Minimalism, they say, ‘ is not the lack of something, but the perfect amount of something.’ Even so, it requires a magic touch to evoke that warm and inviting touch. And the answer is often found in texture. In this lovely Gothenburg apartment, furniture has been kept to a minimum, and a vintage shag pile rug, creased linens, and gracefully aged wood (including a dining table with all it’s wonderful nicks and scratches) add just the right amount of warmth. Combine this with a calm grey, black and white palette with light brown and green accents, and the result is a wonderful little oasis from the hustle and bustle of the busy street life below. Could you imagine padding around here?
I’m often asked how Swedes can sleep when the curtains are either non-existent or of the sheer variety – but look closely and you’ll see tightly rolled black out blinds waiting to be unleashed (as seen in the sitting room here) or blinds between white window panes (we had these in our last apartment). Swedes may love natural light, but they also love their slumber!
Before I head off for the day, I thought you might like this little round-up of mid-week link love: