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An artist, some architects, a designer and a hotel

What do these have in common? A photographer. More than a photographer, a genius with half light and shadows, a magician at capturing mood and modern intimacy. Elegant Swedish spaces without being bright, white and overexposed. Grown up, sophisticated and calm. The photographer is Magnus Mårding. The first apartment is that of illustrator Mats Gustafson, designed by Fernlund + Logan (and just to be complete the shoot was styled by Jacob Hertzell). After the jump another design leader and more rich and moody Swedish rooms.

The Ett Hem boutique hotel designed by Ilse Crawford and photographed by our common thread in this post, Magnus Mårding. The air is heavy with afternoon light slanting through the drapes, the rooms rich and redolent with luxurious layering.

Reader Comments (7)

That polar bear vase is slightly unsettling but so cool!

24 Sep 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthecitygourmand

I really need one of those polar bears. Can anyone help point me in the right direction?

24 Sep 2012 | Unregistered Commentercath w

I was thinking the same about the polar bear. Interesting choice of furniture though.

This just makes me want to purge and start all over! Argh!

24 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

The terrific vase is not actually intended to be a vase, although it is fantasticly surreal as one. It is by Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Figure of a Polar Bear, 20th century, the bear modeled roaring, raised up on his haunches, ht. 13 in. About $400-$500 USD. Hope this helps!

26 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie Wheelock

Thank you!!!!

26 Sep 2012 | Unregistered Commentercath w

FANTASTIC POST! I love the colors, textures and serenity coming from these pictures but mostly the clever input of stuffed animals in such a graceful manner. Definitely in my top 5 posts list. Thank you!

27 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmmanuelle C.

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