home tour, interior design

Home Tour :: Historic + Moody Scandinavian

What happens when a Swedish model-turned-designer purchases a historic home with her Italian husband? A mesh of two cultures that – surprisingly – interact in beautiful harmony. The mix of simple, purposeful design with beautiful warm antiques makes this space as unique as the couple themselves…

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

This room may be my favorite with the plaster ceilings, herringbone floor, and a mix of classically worn furniture. A simple singular bulb is in stark contrast to the stunning chandelier in the next room.

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

The kitchen feels like a mix of Victorian industrial, with that stunning cabinet anchoring the space… although the exposed plaster wall may be my favorite feature:

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

What’s so impressive is the way these elements all seem to mix together seamlessly – found objects alongside modern accents creating a home that feels like it’s been collected over the years (and indeed, much of it has).

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

Persson also managed to take a 1900’s home and restore it very close to its original state, which of course lends so much of the look of each room.

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

I love how much personality is brought into the home through the use of extremely personal pieces. Whether passed down from generations, or inherited through flea markets, these items make a neutral home like this feel a little more cozy.

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

a swedish home with history malin persson house tour via coco kelley

It’s really this layered mix of beautifully curated pieces that I crave for my own home. While I may not be able to find them at our local flea (some days I really curse the West Coast for our plethora of  mid-century modern and the total lack of gorgeous antiques) there are a few places you can hunt for new and old pieces to recreate this look…

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1 wood kitchen bench // 2 single pendant light // 3 column style side table // 4 antique style mirror // 5 vintage task lamp // 6 braided woven basket // 7 velvet armchair // 8 marble pedestal side table

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