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Elisabeth Dunker’s Swedish Home

by anne

for our final sneak peek of the day we’re traveling to sweden to the home of stylist/photographer elisabeth dunker. she is the founder of lula, a multi-disciplinary art and design partnership. but these days finds her self freelancing as a stylist and photographer with interior design and fashion, and most of her time is devoted to studio violet – a joint venture with camilla engman, working on anything from graphic design to illustration, photography or whatever comes their way. i always love when we have peeks into the homes of stylists, especially for use of color and texture, and elisabeth’s place is simply divine. click here for additional, full-sized images, and don’t miss more slices from elisabeth’s life on her beautiful blog, fine little day. {thanks, elisabeth!}anne

[above: I have a taste for yellow, gold color which feel pleasant and warm and are a good combination with the grey.  In other respects I think a lot of the material when decorating. I like “real material” like wool, wood and stone. I´m also drawn to worn surfaces, for the same reason I like the rough details in this apartment – it feels lived.]

The whole family likes to watch tv a lot, except me. I practically never watch tv,  I can´t concentrate on it – there are too many other fun things to do. Anyway, this is where they sit when they watch, on our grey Ikea Karlanda sofa (Don’t know if they have it anymore). We´ve started to build a wall with paintings here as well. The two profiles are made by Tovalisa and Otto. The eyes are made by a legendary swedish graphic designer, Olle Eksell. The other two, flea finds.

The kitchen is the only place where we have curtains. Otherwise the sun would blind us in the middle of day when eating lunch. The light is however one of the greatest things with this apartment. We have a lot of it, from two directions right through the whole apartment. We spend a lot of time with each other here – I would say it´s kind of the heart of our home. The kitchen lamp is a classic  PH, Poul Henningsen lamp. We like the delightful light it gives.

CLICK HERE for the rest of elizabeth’s sneak peek after the jump (including all the pictures on one page)


The plate wall was made just recently with some of this summer vintage finds. My favorites are the white big plate in the middle by a french designer, Lily Scratchy and the two old plates from From Teknisk / Norway (the square shaped with figures and horses + figures who play tennis. Also, we (me and my daughter Tovalisa) had fun drawing two of our own plates with a porcelain pen.



These particular baskets is called “kunt” in Swedish. My fathers uncles use to pick blueberries and cloudberries in them, up north in the forest long time ago. They have straps so they can be carried on the back. We use them for hats, scarfs and gloves. The camel hair carpet is a vintage find. I got it so cheap I had to pay some extra not to be embarrassed. The wallpaper is from Cole & Sons.


The bedroom is used as a combined bedroom/working room. The big document chest holds a lot. It´s here keep my photos, drawings and piles of inspiration material. This spot (on top of the chest) changes all the time depending what I´m working with. For the moment I keep a few of my ever growing old tin collection here, can´t keep my hands of them at the flea markets.


The pot-holders are a little tribute (or a rip off :) to a favorite artist of mine, Anu Touminen.


The mirror, the dresses, the painting and the necklaces (except from the bird) are all  vintage pieces. [right:] The vases, I´ve corners, places in the apartment where I display things. Keep them there for a while, then put them away. [bottom right: The painting with the girl is our latest vintage find and hanging in our bedroom for the moment. But it is probably going to hang in a distinguished place in Tovalisas room very soon.]

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