Love the look of exposed plaster walls, but don’t know how to incorporate them into your home? The living room in this Gothenburg apartment will show you how to embrace the rough with the smooth.
Built in 1912, this is a home packed with original period features that balance out the contemporary furniture. Original panelled ceilings and white painted floorboards compliment a light filled living room. The sink into oatmeal linen sofa connects with the tone of the rough plaster walls, making the room feel cohesive and restful. Aside from the large round mirror, and a few choice pieces of art, the walls have been minimally styled to allow the texture of the plaster to shine through. It’s such a good idea to hang a mirror close to the window, to bounce off even more of that beautiful natural light.
So as not to feel too cold, a deep burgundy curvy velvet ottoman becomes flexible seating. A pair of round warm wood coffee tables make the room feel inviting. I like how round objects have been used to make the room feel softer, from the coffee tables and mirror to the vintage style Edison light bulbs.
The black and white kitchen is a fantastic open space with room for a dining table. See how the black kitchen units become the focal point of the room? I like how the black window mirror gives the illusion of a room beyond, too. A clever trick when you want to make a room feel bigger.
Although it’s in the same room as the kitchen, they’ve zoned a dining space by exposing the original plaster on one wall. Dusty pink velvet chairs add a detail of subtle colour to an otherwise blank canvas, with the same tone used in the bedroom curtains. Lovely to be able to roll out of bed next door straight into the kitchen for a morning coffee before heading out into the city.
I’m keen to know what you think of those walls in the living room – could you live with them or do you prefer something more finished?
photos by Stadshem
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