Welcome to Contemporary Life
Exploring life, wellbeing and the nature of home

I’m Melia Malmquist, a Swedish marketing and communications professional based in London.

I manage social media content for a home furnishing company. It’s a role I love, enabling me to stay close to a topic even closer to my heart – the home.

My love and fascination for home has taken me on an inquisitive exploration to find out exactly what makes a home a home – and how we can live a more balanced and mindful life.

For me, my home is both my creative outlet and my retreat. I have a Scandinavian perspective of home interiors, rooted in functional, relaxed and natural spaces. To stay close to nature and in tune with the seasonal rhythm, I place huge value on plants, natural materials and natural light.

In this blog, I’ll show how your home can improve your wellbeing, explore how the home is evolving, and hopefully inspire you to think about your life at home, too.

As well as writing about home interiors, I offer home improvement advice with a focus on wellbeing. I also offer creative coaching for individuals and small businesses. To get in touch and find out more, email me at melia.malmquist@gmail.com


If you’re interested in working together, or have a story or project you’d like to bring to life through content creation, I’d love to hear from you.

For home improvement advice and ways to make your home work for you (without the expense), I can help.

For all enquiries, just drop me a line at melia.malmquist@gmail.com

Please note I do not accept guest posts.


August 2017- Interview with Little Yellow Couch podcast – Why style matters

January 2017 – Vogue Top 10 Interior Instagrams to follow
January 2017 – Home tour: small updates for a rental apartment
Autumn 2016 – 91 Magazine A/W


  • You sound like my type of girl, Melia! Nice to meet you! 🙂