A spacious penthouse with a beautiful terrace

What I love the most in Swedish interiors is that, regardless of the apartment’s type or size, there is always an outdoor space, even if it’s a tiny terrace. Being closer to nature is vital for Nordic people, maybe this is one of the reasons that they can have that specific harmony with nature.

This interior sold by Alvhem is dated back to 1924 and it’s a penthouse with a super cozy rooftop terrace. The 101.2 sqm apartment has 3 bedrooms, 1 kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. The living room combined with the home office corner is on the top floor that takes you out to the terrace. The natural light/sunlight flows into the apartment abundantly, this turns the place into an airy and bright interior. I cannot decide if the terrace with its greenery or the curvy walls are more powerful focal points, I adore both of these, that’s for sure.

At the down floor, the spacious dining room, and the kitchen along with the smaller dining area, lets the owner decide where to have a cozy meal in case guests are coming over. The dominant white color and the light creamy tones go through the whole interior, making sure that the red line of the interior design is assured by the color palette. The bedroom itself is a calm oasis where a good rest is guaranteed.

I hope you like this calming tour, don’t forget to come back to my blog next week for another Nordic inspiration.

Photo credits: @Alvhem

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An industrial apartment with a sense of history

Ahoy, my friends! It’s a new week with another eye-catching interior. This is an 80 sqm apartment built in 1878 and renovated a few times since then, but with the maximum sense of history. The owners kept all the historical decoration elements giving a magical feeling to the interior. Believe it or not, this house served as a brewery, bakery, mechanical workshop, and dairy over the centuries. For many years, this place also served as a warehouse. The traces of the various activities still exist today in the form of iron and wooden beams, industrial windows, fastening devices, etc. The apartment has an open plan kitchen, living room and dining area, a bedroom, and a small home office.

Take the tour as I shared below a few useful links as references.

The lighting above the dining table is by Tom Dixon. I love the big windows and the rolling door (see below a closer photo of this) to the small home office. The chairs are the ever-green classic CH24 Wishbone chairs by Wegner. With this dining area design, you cannot go wrong for sure 🙂

The kitchen was renovated in 2019 and the cabinetry was done by the Swedish company, Ballingslöv. Check out their website, they are designing some marvelous kitchens. Take a look at the floor of this kitchen, it’s a real patinated beauty.

The living room’s sitting area is the absolute focal point of the open plan. The brick wall and the Butterfly chair (see a similar one in this interior) give a rusty feeling of the place. Check out the historical decorations on the left-hand side hung on the wooden beam.

The rolling door is a guaranteed design element in an industrial interior design. It’s also super practical as you don’t need extra space to open it. I suggested a similar door in one of my design projects shared in this article. The home office is a cozy place of this home, the vintage desk is beyond beautiful.

I love these candlesticks. The Devil is in the details. Small decoration elements make the whole “trick” in this apartment.

The bedroom is small, but it’s very functional. It has a decent size of the bed, wardrobe, some arts on the wall, and a few beams to keep the red line of the whole place. Every corner of this interior kept at least one wooden beam from the past.
The apartment is in Linnéstaden, Sweden and if it captured your attention, check it out on the Alvhem site as it’s for sale and there are some heavy biddings on it, you might want to hurry up 😉

 

Photo credits: @Alvhem
Styling: @heymansciarrati

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A one-room interior in neutral tones

I love simplicity, in every possible way, in fashion, in interior design, in people’s personality, basically everywhere where I can sense clear logic, basic values, and no sign of kitsch. When I was looking for inspiration for this blog post, it was my first instinct to choose this super simple, one-room Swedish apartment. It has everything that a person can need, it’s subtle, with neutral tones, and these all together give a calm vibe to the interior.

What particularly caught my attention is the coffee table, the floor (wow!), the abundant natural light, the minimalistic white kitchen cabinets from Nobilia, and the white tiles in the bathroom. I already mentioned a few times that I like how Nordic people design their bathrooms. They keep it as simple as possible but still super stylish and fresh. The color combination in this interior is the ultimate winner, the grey, the beige, the white, and the black go hand in hand together.

This apartment is 33.2 sqm, and it’s in the famous city of Gothenburg. It will be soon for sale, so if you are interested in getting an apartment in the birthplace of the Volvo cars, this is the city you need to be 😉

 

Photo credits: Lundin.se – shared with kind permission

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When a home is full of vintage finds

When a home is full of vintage finds, the whole vibe of the interior gets a magical vibe of ages. I admire those people who have the talent to harmonize an interior’s design with vintage pieces. I think it’s pretty challenging to find the right furniture on flea markets and still keep the red line in the apartment.

This 64 sqm apartment in Stockholm has this special vibe, with the earthy brownish tones, with the fluffy carpet in the living room, with the glass elements, like the chandelier and flower vase on the coffee table, and of course the vintage furniture, everything seems so appropriate together. The owners put every piece so well together. I love the dining area with all the second-hand Thonet chairs and greenery. The kitchen’s focal point is the small balcony with a view of the main street. What a lovely way to have breakfast in the fresh air!

The bathroom totally amazed me with its French vintage design, I particularly like the red and white floor tiles combined with the chic bathtub. The hallway’s design is boosted with the famous William Morris wallpaper which gives a super stylish feeling to the space. Got inspired already? See you next week with another inspirational article.

 

Photo credits: shared with the cordial permission of Historiska Hem
Found via My Scandinavian Home with thanks 🙂

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A light apartment with eclectic chandeliers

I will always envy those interiors that have wall-to-wall, floor-to-top windows letting the abundance of daylight in. Nothing can compete with natural light, and this apartment’s owners paid great attention to restoring and repainting all the windows during renovation. The 3 room home became a light interior with air design, combining simple lines with eclectic elements. The stove from the living room is the ultimate winner next to the chandelier that is the bulletproof focal point of the place. I particularly love the fluffy carpet and the simple ceiling ring, what an elegant element to be added to the place. The Coffee Table by Vitra. is a classic piece designed by Isamu Naguchi in 1944 and now

From the living room, you can go to the dining room, a pretty specious one I must say, boosted up with a great glass cabinet for books (a great idea to keep your books away from dust) and a gorgeous ficus lyrata. The bedroom is accessible from this dining room and it harmonizes with the living room having another eclectic chandelier and the same amount of natural light.

The kitchen follows the “less is more” principle by having simple, white cabinetry with minimalistic silver handlers. I love the reading nook next to the window, it’s the perfect spot where to hop in with a coffee and a good book. If you’ve read The Little Book of Hygge, you know why Nordic people are paying such great attention to building up a nook on the window sill.

As usual, in Swedish apartments, the bathrooms are always simply designed. This turned out to be a nice combination of natural stone floor tiles and simple white wall tiles.

The apartment is for sale, it has 3 rooms plus the kitchen, having 86 m² in total. From the living room, there is a small terrace to get some fresh air and to stay close to nature. I hope you got inspired by this tour, and in case you live in Gothenburg, do not hesitate to check it out by booking a real tour here.

 

Photo credits: @Entrance – shared with kind permission

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A charming attic apartment with tower room

Creativity on how to utilize spaces and the styling of interiors in Sweden is limitless and priceless. Alvhem is one of my favorite real estate agencies whose work I admire a lot. They usually style their interiors with Grey Deco Interiors, and I would move in into any of the houses styled by them, regardless if it’s a one-room apartment, a 3 bedroom interior, a house, or a villa. I love every single piece of their work, impeccable style, color palettes, furniture, originality, etc. you name it, they have it all.

This attic apartment is a 3.5 rooms interior with an open kitchen to the living room, having a tower room, and an all-day sunny rooftop terrace. The view from this apartment is incredible thanks to the next-door neighbor of the Slottsskogen central park of Göthenburg, Sweden. The building dates back to 1902 which gives a charming feeling for the whole interior. It’s on the 6th floor of the building, but an elevator is available, so no issues in this department 😉 

The dining room is surrounded by a curvy bookshelf and a lot of daylight thanks to the turn-of-the-century windows. The dining chairs are the Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen, and the pendant light above the table is a Viscontea by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. What a luxury having a working fireplace and a walk-in wine fridge next to the floating stairs.

From the open kitchen, you can walk into the bedroom. I love the vintage desk combined with the Drop Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. From this small bedroom, you can go out to the rooftop terrace, a small one but a cozy one for real. What can you want more? Fresh air, sitting area, and a great view. Bring out your cappuccino and enjoy life.

The tower room is a real focal point in this apartment. It’s a combination of working space and leisure. The home office corner has some great vibes due to the vintage decoration. The beam pillars take you back to the beginning of the 20th century giving a historical feeling of this place.

The top floor’s bedroom is a nude, earthy tones room (I love the wall’s color) having its focal point at the Gong Arche Silk ceiling light above the bed.

This apartment was for sale last year, and of course, it’s sold. No wonder why…most certainly the new owner is one hell of a lucky person purchasing this wonderful place. I hope, I inspired you by this beautiful apartment, see you next week with a new charming home tour.

 

Photo source & credits: @Alvhem

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