An inspiring small studio full of contrast

Well hello there! I hope you had a fab weekend? We woke up to a clear blue sky and plus temperatures here in Southern Sweden - oh how long we'd been waiting for that moment! All along the boardwalk faces were angled up towards the sun, soaking up the warm rays. This morning it's as though everyone has a new spring in their step! And I have another reason to feel happy -  call me a total home geek but I do love clever use of a small space. And when it comes to interior designer Joakim Walles studio apartment in Stockholm, it seems that the best things really can come in small packages! Looking at the apartment, it's hard to believe it's a mere 44 metres square (473 foot square - I hope I got that right?! I've been known to get it wildly wrong.....!), Joakim has completely renovated the space - adding in open shelving by Porro and bespoke kitchen and bathroom cabinets. To top it off, the space has been furnished throughout using a perfect blend of industrial, vintage, and designer pieces. The result is a home full of natural light, contrast, wonderful art and a lovely lived in feel. Oh, and it's for sale!

Interior design: Joakim Walles, Photos - Adam Helbaoui /Kronfoto for sale through Alexander White.

Stockholm anyone?! 

Such a clever use of space, don't you think? I especially love the open shelving used as a division between the sitting room / kitchen area and bedroom. Not only does it create some privacy, it also allow light to slip through, and provides a perfect place to display favourite books, ceramics and artwork.  Got to love that!

Is there anything that stands out to you? 

A couple of items I know and love in Joakim's apartment: Taccia lamp by Flos, source vintage industrial pendants here, the Series 7 arm chair. These wonderful mobiles I posted about recently here are similar.

Have a wonderful start to the week!

PS Don't forget to make the most of your 15% discount at Abbott & Mosley! To claim simply type in mshspring15 at checkout. Find out more here.


  1. Great use of a small space. Love the open shelving system.
    xx, Stephanie

  2. Wonderful!!!! I love this apartment!!!!!!!!!

  3. wow, i love this studio apartment. the layout makes the space look really spacious

  4. Me too - it looks surprisingly spacious.

    1. It really does Susan. Such a clever use of space.

  5. I'm in love with that desk!

    1. Me too Barb! Infact I think the entire desk area is my favourite spot in this home.

  6. Beautiful vibes to start the day ^_^
    The amazing desk lamp is the Taccia lamp by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos :) :*


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