Contemporary Meets Cosy In a 1920s Swedish Apartment

Why, hello there! I hope you had a great weekend! Ours was chaotic to say the least (with even a trip to A&E thrown in - my younger daughter hurt her foot poor thing, but all was OK - phew!). Don't you find, sometimes though, you only need to do one really nice thing to make the entire weekend feel special? Yesterday afternoon we went out fishing for a couple of hours just next to where we live and caught some herring for our supper. It was so relaxing - and rewarding! Speaking of sailing, I shared some snapshots from our island hopping on Sweden's south east coast yesterday. I hope the pictures might inspire you to visit this part of the world one day! Anyway, I'm sure what you really came by for today is the home tour, so I promise not to waffle on! Let's dive straight in!

I stumbled across this Swedish maisonette on Kvarteret Mäkleri earlier today. Built by architect Nernst Hanson in 1923, it's located in Gothenburg and has been carefully renovated to preserve all the original details such as serving cabinets, wood floorboards and high skirting boards. It also has some rather lovely modern touches -  striking just the right balance between contemporary and cosy!  

Grey-beige toned kitchen cabinets have been popping up a lot lately in Sweden. The beige adds a lovely warmth to the grey and yet the look is still very calm. I wish I had a colour code for these, if anyone can help please do add a comment below! 

The master bedroom is down a flight of stairs. Although, it may feel slightly dark during the daytime (there's only one small window), I can imagine the white washed wood beam ceiling, stone walls and quietness more than make up for it! 

Mirrors are such a great way to add natural light to a darker space and make the room feel larger. It also gives us a small glimpse off the stairs which have been painted in fresh white - lovely!

I loved the simplicity of this space - kind off perfect for a Monday, don't you think?

Did anything stand out to you?

As always, you can enjoy a load more Swedish homes in this archive. There must be well over a thousand homes squirrelled away in there by now! Perfect for a rainy day! 

Have a great start to the week! 


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  1. What a gorgeous flat and I think the bedroom looks super cosy and calm. Cheers, Amanda

    1. So happy you enjoyed this tour too. The bedroom is really lovely - I'd definitely sleep easy in there!


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