Home tour | A small Swedish space

November 18, 2015

Home tour | A small Swedish space | These Four Walls blog

Another week, another gorgeous Scandinavian apartment to share! This light, bright home in Gothenburg belongs to stylist Joanna Bagge and it’s a masterclass in how to make the most of a small space.

It only has two rooms but comfortably accommodates a family of four thanks to some very clever tricks. The divider in the bedroom provides a neat and stylish way of creating distinct sleeping areas for adults and children, with glass panels to maximise natural light, and there are plenty of handy built-in storage cupboards. The sitting and dining areas in the open-plan living space are also nicely defined by low-hanging pendant lights and rugs, while shelves and a fantastic pinboard from HAY make the most of every last centimetre without cluttering up the room.

Home tour | A small Swedish space

Home tour | A small Swedish space | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | A small Swedish space | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | A small Swedish space | These Four Walls blog

The smart space planning is matched by some pretty smart décor. I love the blend of rustic and urban elements – tongue-and-groove panelling, sleek grey marble, monochrome furniture – and the soothing pastel colours incorporated in the soft furnishings, art and accessories. My favourite corner is the sitting area, which looks perfect for cosy evenings full of wine and chatter. I’m also a huge fan of the encaustic floor tiles, and the handy drinks trolley (which I’m now planning to recreate in my own home!).

Home tour | A small Swedish space | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | A small Swedish space | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | A small Swedish space | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | A small Swedish space | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | A small Swedish space | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | A small Swedish space | These Four Walls blog

Proof that small homes can be just as stunning as large ones – and, if you fancy achieving this look yourself, I’ve put together a selection of items from my shop and other websites, all available to buy by clicking on the links below:

Apartment photography by Jonas Berg for Stadshem

4 thoughts on “Home tour | A small Swedish space

  1. Jill

    Wow – really love this house and its lovely to be reminded that we don’t always need oodles of space to live comfortably and stylishly!

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  2. Coveted Home

    This is a great example of how important texture is in interior design. The muted pallatte is made so much more interesting through the use of various textures. You’re right about the rustic/urban blend; it’s fantastic and well-balanced.

    ~ Rachel

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    1. Abi Post author

      Absolutely – I always prefer muted palettes with lots of texture. Full of interest but much more calming then bright colours.

      Reply

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