Published on June 21, 2019

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Photography by Magnus Mårding for Ett Hem

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…

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.

If you’re always craving summer vibes…

“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…

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…

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…

Nothing says chic quite like this vintage-inspired luggage, which can navigate any modern airport in 1920s style.

If your tablescape needs a touch more florals…

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…

“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…

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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