Late 1800's Stockholm Apartment by Devine Interior Design

Posted by kayen on Tuesday, April 20, 2010



Devine Interior Design: Late 1800's Stockholm Apartment
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In the sought after location of Stockholm lies this charming apartment that dates back to 1899, the owners have done a more than impressive job of creating a harmonious balance. Retaining the traditional Swedish features while keeping the interior design, contemporary.
Throughout the apartment the parquet flooring seems to give a warmth and depth, especially so in the elegant hallway that leads onto a balcony. The walls painted a warmer tone to compliment the flooring.


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The balcony isn't to my taste however the painted mural is a wonderful idea when there is no view to speak of. The potted purple and blue heather's also add a relaxed atmosphere to the space. It is however lacking some colour or a few quirky accessories for myself.


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This is where the apartment seems to really come into it's own, such wonderful key iconic pieces and a lot of natural light.


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But it doesn't end there, far from it. This Kakelugn (Traditional Swedish stove) makes me jealous that I don't actually live in Sweden. They are popular in Swedish homes however this has to be my ultimate favourite. A perfect statement for the room.



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This is the inner lounge, ah what it is to be Swedish! The star parquet flooring, the panelling, the amazing ceiling makes this room shine with or without furniture really! However the simple central black and white furniture works with the period features wonderfully.



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The typical red and white Scandinavian kitchen almost doesn't seem part of the same apartment. However it has a sense of being tucked away which creates a homely feel especially with the black range and the small but perfectly formed seating area.


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I think this bedroom speaks for itself really. The light fixture really gives a sense of the ceiling height and also highlights the understated simplicity of the room.


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Last but definitely not least is the bathroom. A very green bathroom. The tiling reminds me of something you would find in a Fired Earth brochure.


I have to say I would love to visit this apartment and have a better nosey around! I'm sure being in the apartment would be a lot more impressive with the amount of sheer natural light and the impressive high ceilings.

source: http://eloisaandabelard.blogspot.com/2009/10/devine-interior-design-late-1800s.html