Scandinavian Design and Home of Stylist Joanna Lavén

Posted By Gudy Herder / March 31, 2014 / 7 Comments

Joanna Lavén hall

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Joanna Lavén

Hole of Joanna Lavén

Joanna Lavén kitchen

Joanna Lavén bedroom

Swedish stylist Joanna Lavén has a most exquisite taste. I don’t even know where to start with she had me in awe starting at her hallway! The structure itself of the apartment is dreamy starting with the black and white marble flooring in the hall and the carefully set old parquet patterns. High ceilings, large windows, spacious rooms. Honestly, the more I get to know about Scandinavian homes, the more I believe they have the nicest in-house architecture in the entire world. And I mean it. That must be culture.

I wish we had a similar understanding of how to care of floorings, ceilings, installations, etc. here in Barcelona. You still find so many kitchen and bathrooms from the 70’s and 80’s, I have been apartment hunting for the past twelve month and could write a little guide about it.

But back to the apartment, those mini bar carts are so trending right now. The vintage piece here is a statement by itself. I was wondering if its place next to the chaise longue is the official one (very convenient) or has been removed for the shoot.

Anyhow, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a good week start!


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  • Deepa
    March 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    When I see apartments like this I always think… “Someday, when I grow up!” Really exquisite. I would love to read a Barcelona apartment hunting guide from you!

  • Sarah
    March 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    haha I know what you’re talking about. Our floor tiles are in gray-white mortadella-optic and the tiles in kitchen and bathroom undescribable! Why don’t they just keep it simple? I love the typical old building eixample gotico tiles though but the problem there is that the appartments never have a heating and I couldn’t survive the winter. Been there, done that!

  • Tina Ramchandani
    March 31, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I adore this home Gudy! I agree that Scandinavian homes have amazing finished and textures in their homes, and they take great care of what they have!

  • March 31, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    We agree with you about the Scandinavian architecture, the colors and raw material they use are exquisite!! Would love to see one from Barcelona!!

    • Gudy
      March 31, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      I’ve been publishing several already, you’ll find them on the ‘barcelona style’ column. Saludos!!

  • March 31, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I love this home! That bar cart is on my wish list and the mid century modern designs are so tastefully matched with modern pieces.

  • April 2, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    What a lovely home! Now, that my move is done and I am in interior decoration heaven: please keep those gems coming! I love being inspired by you, as you have an impeccable taste! XO, A.

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