Interiors / Society

“Every room has a unique story”: How Karin Larsson created the home that Carl Larsson loved to paint

By Josefin Forsberg

Karin Larsson meticulously picked out each and every item – big and small – found throughout the home she shared with husband, Carl. Here, we see her nickname, Kajsa, carved into a wooden chest. Photo: Kristian Bengtsson

To visit Carl Larsson-gården is to step inside a Carl Larsson painting – among the Swedish artist’s most famous works are those of the home itself. But the true visionary behind this design mecca is his wife, Karin. A meticulous designer and decorator, her singular touch launched the Swedish interior design language as we know it. Step back in time to the quintessential Swedish home of Karin and Carl Larsson