Sandra Juto

Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

I’m Sandra, living in Gothenburg, Sweden, where I work as an illustrator, artist and graphic designer. I also take lots of pictures.

How large is your living space and how many people are you sharing it with?

35 squaremeters, living together it with my husband.

Which cities/countries have you lived in?

So far Luleå and Gothenburg, Sweden.

Do your surroundings play a role inside your home? How does your city quarter influence your lifestyle?

Most houses in my neighbourhood were built in the 1930’s and I think my home has been influenced by the colouring of the exteriors of these houses. I’ve painted the kitchen cabinets in the same colour as the doors in the apartment used to be when the house was built. The neighbourhood has quite nice cafés and a relaxed atmosphere, which makes me calm.

What jobs have you had?

My own business + in a post office for some weeks.

Are you good at making things? Are you a handyman?

I’d like to believe so. I love my drilling machine.

What do you cook for your best friends? What’s on your plate when you’re short on time?

I don’t cook, my husband does it for all of us. But when I really have to, I fry eggs.

Are surprise visits ok?

Where I grew up in the very north of Sweden people never locked their doors, so everyone could come whenever they wanted to, so there were always people coming over without even knocking before opening the door. It was so common it wasn’t even a surprise. In Gothenburg it almost never happens, but when it does I get kind of nostalgic and like it.

Do you ask guests to take off their shoes?

In Sweden people always take them off, and if you say they don’t have to, they refuse not to take them off 🙂

How would you describe your decorating style?

A lot of white with a colourful mess here and there.

Aside from your bed, what’s your favorite spot at home?

The shower, it’s the only place where I forget all about time.

Which spot do you prefer not to show, and why?

The apartment is so small, so everything is visible to everyone. At the moment my studio space looks like a complete mess, so I prefer not to show it until I’ve done something good about it.

What’s your favorite piece of furniture at home?

The teak sideboard. It’s a piece of beauty, I love the proportions of it and to arrange stuff on it. Have plans to make a picture wall above it soon.

Tell us about your latest unnecessary purchase.

That last glass of wine.

So, what’s definitely still missing within your walls?

I’ve never lived in an apartment as small as this one before, so there are many things definitely still missing here. A bedroom, a complete kitchen (right now I have my studio in it), a good armchair for reading, a bathtub and a balcony.

What question have you always wanted to be asked? How would you answer it?

Q: So, what’s definitely still missing outside your walls?
A: Berlin! I’ve wanted to move there for many years now and I would love to realize that dream soon.

Ich freue mich sehr, dass Sandra sich die Zeit genommen hat, die Fragen zu beantworten und die Fotos dazu zu schiessen. Ihren wunderbaren Fotoblog solltet ihr sofort abonnieren, und auf Sandras Portfolio findet ihr tolle Arbeiten. Tack så mycket Sandra.

Über den Autor

Kai Müller {}

Herausgeber Steht auf schöne Sachen, twittert, liebt Musik und die Fotografie.

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