Just back from Stockholm Design Week seeing what’s new in the world of Nordic design and it seems my heart is still very much there. This sleek and minimal apartment in the city is the perfect blend of everything I loved about my visit to the design fair – considered framed art, neutral tones and statement lighting.
Double height living space
The double height living space has the feel of a curated gallery. I love the photographic art, buttery leather seating and sculptural lights in the corner of the room. What a place to stand and enjoy those views across the city skyline. I don’t think I’d get anything done! A beautifully textured cream rug zones the space, contrasting again the black flooring and an architectural black steel staircase runs up to a mezzanine bedroom.
The owners have cleverly carved a walk in wardrobe out of the bedroom with a partial wall, painted in a gorgeous muddy green to blend with the wall at the back. A great way to divide space without losing any of it. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. One day!
A simple plywood headboard bed frame echoes the neutral tones from the rug in the living space and a small desk creates a home office, making the most of the light from those full height windows.
Despite being quite a compact apartment, there’s no shortage of open space. I love the classic black Arne Jacbosen Series 7 chairs which mark a small dining area in the soft grey kitchen. And outside on the balcony there’s room for a bench to entertain when the weather is warmer. As a home, it’s very different from my own, yet it has all the hallmarks of Scandinavian design that I know and love. Now if I could just find space for that sofa for my office…