We’re back in Sweden today and I think I’m satisfying the ‘itchy lockdown feet’ by travelling vicariously. This Gothenburg apartment with warm beige and rust accents is possibly the closest example I’ve seen yet as to where we want to go with our living room. Makes me want to get started now!
Soft light from tall windows highlights the original ceiling mouldings beautifully. Most importantly, it demonstrates how well period features can sit alongside contemporary art and design when done so in a considered way. A careful blend of tonal furniture. The balance is just right here, don’t you think?
Built in the 1800s and lovingly renovated in 2004, it features herringbone parquet floor treated with Osmo matt wax and high ceilings. Deep windowsills typical to most buildings of this period are just the right size for a potted plant or collection of ceramics. Makes me wish ours weren’t so non-existent, I’d love to have a sill or two to style here.
You might notice the subtle organic shapes that repeat throughout the space. From the round opaline glass pendant lights and circle motifs in the wall art to the Flos Gatto lamp sitting on top of a shelving unit. A small round dining table connects with two small, round coffee tables opposite and gives a sense of flow to the room.
Painted throughout in soft grey, an open-plan kitchen-diner living space connects to a double bedroom that can be closed off with a set of panelled double doors. Inside, an original tiled wood burner connects the building to its past, once a pharmacy and post office. Imagine cosying up in the winter with a good book here…
A slubby linen sofa awaits with plump velvet cushions that match the same shade as the curvy lounge chair. I love how it ties together with the warm flooring. Total perfection. When can I move in?