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A combined household with space for a big family

They met, they fell in love and after some time, they decided to combine their lives, their families and their home. Together with their four children and much-loved hound, they’ve created a place that is distinctly their own, where there is much exploring to be done, inside and outdoors – together and alone.

A toddler hugging a dog on a beige VIMLE three-seat sofa while another toddler stands to the side with a hand on the sofa.
A toddler hugging a dog on a beige VIMLE three-seat sofa while another toddler stands to the side with a hand on the sofa.

A warm welcome

Large windows let in lots of natural light, keeping their indoor plants happy and giving the entire living room a warm and welcoming glow. Perfect for an afternoon of quiet reading on the sofa alone, or a family boardgame battle around the coffee table.

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A living room with MÅLA whiteboard pens and books atop two walnut veneer STOCKHOLM nesting tables, with colorful rugs below.
A living room with a beige VIMLE three-seat sofa, cushions, a throw, and a walnut veneer STOCKHOLM coffee table.
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For the love of art

As lovers of art, combining their collections was one of their favorite parts of creating a home together. In their living room, their gallery wall tells their story: two different halves that, when combined, create a new, beautiful household.

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A living room with a BUSKBO rattan armchair, a TV, TV bench and a gallery wall with BILD prints in RIBBA and EDSBRUK frames.
A living room with a storage unit with brown BJÖRKÖVIKEN doors, with two stools below and a yellow STRANDMON wing chair.
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Come one, come all

They’re a big family with a hearty appetite for food and fun. Their sizable dining table delivers on all fronts, whether that be long pancake-fuelled Saturday breakfasts, competitive quiz nights or neighborhood potlucks. Take your pick, they all happen here.

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A dining area with a family seated at an acacia SKOGSTA dining table with a black AGAM junior chair and pendant lamps above.
A dining area with a YNGVAR chair, a dark grey IDÅSEN cabinet with sliding glass doors and two black RÅSKOG trolleys.
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A kitchen where everyone plays their part

While house hunting, a place with a generous kitchen was a must. Cabinets and drawers provide ample storage, but hooks and rails give their smaller pieces an easy to reach, attractive home. The older kids often help out, while kitchen carts filled with pens, paper and toys keep the toddlers entertained.

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A person sprinkling sugar from a sieve onto a pancake in a steel VARDAGEN frying pan over a PROPPMÄTT chopping board.
A kitchen worktop with jars, trays and RÖRT spoons with oak HÖVOLM racks with 6 knobs above, with hanging cooking utensils.
A dining table with OMBONAD plates, goblets and bowls, cutlery and two clear glass IKEA 365+ carafes with stoppers.
Two black RÅSKOG carts carrying toys, books, pens, drawings, cloths and a few seagrass LÄTTAD placemats.
A kitchen with oak VEDHAMN drawer fronts, a countertop, a sink, a table, YNGVAR chairs and a dark grey HEKTAR pendant lamp.
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A deep, necessary sleep

With so many different lives to think about and a home to run, these parents prioritize getting in proper sleep. Their bedroom’s dark color palette makes for a calming, sleep-inducing space, and with their own desk and bathroom, they can get started on the day well before the rest of their household rises.

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A bedroom with an ÄNGSKLOCKA bedding set, a dark brown stained IDANÄS bed and bedside table with a black LINDBYN mirror.
A bathroom with FREDRIKSJÖN towels, a washcloth and bathroom accessories hung from hooks on two black HULTARP rails.
A bathroom with a dark grey GODMORGON wash-stand, a black LINDBYN table mirror and items hung from SKOGSVIKEN hooks.
An ALEFJÄLL office chair in front of a black/dark grey IDÅSEN sit/stand desk with books and a nickel-plated FORSÅ work lamp.
A black LINDBYN table mirror and a bar of soap on a dark grey GODMORGON wash-stand next to a sink, under a windowsill.
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A teenage bedroom for alone time

She’s just stepped into teenhood and with it, the need for her own space. Her bedroom has become her haven for all things artistic, where she can sit at her desk, working on a script for the school play, or spend hours delving into her wardrobe for something fun and expressive to wear out with her friends.

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A yellow and white ELDBERGET/MALSKÄR swivel chair in front of a white ALEX desk with EKET cabinets on the wall.
A wardrobe with its door open with a dark grey EKET cabinet with two drawers to the side, below a VRIGSTAD mirror.
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Two halves of a whole world

Their toddlers happily share a room – one in which they can each grow into for quite some time. Even though they may still be little, their personalities are reflected in their halves of the room, from the toys they play with to the bedding they sleep in.

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A children’s room with a white FUBBLA LED wall lamp above a grey SUNDVIK extendable bed with a duvet, pillow and bedding set.
A children’s room with an IKEA PS LÖMSK swivel chair on top of a harlequin/multicolour BUSENKEL rug, placed on the floor.
Better sleep in a shared kids bedroom