A Swedish Apartment with a Mid-Century Vibe

It's so important to decorate your home in a way that feels just right for you (and your family). However, if you get stuck on something - like which dining chairs or overhead light to choose, it's helpful to look at the architecture and the period in which your dwelling was built. Case in point: my Mother lives in a house that was built in the 1960s and designed by a well-known architect and struggled to find a light to hang over the dining table. So I suggested the Gubi semi-pendant which was also designed in the 60s. And we were thrilled to find it worked perfectly! 

This Stockholm apartment is situated on the 3rd floor of a block that was originally built in the late 19th century. However, it went through a major renovation in 1939 - during the posgt first world war I 'funkis' period. A Swedish abbreviation for 'functionalism', 'funkis' architecture is designed purely for purpose and function.  The owners have stayed loyal to the funkis style and given the interior a mid-century vibe. The kitchen is also in the origional 'funkis' style (save for the range oven of course!). 

I love that this home is a little different from the ones I've been showing lately, I hope it fills you with inspiration! 

It's nice to see a children's desk with a monitor (usually this angle is skipped out!). It looks as though the entire desk set-up (tabletop, drawers and trolley) are all from IKEA. I love the box at the end of the bid which is used to store games. 

When was your home built and have you decorated it according to this period? Our house was built in 2001 so there wasn't so much to go on! 

See other funkis style homes here

Have a happy Friday and great weekend! 


PS written slightly in haste since I got almost zero hours sleep in the night, do you ever have nights like that? You feel like you're the only one in the world awake! Gaaaah! 

Photography courtesy of Historiska Hem with thanks. 


  1. I'm sorry you had a sleepless night. It's hard to get through the day when you are lacking rest.

    So many intriguing things to look at in this apartment! I'm struggling to figure out what is going on above the door in the child's room. There are cabinet doors that appear to be open, but it looks like the opening has cork board to hang the stuffed animals. Was that area originally intended as storage? Also, are the planets a mobile or a light fixture? This is one of those spaces where I can "feel" how the family lives, and I love that. I especially enjoy that they have incorporated children's art work. So homey.

  2. Don't sleep well when hungry. Usually have gingersnaps, dried fruit, and water upstairs. This home is comfortable and homely, my children would love it! One change , I would prefer the bench in the dining area away from the window sill and on the wall end. Like to look out the window.

  3. oh how i love this house 👌


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