I shared a photo of the striking kitchen-diner in this beautiful Swedish home in last week’s splashbacks post, and I liked it so much that I couldn’t resist hunting down images of the rest of the apartment via real-estate agency Fantastic Frank. Set in a 19th-century building, it’s painted in moody shades of grey and mixes clean-lined, contemporary furniture with a sprinkling of quirkier pieces.
The room which first caught my eye is sleek and oh-so chic. Glossy white units are offset by black worktops and a black oven hood, and glass splashbacks protect the walls without distracting from the minimalist scheme (you can find similar designs at Creoglass). There are some wonderful details, including black door handles and clever little lamps perched on top of the cupboards to provide additional lighting.
The table is Muuto’s ‘Adaptable Dining Table‘, which has mix-and-match frame, top and leg options in a range of colours and materials. The black and pale-oak combination chosen here works brilliantly, as it echoes the kitchen counters and the flooring. It’s flanked by metal Tolix chairs, which have been customised with matching wooden seats.
The lounge has an air of decadence thanks to its velvet sofa, glass chandelier and windowsill sculptures. The coffee table on casters adds an industrial edge, as does the exposed-bulb lamp on the shelf (you can find a similar design, created by TAF Architects, over at Muuto).
Built-in wardrobes mean the bedroom is almost entirely free of furniture, placing the focus firmly on the traditional Scandinavian stove in the corner. The overall look is airy and very simple, but lots of texture – snuggly carpet, crumpled linen, silky curtains – prevent the space from feeling stark.
Last but not least is the monochrome bathroom, which is small but perfectly formed. I love the contrast between the neat white tiling on the walls and the darker, larger slabs used on the floor and inside the shower, as well as the clever recessed mirror which doubles as a shelf.
Photography via Fantastic Frank