Set in a 19th-century building and packed with original features, have a look at this stylish swedish apartment. Grand double doors, tall window, light, and neutral colour palette enhances the fresh and airy feel.
Walls throughout are painted in the same shade of soft grey, providing the perfect backdrop for an eclectic collection of furniture that encompasses sleek Scandinavian classics alongside rustic wooden pieces. It also works beautifully with the leafy green plants and seasonal flowers dotted throughout the apartment.
The living room is elegant but relaxed, with linen cushions and throws, a low-slung sofa, an unusual camp-style daybed and the iconic CH24 Wishbone chair by Hans J Wegner. A black Semi pendant light by Gubi dangles low over the seating area to create a focal point, and a pair of small coffee tables (the Around table by Muuto and the Don’t Leave Me table by HAY) provide a versatile alternative to a single larger one. Perhaps the most striking features, though, are the String shelving systems on either side of the doorway, which display a carefully curated collection of ceramics and artworks; they also incorporate a handy desk, complete with the brilliant ‘YPPERLIG’ lamp from IKEA.
At one end of the living room is the kitchen-diner: a bright, sunlit space with a sociable table that’s ideal for family meals and informal get-togethers. The furniture largely consists of simple wooden pieces, but even here there’s classic Scandinavian design in the form of Verner Panton’s Flowerpot pendant light. A long hanging rail across the back wall provides a clever way to display kitchen ingredients and keep essentials such as aprons to hand.
At the other end of the apartment is the master bedroom, whose understated furniture and linen bedding create a soothing sanctuary for unwinding at the end of a busy day.
And finally the children’s bedroom – the only room where a wall colour other than grey has been introduced. The muted, moody blue used here forms a cocooning atmosphere and differentiates this room from the others, helping its mini occupants to feel like they have a space all of their own.
Text written by Abi from these four walls blog.
Photography by Janne Olander for Stadshem