Set in the small seaside village of Höllviken, this new-build stone villa (first featured in Elle Decoration) was designed by architect Hanne Birk for owners Sofia and Johan Wäborg, who decided to relocate to the countryside from nearby Malmö after the birth of their children. The aim was to create a house that looks and feels as if it has always existed, with elements of the surrounding landscape incorporated into the architecture and interiors.

The design therefore draws heavily on the sandy colours and natural textures of the coastal location, offsetting crisp white walls with grey terrazzo floors and grained Douglas fir from Danish company Dinesen. The same goes for the furniture and accessories, which mix pale wood, rich brown leather, snuggly sheepskin, woven rattan and raw linen. And in almost every room are swathes of glass that flood the interiors with light and blur the boundaries between inside and out.

The focus of the house is the open-plan living space, which has sleek white kitchen units topped by polished concrete counters, plus a stunning contemporary fireplace. There are also lots of iconic design pieces, including Carl Hansen’s CH24 ‘Wishbone’ chairs around the dining table, statement pendant lights by Louis Poulsen and Herman Miller, and a pair of ‘Butterfly’ chairs draped in soft woolen blankets.

Photography by Petra Bindel for Elle Decoration