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Swedish Home of Anna Malin

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.

Helt Enkelt

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.

Helt Enkelt

Helt Enkelt

Helt Enkelt

Helt Enkelt

Helt Enkelt

Helt Enkelt

Helt Enkelt

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)

Posted by decor8 in Home Tours on February 18, 2010

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  1. laura trevey commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:06am

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

  2. nadine commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:08am

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

  3. Jen Kiaba commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:08am

    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! =-.

  4. ishtar commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:09am

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

  5. meghan commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:10am

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

  6. living with lindsay commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:11am

    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 =-.

  7. Julie Mack commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:14am

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

  8. Annabelle commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:16am

    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… =-.

  9. Will commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:17am

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

  10. visualingual commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:23am

    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 =-.

  11. sue@solsticehome commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:25am

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

  12. tiina commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:29am

    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 } =-.

  13. caro commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:29am

    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 =-.

  14. Tricia McKellar commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:40am

    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 =-.

  15. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:44am

    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 =-.

  16. Sarah commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:49am

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

  17. Lucy commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:54am

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

  18. Sara commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:02am

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

  19. Thea commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:15am

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

  20. Liza commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:17am

    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 =-.

  21. The Design Notebook commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:20am

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

  22. Brigitte commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:29am

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

  23. Decofabulous commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:30am

    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 =-.

  24. Gwen commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:32am

    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!

  25. Sarah Sarniak commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:46am

    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 =-.

  26. Liv commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:47am

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

  27. Marisa commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:47am

    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.

  28. alejandra commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 11:03am

    I love the colors, the black walls are wonderful.

  29. decor8 commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 11:15am

    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?

  30. decor8 commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 11:16am

    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.

  31. Brandi commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 11:17am

    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 =-.

  32. Valentina commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 11:23am

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

  33. karina commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 11:28am

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

  34. juliette commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 11:32am

    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 =-.

  35. elinanita commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 11:54am

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

  36. Beth perry commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 12:01pm

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

  37. lotten commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 12:19pm

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

  38. Jennifer at NicoleJaneHome commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 12:33pm

    Simply gorgeous design. The photography is stunning too.

  39. Harp commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 12:34pm

    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…

  40. Anna-Malin commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 12:52pm

    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 =-.

  41. Mausumi commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 12:53pm

    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 =-.

  42. Mia commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 12:58pm

    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. :)

  43. decor8 commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 1:25pm

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

  44. decor8 commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 1:27pm

    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.

  45. alex*strawberry lemonade commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 2:24pm

    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. =-.

  46. Home Decor Fanatic commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 2:43pm

    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 =-.

  47. Mina commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 2:44pm

    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 =-.

  48. Caroline commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 2:46pm

    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 =-.

  49. caisa k. commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 3:08pm

    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

  50. Petra :-) commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 3:12pm

    *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* =-.

  51. Camilla commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 4:17pm

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

    Hugs Camilla

  52. Julia commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 4:25pm

    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 =-.

  53. Meredith commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 4:40pm

    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 =-.

  54. LiveLikeYou commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 5:23pm

    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 =-.

  55. Nuit commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 5:23pm

    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 =-.

  56. Viv commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 5:48pm

    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 =-.

  57. rdeco commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 6:15pm

    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.

  58. monica from hola!design commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 7:03pm

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

  59. Andi commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 8:09pm

    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… =-.

  60. Jane Flanagan commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 8:24pm

    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 =-.

  61. Liz's Barefoot Books commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 8:40pm

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

  62. Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 8:53pm

    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 =-.

  63. The Editor commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 8:58pm

    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!

  64. Christina Diaz commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:38pm

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

  65. urban flea commented
    February 18th, 2010 at 10:50pm

    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 =-.

  66. thedoodlegirl commented
    February 19th, 2010 at 12:13am

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

  67. Alison Gibbs commented
    February 19th, 2010 at 12:39am

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

  68. peggy commented
    February 19th, 2010 at 12:45am

    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!

  69. Kami commented
    February 19th, 2010 at 1:21am

    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 =-.

  70. design traveller commented
    February 19th, 2010 at 7:51am

    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 :) =-.

  71. Magdalena commented
    February 20th, 2010 at 3:16am

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

  72. Jordana commented
    February 20th, 2010 at 10:20am

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

  73. Kate commented
    February 20th, 2010 at 3:40pm

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

  74. Danielle@LiveLikeYou commented
    February 20th, 2010 at 4:20pm

    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 =-.

  75. Alex Louisa commented
    February 21st, 2010 at 5:34am

    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! =-.

  76. Desiree Fawn commented
    February 21st, 2010 at 10:30pm

    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 =-.

  77. Splendid Willow commented
    February 22nd, 2010 at 1:09am

    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 =-.

  78. Jannice commented
    February 22nd, 2010 at 3:04am

    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 =-.

  79. moline commented
    February 23rd, 2010 at 9:39am

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

  80. Lilla huset på prärien commented
    February 24th, 2010 at 10:01am

    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! =-.

  81. Christina Laurenti commented
    April 14th, 2010 at 11:57am

    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!!!

  82. Mary Elizabeth commented
    January 19th, 2014 at 6:23am

    Wonderful blog. Lovely vignettes!

  83. Mary Elizabeth commented
    January 19th, 2014 at 6:24am

    Lovely vignettes!

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