At home with Emma Malmborg

Welcome to Emma Malmborg

A two-room apartment on the fourth floor is the home of Emma Malmborg. She has a fantastic view over the surrounding rooftops and the sea beyond. The house is located just 15 minutes from Malmö city center, Sweden but there's none of the urban hustle and bustle here. It’s a calm place and Emma enjoys the sunshine, the view and the plants on her balcony, which is the jewel in the crown. 


WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR BALCONY?

The view is fantastic! Because I live on the fourth floor and the houses around me are low, I can see all the way to the sea! I also love that my balcony is on the south-west corner because I get sun all day long and in the evening – although the plants do need a lot of water! I also like the wooden floor and perforated steel balcony walls. They stop some of the wind and, although I can see out, I’m not in full view.

I want it to feel cozy and homely out here on the balcony as well. I’ve tried to achieve this by making space for both furniture and plants. I’ve also put a rug on the floor to make it feel more like a room.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT A SMART DIY HACK YOU’VE USED?

I’ve attached a trellis to one side of the balcony railing to hang plants on. It makes it feel a bit more protected. I’ve also hung a little string of LED lights on the ceiling above in the shape of a grid. It looks really nice when it’s dark. I’ve also hung lights around the railing to add to the cozy feel in the evenings. 

DESCRIBE YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE

My interior design style is modern and clean but at the same time personal and homely. I want my home to feel nice and welcoming. I love combining a clean look with splashes of color and the things I like, such as my Carolina Gynning cushions and glassware – those are among my favorites.

I furnished the whole apartment in my head from the plans before I moved in. I knew exactly what furniture I wanted and where to put it. So when I moved in it was just a case of getting started and getting it all done. I took a week of vacation to give me time to get everything done quickly. It was a lot of fun. My goal was to have a birthday party here 10 days after I moved in – and I made it! 


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