Eva-Maria Smith

I'm Eva-Maria Smith and I'm the writer and photographer behind "House of Smilla".

In my home I'm working on embracing the concept of "hygge", becoming minimalist and generating happiness. I strive to live more mindfully and find inspiration in the small things.

My story is one about slowing down, kind mothering, simple homemaking and embracing nature. It is a journey, a learning experience. 

I grew up in a loving home, with two older sisters in Bavaria. My wonderful and protected childhood, my long-lasting friendships, my countless travels, moving to Seattle with only a few suitcases to marry my man, discovering my love for photography, becoming a mother and every step along the way has made me the person that I am today. 

I have a soft spot for nordic noir, red wine, hot baths and neutrals. 

Currently, I live with my husband, Truman, and daughter, Smilla, in Kaiserslautern, Germany.