Swedish Home of Anna Malin

February 18, 2010

I found the very stylish Anna Malin behind the blog Helt Enkelt recently by visiting some Swedish blogs and clicking around on blogrolls — then I contacted her and viola! here she is on decor8. I’m so glad that I found Anna because I am in love with her blog and her home.

Swedish Home of Anna Malin

Anna simply has the best style – she mixes classic Swedish furniture with flea market finds and heirloom pieces resulting in a romantic yet crisp and modern home with lots of personalized touches. Here are some views of her gorgeous space. I especially like the three different ways that she has decorated her dining room, it’s fun to see what she’s up to next! From her blog I gather that she rearranges her home very often, and given that she has a family and kids, I’m quite impressed by this not to mention how clean and organized her space is.

Swedish Home of Anna Malin

Swedish Home of Anna Malin

Swedish Home of Anna Malin

Swedish Home of Anna Malin

Swedish Home of Anna Malin

Swedish Home of Anna Malin

Swedish Home of Anna Malin

To see more visit Anna here on her blog. I’ve added her blog on my list of daily must-reads, be sure to do the same if you love this look too. What an inspiration!

(images: Anna Malin)


  • Reply laura trevey February 18, 2010 at 9:06 am

    One room three ways – very cool!!
    .-= laura trevey´s last blog ..Giveaway – Beach Chairs Watercolor =-.

  • Reply nadine February 18, 2010 at 9:08 am

    that stunning black accent wall is a great way to make a tv disappear! love it!

  • Reply Jen Kiaba February 18, 2010 at 9:08 am

    When you tweeted about the black accent walls I was very curious. I’m amazed at how they lend a sense of serenity to the design. What a gorgeous home! It has that incredibly modern feel without seeming like a museum – one still feels like it’s a comfortable home to live in.
    Thanks so much for sharing this!

    On an added note – I’m impressed by the photos! So much white in a home can be difficult to photograph! =)
    .-= Jen Kiaba´s last blog ..Help plan my photoshoot and win a free print! =-.

  • Reply ishtar February 18, 2010 at 9:09 am

    OMG is this a REAL home? AMAZING!
    .-= ishtar´s last blog ..I heart bokeh! =-.

  • Reply meghan February 18, 2010 at 9:10 am

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous home.
    I am so stealing some of these ideas!!!
    Love it!
    .-= meghan´s last blog ..At my wits end =-.

  • Reply living with lindsay February 18, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this beauty. I really love how she put together her mix of dining room chairs. What I wouldn’t give to roam around a home like that and just check it all out.
    .-= living with lindsay´s last blog ..Giveaway: JULIAN & Co. Custom Jewelry =-.

  • Reply Julie Mack February 18, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Love Love Love!
    Simple. Quirky. Welcoming. Creative. Beautiful!

  • Reply Annabelle February 18, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I think I need a little more time to go through and drool over each and every one of these photos… *goes off in trepidation*
    .-= Annabelle´s last blog ..No dab at it but loving it… =-.

  • Reply Will February 18, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Wow, love this home – stunning! My fav parts are the black accent wall and soothing pale greys. Plus those orange lampshades are yummy!

  • Reply visualingual February 18, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I love, love, love the subtle use of color and the myriad textures in this home. Gorgeous!
    .-= visualingual´s last blog ..Seagull Sites by Linda Williams =-.

  • Reply sue@solsticehome February 18, 2010 at 9:25 am

    can i possibly save all the photos for inspiration, love this!!
    .-= sue@solsticehome´s last blog ..Vintage Milk Glass Vase =-.

  • Reply tiina February 18, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I can definitely understand why you love it. I definitely share the feeling! Anna has matched everything perfectly creating a home with a personality. And as a Scandinavian, I just must love the color palette:) Thanks Holly for searching for new finds online all the time, and sharing them with us!
    .-= tiina´s last blog ..{ avocado and cheddar quesadillas } =-.

  • Reply caro February 18, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Oh, my good, that’s absolutely wonderful. I love the combination of these different chairs with the orange lights.
    .-= caro´s last blog love with sven =-.

  • Reply Tricia McKellar February 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

    A really stunning home. I’m surprised at how lovely the black wall is… I love that the black wall minimizes the look of the tv. I bet movie night is wonderful with all the black around the tv.
    .-= Tricia McKellar´s last blog ..water & sky: black & white =-.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente February 18, 2010 at 9:44 am

    wow… incredibly beautiful. *sigh* Inspiring and lovely….her space reminds me of your a little bit, different colors & things but, similar in aesthetic somehow. Just gorgeous….thanks for sharing this hun.
    .-= Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog ..Cheap & Chic: inspired by a painting =-.

  • Reply Sarah February 18, 2010 at 9:49 am

    thanks for the post, love to find new, beautiful blogs.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Amzing Kitchen Designer =-.

  • Reply Lucy February 18, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Where to start with? I love everything you posted!! Lovely… I’m starting to hate my house now… :(

    • Reply decor8 February 18, 2010 at 11:16 am

      Lucy you’re funny! I think we all feel this way when we see AMAZING spaces but let it be a motivator for you to change things up, don’t beat yourself up because I’m sure your home is beautiful.

  • Reply Sara February 18, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Very unique!! But there must be a room designated for the kids toys… :)
    .-= Sara´s last blog ..Vanilla Oatmeal Bar =-.

  • Reply Thea February 18, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Very stylish. I especially love the feminine tassels as drawer pulls.
    .-= Thea´s last blog ..Friday Follower – Sandra =-.

  • Reply Liza February 18, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I love the blue and all the textures in her home… look so soft and welcoming. She’s got a gorgeous blog, thanks for finding and sharing it!
    .-= Liza´s last blog ..Preparing for spring =-.

  • Reply The Design Notebook February 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I love her style. Will head over to her blog now and check it out!
    .-= The Design Notebook´s last blog ..Last chance =-.

  • Reply Brigitte February 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

    This home has me drooling. I love, love, love the black mixed in. Such a great twist.
    .-= Brigitte´s last blog ..Listening on Repeat =-.

  • Reply Decofabulous February 18, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Black has been on my mind this week ( I blogged about it just yesterday ). The black accent wall adds interest to the room and has effectively disguised the TV. Fabulous!!
    .-= Decofabulous´s last blog ..Back to black =-.

    • Reply decor8 February 18, 2010 at 11:15 am

      Funny how so many are loving the black accent wall right now, seems to be a real trend. Honestly, I don’t like it but in Anna’s home I LOVE IT. Though I still do not want it in my house because I know I’d tire of it and because I have allergies to most paint I cannot just throw up a new color whenever I’d like or else I’d be a bit more daring. The paint in Germany smells horrible, when I first moved in to my freshly painted apartment my eyes were swollen for 4 weeks! LOL.

      But yes, black on walls. I think it works in some spaces but not all – it has to do with room size, height of ceilings, and lighting don’t you? Thoughts?

  • Reply Gwen February 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Wow, thank you for this! I am building on a pale blue/white/black palette with bits of orange in our living/dining area, and this is great inspiration!

  • Reply Sarah Sarniak February 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I love this home! It has a great mix of contemporary and traditional. And that black chair looks super comfy.
    .-= Sarah Sarniak´s last blog ..Major Budget Decorating =-.

  • Reply Liv February 18, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I would certainly live there.
    .-= Liv´s last blog ..what I love about art, part two =-.

  • Reply Marisa February 18, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Whew! Grab me a blanket and a space heater! It looks freezing in there! Makes lovely images to look at, but I can’t imagine feeling cozy.

  • Reply alejandra February 18, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I love the colors, the black walls are wonderful.

  • Reply Brandi February 18, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I really like the muted palette with the bursts of color here and there — especially those orange lights in the dining room (I don’t often go for orange but I like those). I see so many beautiful homes from Sweden on blogs, I sometimes wonder if Swedes have some sort of home design class that they take in high school.
    .-= Brandi´s last blog ..Serenity =-.

  • Reply Valentina February 18, 2010 at 11:23 am

    oooh, I love the colors of white. this is a very interesting and clean style!
    .-= Valentina´s last blog ..squint limited =-.

  • Reply karina February 18, 2010 at 11:28 am

    OMG!I never thought I would like black walls so much!!!!

  • Reply juliette February 18, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Tassles – now, I never would have thought they would be very ‘me’, but how she has those simple black ones hanging on the drawer pulls…I could actually see myself doing the same thing!

    Punch of orange over the table – love that set up best of all the different lights she’s put up there. I really like that monochromatic look w/a punch of color, very fresh!
    .-= juliette´s last blog ..Soggy inspiration =-.

    • Reply decor8 February 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm

      Juiette – I have the same tassles, I use them on my china cabinet door handles only in a different color. I got mine from a friend here in Hannover who gets them from Morocco.

  • Reply elinanita February 18, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Yes…..I have follow her blog for quoit a while…..she is really good:)
    have a nice day…:)

  • Reply Beth perry February 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    beautiful beautiful style!
    .-= Beth perry´s last blog ..the What’s Been Going On This Week…. =-.

  • Reply lotten February 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    hi, glad to found your site, love anna.malins beautiful home too!
    warmhug lotten

  • Reply Jennifer at NicoleJaneHome February 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Simply gorgeous design. The photography is stunning too.

  • Reply Harp February 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Hello, I’m Harp. Thank you so much for sharing such an inspiring and unique space.This is my first post here, although I’ve been a reader for some time. I had to comment because black has been on my mind since eyeing the cover of one of Sherwin William’s Paint look-books. A stunning dining room with substantial natural light and great molding is featured with black onyx walls, paired with black and white patterned fabrics and fabulous pops of apple green, white and deep orange. I can’t get the loveliness out of my head…

  • Reply Anna-Malin February 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    hi holly!

    I´m not sure if my email works so I am writing to you here too!!
    thanks for a really nice post and for your very kind words!!

    (I´m absolutely amazed. you have picked the exact same pictures I had in mind :)))))))
    .-= Anna-Malin´s last blog =-.

    • Reply decor8 February 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm

      Anna-Malin – Oh you’re welcome, thank you for everything!

  • Reply Mausumi February 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Great ideas and lovely colors! I’m definitely using some of this inspiration in my own apartment! :)
    .-= Mausumi´s last blog ..Talula s/s 2010 =-.

  • Reply Mia February 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Hi! Yeah, so you´ve found her blog. It´s one of the prettiest blogs in Sweden right now and I think her home is absolutely fabulous. :)

  • Reply alex*strawberry lemonade February 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    her color palette is so opposite of what I usually like (warm bright pops of color) but this is soooooooo gorgeous. wow!

    i think you’re right about the black wall huh! somehow it looks chic here.

    i didn’t realize the paint smelled differently in germany! is it made diffently?? (or maybe the flats aren’t as well ventillated as a housie? hmmm)
    .-= alex*strawberry lemonade´s last blog ..My Funny Valentines. =-.

  • Reply Home Decor Fanatic February 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I have referred clients to Anna’s site on several occasions and am pleased to see her continuing to make such a worldwide impact on interior design. And “Mia” is correct – it’s gotta be the prettiest blog in Sweden.

    Keep on mixing the old with the new, Anna.
    .-= Home Decor Fanatic´s last blog ..7 Myths About Crown Molding =-.

  • Reply Mina February 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Stunning. Absolutely beautiful home. When can I move in? Tomorrow, you say? Sure thing. Will be there in a jif! : )
    .-= Mina´s last blog ..Bohemian Wednesday – 02.17.2010 – Dottie Angel’s (Tif’s) Home =-.

  • Reply Caroline February 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks a lot for this link, I could not stop looking at all the beautiful pictures. And it turns out that she does not live many miles away from me!
    .-= Caroline´s last blog ..The Art of Life =-.

  • Reply caisa k. February 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    HELT ENKELT is my biggest source of inspiration!
    I really enjoy to take part of anna-malins amazing pictures from her beautiful home.

    -camilla, finland

  • Reply Petra :-) February 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    *love* the hint of morocco in her home :-) I was thinking about painting my atelier in black since last year…still have dark indigo blue…and still thinking about some special kind of black wallpaint ;-)
    .-= Petra :-)´s last blog ..*moroccan laundry* =-.

  • Reply Camilla February 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I agree!!!
    It´s a beautiful home!!

    Hugs Camilla

  • Reply Julia February 18, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I want nothing more than to re-paint walls, throw out old things, and just renew our home in general – and then I get to see this! Gaah. I NEED to get going with our home. Anna-Malin’s blog is full of inspiration, already bookmarked it and I’m sure I’ll be checking back often… :)

    Oh and regarding black walls – I agree that it has to do with both space and lighting. It totally wouldn’t work at my place, it’s way too small and would make it look very dark. But it DOES look great in the pictures above!
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..A Tuesday of =-.

  • Reply Meredith February 18, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Anna’s home is gorgeous! I love how light and open it feels while still maintaining a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. She used just the right amount of warming details. And way to go on redecorating frequently! My sister and I used to do that all the time, but I’m afraid it’s faded away since having kids… Maybe I’ll mix things up for spring.
    .-= Meredith´s last blog ..everything i have =-.

  • Reply LiveLikeYou February 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Love the pale Scandinavian colors and white feminine furniture pieces mixed with the reindeer hides and black.
    .-= LiveLikeYou´s last blog ..Dorothy Draper does it right =-.

  • Reply Nuit February 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    OMG what an amazing style, gorgeous. I have always been a big fan of black&white but I also noticed every table in this house is stunning, love the tables!!!!

    .-= Nuit´s last blog ..Destination: ROmAnCe =-.

  • Reply Viv February 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Oh wow.. this is an amazing home! I love the feathered wings on the dressmakers dummy. the black and white contrast here and throughout her home is just beautiful.
    .-= Viv´s last blog ..Inspired by Angie Hranowsky =-.

  • Reply rdeco February 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    OK. Black is lovely, but i also think that photos charm it a lot. I like th TV on black wall, it’s convenient but not so high. For your info, cause i have a really dark brown-chocolate wall in my house, the tiny dust look awful on it. As for the 3 rooms, i liked them all but i would put nothing on the wall. Excellent blog though.

  • Reply monica from hola!design February 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    love the black walls! amazing home.
    .-= monica from hola!design´s last blog ..Cheese + Photography =-.

  • Reply Andi February 18, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I love how her tv blends right into that black accent wall. The tv is easy to view from the seating area, but not the focal point. Now if my landlord would only be okay with black paint on the wall!
    .-= Andi´s last blog ..Gratitude… =-.

  • Reply Jane Flanagan February 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I love the black wall to conceal the television. I bet it makes movies a lot more theatrical in the evening too!
    .-= Jane Flanagan´s last blog ..Joshua Jensen Nagle =-.

  • Reply Liz's Barefoot Books February 18, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I love having different dining chairs. Guests love to choose their favorite seat!

  • Reply Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas February 18, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    What a unique, Scandinavian home. I don’t often think of black, especially, a complete wall, in Swedish homes, but this is a wonderful surprise to me. Everything is lovely.
    .-= Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas´s last blog ..Lovely Las Vegas: Ichiza Japanese Food =-.

  • Reply The Editor February 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Shades of gray are so very elegant, especially when contrasted with smoky black and the pale blue…could I live with it myself? In a heartbeat!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Christina Diaz February 18, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    gorgeous space! i love that nice big work table!
    .-= Christina Diaz´s last blog ..Kate by Bert Stern =-.

  • Reply urban flea February 18, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    i’m now completely enamored with her home and blog as well! thanks so much for sharing, and i hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    xo urban flea :)
    .-= urban flea´s last blog ..table guide =-.

  • Reply thedoodlegirl February 19, 2010 at 12:13 am

    .-= thedoodlegirl´s last blog ..Silly Tooth Fairy Note =-.

  • Reply Alison Gibbs February 19, 2010 at 12:39 am

    WOW!!!!! How beautiful and oh so peaceful Anna’s home looks
    .-= Alison Gibbs´s last blog ..MARCH OUT KAPOOKA =-.

  • Reply peggy February 19, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Oh my. How incredibly sensuous or sensual – never know the difference between these two. No matter, it’s stunningly gorgeous. I am getting more and more interested in black and gray in decor. I’m going to click over to her blog. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kami February 19, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Wow! Black and white and texture and swedish-ness! And that beautiful work space…it’s my dream. Gorgeous! Her blog will definitely be on my must-read. Thank you for sharing!
    .-= Kami´s last blog ..Eat More Cake – PRINT =-.

  • Reply design traveller February 19, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Great photos, interesting interiors! The black wall with a bit of paint texture caught my eye. I like it a lot!
    .-= design traveller´s last blog ..Birdie lamps: I want to fly away :) =-.

  • Reply Magdalena February 20, 2010 at 3:16 am

    AnnaMalins work is such a great inspiration!!!fantastic style,great eye for the details!Just lovely!
    I love it!

  • Reply Jordana February 20, 2010 at 10:20 am

    These are just gorgeous spaces! So beautiful!
    .-= Jordana´s last blog ..Paper Exploration =-.

  • Reply Kate February 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    what a bold, calm color palette. i love the mixture of chairs in the dining room.

  • Reply Danielle@LiveLikeYou February 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I love the black wall, but totally agree that it can only be done in the correct home. I don’t think it would look great in a home with low ceilings or that doesn’t get a lot of natural light. But for Anna Halin, it is AWESOME! She does an incredible job of mixing and matching…all of her pieces are so interchangable because she has stayed with the same color palette, which is beautiful! Love to see inspirational homes like hers!
    .-= Danielle@LiveLikeYou´s last blog ..Summer house =-.

  • Reply Alex Louisa February 21, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I truly have never found a blog where I’ve loved every single interiors photo, until now! I’m actually in the process of painting my loungeroom in that same rich black, and I’m painting the niches that I added a few months ago black too. It was so funny to see the same thing! Thanks for the link to Anna’s blog. It is brilliant!
    .-= Alex Louisa´s last blog ..GUTS! =-.

  • Reply Desiree Fawn February 21, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    OH wow, that black wall is fantastic!! What a great idea — totally makes the TV blend in too!
    .-= Desiree Fawn´s last blog ..Kristi McMurry Photography =-.

  • Reply Splendid Willow February 22, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Isn’t Anna-Malin great! Not only is she so talented – but she is also a great person & friend. Thank you for the lovely post. She so deserves it!

    And Holly, your blog is also a Universal absolute must read.

    Much fondness, Monika
    .-= Splendid Willow´s last blog ..A Home For Desserts =-.

  • Reply Jannice February 22, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Ohhh…here home is gorgeous! I meet her first time when she bought some of my lamps. We live in Helsingborg both of us, and her blog has inspired me since ….

    As yours :)
    Have a nice week!
    .-= Jannice´s last blog ..Dagdrömma =-.

  • Reply moline February 23, 2010 at 9:39 am

    What a wonderful home! I could move in immediately!
    .-= moline´s last blog ..Busy sewing, cutting, arranging, glueing and partying =-.

  • Reply Lilla huset på prärien February 24, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Anna-Malin is a great friend of mine and I always enjoy visiting her home – she has always something new to show! :)

    / Jenny (Sweden)
    .-= Lilla huset på prärien´s last blog ..Fröer är grodor på danska! =-.

  • Reply Christina Laurenti April 14, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Where are those knotted pens/pencils from? Are they hand made? The ones I am referring to are in the one about the blue/grays image. The image location is

    I must have these!!!

  • Reply Mary Elizabeth January 19, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Wonderful blog. Lovely vignettes!

  • Reply Mary Elizabeth January 19, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Lovely vignettes!

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