If you are familiar with this site, then you surely have seen a lot of Scandinavian homes. Old Swedish homes often have beautiful tiled fireplaces; in this historic apartment, you will find two beautiful ornate fireplaces.
The two-bedroom apartment has been renovated in recent years and now seamlessly blends the 1880s with the 2020s. The 85 square meter apartment features many original elements like the fireplaces previously mentioned but also mirrored doors, stucco work, and original floorboards.
The apartment, located in Stockholm, has a social floorplan with double doors between the kitchen and the living room that can be opened to connect the two rooms. The two bedrooms are located on the courtyard side and one features a balcony.
The living room is an inviting space with warm beige paint on the walls, wooden floorboards, and original features like the stucco, fireplace, and double doors leading to the kitchen and the hall.
The ornate fireplace with a mirror served as inspiration for the color on the wall.
The richly decorated fireplace is a wonderful statement piece in the room and I’m so relieved that a feature like this has been preserved.
Through the double doors in the living room, you enter the cozy kitchen. Just like in the living room, the paint color on the walls is taken from the historic fireplace that stands in the corner of the room. The mint green shade adds a fresh and modern tone to the kitchen.
The kitchen is big enough for a generous dining table and two lounge chairs for a socializing element.
Behind the sink used to be a built-in cabinet, but the door has been removed to create a unique niche above the sink.
The cream-colored kitchen cabinets are paired with marble worktops, white tiles, and brass knobs.
The master bedroom is connected to the courtyard balcony. The background wall in the room is wallpapered with Byobu wallpaper by Mindthegap and the floor is painted light gray.
Next to the master bedroom lies the second bedroom which is now a combined study/bedroom. The ceiling height has been utilized with a sleeping loft that features a window overlooking the hallway.
The central staircase in this apartment complex is also worth looking at. The apartment complex has a beautiful stairwell with a marble-clad cast-iron staircase that winds its way up through the building. The floors on the first floor are covered with ceramic floor tiles in white, blue, and black.
styling by Copparstad and photography by Östling for Historiska Hem