Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

My first styling job!

Like I told you a couple of weeks ago, I just did my first styling job, before this I've only been assisting other stylists. The assignment was to illustrate the merge between two trade magazines, one for the paint business and one for the interior business. So there had to be wallpaper, paint and furniture in all the pics. This was published in the first issue of the new trade magazine Nyans & Interiör. As this is the first issue, I had nothing to go on in terms of what they had featured before, what kind of style they wanted and things like that. So I was a little nervous, crossing my fingers that they would like what I made of it... And they did! I hope you like it too! The last picture isn't quite my style with the strong pink hues, but I wanted to include this year's Pantone color; Honeysuckle, and I think it came out ok anyway. I appreciate comments of all kinds, but please be a little gentle since it was my first time styling all by myself...

Photo credits and a huge thank you to Patric Johansson.


  • Sarah says:

    Congratulations Emma, for your first time taking center stage as stylist this series is more than impressive! It’s a delight to see how you have interpreted the brief to feature the paint samples paste ups and decorated tins, it's such a seamless and innovative way to display these shades!

    2011-02-01 | 01:10:50
    URL: http://shoeboxapartmentliving.blogspot.com/
  • agnes szucs says:

    I do love it! It's very well done, congrats!

    Actually, my favourite is the last one. :P

    I guess when you style, you convey a mood, and of course it will be "you" to a certain degree, but i think it doesn't always have to be fully your style.



    2011-02-01 | 01:36:15
    URL: http://iiiinspired.blogspot.com/
  • Christina says:

    Emma these are gorgeous! I especially LOVE the first two photos. I'm really at a loss for words these are so great. But I knew they would be with that extraordinary eye of yours!

    2011-02-01 | 01:38:31
  • nancy says:

    I think you did a fantastic job! They're fun yet sophisticated. I like the last one best too! Congratulations!

    2011-02-01 | 02:21:06
  • Bere says:

    Congratulations! it looks lovely! you did a great job :)

    My favorite is the second one because I love typewriters!

    2011-02-01 | 03:50:41
    URL: http://insidescount.tumblr.com
  • Elizabeth from Caravan says:

    Congratulations Emma these are just beautiful!! You should be very proud!!

    2011-02-01 | 04:08:35
    URL: http://caravanhandmade.blogspot.com
  • simplygrove says:

    LOVE IT!! You did a great job. The story is told perfectly:)

    2011-02-01 | 04:28:09
    URL: http://simplygrove.com/
  • Brynn says:

    This is so great! Beautiful job :) I especially LOVE the 2nd photo!

    2011-02-01 | 04:53:49
    URL: http://chartreuseandatwist.blogspot.com/
  • Susanne [Snusans inredningsblogg] says:

    Jättesnyggt! Vad duktig du är! Bild nr 2 är min favorit. :)

    2011-02-01 | 05:58:50
    URL: http://inredningsbloggen.wordpress.com
  • emily says:

    congratulations, they all turned out really lovely :)

    2011-02-01 | 07:01:45
    URL: http://epeaa.blogspot.com
  • Lotta Agaton says:

    Jättefint Emma!

    2011-02-01 | 07:44:02
    URL: http://www.lottaagaton.blogspot.com
  • Frida på Trendenser.se says:

    Bra jobbat! Vad duktig du är! Jag vill se mer!

    2011-02-01 | 07:54:51
    URL: http://www.trendenser.se
  • Janneke says:

    You did a great job! Wonderful. Congratulations!

    2011-02-01 | 08:35:22
    URL: http://jannek-bolwol.blogspot.com
  • Weronica - En mammas dag says:

    Fint! More to come hoppas jag!

    2011-02-01 | 09:14:01
    URL: http://www.enmammasdag.com/weronica
  • Sofia Agardtson says:

    Jättesnyggt! Ser med spänning fram emot att få se mer :)

    2011-02-01 | 09:33:05
    URL: http://www.sofiaa.se
  • jessie says:

    ohh how beautiful :)

    and congratulations :)

    2011-02-01 | 09:51:08
    URL: http://www.freaktvblog.de
  • Anna G. says:

    Snyggt och inspirerande!!

    2011-02-01 | 10:23:19
    URL: http://lamaisondannag.blogspot.com/
  • sonia says:

    you did a great job! love it!

    2011-02-01 | 10:25:44
    URL: http://gosto-design.blogspot.com/
  • Anna says:


    2011-02-01 | 10:38:05
    URL: http://guldsmeden.blogg.se/
  • Helen says:

    Well done Emma, you did a great job. The first image is my favourite (love that chair) but I also love the lampshade and the paint tins in the second image.

    2011-02-01 | 10:53:15
    URL: http://lilacandlily.com
  • Hemmakatten says:

    Jättefint. Särskilt det rosa som jag gillar! :)

    2011-02-01 | 10:55:50
    URL: http://hemmakatten.blogg.se/
  • aga says:

    nice :)

    2011-02-01 | 11:12:15
  • Sara på Little Miss Fix It says:

    Fint! Gillar lekfullheten med fåglarna i den översta, och de tejpade arken. Stort lycka till med nästa uppdrag som jag ser fram emot!

    2011-02-01 | 11:47:19
    URL: http://littlemissfixit.blogg.se/
  • Lisa går på Berghs says:

    Jag gillar den tredje bäst faktiskt, fast det inte är din stil... ibland är det bra att våga sig ut på hal is :)

    2011-02-01 | 11:53:20
    URL: http://www.lisagarpaberghs.se
  • Vicki says:

    Wow, what a great job!! The images are too lovely! V x

    2011-02-01 | 12:02:18
    URL: http://www.iwantthat.co.za
  • Si- says:

    very impressive.... my favorite is definitely the third one! congrats! si-

    2011-02-01 | 12:40:38
    URL: http://frenchbydesign.blogspot.com
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Thank you so much for all your comments and congratulations! I'm so happy you liked it, it really means a lot to me! I was so nervous when I posted it, feeling a bit insecure about what you would think I guess... But now I feel great! Thanks!

    2011-02-01 | 14:36:12
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Ylva says:

    ser mycket professionellt ut! hur bra som helst egentligen.

    2011-02-01 | 15:19:28
    URL: http://darlingthings.blogspot.com
  • annaleenas hem says:

    Snyggt! Va kul! Gillar bäst den första vita bilden med kaktusar! Och för att jag gillar vitt, eller jag gillar alla bilder, dom är så olika svårt och välja, asså heeelt sjukt fint!

    2011-02-01 | 16:18:49
    URL: http://annaleenashem.blogspot.com
  • lark + linen says:

    you did a beautiul job!

    2011-02-01 | 16:24:17
    URL: http://www.jacquelynclark.com
  • vosgesparis says:

    Don't be insicure ;) You did a great job!

    I love the second one most.. the wall paper looks like steel in my eyes. Great combination of furniture and I love the way you presented the paint with the cans. Last one is not my taste but I see what you did.

    first one is a lot going on on the floor in my eyes.. but I know how difficult it is to arrange those shoes in a good way and you succeed very well in that.. Oh and I like the details of the birds on the heater too.

    Up to your next job!

    hugs, desiree

    2011-02-01 | 17:50:26
    URL: http://vosgesparis.blogspot.com
  • mike says:

    lovely :-)

    2011-02-01 | 18:42:56
  • Nicole says:

    No need to be nervous. You did a great job. I love it.

    2011-02-01 | 19:04:47
  • Samantha Denisdottir says:

    Well done you! I think you have done a fantastic job - you should be very proud :) I love the first one especially.

    2011-02-01 | 19:29:36
    URL: http://lovenordic.blogspot.com/
  • Designbird says:

    Med tanke på den höga kvalité din blogg har så hade jag blivit förvånad om din styling inte hade varit detsamma och det ser ju jättefin ut, grattis!!

    2011-02-01 | 19:45:01
    URL: http://www.itemsbydesignbird.blogspot.com
  • Cristina - Positively Beauty says:

    You did a fantastic job! My favourite picture is the first one - exquisite!

    2011-02-01 | 20:18:24
    URL: http://www.positivelybeauty.com
  • barbaraT says:

    congratulations for your assignment emma! I follow your blog from rome, italy, since a long time now and have never commented before but this is a very special occasion indeed! i love your styling, it really looks very professional, especially the first one which is my favorite. bravissima!

    2011-02-01 | 20:28:08
    URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/laquoca/
  • PAWLING | print studio says:

    wow!! love them all! so much texture and variation =)

    2011-02-01 | 20:30:08
    URL: http://blog.pawlingprintstudio.com
  • Åse - Interiörguiden says:

    Det blev superbra bilder, samla massor med förtjänt självförtroende och fortsätt!!!

    2011-02-01 | 21:23:21
    URL: http://www.interiorguiden.se
  • Anna Home Loving says:

    Grattis till ett väl utfört första egna jobb!

    2011-02-01 | 21:32:00
    URL: http://home-loving.blogspot.com/
  • DoYouFancyThis says:

    We love them, congrats!

    2011-02-01 | 21:51:52
    URL: http://doyoufancythis.blogspot.com
  • Josefine- at home says:

    Jättebra jobbat, min favorit är den nedersta bilden med allt det rosa.

    2011-02-01 | 22:19:55
    URL: http://josefineathome.blogspot.com
  • Marianne-rim design says:

    Grattis med din første stylingjobb! Liker spesielt bilde nr 2. Veldig originalt og fin komposisjon! Stå på videre, gleder meg til å se mer!

    2011-02-01 | 23:01:16
    URL: http://rim-design.blogspot.com/
  • Purple Area says:

    You are good, it looks great!!

    2011-02-01 | 23:37:47
    URL: http://purplearea.blogspot.com
  • townsville furniture stores says:

    This look amazing. They are just beautiful

  • Flora H. says:

    ...Just folded some of those little origami Birdies the other day- yours look better! ;)

    2011-02-02 | 07:48:02
  • Harri says:

    Great pictures! Looking forward to see more :)

    2011-02-02 | 07:48:08
    URL: http://www.sisustusblogi.fi
  • Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely says:

    It looks brilliant, great work!! Congratulations!

    2011-02-02 | 11:07:08
    URL: http://littlebitsoflovely.blogspot.com/
  • Patricia Scarpin says:

    It's beautiful - congratulations!

  • Béa says:

    well done!!!

    2011-02-02 | 13:51:32
    URL: http://onyourbikesunshine.blogspot.com/
  • Cherry Blossom Girl says:

    Fantastisk flott! Bra jobbet!

    2011-02-02 | 14:57:59
    URL: http://cherry-blossom-world.blogspot.com/
  • Kiti says:

    Although the last photo is not your style, I love it, specially the creasy pink papers. Congratulations!

    2011-02-02 | 16:28:09
    URL: http://kitiloves.wordpress.com
  • Anonym says:

    absolutely amazing!! loving all your white rooms! so happy i stumbled upon your blog.

    2011-02-02 | 16:32:00
    URL: http://vanillapetal.wordpress.com
  • Katie says:

    I completely love that there are so many different silhouettes and shapes that stand out on thheir own but blend very together. Interesting work!

    2011-02-02 | 16:56:37
    URL: http://curatingcuteness.com
  • studio karin says:

    Skitsnyggt tycker jag! Och du kommer säkert få göra fler stylingar där du inte gillar "grundstilen" men få det snyggt till kunden/ beställaren ändå. Det är det som är talang :)

    Var kommer pallen i rosa bilden ifrån, skukt snygg! Vill ha!

    2011-02-02 | 20:41:29
    URL: http://studiokarin.blogspot.com
  • MidCenturyHome says:

    Actually, the last pic is my favorite :)

    I'm not an expert but I really like them...

    Congrats for the first, and not last for sure, styling job. Go ahead!


    2011-02-02 | 20:55:16
    URL: http://www.mid-century-home.com
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Thank you all so much, you are so sweet!

    Flora, I'm pretty sure yours looked better. I am such an amateur on origami I bought way too thick paper, it was SO HARD to fold it my fingers hurt after just two birds! :D

    Karin, pallen är från Posh Living.

    2011-02-02 | 21:36:50
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • chelsea says:

    These are simply wonderful. Great job!!!

    2011-02-02 | 23:34:37
    URL: http://www.frolic-blog.com
  • Anna-Malin says:

    superfint!! verkligen.

    2011-02-03 | 08:36:21
    URL: http://www.heltenkelt.blogspot.com
  • m. says:

    Well done! It is clear concept, is a cool idea in these stylizations. Very well-balanced colors. Even the color pink is not irritating:) Very good job Emma! Waiting for more photos from your work. Have a nice day!

    2011-02-03 | 08:57:24
    URL: http://gooodstudio.blogspot.com
  • Sofia says:

    Suuuuuuuuperfint!!!! Åh, vad kul att du visar upp det.

    2011-02-03 | 10:24:01
    URL: http://tingelings.elleinterior.se
  • Hannah says:

    Wow Emma, you've done a fantastic job! My favourite is the second arrangement - vintage typewriters always do it for me and that lampshade is just fabulous, where is it from? I like how you've used the honeysuckle shade without it feeling too cute and girly - it really works.

    As someone just starting out in assisting stylists you've really inspired me that I'll get to do my own shoots someday, thank you. x

    2011-02-03 | 11:57:30
    URL: http://rubyrhino.wordpress.com
  • Maja says:


    2011-02-03 | 15:10:48
    URL: http://mcaria.blogg.se/
  • amanda says:

    Sjukt snyggt!!

    2011-02-03 | 15:25:05
    URL: http://amananda.blogg.se/
  • Nora says:

    Otroligt snyggt! Älskar de två första, det är så min stil. Bra jobbat!

    2011-02-03 | 15:26:47
    URL: http://noradistricts.blogg.se/
  • tina says:

    Superfint!!!!Kul att få se det!


    2011-02-03 | 15:49:31
    URL: http://tinaminastina.blogg.se/
  • Sari says:

    Jättefint.Du e´ju superduktig <3

    2011-02-03 | 15:59:52
    URL: http://tuulikki.blogg.se/
  • aaae says:

    cool! you really did a great job, congratulations!

    2011-02-03 | 16:06:29
    URL: http://aaae.blogg.se/
  • yasmine modell fru och mamma says:


    2011-02-03 | 16:19:20
    URL: http://yasminegill.blogg.se/
  • Derya Bahceci says:

    Underbart jobb, fint fint fint!

    2011-02-03 | 16:47:05
    URL: http://www.kth.se/derya
  • sara says:

    fint! vad duktig du är. :)

    2011-02-03 | 16:48:18
    URL: http://smuls.blogg.se/
  • Candie De Oliveira says:

    Nej men gud vilket roligt jobb du verkar ha ! Måste man ha massor av utbildningar för de ? Jag hade vart asnervös om jag skulle göra en sån grej kan jag lova. Men de ser ju pangfinemang ut.

    Tack för en bra blogg. Kram

    2011-02-03 | 16:52:43
    URL: http://eyecandie.blogg.se/
  • Vanessa says:

    Riktigt fint ! :)

    2011-02-03 | 16:58:59
    URL: http://vjclausen.blogg.se/
  • Maria says:

    mycket snyggt! :)

    2011-02-03 | 17:08:45
    URL: http://memorybyme.blogg.se/
  • Malin says:

    duktiga du :D

    2011-02-03 | 17:18:08
    URL: http://joyforhome.blogg.se/
  • Jolien says:

    Wow, you did a really great job! Beautiful!

    2011-02-03 | 17:25:10
    URL: http://yourlifestyleguide.blogspot.com
  • Nilla says:

    Vad snyggt det blev! Kul!

    2011-02-03 | 17:30:35
    URL: http://tankebubblor.blogg.se/
  • ida says:

    jag är kär :o

    alldeles, alldeles underbara inredningar! riktigt bra jobbat :)

    2011-02-03 | 18:15:55
    URL: http://eedasaurus.blogg.se/
  • inga says:

    nice job, love the last one!

    2011-02-03 | 18:23:48
    URL: http://ingass.blogg.se/
  • Humle says:

    vackert! :)

    2011-02-03 | 18:37:54
    URL: http://respirato.blogg.se/
  • Sandra | Inspirera Mera says:

    Underbart Emma, snyggt jobbat!

    2011-02-03 | 19:25:54
    URL: http://www.inspireramera.se
  • Liza Ellisson says:

    åh vad fint!

    2011-02-03 | 19:39:25
    URL: http://miissapriil.blogg.se/
  • Andréa says:

    Vad snyggt!

    2011-02-03 | 20:11:05
    URL: http://makeupartisten.nu
  • Anonym says:

    å gud så snyggt!!!! vart ær detta? vart har du køpt dessa grejer?

    2011-02-03 | 20:11:21
    URL: http://theresethunell.blogg.se/
  • Linda says:

    ÄLSKAR koppen på bild , du kommer möjligtvis inte ihåg vart den kommer ifrån?

    Sjukt bra stylingjobb, skulle kunna flytta in i bild på direkten!

    2011-02-03 | 20:46:47
    URL: http://klorintankar.blogg.se/
  • TC says:

    fint =)

    2011-02-03 | 21:21:57
    URL: http://theresreiman.blogg.se/
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Tack tack!

    Candie, jag har ingen utbildning egentligen, bara en sommarkurs på St Martins och en massa år som stylistassistent. Tror inte man kan lära sig styling genom att gå i skolan egentligen, det sitter liksom i ögat...

    Therese, kul att du gillar, men jag kan ju inte räkna upp vart alla produkterna kommer ifrån här. :) Är det någon speciell pryl du undrar över?

    Linda, koppen är från Posh Living men den finns på många andra ställen också, jag tror tex Dennys Home och NK Inredning har dem.

    2011-02-03 | 23:06:13
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Hege Katrine says:

    They look stunning Emma, you must be so proud! Love the first one white all the tones of white.

    I predict there will be lots more fab styling jobs to come.

    2011-02-04 | 01:16:14
    URL: http://hegegreenall-scholtz.blogspot.com/

    Amaaazing :)

    2011-02-04 | 07:59:25
    URL: http://lorissalovebomb.se
  • Mari says:

    Men åååh vad fina grejer !! Var är inrending ifrån ?? Precis i min smak...

    2011-02-04 | 08:23:11
    URL: http://marriie.blogg.se/
  • emma says:

    jättefin inredning! :)

    2011-02-04 | 10:09:51
    URL: http://rosaapantern.blogg.se/
  • Nicole Sanzetth says:

    Grattis, jättefint!

    2011-02-04 | 15:27:15
    URL: http://sanzetth.blogg.se/
  • Rey says:

    I love the pink one the most!

    2011-02-04 | 18:00:18
    URL: http://glassesandgummybears.com
  • Malin says:


    2011-02-04 | 18:07:43
    URL: http://piccadillytears.blogg.se/
  • Lina Josefin says:

    You really did a great job! Love it :)

    2011-02-04 | 18:25:36
    URL: http://linajosefinberg.se
  • vosgesparis says:

    I came back to steal the second pictue... I think I need that table in front of my concrete wall... I was thinking about fake fire places with wood on it.. but this idea fits my white lamps so much more .. Great inspiration Tak ;)

    2011-02-05 | 12:33:32
    URL: http://vosgesparis.blogspot.com
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Desiree, I'm getting that table too! But I'm going to use it as a table in front of the sofa. I bought one of these (the big one in white), but it is way too small and wobbly for us. http://www.daviddesign.se/furniture/tables/bailey/

    The Ikea table is very sturdy and although I'm not loving the fact that it isn't real wood it is very practical when you have small children...

    Did you see the pics from Ikea Livet hemma where they used this table and filled it with a billion plants?

    2011-02-05 | 14:10:11
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Sofia says:

    Underbara bilder. Speciellt den översta!

    2011-02-05 | 18:38:57
    URL: http://sofiaester.blogg.se/
  • Stina says:

    Ojjj vad mycket snyggt, vart har du hittat allt detta ???

    2011-02-06 | 11:50:51
    URL: http://www.hemvaruhuset.se/
  • Suzanne Caplan says:

    Wonderfully done Emma!!! You really incorporated the two disciplines seamlessly. I thought all three pictures were excellent. Keep it up!

    2011-02-06 | 17:15:27
  • sarah says:

    You must be thrilled to have done these on your own! My favorite three elements are the white on white artwork, the sheet metal backdrop (it looks like liquid silver!) and (of course) the pink sprinkle donut. Really lovely work. I can't wait for you to share more! Congratulations!

    2011-02-08 | 05:05:28
    URL: http://hellomydearblog.blogspot.com/
  • Bianca says:

    Very well done!

    2011-02-08 | 07:11:34
  • Wendy says:

    You are amazingly talented. These are gorgeous! Truly lovely. Good work!

    2011-02-09 | 23:17:53
    URL: http://www.wjcphoto.com
  • angie says:

    many congratulations and thanks so much for sharing! it's so wonderful to share in the 'firsts.' i'm sure we can all connect with how nerve-racking it is to share with the world. You did a beautiful job. I especially like the corrugated metal paper (?). BEST! *a

    2011-02-10 | 00:12:17
    URL: http://angieburr.com/blog/
  • Leigha Oaks says:

    You are such a talent! Not that I had any doubt...they are as lovely as I imagined.


    2011-02-13 | 19:39:06
    URL: http://elleohblog.blogspot.com
  • Ann Kristin says:

    Kjempebra jobb!Vær stolt av det flotte arbeidet :)

    2011-02-13 | 22:57:57
    URL: http://www.ideastosteal.com
  • Eliana says:

    I LOVE YOUR STYLE!! The Paint pots are so original!! under the table with Tressels!! I don't know if it was delivered but it is quite a touch!!

    On the other hand, the bright pink is not my thing either but it is good for those who like striking and colourfull design.


    2011-02-15 | 19:22:22
    URL: http://justwhite.blogspot.com
  • bathroom tiles says:

    fantastic job Emma. I like your taste about interior design. the picture are quiet impressive. all the best for your future

    2011-03-04 | 03:55:55
    URL: http://www.tilearte.com.au/

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