very appealing and extremely addictive about scrolling through endless
crisp white pages of a design blog. Packed to the rafters with
i-want-one-of-those homeware accessories, why-don’t-they-ship-to-the-UK
brands and enviable living rooms and kitchens, we’ve found one that fits
this bill perfectly. Meet Maria Riazzoli, the Swedish beauty, scratch
that total babe, behind interior design blog, Riazzoli.
The success and popularity of the blog is down to Maria’s carefully
curated content that seamlessly falls off the pages and of course, her
impeccable taste. The mum-of-one let us peek into her minimalistic space
to find out a little more about the beauty behind the blog…
How did Riazzoli start?
I am originally from Stockholm but I have lived in Malmö, in the
south of Sweden, for over ten years now. I live in a small terraced
house from the 1800s together with my husband, our son and our dog. I
started the blog in 2010 just for fun and as a place to save all of my
inspiration. Little did I know that the blog was going to be so popular
and that I was going to get new friends and job opportunities through
What sparked your interest in interiors?
I don’t know what started it. But as far as I can remember I have
liked to style and redecorate. I remember when I was little and lived at
home with my parents, I used to close the door to my room and started
to redecorate among the toys and books at least once a week.
Talk me through a typical day for you…
I wake up before everyone else (including my 1.5 year old son who
aaaalways wakes up early) I get dressed, east my oarmeal with almond
milk before I drive the one hour long drive to my work in Helsingborg. I
work for a company that makes hard soap with marketing and design. I
get home around 4 o´clock to kiss and hug my son and then four hours of
play, dinner, dogwalking etc starts. When my son (Valter) has gone to
bed I usually starts working with my own company “Riazzoli”. I blog, do
my work as a design editor for the magazine Nya RUM, take a look at what
my blog colleagues have been up to and works on a little secret product
I hope to launch sometime this fall. Then it’s all of a sudden time for
How would you describe your own style, particularly within your home?
I guess you could say that I have a typical Nordic style but of
course with my own twist to it. At home we have a lot of white, black
and light wood as a base mixed with fun details. I think that my blog
reflects my style in a good way.
Maria’s favourite piece from our homeware range was our Block Printed Rug, check out how it looks within her home right here, and you can even WIN one of your very own.
Head over to Riazzoli to find out more.