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.
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.
The walls in the living room are painted in a soft pink color with a hint of gray called Peignoir by Farrow & Ball.
A cozy reading nook by the fireplace is created with a green velvet Ikea STRANDMON wing chair and a Josef Frank-designed floor lamp.
Thanks to the open layout, there’s plenty of room for a dining table.
The kitchen is simple, with white cabinets and a granite worktop.
A few steps down from the living room, you enter the cozy bedroom.
The walls have recently been wallpapered with an old Swedish pattern in white and blue, inspired by an 18th-century design.
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.
The small hallway is inviting thanks to the warm peach color on the walls.
styling by Lindholm and photography by Östling for Historiska Hem