Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: [email protected].


  • Annemiek

    I love the first photo! The tree, presents and the chairs are amazing!

  • Nissan

    Completely according to her normal colouring scheme I guess, but for me personally it doesn't provide any Christmas spirit at all. I want Christmas to be something special, just a couple of weeks a year, that brings colours and decorations that I wouldn't display otherwise!
    I really like the black/white globe though. Want one 🙂

  • Looking good !

    Win illustrations at my place;

  • Emma, I know you like a good debate – so here goes:

    The combination of all white, some black and silver metal, doesn't do it for me either. Too sterile… I guess Tenka wants a rest from colors at home??? Or, maybe she is moving, and it's staged? Doesn't look lived in, so to speak.

    Agree – the globe is great.

  • Lisbeth, no , she lives like that. And all her art is b/w too. But I picked the photos without bright colours. 🙂 She has a kids room as well, that is full of colours. And I think there was some colour in the kitchen as well.

    I like the colour scheme, both for xmas and the rest of the year. My tastes don't change just because it's December. I personally would have used more wood and brown paper though, instead of the silver accents. And I would like to add some sheep or reindeer skins. And I would have used green mini trees. But I totally LOVE her big xmas tree! I think it's wonderful!

  • this interior is so chic!
    something about black and white interior….ah i love!

  • Anonym

    looooove it!

  • Inspirerande bilder. Lagom juligt – det gillar jag! 🙂

  • Aha, thanks for explaining, Emma.

  • I love the floor in the last picture. 🙂
    I wish you a peaceful christmas to you, your friends and family!

  • Magnifique intérieur noir et blanc. Joyeux Noël!

  • Inspirerande bilder! God Jul Emma!

  • Wooow I love your blog!!
    So inspiring!!
    Merry Christmas!

  • fina bilder!

  • Underbara bilder! God jul! Kram

  • älskar panda-julgranskulor

  • No soy muy aficionada a la decoración Navideña, pero reconozco que en estos colores sí que me gusta?…y yo me pregunto, por qué las Navidades no son siempre blancas, por qué lo corriente en España es que sea roja y verde?
    Feliz Año nuevo a todos!

  • Tenka's house is beautiful, Every aspect of decor is appealing.

  • Wallin

    Vad är det för fint träd på andra bilden?

    Allt gott och ett kul nytt år!

  • Vad fina bilder!