This story originally appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of Domino, titled “The Swede Life.” Subscribe to be the first to receive each issue.

For our first-ever Travel Issue, we asked our editors to choose cities as inspiration for their curated summer must-haves. Our executive creative director, Kate Berry, picked Stockholm, where, in the warmer months, the streets are flooded with almost 24-hour natural light and everyone heads outside. “The Swedes embrace nature in a big way, which I love,” says Berry. “I need to come back for the Midsummer celebration!” Here are some of her favorite finds, from chic luggage to a plant-based face mask.

If caning calls your name…

8 Swedish-Inspired Essentials Just in Time for Midsummer
N.200 Chair, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna (Price upon request)
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This revamp on a classic design is exactly what you need to bring the Scandinavian look into your living room. Simple lines and stylish comfort make an iconic design both casual and sophisticated.


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If you’re always craving summer vibes…

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Potted Pink Geranium, John Derian ($350)
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“Paper geraniums keep blooms alive year-round in my New York apartment,” says Berry. Love florals but aren’t so confident in your plant-tending abilities? Opt for the paper version instead. They promise to stay green even when your thumb is not.

If the Scandi look is your signature…

8 Swedish-Inspired Essentials Just in Time for Midsummer
Petit Palais Side Table, Asplund ($1360)
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Natural oak in a modern ribbed design re-creates that calming Swedish vibe in any space.

If you could use a spa refresh mid-flight…

8 Swedish-Inspired Essentials Just in Time for Midsummer
Resurfacing Mask, Tata Harper ($62)
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This willow bark–infused facial mask revitalizes even the most tired skin after a long travel day—and it’s small enough to slip right into your carry-on.

If you want to turn heads in the TSA line…

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The Editor Carryon, Steamline Luggage ($560)
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Nothing says chic quite like this vintage-inspired luggage, which can navigate any modern airport in 1920s style.


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If your tablescape needs a touch more florals…

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Hyacinth Plate, Royal Copenhagen ($115)
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Royal Copenhagen recently released its first full dinnerware collection in a decade with this sweet floral motif. The pieces are the perfect excuse to throw a botanical-themed party (whether you have a garden or not) and elevate a cozy night in.

If mood lighting is a must…

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Holocene Oil Lamp, Studio Ilse (Price upon request)
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“Whenever I want to be transported to Stockholm’s candlelit streets, I turn to this oil lamp,” says Berry of the solid brass Ilse Crawford–designed beauty, which is an unexpected alternative to candles.

If you’re hosting a rooftop gathering…

8 Swedish-Inspired Essentials Just in Time for Midsummer
Tray ($120) and Stand ($140), Svenskt Tenn, Svenskt Tenn ($140)
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This colorful Scandi-print side table doubles as a tray, making it an outdoor entertaining staple. (For more inspiration, follow Berry’s adventures in all things greenery at #NYGardenInTheSky.)

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