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A Charming Stockholm Apartment with an Ochre Kitchen

Green is probably the most popular kitchen colour in Scandinavia right now - and there's no denying how calming and beautiful it is. But it's also nice to discover a kitchen which goes against the tide - like this one with ochre cabinets. In fact, the entire apartment in SOFO (South of Folkungagatan), in the hipster district of Södermalm, Stockholm has been decorated in a beautiful, unique palette. Think earthy blue, dusty pink (similar to Farrow & Ball's popular 'setting plaster') and a dampened ochre in the children's bedroom (could be Jotun Lady 'Cashmere' or 'Hummus')- a perfect lesson in how to create a 'röd tråd' (red thread) throughout your home using colour. 

Oh, and keep a look out for the castle bed and koala mustard wallpaper in the bedroom! So cute! 

Really beautiful - and such wonderful use of colour. 

Is there anything that stood out to you? 

Would you consider having this yellow, blue and pink combination in your home? or perhaps a kitchen with ochre cabinets? 


Last week in Sweden was all about the 'Studenten' i.e., when students graduate from 'gymnasium' (sixth form college / high school). The week was peppered with parties in which sailor-clad graduates celebrated with family and friends until the early hours. Needless to say, everyone's still in recovery mode this Monday! But still it was a wonderful week!

Do you have special traditions in your country for those graduating from high school? 


Photography courtesy of Historiska Hem


  1. I love the paint in the bedroom - desert sunset.

    1. Such a beautiful, descriptive name - is that the actual name of this paint? If so, I will update the post! / Niki

  2. The floors stand out to me - as in almost all Scandinavian homes - the wonderful wood. But this time, it was the wicker baskets that caught my eye. I will now be searching for similar baskets in the UK.

  3. Normally I wouldn't like the ochre cabinets but wow, they work well in this space. The creamy whites and blues help balance it out. I could happily live here. The bunks in the children's room are wonderful--what a fun, creative space for little ones to play.

    In our area, graduation is celebrated in a ceremony with all the graduates receiving their diplomas. Most families will also host a separate party at home or in a rented space, as well. My son graduated from high school last year and it was a busy (but happy) time.

  4. Your bathroom is breathtaking.

  5. What are those beautiful kitchen chairs?


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