Stockholm-based interior designer Joanna Lavén instills her design projects with extreme authenticity. Never relying on one single style, Lavén proves her eye for tasteful interiors time and time again, varying her curation depending on the space and the client. One scroll through her website or Instagram page will uncover simple, timeless, and tasteful interiors – both commercial and private. We took some time out of Joanna's busy schedule to ask her a few questions about her process and the philosophy behind her work.
Gathering elements that you love and putting them in a context where they complement each other, also having a few objects that carry traces of a history - vintage pieces always make an interior more interesting.
I love how a home can give you a space of recreation, a calm place in a stressful life. Or for example, an office, can give you a lot of energy when it is done right and steal energy when it is not. Well designed spaces definitely make a big difference in peoples lives.
You take in your environment and you can feel a big difference from space to space. A creative space doesn’t have a "demanding" or forbidding atmosphere - it feels allowing.
Hard to say but it might have been one of the classic FLOS lamps
The desire to make spaces that people love to live and be in.
Yes, my home is a very positive space for me and I really love being in my home.
I never use objects that are only there to create a style, the objects need to feel interesting on their own.
Not much, I always open to change. But if there has to be just one, its probably my coffee cup.
Interior design is my biggest interest and I work a lot so I do not have much time for other things, but when I can I love to travel - which is also a very good inspiration for my work.
Hard to say one specific account, I follow over 1000. But if I have to choose one example I like @archdigest a lot.
Many different things, I am doing a large project abroad that is set to be very interesting and a lot of fun.
We already are talking about sustainability which I think is very important, but I hope that this subject will be even more common in the future.
Working on projects that you love.
Seeing all the objects in real life and how they all tie together and, of course, seeing how people inhabit the spaces I have created
The Polar Bear sofa by Jean Royére.
Difficult to choose, but Apartment S is a favourite that I can finally show some pictures from.
A dining room by Rodolphe Parente.
I do not believe in trends, you should really only be looking out for things that attract you eye - no matter if it is on trend or not.
Keep up with all of Joanna's work by checking out her website and following her on Instagram, too.
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