Kauffman took the trio of photographs hanging on the wall.
Sofa: Kramfors, Ikea (no longer available); cushions: Ferm Living; floor lamp: Loods 5
She upcycled this antique Philips radio cabinet (which still works), painting it a soft celery green, lowering the height by cutting down its legs, and replacing the original handles with a set of old-fashioned porcelain knobs.
She found the little stool in a garbage bin. She removed the rust, painted the metal frame and added a new wooden seat. “It’s so great when something that seemed worthless can be made to look like a design item with just a little bit of work,” she says.
Wall paint: 0140-06, Sigma; butterfly print: Bild, Ikea (no longer available); bookshelves: Expedit, Ikea
Two Ikea Expedit bookshelves make a practical room divider and provide storage. The industrial blue cabinet is from an old factory.
An oversize oval pendant by the Dutch firm Moooi hangs overhead. “I really like the size of this lamp, because it really fills the space,” says Kauffman. “I am not sure how all the eclectic elements and colors mix so well together, but it seems to work. Perhaps because I keep the rest of the room pretty empty and tidy.”
Kauffman can often be found seated at the dining table, with the doors to her little garden open. “You can hear the seagulls from the seaside,” she says.
Graphic bedding and pops of blue add a playful touch. The Tord Boontje Garland light fixture was a Habitat purchase.
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