A Gray Stockholm Apartment with a Black Kitchen

When you walk into the courtyard of this apartment complex, with its beautiful lampposts, wrought iron fences, and trees, you feel that you are in Paris, but that’s not the case; this apartment is located in Stockholm.

In 2018, with the help of an architect, this apartment was renovated to enhance its charm while meticulously preserving original details such as plank floors, ceiling ornaments, and joinery. The result is stunning. The gray walls accentuate the ceiling ornaments, smart storage solutions were added, and a sleek black kitchen and industrial-style bathroom add a cool vibe to the home.

hallway view into living room
small living room light gray walls

The floor plan is only 55 square meters, and it has interesting angles in some rooms, but the owners managed to create cozy and functional spaces.

view into light gray living room nordroom

The living room is a charming space with angled walls and built-in cabinets in two corners that utilize the awkward nooks. The walls are painted in the soothing Farrow and Ball shade ‘Ammonite’.

light gray living room with wooden furniture
black kitchen with shelves and gray walls nordroom

The kitchen is a space for socializing as it can house a generous dining table. The kitchen interior is built at an angle and has custom-built doors and splash guards in black Valchromat. This is paired with a stunning black Nero Marquina marble worktop.  

black kitchen with shelves and gray farrow and ball walls nordroom
kitchen black cabinets and gray walls nordroom

The walls in the kitchen are painted in Farrow and Ball’s ‘Purbeck Stone’, which makes the ceiling ornaments really stand out.

black kitchen cabinets and gray walls nordroom
gray dining room
dining room with wooden shelves and cabinet
bedroom with light gray walls nordroom

The bedroom is located in the tower room, and its arched walls give the room an exclusive feel. The walls are painted in the same gray shade as the kitchen (Purbeck Stone by Farrow & Ball).

light gray bedroom with ikea ivar cabinets nordroom
bedroom with built in storage over the door nordroom

Built-in wardrobes have been fitted along one wall, and the cabinets even utilize the space above the door.

gray bedroom with storage above the door nordroom
view into courtyard

The view of the courtyard is magnificent.

small industrial style bathroom with white tiles nordroom
industrial style bathroom with white tiles and black fittings nordroom

The apartment has a small industrial-style bathroom with white tiles from Höganäs, a concrete floor, and terrazzo stone details.

hallway with curved wall and gray paint

The hallway is located against the central staircase, which is why it has a curved wall. The walls are painted in ‘Mole’s Breath’ by Farrow & Ball.

curved wall with hooks in hallway nordroom
gray hallway
central hall with checkerboard floor and spiral staircase nordroom

photography by Spinnell for Historiska Hem