A small space full of light in Stockholm

Well hello there Monday! I hope you had a great weekend? I arrived back home from my trip at midnight last night and am on the 6.48 train to the IKEA headquarters for a presentation (definitely a double coffee and matchsticks (to keep my eyes open!) kind of morning but I'm kind of excited too!). It was well worth it too as I had such an amazing time - more to follow later in the week. I thought I'd kick off the week with this charming apartment in Stockholm. A relatively small 44 metres square (473 square feet), the lovely open plan space has been designed to slip through as much natural light as possible - including fabulous windows dividing the bedroom from the living room (I'd love some of these in my own home, how about you?). The palette has been kept distinctly monochrome and vintage pieces jostle for position with modern designs and interesting art for a lovely homely feel. Can I crawl back under those covers and spend the day here please?!

Credit: this apartment is for sale through Bo Sthlm

Lovely space! I find the shades of grey so calming, don't you?

A few items I know and love: dining area - house doctor molecular light, Bertoia side chair, bent wood chair, white sheepskin chair cover. Kitchen - Aesop hand washSitting room - Beni Ourain rug, source a vintage black leather sofa here. Sinnerlig cork bench by Ilse Crawford for IKEA. Bedroom - House Doctor wall light, light grey linen bed set.

And before I shoot off for the day here's a little link love to brighten up even the dullest of Monday morning:

I've always wanted to live in a London mews house like this one. Want to be my neighbour?! Imagine the street parties we'd have?!

8 fab IKEA hacks by interior stylists.

These kids rooms feature the most lovely wallpapers - and I love the mobile in this bedroom too (available here) - feeling inspired for to change my daughter's room!
Yummy looking healthy recipes to help recuperate after the holidays...

And finally - how graceful is this canoe scene?

Have a wonderful start to the week!


  1. Gorgeous pictures! Sophie x

  2. TGIM (thank goodness it's monday)! I was longing for your morning post, which helps start the day. Love it! I'm thinking of sticking to a neutral palette for my home (a flat about the same size), but the closeness of the next apartment makes rooms dark here. Outside of the front room, which is full South. Any suggestions to achieve this on ground floor without looking sterile or gloomy?

    1. Thank you Poppy! Hmmmm, I think when it comes to dark colours it's just to embrace the cocoon like feel - but you'd need LOTS and LOTS of lighting for the evenings (from personal experience). Our house was very dark (due to being over looked) when we bought it so I've worked really hard to make it as light as possible - keeping the walls white or light grey and lightening the floors throughout too. I do love a lot of light! :)

    2. Thanks for the advice. My bedroom window faces North (low light, gray light) and my central room faces East, but because of the nextdoor building it's not getting much light. The room is 11'×11', and the only way to lightened the floors would be carpet (which I'm not fond of with kid and pet). As well, we have to pass through that room every time we use the washroom or the kitchen. I'm still struggling with the furniture placement with all those "holes" in the walls (1 window, 2 doorways) and unfortunately have to push furniture against the walls not to trip on it. Hardwood floors, 10 feet ceiling. I like "ballet white" from Benjamin Moore, but still hesitate. And for my couch should I go light gray or charcoal? I have an eye on a no armrest one from our good friend IKEA ;-)

  3. It's a very nice apartment and I love the black and white photographs. But, as a non-smoker, I could never live with images of smokers, it's too off-putting (I see two here).

    Of course I would love to live next door to that house in London - they have a greyhound? Our greyhounds could have sleep over parties!

    1. You have a greyhound? Such beautiful dogs! How fun, already looking forward to the street parties and dog sleep overs (assuming I'd get the greyhound with the house, right?!).

    2. Right!
      I have always had greyhounds, most of the time two or three at a time. They are very addictive.


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