in my dreams, i live here: stockholm.
i have yet to visit stockholm, sweden but i can assure you, it’s very high on my list of must go there’s. the city seems to be a hotbed of creativity and really, really good design. i think what i admire most is that the swedish aesthetic is never flashy, most often than not quite practical and modern, but all the while so cozy and so naturally beautiful. their floors alone send me into a fit of envy. in my dreams, i could easily see myself living in stockholm.
i’m sure my living room will be warm and cozy with a great little gallery for my collections, much like est magazine, with a wood buring fireplace and nice stacks of firewood ready for the burning. i’ll collect all sorts of brilliant books illustrated by swedish designers, like elisabeth dunker’s lovely collection, and have white washed floors like i’ve been coveting forever, via paul massey.
the dining area will be bright and airy, but also a little funky and vintage-inspired, like this one photographed by ditte isager; i will definitely own one of fine little day’s up cutting boards; and because i am a huge admiring of type, a fieldguided vu de l’extérieur print will hang in the dining area; right off the sparkling white and very functional kitchen, via finn.
my bedroom will probably be very simple, but stylishly sparse, via innerstadsspecialisten; i’ll definitely have one of these geometric blankets from human empire to keep me nice and warm; and i’ll happily display pride of my hometown with a affiche stockholm print by Ingela P Arrhenius, via happy home.
naturally, i’ll be a fantastic designer like so many of my peers here in sweden, and i think my studio space will look a bit like this russell smith photograph — a bit chaotic looking, but with a method to my madness, via desire to inspire.
• top image via stilleben shop.