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In the latest Ideas Issue 101, we feature the Swedish home of Malin Persson. An eclectic mix of glamour, old-world charm and a rustic comfort; we show you how to recreate the look in your home. 

Malin Persson | Elle Decoration South Africa |  Photographer: © Petra Bindel
Malin Persson |  Photographer: © Petra Bindel

Mostly I don’t buy anything new, I prefer to re-arrange things instead

It was in Rome’s antique markets where Malin fell in love with objects with soul and history. Her home is testament to this; filled to the brim with beautiful antique furniture, glamorous lighting and intriguing finds.

Find out how to re-create the look in your home in our current issue


1. Bottle oily low pink R1,340, Mezzanine
2. Heart shape vase
R595, Coricraft
3. Shanghai painted cupboard
R16,995, Block & Chisel
4. Bevelled white metro tiles R726 for 116 tiles, Victorian Bathrooms
5. Linwood Special, Sporting Life Fabric Collection in 1 Bazaar
R3,000/m, Hertex
6. W Collection volare tea cup & saucer
from R199, Woolworths
7. W Collection volare dinner plate
R160, Woolworths.

The whole house has a grey-green-sand-beige-brown colour scale, creating a tranquil atmosphere.


1. Geometric scatter sushion R50, Weylandts
2. Rupert cushion R499, Country Road
3. E27 Socket lamp
R1,206, Créma Design
4. Copper canopy pendant
R1,195, Weylandts
5. Poufs R1,300 each, Moroccan Lifestyle
6. Vintage anatolian kilim R5 995, Weylandts
7. Consulate chair R8,200, Klooftique
8. Squirrel cage vintage filament light bulb
R150, Hoi P’loy
9. Lombok square basket R495, Coricraft
10. Swing arm adjustable desk lamp R2,195, Weylandts

Malin’s house is really very inspiring and full of great ideas to steal. For example, the roof and floors have been painted in some rooms, and left untreated in others with cracks and discolouration showing beautiful patterns.

If you haven’t seen the full story, you still have time to get a copy of our
Ideas Issue, on shelf until the 15 May 2015

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