Growing up in Sweden profoundly influenced interior design/curator, Isabelle Dahlin’s aesthetic for deKor. Beginning when she was a little girl, Isabelle learned to associate her passion for art, home style and anything design-oriented with well-being and happiness.
Once she crossed the pond, it was no surprise to Dahlin’s family that she landed at The Otis School of Art and Design and the New School of Design at Parsons.
After years of working as an interior designer and sourcing great finds for her clients, Dahlin decided to bring a lifelong dream to fruition – to open a furniture/interior design boutique. In June 2011, Dahlin opened the doors to deKor in Echo Park, the artistic community near downtown Los Angeles.
As an expatriate, mixing styles and cultures is something that comes naturally to Dahlin. Her travels throughout Europe and Africa infuse her sense of design with a seamless eclecticism. As a result, the offerings at deKor are sophisticated and cosmopolitan, yet whimsically accessible and fun.
“I believe the home environment is a huge component for your happiness. From the moment you wake up and look around, your surroundings should give you a sense of comfort and warmth.
But it’s also really important that your home space be beautiful to you and express a personal sense of style that makes you happy. And I think happy people contribute more to their communities and help make a better world.
My whimsical assortment of Swedish-American interior furnishings are hand-picked and curated with a sense of happiness and eclectic style in mind. And I always try to use sustainable materials in each piece we build because that makes for a happier planet.”