Anna Backlund lives here

I’ve been meaning to visit my friend and colleague Anna for months now. It is ridiculous that it should take so long time even though we live in the same city. Last time I visited, Anna had just moved in and things were not quite in place. I knew that they had done a lot with the house since last time. I did not know that it would look this striking though. I will share this amazing place in pictures with you the coming posts. Starting with the “attic”.

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The attic was just an ordinary attic when Anna moved in. As you can see things are a bit different now. This floor has turned in to a mini (mini might not be the right word) apartment with a living room, bathroom, kitchen and two rooms for the children.

Built with different sorts of wood. Mostly Spurce and Plywood. The wood surfaces are patched and mixed all over.

The children’s rooms are small but clever planned so the spaces feel airier than they are. The big windows are helping as well. The eldest son has an always ready site-built bunk bed for friends. And just outside the door a generous sofa with Bògòlanfini throws.

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The Mountain rug is called Flaky fields and is designed by Anna Backlund her self.

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Always ready for friends, the bunk bed.

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The other children’s room, for Isidor 11 years old has site-built shelfs, practical for storing and serves as a desk. Drawings above by Nils Kristofersson.

Even though the living takes up the biggest space in the attic nowdays there are still smart solutions for storage.

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Practical sliding doors.

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As you might know wintertime in Sweden means super few hours of daylight. Yesterday was unusually bright to be in November though, and Anna’s bedroom looked more dreamy than ever.

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People with style has William Morris on the walls, a fact. Here as well.

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Most of the furnitures in Anna’s home are vintage and inherited items, stylish items.

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Bear illustration below by Camilla Engman.

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Anna lives in a so-called “flerfamiljshus” in Swedish, don’t know what you say in English but the gist is that they are two families sharing a house.

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A dining room corner with an old gate-legged table, brass details, House of Rym porcelain, the “No baby in a corner coffe pot” with Anna’s (she designed it) popular pattern “Tu es la vague”, Acne Paper, a picture wall, loads of patterns, details, textures and second hand finds.

Power flower.

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The “Seriously cereally” bowls above (my design), out of stock at ours but you can still find them over at House of Rym. The bird pattern above (pillow) might be designed byGunilla Axén but I am not sure, they can be made by Carl Johan de Geer as well who made these birds. Anyone who knows?

UPDATE: The bird pattern on the pillow above is designed by Gunilla Axén and is called “Gåsmarsch”.

Yes of course this household has a great looking bathroom as well. Delicate I would say. I love that Anna’s foutas are laying around here and there, in that way I can mix pleasure with business and mention that you can buy these excellent textiles over at the shop.

Oh and yes, it’s Anna’s design – the foutas.

More of Anna Backlund’s home in coming posts!

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The Anna-Backlund-lives-here series continues. Because this place is filled to the brim with excitement.

So, what to say about the kitchen? Well the chairs above are thrifted at Lauritz. Anna bought them recently and got them shipped from Stockholm to Gothenburg. Here similar ones currently for sale at Lauritz. And here some other nice chairs (Hans J. Wegner.) at the same auction site.

I was going to link to these yellow lamps before they sold, unfortunately I was too late.

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Above, striped big sack from House doctor.

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If you like Anna’s interior style you might want to check out some of her work here.

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Ok, peep in to the workroom of artist, stylist Anna Backlund (portrayed in the image above).

Things to look at, everywhere.

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The colourbook Arte Crea tu libro.

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Groups and collections.

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But I have to say it right away, I will be back that’s for sure.

This last post shows a bit more of Anna Backlund‘s living room, and details important not to miss. Like the poster above, made by Camilla Engman. And the pillow flea market find below.

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One Response to Anna Backlund lives here

  1. Graeme Fraser says:

    Wow, what a lovely place with so much sunlight. However, what I really like is the woodburner, do you have any idea where this is from?

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