Calming Neutral Home in a Stockholm Ceramics Factory

22nd November 2021
Warm wood and artisanal design inside this neutral home in Gustavsberg Stockholm.

I’m always fascinated to see how residential homes work within the context of industrial architecture. This minimal neutral home scheme had me scrambling to pick up jaw up off the floor. A home that very quietly sings the praises of well crafted design and vintage treasures. High ceilings? Tick. Concrete beams and architectural features? Tick? Large windows. Yes ma’am. It has the lot.

The building is part of a former porcelain factory in the area of Gustavsberg in Stockholm. The original site was built in 1826 but was extended in the 1930s during renowned ceramics designer Stig Lindberg’s time with the company. After changing hands in the 1980s, the building has since been divided into individual homes, each with a view across the harbour.

A Japandi style minimal kitchen with smoked oak kitchen units and a large paper globe lamp over the dining table.
A warm wood dining table and paper woven dining chairs inside this neutral home in a former porcelain factory in Gustavsberg, Stockholm.

The open plan kitchen-diner has been styled with tonal creams and whites, set off with a dark smoked oak kitchen from Birch and Wood. I love how it looks against the lighter wood floor and the warm oak dining table and chairs. An oversized Japanese paper globe lantern gives the dining area an artisanal, ‘Japanordi’ feel, connecting with the vintage woven baskets hung on the wall and other handcrafted ceramics. I’d love to sit here and watch the light move around the harbour, wouldn’t you?

A cosy seating area styled with chunky and curvy cream sofas and a bouclé lounge chair.

But of course, I couldn’t possibly ignore this beaaaaaautiful lounge area, styled with a collection of curvy cream sofas and the most exquisite teddy bouclé lounge chair. Organic shapes are echoed in a simple mid-century coffee table with a curved wood top and it’s actually refreshing to see a real life television (it’s always the first thing to hide when you’re shooting someone’s home!)

Looking into the living area of a neutral home in Stockholm styled with curved and chunky cream sofas and lounge chairs.

It took me some time to find the name of this sculptural chair hanging out in the hallway, it looks so much like a piece of art! But, with the help of knowledgable friend, we discovered it was designed by French design house ‘Mustache’. Inspired by Bauhaus design and continuous lines, The Bold Chair is designed as just two pieces of tubular metal moulded together.

A sculptural black metal tube Bold Chair designed by Mustache in a neutral minimal hallway in this artful Swedish apartment.
A bright and neutral bedroom with white walls and wooden floors styled with soft bed linen and a large hand-stitched cream bedspread.

A cosy bed awaits in this warm bedroom with a calm and neutral aesthetic. I love the beautiful cream bedspread hand-stitched in blue. The two vintage wood chairs acting as bedside tables help keep the room feel soft against the sweeping industrial concrete ceiling beams. A perfect balance.

Photography by Jockeono with styling by Thomas Lingsell, with thanks to Historiske Hem.