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sneak peek: katarina andersson

by Grace Bonney

today’s final peek belongs to katarina andersson, who is a co-owner and designer at HAPPYsthlm. katarina lives with husband frank and daughter liv in a beautiful 18th century home in central stockholm. built in 1750, katarina’s home originally functioned as a wood workshop until 1990, giving it its industrial feel. i’m totally envious of katarina’s 16 foot ceilings, but there’s something in each room to enjoy. want to see larger versions of these photos? just click “read more” below to see additional and full-sized images of katarina’s home.

[image above: The ink drawing is made by my good friend Ylva Sanner, beside it hangs an old educational poster, showing the cross section of a pigeon. The marten I thought was extremely cute when I was a child so I found a place for it in my home.The cabinets are from IKEA.]


[image above: The book cabinets we found outside a school in Stockholm. The log on top of the cabinets is from the garden outside the apartment, we used it as a cage for our turtles when we kept them outside on the lawn in the summer. The tea pot is from the Finnish porcelain company Arabia, the trivets in cast iron I always keep on the table as a decoration and is from HAPPYsthlm.]

[image above: In the green bike basket from Design House Stockholm we keep toys, slippers and other necessary things. The quilt I found in my mother’s summerhouse. The casket was used by my grandparents when they moved back to Finland again after several years in Africa in the 1920s.]

CLICK HERE for the rest of Katarina’s peek (as well as additional, full-sized images) after the jump!

[image above: The small birdhouse outside our window. The park is a wonderful oasis where we spend a lot of time, we even have an own small garden in the back yard where we grow our own flowers and vegetables.]

[image above, left to right: Different small items I collected from my grandparents, family and friends. Right- My wonderful hand printed sketchbook by the German designer Birgit Morgenstern]

[image above: Different small items I collected from my grandparents, family and friends]

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