Revisiting a Small Green and Pink Midcentury Apartment

Look who’s back.. This small green and pink midcentury apartment was featured on The Nordroom in June 2022, and it became one of my most popular house tours. Now, the house has been put up for sale again so that we can tour this midcentury gem a second time.

The 53 square meter apartment is a dream for everyone who loves midcentury design as several original features, like the windows, wooden parquet, and kitchen cupboards have been preserved. Despite the modest floorplan, the house is laid out perfectly and features a generous living room, a small kitchen, a dining room, which can also be a study or a second bedroom, and a bedroom with built-in wardrobes.

The color scheme hasn’t changed since it was last on sale in 2022. Green and pink hues are combined, and they look wonderful with the midcentury furniture and wooden floors. The building is located in a 1940s development called’ House in the Park,’ so you can find lots of greenery outside the windows.

green midcentury kitchen with pink tiles nordroom

The kitchen is a lovely small room where you can see the apartment’s history. The kitchen cabinets, walls, and shelves are painted green and paired with burgundy-pink ‘Field Tile’ from Byggfabriken and an elm worktop.

green midcentury kitchen cabinets
small green midcentury kitchen with shelves and pink tiles

The kitchen is small, and one wall is fitted with corner shelves to keep an open feeling. The sliding doors in the original cabinets also save space.

corner shelves in small midcentury kitchen

The cabinets are painted in Ottosson’s Linseed Oil in Copenhagen Green. And the walls are painted in Övedsgrön.

green built in cabinets in kitchen

The pantry, the serving cabinet, and the slanted overhead cabinet are original from the year the apartment was built.

green wallpaper in small dining room

The kitchen and the living room are connected by a small dining room. The walls in this room are decorated with a Lim & Handtryck wallpaper called ‘Theorins Konditori’ which is a pattern from the end of the 19th century.

small dining room with dark wallpaper
light pink walls midcentury living room
pink walls midcentury living room

The floor in the living room is covered with an original Dutch parquet and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s soft pink shade called “Pink Ground”.

midcentury living room with light pink walls

A large window in the southeast fills the living room with light and a door leads out to the apartment’s sunny balcony.

living room with rattan chair
balcony Revisiting a Small Green and Pink Midcentury Apartment
balcony with rattan bench Revisiting a Small Green and Pink Midcentury Apartment
pink living room with midcentury furniture
pink bedroom with rattan headboard

The pink bedroom is a lovely space with plenty of storage space in the form of modern built-in wardrobes and original midcentury wardrobes.

pink bedroom window
rattan headboard

The floor is covered with herringbone-patterned original parquet. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s rust-red color “Red Earth” and the ceiling is painted in the same pink shade as the walls in the living room.

rattan headboard and night stand
built in wardrobes in pink bedroom
bedroom with floral wallpaper and ikea desk

The work corner, which has a wall-mounted desk, is wallpapered with the wallpaper “Poppy” from Lim & Handtryck.

hallway with wallpaper

The hallway floor is covered with original Dutch parquet, and the walls are decorated with Boråstapete’s wallpaper, “Rosenvinge,” whose pattern is taken from the oldest paper wallpaper in the Nordics.

hallway with wallpaper and mirror

You can decide for yourself which interior for this midcentury apartment you prefer. Personally, I like the decor from the 2022 article more. I thought it was more layered and rich, and the living room was packed with books and plants, which I really like. You can click here to see how the apartment looked in 2022.

styling by Rydman and photography by Boukari for Historiska Hem