A Characterful Gothenburg Apartment in Warm Neutral Tones

14th May 2020
Inside a turn of the century Gothenburg apartment decorated with soft grey walls and warm neutral tones.

Photo © Jonas Berg.

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!

A dining room corner of an open-plan 1800s Gothenburg home with herringbone parquet floor and art in warm neutral tones

Photo © Jonas Berg.

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?

Warm, neutral tones are picked out in framed abstract art on the walls of this period Gothenburg home

Photo © Jonas Berg.

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.

The view into a light and airy bedroom from the open plan living space of a Gothenburg apartment, decorated with warm, neutral tones

Photo © Jonas Berg.

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 cosy bed sits in front of a tall window inside a minimal bedroom painted with soft grey walls and minimal art.

Photo © Jonas Berg.

A calm and soothing soft grey bedroom inside this Swedish period home styled with contemporary design.

Photo © Jonas Berg.

An original white tiled wood burner in the corner of an 1800s Gothenburg apartment, decorated with warm neutral tones

Photo © Jonas Berg.

A curvy rusty pink velvet lounge chair sits opposite a linen sofa in the soft grey living room of an 1800s Gothenburg apartment, styled with Nordic design.

Photo © Jonas Berg.

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? 

Love this home? You might like this Gothenburg apartment with a green kitchen. Or if you’re inspired by the warm neutral tones, check out this post

Photography Jonas Berg | Styling GreyDeco |  Images courtesy of Stadshem.

Would love to know what color this is on the walls. Thanks!

Hi Denise, I’m not sure to be honest but it’s likely to come from Jotun which is a popular brand in Scandinavia.

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