Summer home in Gotland

July 10th, 2010

Well, I think we found one summer home that Juli and I are head over heels about. We got our first issue of Skona Hem just a couple of days ago, and we were greeted with one of the most inspiring homes we’ve seen in a long time

The home belongs to graphic design couple Henrik Nygren and Susanna Nygren Barrett. Henrik Nygren is an art director with his own company, and lecturer in typography at Beckman’s College of Design. His wife Susanna Nygren Barrett, grew up outside Vancouver, Canada, and has been the creative director and co-owner of design agency BVD.

I felt an instant connection to this couple the second I saw that SK4 record player in the corner, Naoto Fukasawa book on the Poul Kjaerholm coffee table and Pia Wallen blanket neatly folded over a leather PK22 lounge chair. We actually have a sofa just like the Oak Hans Wegner sofa they have in their living room. Ours is by Borge Mogensen and needs new webbing, and new cushions. We’re thinking it’ll look great in the guest cottage so we’re bringing it up with us this weekend.

Oh Bruno Mathsson… You make me weak in the knees.

It’s all in the details, isn’t it? I spy a Naoto Fukasawa CD player and Norwegian Luxo task lights. These guys have MAD STYLE.

Of course you need modernest art and Ekeby pottery to complete the home.

A wonderful concrete indoor/outdoor space connecting the living area and the outside. The table has a lime stone top with a wooden bench draped with gray sheepskins.

I also want to mention that Anna from Door Sixteen wrote about this house like 2 years ago! It’s interesting to see it again with new photographs and a meaty article.

Photos by Johan Carlson for Sköna Hem

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