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Lagom in the Bedroom

by Stephanie Andrews

The Swedish word “lagom” (pronounced “lah-gom”) loosely translates to “in balance” and “having just the right amount.”

Photography courtesy of Danielle Clockel

This concept really resonates with the way we approach design — carefully curating interiors to be “just right” and not overdone. We transform the space but keep it “in balance” with our clients’ tastes, the room’s proportions, and the architectural style of the house. This guest bedroom embodies the spirit of lagom with its curated, refined touches like the custom stitching on the red velvet bench that designer Shelby Adamson worked with our favorite local seamstress to create. The custom bed pillows have just a trace of black piping, and the simple anemone blooms placed on the bedside table freshen up the atmosphere.

The spirit of lagom is essential in interior design. It’s that voice we hear in the editing process saying “just a bit less of this, just a hint more of that,” and it takes time to master! But through collaboration with talented peers, trusting our intuition, and a bit of magic, the stage is set to create a beautiful room.