I have one complaint with this place, and it’s nothing to do with the interior. It’s that the apartment is on the ground floor (you might be able to see a car through the living room window). Otherwise, it’s nicely set up and has a very classic look.
Okay, so not quite a full century, but only a few years away. This is another Gothenburg flat on the market that I thought looked quite special.
One detail to take away here is the lighting. Whenever someone asks me how to light a space, I tell them my rule of thumb is to have three separate sources of light. For example, I’d have one or two accent lights (such as an uplighter floor lamp), ambient light from the ceiling, and some sort of task lighting (like an adjustable desk lamp). In this apartment you have multiple sources of lighting in every frame and it blends in perfectly. In fact, even when the lighting isn’t in use it still adds as a decorative element. If you’re interested in the overhead light that’s in the featured photo above the dining room table, you can see it on Petite Friture’s website for €885*, though a more affordable copy is shown here.
This is such a perfect example of Scandinavian style that I had to share; it’s cosy, the palette is simple, there are strong lines throughout the place, and it’s all pared back. If you’re interested in more like this, why not follow us on Facebook for regular updates?
You can buy the swan poster here, but shipping outside of Sweden is around three times the price of it, so take that into account! If anybody knows where the lamp is from in the kitchen nook, please comment below.
I adore the character of these exposed wooden beams. I adore the spiral staircase which makes this home. I adore everything about the way this has been put together. Enjoy; click on the photos for full-screen size.
Calming wood floors contrast with the dramatic blue walls of this apartment. Notice how the ceilings and many of the fittings are also white. I really love the details in the way they’ve styled this apartment too, with the handles on the kitchen cabinets and the casual bedside table as good examples.
Nestled in lush greenery along Church bay, on an island near Stockholm, this style of home was built during the 1940s and 50s among former orchards. It’s a really beautiful example of the architecture of that time, and the updated interior pays somewhat a homage. As always, click on the photos to see them full screen.
Berlin is known for individuality, and Rote Insel – a district of the city – is too (literally ‘Red Island’ due to the railway trenches and leftist sympathies that characterised the place). For some reason the area survived many of the air raids during the war and managed to retain a lot of its characterful period buildings such as this one. The island was home to famous entertainers such as Hildegard Knef (who I imagine was singing about the island here) and Marlene Dietrich (acting alongside the great David Bowie in this video). What better location for an apartment as eclectic as this?
Based in a block built in the early 1900s, I feel like this place just oozes the sort of confident relaxed look which we love. The wallpaper in the bedroom, for example, doesn’t feel formal or imposed – it just flows with everything else there.