Ökenhem is a family owned lifestyle brand featuring modern goods from Scandinavia and beyond. We stock our own in-house designs as well as curate from our favorite brands from around the world.

We carry products that are design led, nature inspired, and sustainable sourced so that you can integrate thoughtful design into your home and pass these beautiful pieces down from generation to generation. 

Desert Home

Ökenhem means "desert home" in Swedish. Our great great grandparents left Sweden and Denmark in the late 1800's and early 1900's to settle in the American West. It must have been difficult for them to leave the lush land surrounded by water to trek through the dry & barren desert full of sage. Over time, with hard work and determination, they made this new land their home. I like to think that they brought as much of their homeland as possible with them. 

During this time immigrants were encouraged to leave behind their culture of origin and assimilate into the new one. However, like many families, some things persisted and were passed down over the generations––traditions, stories, words, rhymes, recipes and games. 

Ökenhem is a place for us to share our love for modern design, connect with our heritage, celebrate our desert home, and explore how these very different worlds can come together. 

Our Shop

We are located in St. George, Utah which is the most northeastern part of the Mojave desert & right smack in the middle of some amazing national and state parks- Zion, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Snow Canyon, Sand Hollow and more. It's so beautiful. Come visit! 

Find the shop in the Historic District on Main Street in a Streamline Moderne building from the 1940's, built up from the remains of old pioneer era structures.