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…
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.
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:
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).
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.
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.
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…
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
photography via milk decoration