There are so many wise Swedish proverbs (many of which I’ve included in my Lagom book!). But perhaps my favourite is “even the smallest stars shine in the darkness”. What a beautiful sentiment?! I’m not sure why I thought about this when I woke up this morning but I was thrilled to find this very small apartment in Gothenburg glowing in warm winter sunlight soon after. Measuring a mere 45 square metre (424 square foot) and decorated by Emma Fischer for Bjurfors, the Swedish apartment has a wonderful cohesive look and feel thanks to the neutral colour palette and touches of soft, light wood. Let’s take a tour!
Using white furniture and accessories with clean lines like the Söderhamn sofa (without arms) and a textured rug (this one is similar) helps to create a clutter-free look while still adding a cosy feel.
Annaleena’s black rectangle clothes rail provides a place for day to day clothes (there’s also a wardrobe in the hallway for storage). Certainly beats a messy chair in the corner, don’t you think?!
The light brown duvet brings a softness and hint of colour to the otherwise monochrome bedroom area. I love the simple abstract print above the bed too (this Atelier CPH print is similar).
Do you find that you hear a new word and then you come across it countless times afterwards?! It’s the same with this &tradition Formakami pendant lamp (we saw another one from the series in Thursdays home tour!). A set of four Series 7 chairs can be seen around the table.
A simple belly basket hanging from a hook is ideal for smaller bits and pieces like keys etc!
Isn’t it such a lovely apartment? I could totally imagine rocking about it here today, how about you?!
A little note: this space has been styled for a shoot / sale so naturally there are a few things missing. For example, the new owners would likely need to add more storage in the living room area (especially if they’re anything like me!!). Even so, I have a feeling they’re going to get along just fine here, don’t you?!
You can see the full tour over at Bjurfors and many more beautiful Swedish homes in the archives here.