Interior Designer Sanna Flygare

Interior Designer Sanna Flygare

February 20th, 2024

In our exclusive interview with Sanna Flygare, the visionary interior designer behind Studio Flygare, we unravel the creative journey that led her from a background in textile engineering to the founding of her own design studio. Join me, Mathilda the founder of Juniper, and Sannas conversation where she shares her insights into the delicate art of blending Southern European influences with the simplicity of Scandinavian interiors, offering a glimpse into the magic that transforms bedrooms into serene retreats.

Sanna has a background as a textile engineer and worked within the fashion industry for 15 years, and it was when she began renovating her own home that her interest in interior design truly blossomed. Friends started seeking her help, and she felt it was something she wanted to explore further. So, she began studying remotely during her first parental leave five years ago.

When and how did you take the leap to become an entrepreneur and start Studio Flygare? I founded Studio Flygare four years ago, but it's only since last year that I took the plunge and dared to commit 100% of my time into only working with clients as an interior designer.

When creating a moodboard for a bedroom with Southern European influences, are there specific sources of inspiration you usually turn to?
Primarily nature, especially when it comes to the color palette. Traveling and visiting different hotels is incredibly inspiring, and I always come home with my phone filled with pictures of various details. Then, I spend a lot of time on Pinterest once I want to hone in on the details.

"Nature is an important source of inspiration, especially when it comes to the color palette. Traveling and visiting different hotels are also so inspiring, and I always come home with my phone full of pictures of various details."


How can one balance traditional Southern European design elements with Scandinavian interior style in the bedroom? Maintaining potentially whitewashed walls and wood on the floor and other details while adding earthy colors like terracotta, blue, green, and yellow, inspired by a sandy beach. If you want to use the classic patterned tiles, I suggest sticking to the same color palette to avoid overpowering the space.

Moodboards are a fantastic method for visualizing design concepts. Can you share your approach when creating moodboards? Since a moodboard describes the feeling, materials, and colors, I usually start by identifying the 'big' elements, such as accent colors, dark or light wood, etc. From there, I work with different shades to avoid it becoming too flat.

Moadboard Sanna Flygare for JuniperSanna created a moad bord for this interview:  See how she works with the big elements of wood and sand colors and how she ads a hint of green and blue in particular.

Are there specific details or materials in Southern European design that you believe create a sense of harmony and tranquillity in the bedroom? Materials like terracotta and colors like blue and green, known for their calming effects, combined with wood, which is also a crucial element in Scandinavian design.

How do you think about color choices for bedding when decorating a bedroom?
Because I believe in investing in high-quality bedding that will last for many years, I suggest a solid light color. It doesn't have to be white but should fit into the overall color palette of the bedroom.

Right now Sanna and her crew of handymen are working on a design for my eldest daughter's room and my hope is that we'll be working more with each other in the future. Sanna has this really amazing energy that draws you in! I can warmly recommend reaching out to Sanna if you are looking for support in renovating your Stockholm-home.

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Mathilda and Sanna interview