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Now & Then: Home of Stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg

These photos made me happy today because I love seeing how stylists decorate their homes and also how they change things up as their needs change and tastes evolve.


I found this delightful home on Irene’s beautiful blog and it belongs to interior stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg that was photographed by Petra Bindel and instantly remembered it but noticed immediately that a lot has changed since I last saw it. But first, isn’t this minty green haven so serene and lovely?

What a modern, soft application of pastels applied in a very grown up way – and edited so perfectly. You can see the entire apartment here but a glimpse below. It’s glorious beyond words. At the bottom of this post, you can see the way this space looked before Emma redecorated. It was equally gorgeous then, too.







It looks like Emma’s former dining room is now a kitchen/dining room combo and the lilac accents in the apartment have been replaced with more mint.

BEFORE shots

BEFORE shots

BEFORE shots

BEFORE shots

THEN & NOW – let’s have a little fun now and examine the details, shall we?


I spot the disco ball in the window of the living room now vs. in the center of the space, too. Glad they kept the disco ball, my favorite feature! What an incredible transformation. I spot a new sofa too. It’s looking a bit more elegant, don’t you think?

What do you think?

(Photography: Petra Bindel)

Posted by decor8 in design on September 11, 2012

Your comments...

  1. Miranda commented
    September 11th, 2012 at 5:27pm

    I found this kitchen a while ago on Pinterest and i was curious which house belongs to it. Now i know ;)
    Thanks for sharing Holly!

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  2. Miranda commented
    September 11th, 2012 at 5:28pm

    ….BTW I think the disco ball is realy cool :)
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  3. nannette commented
    September 11th, 2012 at 6:29pm

    Thank you Holly. Beautiful photos and great to see the comparison to before. Fantastic example of how a professional goes from ‘already great to greater’.
    I especially loved the little glass shelf in the window.

  4. Tricia Rose commented
    September 11th, 2012 at 7:23pm

    I love the then and now photos – the theory of evolution made plain!

  5. Lisbeth commented
    September 11th, 2012 at 8:17pm

    Beautiful places & evolution!

    Odd to put a kitchen cabinet right over your hob though, where it will be damaged from the steam created when cooking. Would have looked better moved to the right as well?

  6. sécia commented
    September 11th, 2012 at 8:24pm

    Love the NOW! So cozy.

    xo sécia
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  7. Maria @ All Things Luxurious commented
    September 11th, 2012 at 8:27pm

    I just love this home! My favorite part is definitely the kitchen! :-)
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  8. vicki archer commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 12:21am

    so stunning…what a gorgeous home… xv

  9. martha commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 12:45am

    Very nice and fresh. It’s clean, edgy, and unexpected… some of my favorite things are in this space. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Callie Grayson commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 1:45am

    Love both , but really enjoy the fresh minty accents and I love that new sofa!
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  11. Chrystina commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:33am

    I love the white – I love how clean it makes everything look!! Also – I’ve been searching for a narrow shelf like that for my kitchen, maybe I’ll find one that looks that awesome tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!!
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  12. fai commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 8:07am

    I love both! Beautiful home

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  13. Glenda Childers commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 9:45am

    I love mixing things up in my home, too.
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  14. Sofia - WinterStays commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 10:14am

    looks very scandinavian, I like the idea of different styles of chairs.
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  15. Tracy A. commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 10:30am
  16. Honey Atkinson commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 12:31pm

    Light, bright and so so fresh! I want to live in a space like this….

  17. el @ house life commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 3:51pm

    I am currently looking for inspiration for my upcoming living room makeover and have certainly found it hear. Absolutely love those wooden white-washed floors, stunning!

  18. Anu commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 9:17pm

    Really enjoyed this post – I’m a big fan of before and afters and this is an excellent redecorating story! Of course not to mention the both versions of apartment which are a true eye candy :)
    Anu´s last blog post ..Pastels and lots of sunlight

  19. Laura Gaskill commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 9:36pm

    Love, love, love! I too remember seeing this home, and I’m honestly not sure which incarnation I love more…it’s all so very good. :) The kitchen is simply gorgeous (love the mint green) and the living room looks so comfy and cushy. Nice! xo Laura

  20. Kat commented
    September 12th, 2012 at 10:56pm

    I enjoyed the way you showed us the before and afters.
    I liked both. :)

  21. Cindy commented
    September 13th, 2012 at 10:01pm

    Love this kitchen. My favourite color for kitchens is white, but I think it has changed in to minty green :-)

  22. Anna-Rosa commented
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:44am

    I can’t pick one of them.. I love both.
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  23. Desha Peacock commented
    September 17th, 2012 at 2:48am

    Thanks for the before/after pics. I really like the mint green addition. Wonderful kitchen!
    Desha Peacock´s last blog post ..Dealing with "D"

  24. Louise commented
    September 17th, 2012 at 10:43am

    I’ll be renovating again so thank you for the inspirations.

  25. Rebecca commented
    October 3rd, 2012 at 5:44am

    Yes – I think it looks a bit more refined now but did love the lavender/purple accents in the previous design. Both are lovely though!
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..Modern Coastal Home…

  26. Kate commented
    January 31st, 2013 at 6:20pm

    Does anyone know the brand/model of the gray couch? Any leads would be much appreciated. I LOVE it!

  27. cristina commented
    April 15th, 2013 at 11:56am

    Somebody could tell me which is exactly the kitchen colour? I really love it!

  28. Crissy commented
    September 16th, 2013 at 1:55am


    Hi Kate,
    DId you ever find out the brand/model of the sofa?

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