The family decorates their home in a style that resonates with them personally rather than following trends. They like to surround themselves with objects that bring happy thoughts and memories. Something they have inherited or bought while on holiday. Let’s take a look inside their colourful and eclectic home with a touch of Art Nouveau and Japan.By Charlotta Flinkenberg
The three sons are different ages and the hooks for their jackets and bags are placed at just the right height for each of them.
“With three children it’s important that we have a flexible system. The boys now put their clothes and footwear away in the proper places and usually hang up all their things. Probably because of the generous space behind the sliding doors. We used to have to remind them to hang things up but we don’t any more because they want to keep it tidy.”
How does it feel now when you get home and step inside?
“It feels fabulous. It brings a smile to our faces every time we walk into the hall!”
The house is full of books and it is obvious that the family loves reading. Blue seems to be something of a common thread in their home, despite the eclectic mix. Blue as a choice of colour. And possibly some Asian inspiration too?
“Blue certainly features in many of the rooms! And we like to contrast it with apricot, ochre, pink and other warmer colours especially for cushions and other soft furnishings. I have a weak spot for art nouveau and dream of visiting Japan. My husband has been there, but I haven't. Japanese design aesthetics greatly appeal to me. The house of Claude Monet with all its bold, vibrant colours is also an immense inspiration.”
Anna and Tobias both work with urban vegetation. Their charmingly decorated home therefore also features organic materials and playful silhouettes that evoke a botanical vibe.
Paintings, starry skies creatively painted on the ceiling and works of art by the children also catch the eye in their home. Some of the items are displayed around the home using Elfa’s classic shelf system with hang standards.
Anna and Tobias are 45 years old and work as researchers in the field of urban greenery. They live with their three sons (7, 10 and 12 years old) in a 160 sq.m. house in the south of Sweden.