Louise Liljencrantz

Small talk

Louise Liljencrantz

A Designer’s Inner Space. She founded Liljencrantz Design ten years ago, and since then she has left a distinct mark in the world of interior design. We met with Louise Liljencrantz at home in Östermalm, Stockholm, where she lives with her husband, Christian, and their children Lykke, 12 and Nike, 7. And also, the two Devon rex cats, Jackson and Lille Bror.

Louise Liljencrantz

SIDE TABLE in the livingroom by Liljencrantz KFK Master Cabinet Makers.

“Creating has always been a dream, but interior design and architecture was something I discovered later in life, after I had my first daughter Lykke, 12 years ago. One thought is enough, an idea or a form that feels right into the soul, then I build a world around it, regardless of whether it is a product or an environment.”

Hi Louise, how are you?

“I feel good! Despite strange times I’m convinced that everything has a meaning that usually leads to something better. You have to take care of the moment and turn it to your advantage. Being creative and easy to take initiative can clearly be an advantage.”

And how do you spend your time nowadays?

“I always work a lot but still make time to be with my family and friends, mostly at our country house not far from the city. There hasn’t been much travelling these days so I am very happy that we have a place to go to and that we enjoy so much.”

 

Louise Liljencrantz

PAINTING by Jarmo Kurki. Custom made SOFA, inspired by architect Charlotte Perriand. COFFEE TABLE, Liljencrantz KFK Master Cabinet Makers.

Louise Liljencrantz

To the right: LAMP, Veer Makers, collection launching in February 2021.

Louise Liljencrantz

SHELVES, Liljencrantz for Kvänum. TABLE, vintage with new stone slab in limestone. CHAIRS, vintage, Jonas Bohlin. WOVEN RUG from “Knut Mattor”. CANDLE STICKS “Gunilla”, vintage from Gnosjö.

Louise Liljencrantz

SIDEBOARD, made in Teak tabs, Liljencrantz KFK Master Cabinet Makers. PAINTING, Albert Johansson.

Louise Liljencrantz

SHELVES, Liljencrantz for Kvänum.CHAIR and LAMPS, bought on auction. LAMP on the right, “Artemide.” PAINTING by Petter Zennström.

What does aestethics mean to you?

“It’s about different combinations of forms, materials, it’s about the imperfect and perfect, contrasts that attracts. It involves history, architecture, nature, memories and dreams. Things that makes you feel.”

Tell us about your work.

“Creating has always been a dream, but interior design and architecture was something I discovered later in life, after I had my first daughter Lykke, 12 years ago. One thought is enough, an idea or a form that feels right into the soul, then I build a world around it, regardless of whether it is a product or an environment.”

What projects are you working on at the moment?

“We work mostly with residential projects at the moment, and with our new brand, Veer Makers, with interior and objects that we will launch 2021. I also collaborate with some of the top Scandinavian design brands at the moment, more to come about that.”

Do you have a dream project?

“Many! I always want to explore and give myself into different worlds of forms and beauty.”

Tell us all about your beautiful apartment.

“We have lived here for six years now and it basically look the same as it did after we renovated the apartment. I have added and changed the art occasionally, and some of our furniture from our brand Liljencrantz K.F.K Master Cabinet Makers has moved in. It’s a six room apartment, nearly 200 square meters. It’s a wonderful place filled with natural light facing the southwest, the place itself really has a soul.”

 

Louise Liljencrantz

Botolo CHAIR, Arflex. The LAMP is vintage, bought in Paris. PAINTING is made of a Paesina stone.

Louise Liljencrantz

Louise is an award winning interior designer. See more on instagram @liljencrantzdesign

Louise Liljencrantz

“We bought the sofa ten years ago at ‘Bohem’ in Stockholm. I got the sculpture as a gift from my husband; he knows I love shapes of animals.”

Louise Liljencrantz

What do you read?

“Right now, a book about Carlo Scarpa, one of my favorite architect and designer.”

Who were you as a child?

“Inventive, creative, impatient, determined and I always went my own way. Cute as a little girl, less cute as a teenager.”

Who are you now?

“I am where I want to be in life, I am so grateful for my family and to have the opportunity to work with what I am passionate about.”

 

Louise Liljencrantz

Site-built KITCHEN SOFA with leather details.

Louise Liljencrantz

KITCHEN TABLE, Louise´s own design. CHAIRS by Jean Prouve. PAINTING, bought at a flea market in Paris. KITCHEN CABINET FRONTS, painted in color “Moles Breath”, Farrow & Ball.

Louise Liljencrantz

The family cat Lille Bror in the hallway. The MIRROR is from Garbo Interiors. SIDE BOARD Louise´s own design.

What makes you smile?

“Kindness, scents, light, nature, forms that attracts each other. But especially when I see my children giving each other love.”

Your darkness?

“Ask my husband…”

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

“Cigarettes and too much wine.”

 

Louise Liljencrantz

Master bedroom.

What has motherhood brought to your life?

“They kids made me complete. And I became an adult, I guess. My children are my everything. Overwhelming love. I am contantly worried that something would happen to me or them. Before I became a mother I wasn’t particularly frightened of anything.”

Your three most frequent thoughts right now?

“Make time to do homework with my children … I should stop smoking … Deadlines …”☮

Louise Liljencrantz

In the room of the youngest daughter, Louise developed her own recipe for wall paint —a light pink / apricot shade. The large apricot lamp was the inspiration for the color choices.

Published March 2, 2021

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