Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Photographer Johanna Ekmark

While looking for inspiriation for my own house, where I need both a new kitchen, some shelves for the livingroom and a small home office, I found this trio of photos shot by Swedish photographer Johanna Ekmark.

The solution with the combined entrance/hallway and kitchen in the top picture is quite unique, and makes me believe that this home is pretty small. But we have a saying in Sweden that goes something like "Scarcity is the mother of invention", which I think fits well here, showing that sometimes challenges can lead to great things. I think it would feel quite nice and welcoming to walk into this hallway, don't you? And you could have a coffee or freshly squeezed juice right when you walk in the door!

Via Ellmania


  • House of Jammi - blogg och webshop says:

    I liked the second picture very much, it really shows a good way of using space.

    2011-03-23 | 07:39:04
    URL: http://houseofjammi.blogg.se/index.html
  • vosgesparis says:

    little office space in the hall is cute... but only possible if you have a little corner like this... I don't know about the pots&pans but a coffee corner at an unexpected place is def. my cup of tea ;)

    2011-03-23 | 09:28:01
    URL: http://vosgesparis.blogspot.com
  • Tine says:

    Nice pics!

    Love the way the have placed the frige under the stairs.

    2011-03-23 | 10:47:04
    URL: http://www.bungalow5.wordpress.com
  • Karin says:

    Älskar din blogg! Så mycket inspiration!

    2011-03-23 | 11:23:47
    URL: http://karinfredriksson.com
  • caro from Singapour says:

    I like the way they put the shelves on the wall but the thing I like the most is the wooden floor!! Inspiring indeed!

    2011-03-23 | 11:37:53
    URL: http://caroworld.over-blog.com
  • Carmina says:

    Fantastic, I love everything so white!!!


    2011-03-23 | 12:38:25
    URL: http://interiorsoriginals.blogspot.com/
  • MidCenturyHome says:

    Ikea become what it is today thanks to the small spaces...so I think it's absolutely true! ;)

    Thanks for sharing.


    2011-03-23 | 19:42:32
    URL: http://www.mid-century-home.com
  • miss bits says:

    I LOVE those stairs! Also, I've been noticing that many of the homes you feature have white walls, which before I thought was plain, but now I think is perfect! It's a fresh, clean slate that allows you to switch colors in and out as often as you'd like! I love your blog. I'm giving my little Brooklyn studio a make-over!

    xo, bits


    2011-03-23 | 20:25:24
    URL: http://brianamagnifico.blogspot.com
  • justine @ lovemaki says:

    i'm a sucker for white walls and open stair treads.

    and that wood floor is the perfect shade.

    i would love to live in there. small, simple, yet gorgeous!

    2011-03-23 | 21:38:31
    URL: http://love-maki.blogspot.com
  • Tove - Formfront says:

    Snygga bilder! Väldigt skandinaviskt och ljus. Trä och vitt måste ju vara den absolut snyggaste färgkombon i ett hem :)

    2011-03-23 | 21:47:05
    URL: http://formfront.blogg.se/
  • Tine says:

    Great pictures – I love white space.

    2011-03-23 | 21:47:33
    URL: http://inattendu.tumblr.com
  • Alice@AliceinDesignland says:

    I really like the simplicity and clean lines in the last pic.

    2011-03-25 | 03:12:10
    URL: http://www.aliceindesignland.com
  • Maria says:


    2011-03-25 | 07:32:46
    URL: http://riazzoli.blogspot.com
  • Mårten Niléhn says:

    Hela reportaget om Johanna Ekmarks fina hem går att läsa i senaste numret av Residence eller på residencemagazine.se.


    Mårten Niléhn/Chefredaktör

    2011-04-04 | 13:47:23
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Tack så mycket för tipset Mårten! Jag postar lite fler bilder i ett nytt inlägg och länkar till er!

    2011-04-04 | 16:26:54
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Toni says:

    Very wonderful home with all my favorite furniture pieces. I really love your blog! You always find those places I would like to live in :-)

    2011-04-04 | 19:20:04
    URL: http://toni-in-viaggio.blogspot.com/

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