AT HOME WITH THE JOHANSSON-JONSSON FAMILY
WELCOME TO THE JOHANSSON-JONSSON FAMILY
Almost a year and a half ago Lina, who manages a garden centre, and her partner Marcus, a police officer, moved into their townhouse of 108 sq m in the Sävsångaren cooperative housing association in Linghem, Sweden. At the moment Malte, the couple’s French bulldog, is the only one using the extra bedroom, but soon the pitter-patter of tiny feet will be heard in there as well – the couple are expecting their first child in September!
You’re invited to a tour of a personal and pleasant home where it’s easy to see that a lot of time and effort has gone into making this newbuild feel like a real home.
HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN INTERIOR DESIGN?
Interior design has always been one of my main interests. When I was 14 I worked in my spare time at a flower store and then I stayed in that industry. It goes hand in hand with the interior design industry.
For work I travel to trade fairs where interior design is just as important as the plant pots and other floral accessories. My job and my biggest hobby are actually the same thing!
LINA ON HER FAVOURITE ROOM – THE BLUE BEDROOM
Right now my favourite room is our blue bedroom – it feels cosy and gives a real splash of colour to our otherwise fairly neutral-coloured home. Painting the bedroom was one of the first things we did when we moved in. I had been dreaming about a big bedroom in this particular colour for a long time.
The bedroom feels like home to me, and it’s a really comfortable place to sleep. But it’s not just a bedroom – it’s also a cosy space where we like to spend our evenings reading a book or watching a film. The design is quite plain and simple but with carefully selected eye-catching accents.
HAVE YOU CREATED ANY EXTRA STORAGE IN YOUR HOME?
We have a good storage space under the stairs containing bookshelves and a shoe cupboard. Here we can store everything that’s not all that attractive to look at but important to have close at hand. There’s space for lots of things including all of our cleaning supplies.
In the little closet in the hall we’ve installed baskets on the walls and put hooks on the inside of the door. There’s space in there for all the coats, gloves, hats and scarves we don’t use that often to leave more space in the hall and keep it tidier.
Finally, we’ve put up shelves and racks in the bedroom closet for a great walk-in closet feel!
I’m inspired when I see how other people living in the exact same terraced house have made their place so beautiful but at the same time so completely different! It’s crazy how much fun it is to see how other people think and find new solutions. I follow a lot of people living in the same BoKlok terraced houses on Instagram...
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