LS: What feeling did you hope to evoke when designing your home?
NS: I wanted the space to be somewhere I would feel inspired—a place where my mind could feel open and productive, a place that fosters creativity. I wanted a calm space to relax and work in rather than a hectic environment. I knew I would work from home, so it was also essential to be intentional when I curated each space. My bedroom is extremely calm because I wanted to invoke a good night’s sleep. My office, however, is a more creative environment with swatches of leather piled on my desk and more pictures on the walls.
LS: What inspired the style of your home?
NS: Living abroad and in European countries inspired how I wanted to design my home, especially my time in Scandinavia. I had a very strong connection to Sweden. Not only was it where I owned my first home, but I was very inspired by the people and the culture. I admire the connection Swedes have to themselves and nature. Their whole outlook on life is more advanced and modern than anywhere else I’ve lived. In Sweden, there is an over-arching sentimentality of respect for themselves, their health, each other and nature. They have very modern views on gender equality and human rights, and in general, their policies and approaches are very forward-thinking, which inspired me a lot. I was also very inspired by Danish design, and I have a lot of pieces from makers in Denmark.