sneak peek: emma jane noren


Emma Jane Noren is a Swedish photographer based in London. She shares her lovely factory-converted flat with her property developer/actor partner, Ricky, who renovated the flat. They worked together to make a comfortable, open and cool living space, softening up the industrial look by mixing old with new. The light-filled space not only provides a backdrop for shoots for Emma Jane’s fashion and portraiture work (stay tuned — her site is relaunching soon!) but also acts as a refuge from work travel. After meeting Chloé Brown at a wedding in Bordeaux, the two joined forces under Chloé’s company, Caught the Light, capturing weddings at magical destinations, which most recently had Emma Jane shooting in Mallorca. Thank you so much, Emma Jane, and thanks to Chloé for shooting the flat!  — Anne

Image above: My boyfriend stripped and restored all the original floorboards. Being Scandinavian, I’m a big lover of wooden floors!

Image above: Bespoke bed and mattress by Savoir. 1950s chest of drawers from my Scottish grandparents. Kept original brickwork as a feature.

Emma’s London home tour continues after the jump . . .

Image above: Handmade steel and hardwood shelves. I collect photography books for inspiration or just because I like them. I can get lost in them for hours.

Image above: Cute jewellery stand I found at IKEA.

Image above: All original wrought iron radiators and a vintage mirror in our bedroom. Love waking up there beside our big window.

Image above: A Lith print of my little sister in New York together with a portrait my mother did of me. Bedside table inherited from my Scottish grandparents. The dove lights are a find from a cute boutique on Colombia Road, London.

Image above: Love the handmade blue velvet curtains by Zackary Dent; a nice match with our lilac sofa. My fave clock by Diamantini & Domenciconi.

Image above: Kept steel exposed for an industrial look. Two slouchy purple couches are a favourite. Light and shade from Habitat.

Image above: We kept the original factory internal doors as a reminder of what the building was.

Image above: My new big kitchen! I love the connection between the kitchen and dinning area. Zinc-plated dinner table with a mix of chairs, from the clear Louis Ghost Chair by Kartell to others from IKEA. Polished concrete floor in the kitchen.

Image above: The Belfast double-sink on stainless steel is the only original feature left from the old kitchen.

Image above: The wicker stool was a moving-in gift. The cake stand of vintage plates is from a boutique in Malmö, Sweden.

Image above: Large vintage mirror — I like how it makes the room feel bigger.

  1. Emily says:

    I love Swedish homes!

  2. Justine says:

    I think that’s the best “what I love about my home is…” ever!

  3. Erin says:

    Can I find out how they made those bookshelves??

  4. Leslie says:

    Gorgeous renovation!
    Love the tealight holder.

  5. Vanessa says:

    Perfect, Em! Beaming with pride over here!

  6. jassi says:

    oh its so lovely love the flat !!!

  7. Anna says:

    Loving your home, Emma! Så kul att se :)

  8. Brooklyn says:

    What is the pink paint color?

  9. chloe says:

    Thanks so much for the feature, Anne. Emma Jane really has such an awesome place to call home.

  10. Great styling and the rebar bookcase is mad rad.

  11. Jessica Hugmark says:

    Love, love, love the butterfly clock! I want one!

  12. That butterfly clock makes my day. Actually, the vast majority of D&D creations do. :)

  13. Shaun says:

    Great home. I love the mirror with the fairy lights, looks so magical.

  14. Laura says:

    would love to know more about the bookshelves- SO awesome

  15. Ekaterina says:

    A tutorial or any additional info on making those bookshelves would be great!

  16. al says:

    i’m also interested in knowing the paint colors. thank you.

  17. Saiparn says:

    “what i love the most about my home is the man i share with” quote of the day :)

  18. lovely cozy place…. love it.

  19. Lovely home! I have the same Ikea jewellery stand at home – it’s perfect. This dining room is breathtaking. And LOVE those internal factory doors with burnished brassy-gold details.

  20. I love this house and the kitchen IS divine.

  21. Ricky Sekhon says:

    Just to answer a few questions- I used paint from Crown, fashion for walls series, flat matt, colour – Purity. Brilliant white gloss on woodwork, matt Brilliant on ceilings. Grey wallpaper from Romo. Kitchen is from Howdens joinery. Shelves were from Paperchase on Tott Court Rd, a good few years ago tho. You could def make them with a good steel fixer and some hardwood. Thankx

  22. Amanda Johnston says:

    Fantastic home! I love the silhouette candle holder. Where is it from?

  23. annawithlove says:

    this is so sweet, lovely!

  24. Emma Jane says:

    Thank you so much everyone! Candle holder from in Paris!

  25. isabelle says:

    home sweet home…what a truely beautiful place amid london city!

  26. vicky says:

    where did you find that lovely zinc dining table? :) I love it!

  27. Ashley says:

    I would love to know how they made that steel bookshelf!

  28. mandy says:

    So lovely, everything feels like it’s a got a personal touch to it.

  29. Tone says:

    I love your bed. Where can I get it?

  30. Ningy says:

    Love the fairy lights on the mirror.

  31. elise says:

    I was hoping you could tell me where your friend got the whicker stool from, or if you know where to get one like it. I just love it!
    (I know this is an old post and if you already answered this question somewhere i apologize).
    Thank you!!

  32. Della says:

    Love the clock and mirror with lights…great Ideas….Thanks

  33. Ikea Maroc says:

    brillant idea ! love it

  34. marie says:

    I can see and feel the beautiful love and time you both put into this the brightness and the way you intwine old with new. And vintage style also.

  35. Cindy J. Bravo says:

    Thank you for sharing this information.It was informative a s usual. Actually I looked up it on wiki.


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