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Bedroom of a stylist - part 2

01 May 2016

We all have our own ideas of what makes a bedroom daydream-worthy. For our interior designer, Lina, hints of stylish, bygone eras and splashes of greens and blues do the trick.

A bedroom is styled as a modern take on Art Nouveau
A portrait of our interior designer.

When we asked Lina to create her dream bedroom, it didn’t take much time at all before she’d come back with detailed sketches and mood boards of one of the cosiest spaces we’ve seen. With modern nods to the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, and happy use of her favourite colours (soft, matte blues and greens), her biggest aim was to create a space that felt lived-in, relaxed, and calm. Which is exactly why there’s not a TV, laptop or phone to be seen. “I’ve always wanted a bedroom with lots and lots of plants. So I added a few larger varieties,” she said.

“Honestly, I can be a bit messy sometimes,” Lina admits. So she added a large glass cabinet. It not only creates a space to keep her bed linens in order, but does double duty storing and showing off her favourite books.

A bedside table with a gold, fring lamp sits next to a bed.
“It’s really important to me that I do my own thing at home. I added some fringe that I found at a fabric shop to the bedside lamp, and some old photos, one of which is my mom as a child. I go for photos that make me feel happy, not just ones that are highly stylised and chosen for design purposes.” Behind the bed, Lina riffed off of the popular Art Deco sunburst motif, with different shades of paint. How did she do it? First she painted the entire wall with the darkest colour, then added the lighter sections using painter’s tape to create and stay withing the lines. Here are the codes for the paints she used:
A large plant sits on top of a glass cabinet.
A fringed gold lamp, an alarm clock and a glass of water on a bedside table.
A bedside table with a gold, fring lamp sits next to a bed.
“In my own home I always design for myself and not others. Especially in a space as private as the bedroom. I focus on my personal style, my happy place.” 
Lina Aldén, interior designer
A curtain hangs in front of a closet with clothes hanging inside.

A walk-in closet is pretty much a staple in everyone’s dream bedroom, and Lina’s no exception. “Clothes are their own type of artwork, and I want to be able to see them!” Instead of closing it off with a door, she chose a velvet curtain tied back with a fringe piece from the fabric shop. 

A close-up image of a bed made with grey-toned linens.
A shelf and a beaded lamp hang by a bed.

Your bed should be the cosiest spot in the house, right? In addition to the bedside lamp, Lina chose one that hangs from above and gives a warm glow. She also chose to keep the bed linens in the same colour scheme as the rest of the room, with only a few simple patterns to keep things from feeling too busy. But she did mix up the textures by using velvet and linen. “I’m usually up late reading magazines before I go to bed, so I’ve always got lots of pillows for extra comfort.”

“I made my own window cornice for this room. It’s easier than you’d think, and I love the old-school feel. I dressed it in the same textile as the black-out curtain and then added a sheer curtain to let in daytime sunlight.” 
Lina Aldén, interior designer
A shelf with a plant on top hangs next to a window. A close-up image of a homemade window cornice.

Made by

Interior designer: Lina Aldén
Digital designer: Lasse Johansson
Copywriter: Vanessa Algotsson
Photographer: Henrik Palmberg
Editor: Linda Harkell