A Small Split-Level Apartment in Stockholm

This small apartment may be located in the center of the bustling and popular Södermalm area of Stockholm; inside, you will find a quiet oasis with a cozy sitting room with a traditional fireplace.

The owner of the 49 square meter apartment took a lot of time optimizing the home to make it versatile and by adding colors that feel fresh, harmonious, and fit the turn-of-the-century origins of the building.

The living room and kitchen have been opened up to create one big social living room. The bedroom is located a few steps down from the rest of the apartment, which adds a private feeling to the room.

small living room light gray walls and fireplace nordroom
small living room with round fireplace and niche with shelves nordroom

The cozy living room features a traditional Swedish tiled fireplace, which adds character and provides the room with warmth. Behind the fireplace is a small niche that is perfect for bookshelves.

living room detail

The walls in the living room are painted in a soft pink color with a hint of gray called Peignoir by Farrow & Ball.

round fireplace and green velvet ikea chair

A cozy reading nook by the fireplace is created with a green velvet Ikea STRANDMON wing chair and a Josef Frank-designed floor lamp.

small light gray living room with dining table
open plan living room kitchen with white cabinets

Thanks to the open layout, there’s plenty of room for a dining table.

white kitchen open plan living space
kitchen with white cabinets and light gray walls

The kitchen is simple, with white cabinets and a granite worktop.

white kitchen
split level apartment
bedroom with wallpaper

A few steps down from the living room, you enter the cozy bedroom.

blue wallpaper bedroom

The walls have recently been wallpapered with an old Swedish pattern in white and blue, inspired by an 18th-century design.

wallpapered sliding wardrobe doors

Even the doors of the built-in wardrobe with its sliding doors have been decorated with the traditional wallpaper. Paint or wallpaper is a clever way to make your storage space blend in with the room.

bedroom wallpaper vintage cabinet
small hallway

The small hallway is inviting thanks to the warm peach color on the walls.

styling by Lindholm and photography by Östling for Historiska Hem