A Mid-century Swedish Apartment with Warm Tones

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Stockholm, this Swedish apartment bears many of the hallmarks of its 1944-45 origin. The kitchen for example, still has the original cabinetry and pantry - and it warms my heart to see these remnants still intact!  

As an 'end' apartment, it's also blessed with light from three different directions. In our first apartment  many moons ago, Per and I lived in a flat just like this and I absolutely loved how the light changed throughout the day. 

The owners of this space have included quite a few mid-century pieces to stay true to the architecture - while not being afraid to add some cool, contemporary touches. Look closely, and you'll also witness sculptural pieces, unique treasures, a rich blend of textures and warm earthy tones. 

Finally, keep an eye out for the shelving in the sitting room - a perfect solution when wall space is limited. 

I hope you feel inspired by the tour! 

Feeling confused about the layout? Here's the floor plan for the 46 m2 (495 ft.sq) apartment: 

Glossary: matrum - dining room, kök - kitchen, vardagsrum - sitting room, sovrum - bedroom

I love how warm this apartment looks; I can imagine feeling instantly at ease here, how about you? 

The earthy kilim rug and cushions reminded me of the tour I once featured of the Swedish home of interior designer Saša Antic. I have been working with Saša this week and he is such a talented guy! 

Also, note the cushion to the right of the sofa. The tone is similar to the Pantone 2024 colour of the year - Peach fuzz, which goes beautifully with dark green. Can you imagine adding this accent to your home this year? 

I'd love to hear your thoughts, as always! 

Happy Lillördag! 


Photography @jockeono, styling Clindholm design, for Historiska Hem


  1. What strikes me about this apartment is the brilliant use of space, especially in the kitchen. The original cabinetry is fantastic and I like the minimalistic design. The owners have warmed up the space nicely with their furnishings and decor. Very nice!

  2. I LOVE the little dining nook by the window, so charming!

  3. I especially like the consistent use of color throughout in their textiles. The Pantone Peach Fuzz scares me on its own, but in the right hands and with compatible accents I am sure it would be amazing. If I were to use it, I would consider it as an accent with deep earthy rusts and browns and shades of green. I am another who loves that dining nook! And the original cabinetry in the kitchen is wonderful. Lovely home.

    1. Yes, I agree. It's quite bold and vibrant, but combined with earthy tones it could look really pretty!

  4. The kitchen cabinets are timeless. They certainly deserved to stay.

    1. Agree! I guess that's the beauty of them, they will always work, and my guess is that they're really well made too so they will stand the test of time.

  5. I love the warmth and all the texture. I have loved trying to bring in more texture to my home and this is inspiring. Also I love the tea pot collection on the shelves...would love to know where this couch is from. I've been trying to find something similar.


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