C O U N T R Y | side living

The quiet country home on the hill had a predecessor that burnt down. Magnus Runesson and Rafi Sady found their house on fire and it did not take long for it to be consumed in flames. 

Luckily they were not hurt. They were in the barn style house they had just completed right next to the well kept old gem of a country house that had been kept as a memory of Magnus childhood, growing up close by. 

After the fire, they rebuilt the house and then made some changes. I´m here to visit my friends,  have not been here at their country home for some years.  Rafi is a old friend of mine but we usually meet in Stockholm or elsewhere. Tel Aviv for example where Rafi works and lives as well. The house on the hill have first been rebuilt and then the interior work had begun.

 Magnus is an architect and Rafi is a dancer/choreographer/project leader that has worked with me for a couple of years when we were working with big interior photo shoots with photographers in Stockholm and in Spain as well. 

I will not show you more of their wonderful country home because we have decided to make a photo feature out of it (!) It´such a magical place! Love to work with projects like this and so happy to see how my friends have made this place their home in their own way. Thank you for having us over for a magic summer night at your place.


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The roofed patio connects that main house with the guest room (where I stayed) and next to it is a round lovely sauna.

The chair and the kids present just made me behave this way...

The interior has a white base but lots of color is injected by the furniture.

Not many have their own lake a small walk down the hill like this couple does.
We had dinner down by the lake with the open fire going. Even a sauna and a dip in the lake (or two)

The house reflects the surrounding nature.


C A S A | adult boho style

Pool cool interiors making the outdoors your vacay living room
Casa Cook on Rhodes,Greece,is a hotel I instantly went for when I saw it. It´s just so wonderful when the interiors and the feeling created just talks to you. 
This Boho chic paradise is
designed by Michael Schickinger and Annabell Kutuc and is for adults only. How nice for a change. 

Casa Cook stands for a new type of hotels, inspired by the spirit of our times. Created for trend-conscious travellers by Thomas Cook.The 90-room adults-only Casa Cook Rhodes is the first on the scene. 

Do you like it?


XL basket type of pendant/ceiling lamps making a statement

The outdoor places to be

The tiles in the restaurant seats you in the djungle for dinner.

Soft beach tones along with a earthy base.

Tiles that talks.

OVERSIZED proportions lovingly used.


S T R Ö M M A | farm lodge

The  beautiful part of the Farm lodge, the old mill and the stream.

The artists  performing in the barn this summer at Strömma Farmlodge.

Finally I listened to my mothers advice. She has been saying that next time I come to Varberg, well Getterön, I should go with her to Strömma Farmlodge. So we did. We took the car and just outside Varberg among the fields of barley we see some worn down barns by the stream. First sight of Strömma Farmlodge is a run down farm. A white trash worn down out of the way cow shack. But...the owners have the touch. They have seen the charm that is there. They have taken a shitty worn down ugly farm and turned it from a white trash scrawny ranch to a charmful treasure of Farm lodge with the most lovely surroundings. Here you shop the boho chic, grunge cool stuff&interiors, have a coffey in grandmas recovered cups and stay over with reclaimed stylishness in their B&B. 
We´ll be back!


The extremely cool grunge style house shop.

A white trash gone treasure type of shopping shack

The old mill turned café is a sight to see and lots of room indoors and outdoors to enjoy it. Lovely slow food atmosphere.

Cosy being the middle name to the Farmlodge of Strömma.

Nothing like a Ho´down by the Farmlodge by the stream.


T H I E S | plywood home

All photos by Per Magnus Persson www.pmpersson.com

The summer house filled Swedish Residence magazine is in the July issue featuring the home of architect Rolf Richard Thies and his wife Eva. 

Per Magnus Persson and I arrived at the their house among the sand dunes on the east coast of southern Sweden, and were warmly welcomed by Eva. 

We stayed for the day and photographed their house inside and out. We were not only served lunch but also wonderful conversation and company from the since long married couple that inhabited the house by the sea. 

We were to keep contact Eva and I long after the shoot and talked on the phone at least once a month. We found a friendship. 

 Residence magazine have added Rolf´s architecture to their features much due to the use of plywood in house construction, in which Mr Thies was a pioneer. 

Read the piece in the July issue by Anna Carlquist and you will understand. 

Showing you here the pictures that Residence are not showing. The outside of the house has a classic half timbered house structure but more glass/windows was added. The interior has much more of 70´s feel. Really like the type of construction beams that were Rolf Thies own design. Eva sadly died this year unexpectedly. I was supposed to come over this summer. Had planned to arrive with a fresh copy of Residence and show up unanounced. Life surprises all the time. 

Eva you are missed!

Tack Rolf Richard Thies för att vi fick komma hem till er. 




S E C R E T S | soon to be revealed

Checking that it works from the camera angle. Photo by Per Magnus Persson. 

This past week Per Magnus Persson my dear friend and photographer and I have been working with a project, shooting what I soon can reveal, but not yet say anything about. We have finally come to the part where we put it in pictures.

 It has been such a fun, creative journey and I am so looking forward to sharing it with you. 

Next week Daniella Witte is making her interpretation of what I am doing right here in the  picture.
 So meeting with Daniella next week. After that I will go to Spain and work with a private client, and have some time off,  and then it´s time. 
After we pass the middle of August it is time to reveal what I already now want to tell you all about. 

All my best



B I K E on water

Riding your bike trough the ripples on the moat. What a feeling! Right now this is what you see at Varberg Fortress. 

Im in Varberg at my family one week, working the next in Sthlm and right now in Malmö shooting a new collection. A bit work, a bit free. Have been really slow at the blog and been having some tech probs. Summer is here and work is thining out. Will be going to work in Spain for a short while as well, and some free time coming up. 

Riding on the waves of summer



S U M M E R | house update

Eames chairs found at Vitra. Black child chair, Ikea. 

A small home created for summer fun. One of my own favorites that I designed for the family on the Swedish TV show Husräddarna, TV3.


Northern Lighting pendant lights over the kitchen.

A wall for all the fun things to do.

Seaweed on a rock in a vase, Interstil.

LOOOOOONG sofa made for the whole family and dressed in Swedish rags. Mimou makes the pillows with a story and fantasy patterns.

Open plan function.

Sail type of curtain I created for the house.

The chair that has room for two and that rocks. Magic handmade Hemp carpet from Armadillo. 

Johanna Hedlund Owl and Ylva Skarp Art in black frames.

Wallpaper dressed up the wardrobe doors.

Northern Lighting noticeboard/lamp like :)

The lamp/shelf got really helpful. The lights are found at Ikea and were painted this bright yellow hue.