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. ”

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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.

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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.

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

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I absolutely adore these handles!

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

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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.

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