Lotta Jansdotter's Studio in Brooklyn

Good afternoon decor8 readers, it is Jillian here with another edition of Shopgirl Visits -- fresh off the plane from New York! When planning my New York trip a few weeks ago, I decided to arrange some shop shoots. I used Sibella Court’s ‘The Stylist's Guide to NYC’ as a starting point but I also asked Holly for a few suggestions and she pointed me to Lotta Jansdotter. Photographing Lotta's Brooklyn studio was at the top of the list so I sent an email and an appointment was scheduled. Mission (almost) accomplished! Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

You know who Lotta Jansdotter is, right? Just in case you don’t, she’s a Swedish designer extraordinaire who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and you’ll find her distinctive designs on fabrics, clothing, greeting cards, rugs, bags and crockery. She’s also absolutely lovely and I was made to feel very welcome during my visit in her light-filled studio located in an old warehouse in the district of Gowanus in Brooklyn. Would you like to join me on a little tour of her workspace?

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

This is the main work area.

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta's studio space has a Scandinavian design aesthetic, which really appeals to me.

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

A mood board.

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Some lovely little vignettes.

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Colourful fabrics, tape and garlands. These pretty washi tapes with her designs and the wonderful decals make me want to get crafty!

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta’s new collection in shades of blue for the iconic store, Fishs Eddy.

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Lotta Jansdotter Studio Tour for decor8

Some tools of the trade.

I hope you enjoyed my little tour of Lotta’s studio, located at 131 8th Street Brooklyn NY. Lotta has a blog which you’ll find here and she also runs printing workshops from the studio. You can get all the details about the workshops here.

I’ll see you again in November with another fabulous New York find. Until then, - Jillian

(photos & text: jillian leiboff)