Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Places & Faces

Swedish Simplicity

Recently I stumbled across the stunning home of interior stylist, Jenny Hjalmarson Boldsen.  I’d collected various snaps of this paired back abode throughout my (late night) Pinterest trawling journeys, so it is exciting to piece together the whole home – from the versatile and casual living space, to a home office to die for!

Built in 1847 and located in an idyllic Swedish fishing village, the home was stripped back and renovated into a functional family home, with a clean monochrome pallet.

For me, there is something so calming about a black and white home.  It’s uncomplicated, yet bold, and allows for the design to take more risky choices with pattern, texture and accessories.

My favourite accent in this home is the Moroccan Beni style rug – with a long pile and elegant diamond pattern, this rug adds personality and shapes the whole feel of the room.

The white concrete floor is also a great choice – allowing the furniture and décor to truly stand out, almost like in an art gallery.  The home is beautifully accessorised and layered, so the stark white look doesn’t ever appear too sterile.

See below a selection of images from this home sourced from

Beth F