WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Vamlingbo on the Swedish Island Gotland and in Stockholm and New York.
FAMILY (OR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE HOME)
Husband Stefan, daughter Alice 10 years old, step daughter Sally with her son Marc and dogs Ackie and puppy Frej, step daughter Kajsa with daughter Inès and Iris with her puppy Poppy.
All photos: Stefan Anderson
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am a Fashion Editor and Consultant.
DOES YOUR HOUSE HAVE A NAME? IF NOT WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT?
WHERE DO YOU DRINK YOUR MORNING COFFEE?
On my Byarum couch on top of the stairs to the garden.
HOW DOES YOUR HOME MAKE YOU FEEL?
A combined feeling of space and freedom.
WHAT ABOUT THE HOME WERE YOU DRAWN TO WHEN YOU FIRST SAW IT?
That it used to be an old school house on the island.
WHAT’S THE FIRST THING PEOPLE SAY WHEN THEY COME TO YOUR HOUSE?
That it’s very cozy.
WHAT PART OF YOUR HOME OR SPACE MAKES YOU THE HAPPIEST, AND WHY?
The kitchen that invites you to cook and the claw foot bathtub in the bathroom.
HAVE YOU DESIGNED A SPACE JUST FOR YOU? OR A SPECIAL AREA FOR ANYONE IN THE FAMILY?
I brought my old toy grocery store from my childhood, it was a gift from my mother’s friend the opera singer Nicholai Gedda. We keep it in the attic which is a great space for the kids to play. We also we have an outdoor Balinese style daybed in the garden which is a nice spot to read or take a nap.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT A HOME?
To feel there is life and personality in the spaces.
DO YOU HAVE A DESIGN MANTRA FOR YOUR HOME?
Keep it authentic to design and style.
CAN YOU SHARE 3 QUICK TIPS OR DESIGN TIPS HOW YOU CREATE A HOME THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
1. Invest in a good bed, Dux, Hästens, Mille Notti
2. Make sure that you have working space in the kitchen.
3. In the living room we have plenty of lambskin that we use to keep us warm on the cold days here.