Izabella Simmons

Chicago, Illinois & Little Rock, Arkansas

Born and raised in Sweden, Izabella writes from her recently overhauled Scandi-inspired home, which she shares with her husband and two young children. With a passion for vintage and new Scandinavian design, she has filled her home with treasures that reflect her heritage and is constantly working on design projects around the house. Most recently, she restored (and saved) an 18th century Parisian gilt mirror from a flooded Chicago basement.

Favorite Shops: Canvas Home Store in NYC, Stilleben in Copenhagen, and online, Provisions by Food52 and Kaufmann Mercantile.

Favorite Restaurants: Pleasant House BakeryThe Publican (both in Chicago), and The Hive in Bentonville.

Design Haunt: On my travels back home to Sweden, I never miss a local loppis (a yard sale) around my old stomping grounds. I also try to visit the flea markets of Copenhagen’s Ravnsborggade neighborhood while in Scandinavia, and I love local estate sales in my area.