Att Pynta visits Moa's beautiful turn-of-the-century studio flat in the heart of Majorna in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her flat is situated in a classic 'landshövding hus' (roughly translated as Governor house), which is a building made from brick and wood, and is unique to Gothenburg
Moa's small studio flat is thought out, with tall ceilings and lots of natural light, which adds a spacious feel to the home. As Moa walks us through her flat she says: 'I like to have a home that mirrors my personality. I like to buy interiors from trips abroad. I've travelled a lot in South America and I've also lived in Madrid so I've picked up a few things along the way.'
Moa's home has a calm colour palette of whites and greys, but has included small pops of colour – such as the red tones in the cushions and books and green plant life. She says: 'I like a light colour base that’s calming and not overpowering. When it comes to furniture I start with a typical Scandinavian base and add fun, quirky details on top to create a personalised home. Swedish design is timeless which makes it is easy to mix with other interior styles.'
Moa has some lovely Scandinavian furniture, such as her Swedish designed Lamino chair and her beautiful Danish mid-century coffee table. She says: 'I picked up my coffee table at a flea market just around the corner from here, it was only 600 sek (about £50) - so a real bargain!'
Moa has successfully made her small flat feel big and airy. ‘My secret?’ she says, 'I try to utilise the space height-wise rather than length-wise. So for instance I have storage under my bed and a lot of wall shelving to free up floor space. I also try to work with neutral colours and stay away from sharp contrasts. We think she's worked wonders with the space to create a cosy home that oozes style and her personality.