A White Swedish Apartment in Stockholm In Winter Time

Not many cities are as beautiful as Stockholm in winter. And there to enjoy it is Marta Vargas, her fiancé Graeme and their English springer spaniel Summer. Located in Midsommarkransen (I love this name - it means 'Midsummer wreath'), the family of three (soon to be four!), live in a little apartment overlooking "a tiny forest, with deer, beautiful sunsets and many types of birds." Originally from Barcelona, Marta is a graphic designer, photographer and art director and combines her position in the design team at Spotify with other freelance endeavours. The one bedroom flat offers a pared-back yet warm and inviting base from which to explore the city and its surroundings. Here are some snapshots from Marta's wonderful snowy world in the Swedish capital! 

Marta and Graeme used their time during the pandemic to renovate their kitchen - investing in cabinets from Skandinaviska Shakerkök.  

Source a similar wooden clothes dryer* from River Bend Roes. 

A 'snöblomma' advent star* lights up the window, and you can catch a glimpse of the small forest beyond. 

A small space between the open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room area provides the perfect spot for a Christmas tree, simply decorated in tones of off-white, gold and brown.

A cot from Baby Bay has been set up beside a Jotex headboard for the imminent arrival. 

How lovely! 

It makes me want to relocate to Stockholm, how about you? 

FYI the last picture is actually in Undersåker, 7 hours North of Stockholm. It was taken during a stay at a cottage overlooking a frozen lake for Marta's 30th birthday. Imagine! 

Feel inspired by more photos over at @imartavargas and today. 

And here are a few other lovely Stockholm homes: 

On another note, I mentioned that things have sort of piled up my end. I hope you don't mind that I skip tomorrow's post in order to catch up (and breath again!). I figured that Marta's lovely home and the landscape surrounding it offers enough dreamy Scandinavian inspiration to carry us through to Monday, what do you think?

If you're doing some final touches to your Christmas decorating (or just getting started), take a peek at the My Scandinavian Home Christmas archive - there are thousand of Scandi 'Jul' ideas in there! 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 


Photography: Marta Vargas, shared with kind permission.  
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  1. What a peaceful, warm home for the new baby! Beautiful post. This will definitely carry us through for another day. :-) Enjoy your "break" and good luck with all your projects!

    1. I am so happy you enjoyed this post too! I had a lovely long weekend thank you - feel back on top of things again (almost!). :)

  2. This is a wonderful post! The landscape pictures are gorgeous (and look very cold)! Their kitchen re-do is very nice and the drying rack made me smile. I do love the "lived in" posts. Have a great weekend. A in Florida

    1. I agree, so lovely to see a snowy landscape, especially with all the rain we're getting in Malmö right now! I promise to seek out plenty more 'lived in' homes in the new year :)

  3. Saem, vet south wed meer queer goül!
    Laek nuum dust...

  4. Ooo I'll take two tickets to Stockholm now, please and thanks!

  5. The word dreamy was in my head while reading this post. Love, love love the light touch perfectly executed everywhere. I am obsessed with the snoblomma Advent star. I may have to go on a mission to see if I can find something similar in the states!

    1. I hope you can find one Pamela - have you tried the link I shared to NordicNest? I'm pretty sure they ship worldwide. I guess there's the issue with electric plugs etc though. Hmmm. All the same, happy you found this post dreamy!


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