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A striking, small Stockholm space in dark blue

Wow, this week has flown by, don't you think?! Any great plans for the weekend? I'm on a train somewhere between Munich and Kitzbühel right now -  heading for a weekend hosted by Bernd Gruber!  *Excited!* It's been all about muted colour schemes over the last few days (think whites and soothing greys) so I thought I'd complete the week with something a little different - a striking apartment in Stockholm, currently for sale through Historiska Hem. Not only does it have beautiful bones (the work of esteemed architect Mauritz Lundstedt in 1909) it's also been painted in an incredible deep blue for a wonderful cocoon like effect. Light grey floors and red and green accents add interest and contrast while touches of wood and lush plants add warmth. You'd never guess that it's a mere 34 metres square (365 square feet) would you? Who said small spaces should be kept light?!










Credits: photo - Johan Spinnell styling - Hanna Rydman - for sale through Historiska Hem.

What a fantastic home? 

I really love the shade of blue. It's difficult to recommend colours as they are so personal and depend a lot on how the light falls - but there are some lovely shades in the Farrow and Ball 'blue' collection. Perhaps you've got some tried and tested colour tips? If so, please let us know in the comment section below.

I also like the combination of blue, green and red, it's so warm and inviting. And those wonderful windows in the kitchen? Perfect!

Is there anything that catches your eye?

Get the look: sitting room / dining area: vintage thonet chairs, 'circus' pouf by Normann Copenhagen (love this!), the sofa is by IKEA. Try Nordal for a similar cabinet. Bedroom: task light, light grey linen bedding.

There are tonnes more beautiful homes with touches of blue here (if you're in the mood for a little more inspiration this weekend!).

Have a wonderful couple of days and see you Monday!

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  1. i love it! what a lovely home! i still debated whether to paint my room with any deep color but this home looks fantastic. it looks like benjamin moore's marine blue or symphony blue to me.

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    1. Beautiful colours - thank you for the tips!

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  2. I really like deep colors with a lot of grey undertones...Smoky purples and blues, even brown and taupe with the same undertone feels soothing and grounding! I use brighter colors as accents! This blue in this home looks like it has a touch of green and grey to it which makes it PERFECT! Thanks for sharing! Tray-c

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    1. All the tones you describe sound wonderful! You're obviously great with colours Tray-c, which is a rare talent.

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  3. The mushroom-resembling floor lamp! Love it.

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    1. I've been through the pictures loads of times and not seeing it - help! Which picture Alena?

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  4. That beautiful Harry Martinson print in the main living space (over the sofa) catches my eye. Lovely colors, especially against the wall color.

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  5. My favorite no fail color test is whether the color pops against white and black. I love white trim and black accents like picture frames in every room so the color has to make existing features stand out, not take away from them.

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    1. Totally agree! The fresh white against the blue looks so smart.

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  6. Blue is not my colour, but this is beautiful

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    1. It's the type of home that converts many to the dark side don't you think?!

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  7. That is such a beautiful flat! I love the warm blue tones and all the greenery. Enjoy your weekend! xxx

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    1. Thank you Miranda, I had such a wonderful weekend. I love the mountains! I hope you did too.

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  8. Love the colour! I am just about to paint my bedroom in Hicks blue from Little Greene, such a beautiful colour you should have a look!

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    1. Oh wow! What a lovely colour! Thanks for the tip :)

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  9. Where can I buy the solid colored linen toss pillows I see on many of the Scandinavian real estate sites - like historiskahem.se?

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    1. Yes, the solid colored linen pillows on sofas. You've included many on your wonderful posts, but I can't seem to find them - have checked etsy, amazon, etc.

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  10. I think I just fell in love...

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  11. i love the floor rug, any ideas where its from?

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    1. I love it too Cate. Sadly I'm not sure where it's from though. I hope someone else on here can help you find one similar.....

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