We just cannot stop admiring Scandinavian design. The ease and sense of style with which Swedish designers create their spaces without big budgets is something amazing. This one bedroom apartment in Stockholm is another good example of this – the interiors are rather simple and plain, but incredibly cozy and beautiful to watch. Excellent budget living!
The attitude to dark tones in interior decoration is different in every country. Some people consider it almost as a taboo, while others believe it’s a normal expression of owner’s. In this Swedish apartment, the walls in the living room are almost black, but at the same time they are combined with classical forms and lines – it all looks very elegant and beautiful. On the other hand, the bedrooms and the rest of the spaces are decorated in a more light scheme – in this way, the designer managed to create completely different moods in each room. Great project!
Edita Renlund, a popular Swedish culinary blogger, recently opened the doors of her wonderful home in Stockholm. A few years ago she bought an apartment in a gorgeous historic building and decorated it in line with what she loves. The color scheme is quite bright consisting of stylish pastel shades, furniture and decor are modern and very stylish, the rooms have a lot of natural light. One of the photos shows the owner herself in her favorite place – in the kitchen. Great dwelling!
The dark kitchen in this apartment in Stockholm is perhaps its main feature. Open living room with kitchen occupies alsmost the whole total are of the apartment (64 sq.m), while the rest of the space is given to the bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. Cloakroom, by the way, here is not allocated in a separate room, this is the former part of the bedroom, separated by a wall. A wonderful light interior for a city dweller!
The dark blue wall color and golden details of decor are a perfect combination that adds elegance to the interior and just looks gorgeous. If there are also large windows that let in a lot of daylight – like in this Swedish apartment – then the result will be a sight to behold. By the way, the decoration of the apartment was done on a budget, as almost all items are by IKEA. Great project!
A small size of the apartment always throws the owners a challenge – what to sacrifice for the sake of comfort. Owners of this small flat (44 sq. m) in Stockholm had to compromise in only one – the sleeping area which they placed under the ceiling so that there is a study below it. Between the bedroom-study and living-dining room there is a small kitchen, which is connected to the corridor. Interesting, that even in the smallest apartments in Sweden there is a small cozy balcony, where it is customary to take time for a cup of warm drink. Did you know that the Swedes have a special word that denotes the tradition of taking a break from work to drink coffee? And this tradition is called “fika”.
Buildings with such gorgeous interior spaces are a big luxury for a modern city, even for such architecturally beautiful one as Stockholm. The former industrial building of 1912 was recently converted into a prime residential complex, and this apartment is perhaps the coolest unit in the house. It occupies the last two floors, and the open living room boasts a second light and unique arched windows. Interior design was created by the best Swedish designers in a strict manner with a masculine character. Stunning!
The kitchen in this Swedish apartment is organized in the spirit of a cafe or restaurant – there is an L-shaped island counter as if to give the ordered food to visitors. A large dining table beside only strengthens this feeling. In addition, the interiors are decorated in beautiful colors from gentle halftones and shades. Unusual and interesting home!
Retro style itself is quite specific and nowadays not many will like it in its pure form. But if you use it in moderate doses and mix with elements of other styles, you can achieve interesting results. In this bright Stockholm apartment retro details perfectly fitted into rather modern and strict interiors, adding an interesting feature and style. Excellent work of the designer!
Most of the Scandinavian interiors that we post here are IKEA-styled, functional and decorated on a budget. But there are other type of Scandi spaces – exquisite, luxurious, decorated with the use of expensive materials and modern designer furniture. And let the interiors of this apartment in a historical building in the heart of Stockholm are not filled with lots of furniture and decor, you can feel the nobility and exclusivity of this dwelling. A great example of inspiring modern design!