In my shelf: Caroline Ringskog Ferrada-Noli

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In this blog series we visit Portal shelf owners in their homes. Today we visit Caroline Ringskog Ferrada-Noli. Caroline is a writer and director living close to the Betonggruvan showroom on Roslagsgatan in Stockholm. Soon, she and her family will move away from the Vasastan neighbourhood, so we quickly had to pay a visit to her and the Portal shelf in her kids’ room. 

Hi Caroline!
I’m a big fan of your podcast, En varg söker sin podd. You are so funny. Are you funny when it comes to interior decoration as well? What is interior decoration for you? 
I think interior decoration should be about honesty. Beauty is to be found in real life. Interior decoration has become too commercial, all about buying stuff. It should come from within and emerge from real life. You don’t have to consume “the right” stuff. That’s why I like this shelf. It’s a foundation that can evolve. 

What do you have in the shelf? 
Mainly children’s books. We read a lot. In the cabinet drawers we have stuff that the 2-year old can destroy the room with: scissors, pencils and colors. 
 
This is you kids’ room. How should one think when it comes to kids rooms? 
I think you should make it beautiful for the kids. Not childish. Just because they are kids and can’t spell doesn’t mean you have to have a misspelled sign. That’s ugly. You don’t have to worry about people not understanding that it’s a kid’s room, as long as there’s a kid living there. To dress up children to children and their rooms to “kids’ rooms” are a way to objectify them. 

In this apartment, my boyfriend and I have the small room. It’s wrong to give kids the smaller rooms. They need space to play. A kids room should be a place where they can make stuff. And reach stuff. 
Tell me about the doll house? 
The doll house is inherited from a colleague from a TV show I did. It came in a black garbage bag. The kids think it’s from Santa. 

 

In Caroline’s home we also find the “Lars Norén urn”. It used to be in Betonggruvan’s showroom, not for sale. When the writer Lars Norén came in and wanted to buy the urn I got so nervous that I said no. But when Caroline Ringskog Ferrada-Noli asked the same question, I said yes. Norén, if you read this: we’ll get you an urn as well.

Don’t miss Caroline’s new TV show “Amningsrummet” on SVT December 6th.
 
Thank you for having us Caroline!
Hyllsystem Caroline, 5690-8185 kr