Stockholm Loft Apartment with Grey Accents

3rd February 2021
Inside a contemporary Scandi loft apartment in Stockholm, complete with an open fire and original ceiling  beams.

This Stockholm loft apartment with grey accents is full of gorgeous details. Its left me longing for some design-filled solo escapism, though you can’t stay here unless you plan on buying it.

This is a great example of how to decorate an older property without losing its character. Supported by a contemporary, minimal interior, it holds on to its rustic period features. Painting the walls with a neutral colour paint and just a small selection of framed art allow the bare bones of the building to shine through.

Built in 1930s, this open plan apartment enjoys lofty ceilings highlighted by black wooden beams. The rough plaster walls painted in grey limewash give it a wabi-sabi feel, contrasting against contemporary and modernist classics. You can only imagine the views across the city from up here.

Inside a minimal Stockholm loft apartment with soft grey accents and a black and rattan lounge chair.

The apartment has been furnished with a grey linen sofa. Pale wood legs lift it off the floor and continue the flow of space throughout the room. A deep pile grey rug and polished concrete coffee table zones the living room area with a wide view into the dining area and kitchen beyond. I also love how it contrasts against the warm wood floors.

The rattan lounge chair, cosy cushions and large potted houseplants soften any hard edges. And if those rubber trees are anything like the one in my living room, they’ll flourish under those sky lights. Notice how the owners have continued touches of black in the Wishbone dining chairs? They cleverly connect with the exposed beams and tie the whole apartment together.

A cosy corner of the living room inside a 1930s Stockholm loft apartment, complete with a soft grey sofa and abstract art on the wall.
A potted rubber plant breaks up the clean lines of this minimalist Swedish loft, decorated with soft grey accents.
A white metal shelving unit styled with books and ceramics creates visual interest in this minimalist Scandi loft.
A close-up of a papier-mache lamp, designed by Globen lighting on a grey plinth corner table.

I really had to search to track down this shell shaped lamp but I discovered it’s a piece called ‘Tropez’ by Swedish lighting brand Globen. The shade is made from unbleached papier mache with a wooden base and I love its wabi-sabi aesthetic.

You might want to check out my edit of Japandi style lights if you love the look of this one, too.

A large pot of pelargoniums sits on a marble windowsill inside a 1930s Swedish loft apartment. There are a stack of sepia toned booked beside it.
An amber glass vase styled with bright orange and yellow poppies sits on top of a polished concrete coffee table.
A loft apartment kitchen with glossy white units and warm wood worktops.

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