A Swedish home with a social focus

This week has been busy, and all the people I’ve been talking to recently have the same impression. Has the good weather inspired a social zeal in my city? Or is this a universal effect of Summer coming? I’ve always been quite introverted though, so meeting a lot of people in quick succession has left me exhausted this Monday morning. A friend sent me this music video to help decompress, and it’s soothing. This week isn’t going to be any quieter, so maybe it’s best I ask for a day off work?

Anyway, this is the reason I chose this apartment from Nooks, because I feel like it’s a very social space. The space that connects the kitchen to the living room was actually opened up, and then shelves were put in between the supporting pillars. It does look stylish, but the reason the owner did this was to be more social and connect the rooms together more for when he had guests over. Max, the owner, also said:

“In the vast majority of home decorating, we focused on the TV, but here in the living room, I wanted instead to the social would be central. The same applies to the dinner table, I chose a round table in order to be able to keep up more with each other. ”

Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-21Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-20Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-19

This place was actually built in 1927, so it’s interesting how the owner below matched that with the more modern style. Also, parquet flooring nearly always makes a space look more interesting.

Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-01Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-02

You can see the opened up space here. It’s a lot easier to talk to someone in the dining room when there isn’t a door in the way. Sound will travel a lot easier, too.

Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-03

The Barcelona chairs on the right add a touch of high style to this place. All I might add here is a mirror.

Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-04Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-05Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-06Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-07Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-08

I absolutely adore these handles!

Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-09Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-10Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-13Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-11Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-12Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-14

These are just simple ceiling lights from IKEA, but they give a very floaty and calm effect which is perfect for a bedroom.

Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-15Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-16Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-17Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-18

You can see in the floorplan below that this is actually quite a small apartment, at about 47sqm (500 sqft); the owner was able to make it feel bigger by having an open plan living room and kitchen, and using bright or light colours.

Nooks-Stigbergsgatan-32B-Planlosning

Why blog?

I’ve spent years looking at homes and interiors. It’s something I’m genuinely interested in, even though my professional life is advancing fast in other directions. There have been times when I created image albums and shared them this way. Some of you may be aware of me from my presence on other websites, so why the need for one of my own?

3

  1. I own my channel. This is not the same on Facebook, Reddit, Imgur, Pinterest or any other website where my content can be deleted at any time or access to my content can be limited. This happened on Instagram recently where the algorithm changed and you no longer see posts chronologically, on Facebook where updates from businesses require money being spent to see actual engagement, and where the majority of content you see on Pinterest isn’t from those you follow. As these group websites evolve to monetise their user base it’s important for me to build a foundation elsewhere, which brings me onto the next point.
  2. I have a home for HouseRehomed. Even if I didn’t have my own website, it wouldn’t be smart to just stick to one social platform. Having my own website allows me to share it across all the other platforms.
  3. I’m in control. When I share something on another site, that content is out of my control. This is particularly worrying when I’m given special access to images from private companies, with copyright. If I know I can delete all the photos from a specific company, when they choose to rescind access, I am in a much better place legally. I don’t expect this to be a concern, but it’s worth having peace of mind over.