The palatial home of a Stockholm stylist

A Friday home needs to be just a little dramatic doesn't it? Something awe-inspiring that sets us in the mood for the weekend. I knew I'd found it when these images dropped into my inbox last night. This inner-city Stockholm apartment belongs to stylist Joanna Lavén who (represented by agent molly), her husband and two children.  The architecture itself is something of a masterpiece. And as for the decorating, she had me at the hallway....







Agent molly, http://www.agentmolly.com , http://www.linkdeco.se, Photographs: Idha Lindhag with kind permission

Wow. I'm not sure where to begin actually. I guess what I love the most is that she has brought mid century up to date. Sort of mid-century meets tribal meets grey marble meets industrial. And there's that grey bed linen which is oh so popular right now too. 

How fabulous. What do you think?

I am  currently awaiting the arrival of Holly Marder (Avenue Lifestyle blog), photographer Jansje Klazinga and Tina from TravelingMama  who are coming over to shoot my home today. So exciting! I think we're going to have lots of fun and I can't wait to show you the results.

So. It's time for the weekend! Yay! Have you got any great plans? I think I'll spend the weekend relaxing (it's amazing how much work goes into getting a house ready for a shoot - phew!!! 

Before I head off - something cool, have you ever wondered what your name would be if you were Finnish? Now you can find out here. My name is Ritva Männistö (meaning A hanging branch. Home of pine trees)! 

Have a really wonderful weekend and see you Monday! 



16 comments:

  1. Perfection...Love the bold lighting pieces!

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  2. So specious! And I love the marbel kitchen and old wooden floor. Very nice place :)

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  3. This home is amazing! I'm into the leather and wood mix.

    I just discovered your blog the other day and I've already added you to my daily rotation to read. You're blog is beautiful.

    Ferren xx
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  4. Wow and yes! We need these kind of dramatic!
    All the best
    Elisabeth

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  5. Such a beautiful home! Definitely inspiring. Do you happen to know where those gorgeous mugs are from? Have a great weekend, and, as always, thank you for yet another great post.

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  6. There is so much wow in this home.

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  7. I like your home decors, thanks for hosting this blog.

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  8. I love the entrance!

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  9. This place is gorgeous!
    Can't wait to see your house too :) You have such a group helping out!
    Happy weekend, xoxo!

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  10. Love the stuccos and the floor in the entrance hall!! Let's grab a coffee soon! xo Caroline

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  11. This home is so gorgeous! So glad you decided to share it! Best from across the bridge… :-)

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  12. Amazing pictures

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  13. Great mix of old, new and ethnic pieces. The front entry is amazing and I also love the cohesiveness of the kitchen countertop and back splash. Stockholm is on my list.

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  14. Looks amazing! Vintage, sophisticated, clean. Great post!
    Patrick Tan

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  15. Really, really amazing!

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