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.


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

Jessica Hugmark

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


would love to know more about the bookshelves- SO awesome


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


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


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

amy walters, aDESIGNdock

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.

Ricky Sekhon

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

Amanda Johnston

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


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


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


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


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!!