It’s Christmas, and I want to wish all of you a happy, restful holiday time with your loved ones. We are enjoying peace and quiet today, and basking in doing a lot of nothing! Playing board games and cards, watching films and eating warm soup and homemade pretzels are part of our festivities. I want to welcome you today with a big hug, in case you are online for a moment, to see the beautiful corners of Anna Kvarnström’s Scandi-Boho home in Örebro, Sweden. I found it so charming and serene that I had to ask her to share it with all of us on decor8. Would you like to chill with me for a moment and see how lovely she makes her space, and after the photos, read about some of her favorite things?
I found so many fantastic ideas for styling here and I particularly I like seeing the Rilona Amaryllis (which seems to be a big “trend” flower for Christmas at the moment in Denmark and Sweden, have you noticed on Instagram?), pampus grass (still trending), a small fir tree on a table… And dried flowers… It’s all so cozy and natural but most of all, approachable and something we all could both afford and have. When I see this home I instantly think of how easy she makes putting together neutral objects, though in fact, it’s not that easy at all!
There is the lovely Anna, who owns her 160 m2 home and in addition to obviously being a talented decorator, blogger and stylist, is also a professional marketing consultant and photographer and runs the creative studio, Concept By Anna. If you want to find her on Instagram, she is over at @conceptbyAnna.
I asked Anna a few questions about her life and favorite things, here are her replies:
How would you describe your style?
A Scandinavian style with a bohemian touch.
What does home mean to you, Anna?
Home means almost everything to me. It's important to have a home that I enjoy. I love being at home, having friends over for dinner or just relaxing with my family.
What do you love about your house?
I love the that our house have such big rooms, high ceilings and that the house is old and charming.
What would you change about it?
Our two bathrooms!
What are your favorite scents for the home?
I have several favorites, Tine K´s Fig scent, Love Warriors Chocolate scent and ERNST ”Tid till ingenting”
What are your favorite things to do at home?
I’m a very creative person I love sitting with my children around our big table and do some painting. Baking is another thing that I love doing at home. I enjoy our fireplace and att good bok and I love having friends over for dinner.
And what’s your favorite meal to cook?
Anything that has to do with pasta!
When you have people over, how does that usually play out?
We love cooking when we having friends over for dinner I also like to do a nice table setting, fresh flowers and all that.
What’s on your playlist right now?
Your dream piece/s for your home are…
New chairs to our dining table, the ”In between chair” from &Tradition.
What is your favorite shopping city and why?
London! I Love that city with all the beautiful buildings and old houses. I want an experience when I shopping, so the environment is very important!
And finally dear Anna, what are your current 5 Favorite Instagram accounts that we should check out too?
Thank you so much Anna, and happy holidays to you, your family, and my wonderful decor8 readers!
(Photos/Styling: Anna Kvarnström)