Imke's Warm and inviting Rental Apartment in Geneva, Switzerland

Hej there! I hope you had a lovely weekend! It's the school half-term this week here, and although my family and I have stayed put in a very grey and dreary Malmö, my Facebook feed is flooded with scenes from the Alps as southern swedes share their holiday snaps (not jealous at all.... ahem)! It therefore made sense for me to pay a virtual visit today with this sunny apartment in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Owner Imke and her partner have worked hard to ensure their 72 m2 (785 ft2) rental apartment in a building dating back to 1909 is as cosy and unique as can be. While they have kept to a muted and earthy colour scheme, the furniture is an eclectic blend of styles which include French bistro style chairs, a Scandinavian design table, vintage treasures as well as the occasional high street find (you might be surprised to learn the  overhead lamp in the sitting room is from H&M Home - what a find!). 

I hope you enjoy the tour of Imke's warm and inviting Geneva home and it gives you plenty of ideas for your own home today. 

Such a charming space, don't you think? 

How I'd love to sit on that window seat and look out at the greenery. Has spring arrived where you are? Or perhaps Autumn for those of you in the southern hemisphere? No sign of it yet here. 

Imke has been great at tagging items in her instagram, so if you're curious to find out more about the items you see in these pictures, head on over to @sonnenetage to discover more. 

And as always, pleased do let us all know if anything stood out to you in particular, I love to hear your thoughts and observations. 

By the way, did you know there's an entire archive dedicated to homes outside of Scandinavia? You can find it here, and it includes beautiful homes such as: 

And many more! 

I'll be back on Wednesday with a very small, yet beautiful space belonging to a single mother and her son. It's really inspiring, so make sure you pop back to take a look! 

Have a great start to the week! 


Photography courtesy of @sonnenetage, shared with kind permission. 


  1. Speaking of envious, I always fall in love with the apartments you highlight in the older buildings.
    Am in the processing of transitioning to empty nester and selling up the house, so have been apartment "shopping" as I'm done with the maintenance expenses a home requires. Unfortunately, most in the US are fairly soulless with no distinguishing architectural features. And some don't allow you to paint, which is so basic and sacrilege to the decorator within us, yes?!
    Really wish where I live in the US they weren't so intent on razing beautiful older buildings such as this, believing it's progress, thus washing away the cultural history of the region.
    Thank you for the eye candy and the inspirational goals they create.
    Laura K

    1. Yes always! Love this 🥰

    2. No painting? Pure sacrilege!
      I hear you, I live in a townhouse that was built in 2001 and I dream of living in an older property with all it's beautiful period features. One day! In the meantime, I am happy to hear you feel as inspired as I do by these lovely homes :)

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I throughly enjoy your blog! It is eye opening to see all the marvelous homes that you feature. I'm an American living in Sweden for the past 35 years with my charming Swedish husband. I also wanted to let you you know that I ordered a copy of Njuta for a friend in Chicago, and she told me that her husband is reading it as he will be retiring this spring. She told me she will have to wait until he finishes for her turn. If you are ever in the Stockholm archipelego in the summer months, you are more than welcome to visit our farm from the 1600's where we spend the summer I would love to meet you and your family! Delores

    1. Hi Delores, thank you for your kind words and for buying my book as a present for your friend in Chicago. It makes me so happy that her husband is enjoying it! Your farm sounds wonderful - if I am ever in the area I will certainly let you know as I'd love to pay a visit.
      Niki x

  3. The hues of light in the space are so dreamy.

  4. This would be a sweet little vacation rental. It's a great mix of pretty yet practical.


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