Light Rooms and Soft Color Tones in a Swedish Apartment

This beautiful 19th-century apartment, with light-filled rooms and a calm color palette, is located in a quiet courtyard in Gothenburg. The 82 square meters apartment has two bedrooms and the living room and kitchen have an original tiled Swedish fireplace.

The ceiling height in the apartment is generous and thanks to the large windows with deep niches, beautiful natural light pours into the rooms. The historic apartment also features multiple original elements such as mirror doors, moldings, ceiling rosettes, and round fireplaces.

The beautiful light wooden floorboards and light paint colors on the walls set the tone for the interior scheme in the apartment. Carefully selected design pieces in light and neutral colors create calm and inviting rooms that invite you to relax and unwind from busy day to day life.

serene living room with large rug
scandinavian living room with large rug and ligne roset sofa nordroom

Two tall, original west-facing windows fill the living room with soft natural light. A large shag rug has been placed on the wooden floor to create a cozy and soft seating area.

large rug and natural light in a scandinavian living room
living room with fireplace

The living room is furnished with carefully selected pieces like the Ligne Roset Togo sofa with gray upholstery and a yellow Crown Easy Chair, from Massproductions.

living room with ligne roset sofa
living room with ochre yellow chair and round fireplace

The skirtings and door frames are painted in the shade “Ulla” from Little Greene.

natural light in living room with ligne roset sofa
serene scandi living room
open kitchen with light gray cabinets and round dining table

The room next to the living room houses the kitchen. It’s a spacious room with an l shaped kitchen with light gray cabinets and a round dining table.

light colored kitchen cabinets

The kitchen worktops are made of Carrera marble.

open plan kitchen and dining room with wooden floor

The kitchen has an original tiles fireplace, just like the living room.

minimalistic kitchen
round dining table
window seat bench

The room in front of the large original slatted window is the perfect spot for a window seat.

kitchen and dining room with wooden floor and bench
peek into serene bedroom
serene bedroom with dark curtains

You enter the master bedroom through the beautifully preserved mirror door with a glass frame in the living room. The room features wall-mounted cabinets, painted in the same color as the wall, that provide plenty of storage space.

serene bedroom with beige walls
naturallight and large floor mirror
childrens bedroom with large round rug

The room next to the kitchen is now a children’s room with a large round rug that creates a perfect playing area.

styling by JosefssonLjung and photography by Maria Sahlander for Stadshem