Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey

December 4, 2017

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

It’s been a while since I last featured a home tour, but I couldn’t resist taking a little break from Christmas-related posts to share this beautiful Swedish apartment.

Located in central Stockholm, it’s painted in soft shades of grey that give it an airy, elegant feel. The wall colours work beautifully with the pale parquet floor, and they’re offset by striking artworks, statement lighting (including a stunning ‘Vertigo’ pendant lamp by Constance Guisset for Petite Friture in the hallway) and plenty of iconic Scandinavian furniture.

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

The lounge is my favourite space – calming and very inviting. The clean-lined sofas and sleek Asplund ‘Tati’ tables are paired with a woven easy chair and an intricate wooden ‘Collect’ cabinet from A2 Designers; HAY’s ‘Dot’ cushions, a HAY ‘Crinkle’ throw and velvet cushions in muted olive green add subtle touches of warmth and colour. The eye-catching glass light creates a sculptural focal point, and on the side table is a resin-covered ‘Gatto’ lamp, which emits a soft, diffused glow that’s perfect for evening relaxation. An oversized potted plant and a snuggly Moroccan rug make the perfect finishing touches.

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

The kitchen, reached through double doors which allow the living spaces to be opened up or separated, is just as beautiful. The matte-grey cupboard doors, black fittings and understated white tiles contrast with the textured wooden table and the woven seats of the Fredericia ‘J39’ chairs, first designed by Børge Mogensen back in 1947 and dubbed the ‘People’s Chairs’ due to their simple, unfussy aesthetic. A pair of ‘Ambit’ pendant lights by Muuto complete the scheme.

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

In the master bedroom, an understated linen headboard, a bank of built-in cupboards and wall-hung bedside tables (try Muuto’s ‘Stacked’ system if you’re looking for a similar design) create a tranquil and clutter-free atmosphere. A trio of Nelson ‘Bubble’ pendant lights provide a focal point above the bed, and French windows lead out onto a balcony with a pair of white IKEA ‘HÖGSTEN’ garden chairs – a lovely spot for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Last but not least are the children’s bedrooms, where soft pink accents, star garlands and a Vita ‘EOS’ feather lightshade produce a whimsical yet stylish look. And this being Scandinavia, design classics feature even in the kids’ spaces – most notably Hans J. Wegner’s CH24 ‘Wishbone’ chair, a String ‘Pocket’ shelving system and another ‘Gatto’ lamp.

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Home tour | An elegant Swedish apartment in soft shades of grey | These Four Walls blog

Photography via Bostadsrättsspecialisten

Get the look

If you like this apartment as much as I do and want to recreate the look in your own home, the below selection from my shop – which includes many of the pieces mentioned above – will help…

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