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A stylist’s living room: Therese’s cosy take on Scandinavian modernity

We let one of our favourite interior designers, Therese Ericsson, create her own dream living room. The result is a warm and cosy interpretation of the usually minimalistic, white-on-white Scandinavian look. Get inspired!

A living room with a grey sofa, small coffee table, blue glass display cabinets, plants and lamps.
A living room with a grey sofa, small coffee table, blue glass display cabinets, plants and lamps.

Therese Ericsson has worked as an interior designer and stylist for eight years. She is passionate about creating smart solutions that simplify everyday life. The inspiration behind her dream living room is both functionality and beauty. The overall impression is warm, inviting, and so very personal.

Create a comfortable lounge area by combining a one-seat section with a chaise longue. Add a mix of comfy throws and soft cushions, and a couple of tables to put books and drinks on while you relax.

The sofa area is a calm oasis overlooking nature, and the big table is used for dining and working. It’s a creative and social spot where I can sit and gaze out of the window…

Therese Ericsson, interior designer

Bring a touch of nature inside. Place two or three groups of greenery around the living room on different surfaces, such as this outdoor table which has a bit of an industrial feel. Gathering several potted plants together makes a natural centerpiece which you can enjoy from every angle.

A smaller space (this living room is only 29 square feet) can still cater for lots of different activities and needs. Pictures are hung and propped against neutral walls to form a graphic display. Therese pushed two MELLTORP tables together to create one long one. It’s a multi-purpose place for eating, working, a spot of me time or socialising. Just stack a few extra chairs close by for when you have guests.

Collect memories and furniture that mean something to you. That way you create a sustainable space you can live in and enjoy for a long time.

Therese Ericsson, interior designer

Therese’s living room is only 29 square metres but she still managed to maximise the space with a comfy lounge area to sit down and relax, and two tables to eat, work or just be.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior designer: Therese Ericsson
Photographer: Andrea Papini
Writer: Anna Blom