deep blue, and goes through an elaborate process of dyeing that has been used for thousands of years. It is said that the oldest Indigo dyeing centres was in India, making its way to the Greeks and Romans. […]

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Art Deco inspired home of Sofia Wallenstam.

Sofia Wallenstam is the youngest of the sisters behind the House of Dagmar fashion label. Wallenstam’s apartment in Stockholm is very Art Deco inspired, an era all three sisters find inspirational in their fashion line. The apartment is elegant, sophisticated and modern, just like the clothes that represent their fashion label. All photos from Residence […]

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Dreamy Swedish Interiors

This gorgeous flat in Stockholm was featured by Daniella Witte, who is an interior stylist blogging for Elle Decoration Sweden. Her posts always provide a lot of inspiration. This one has been featured in a previous copy of the magazine and so stunning with photography by Jonas Ingerstedt. I love flowers and plants in a home, […]

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Creative Living – Astrid Sylwan and Gunnel Sahlin

Astrid Sylwan/V Söderqvist Blog

It is always interesting to see how creative people live and work, and I will feature two very prominent Swedish artists in this blog post. The Artist Astrid Sylwan, whom I will be doing a blog interview on to be published next week, and Glass Designer Gunnel Sahlin whose interview I published in March. The article […]

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Country Living in Amagansett N.Y.

The country house in Amagansett of former model and stylist Tiina Laakonen and her husband Jon Rosen is a light, airy and minimalistic space. Buying a derelict mid 20th Century house in an area surrounded by large working farms, they rebuilt what looks like two large barns with weathered clapboard facades, connected by a contemporary building with […]

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