A Small Swedish Home Tucked Under A Gothenburg Rooftop!

Homes come in all different shapes and sizes - which is wonderful (how boring would life be if they didn't?!). It's just that some shapes and sizes are a little trickier to decorate than others. This little Swedish home is tucked under the rooftops of Gothenburg and measures 50 m2 (538 feet2) Even so, the owners have made full use of every inch - including dark corners under the sloping ceiling (check out the leaning radiator and clever shelving unit!). The result is a charming home that's practical and full of light. Step this way to take a tour! 

 Karin chair, Mantis BS3 table lamp*

From a distance, the shelves look like they have been made bespoke for the apartment. But look closer and you'll see that simple white planks have been attached to the original beam work to form the shelves. Very clever - and more affordable too! 

IKEA sofa with a Bemz urban loose fit linen* cover, print: Figure 04, BYCDESIGN Studio*

Slimmed down appliances and a narrow shelving unit have ensured that every centimetre of the small kitchen has been used. I think this kitchen is from IKEA. When I was planning my summer cottage I sought help from the kitchen planners at IKEA and they really knew how to make the most of small spaces. 

They say that to get a good night's sleep, you need a calm environment  - and this room certainly hits the spot. Look closely at the skylight window and you'll also see a black out blind for total darkness!

The shelving in the last image is so clever - once again they've used the original beams. I can also see a mirror peeping in from the side of the shot - another great way to make a fairly pokey room feel light and airy!

Are there any ideas you might steal for your home?

These posts also might come in handy for anyone living in a small space (or looking to convert an attic):

I'm off to Copenhagen today (WOOHOOO!) to visit Georg Jensen. They've organised an exciting schedule for us which involves a home tour, boat ride and a preview of a brand new collection - sounds like my kind of day! I'll be sure to share away on instagram stories if you're curious. Being pretty much the one man band that I am, it's meant that I've been up since 5 am to write this post and get other bits done before I head off. GIMME COFFEE! 

I hope you have a great day! 


PS I'm so excited to share Gen's new home office with you tomorrow, it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Don't forget to stop by. 

Photography courtesy of Alvhem

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  1. Great pictures! Your room was well organize. And who would have thought that it was at the rooftop?

  2. What a Fantastic Post!! Love your work.

  3. The living room window is adorable.
    In Canada, Ikea will not design your kitchen. I think they should consider providing this service. I didn't want to change the layout of my kitchen (one window and two doorways in a 10'x 13' room don't allow too many variations) but who knows, I am sure a seasoned designer might be able to suggest a different point of view. Even if I didn't go with it it would be nice to have another option.


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