White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
Tjena! Welcome back to the blog on this bright and sunny Monday! Oh, have I got a lovely Swedish apartment to share with you. but first, allow me to set the scene. 
When I was at Edinburgh university in Scotland, my flatmates and I always rented a top floor flat without a lift. It was what we could afford at the time and our young legs could bound up the four flights morning, noon and night without a problem – although it was infuriating to get to the ground floor only to realise you’d forgotten something. 
This beautiful maisonette in Gothenburg is located on what us Brits would refer to as the ‘second floor’ (Swedes would say third floor) – which in my mind is way more manageable. Plus, your efforts are really well rewarded thanks to stunning decor! Think dark wood beams, white-washed stonework, charming wood floors and a rooftop terrace high above the streets of Sweden’s second largest city! Not only that, but it’s been impeccably decorated in a sea of milky, natural tones. Be still, beating heart! 
If my university flats had looked anything like this, I’d still be there today! I hope you feel inspired by this beautifully decorated Swedish apartment too. 
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
It’s all about the curves when it comes to the coffee table, Pacha-style armchair, Lato side table, vase and pendant light (the Nelson is similar). 
Can you spot the TV? 

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
Look at the layers of texture too – the sheepskin, blankets, wall hanging, curtains all help to add warmth, 

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
A little nook by the window is used as a home office space – perfect for capitalising on natural light. 

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
A Best lite, antique desk and In-between chair make a great combination. Sadly, my desk does not look like this today. 

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
Warm brown tones in the kitchen have been paired with white upper cabinets to ensure a light and airy feel. 

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
A Ferm Living desert lounge chair in the corner of the kitchen is perfect for a morning coffee!

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment

It’s common to have a washing machine in the bathroom in Sweden (unless there’s a communal laundry in the basement of the flats).  

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
I was asked the other day about the lack of clothes in Swedish homes. Looking at the above hallway, it’s a valid question! Despite the Scandinavian ‘less is more’ philosophy, owning one coat, one bag and one pair of shoes is a push for even the most dedicated of minimalists. Trust me, the average swede has way more kit than this! Some of the homes I show, like this one, are on the market and have been styled for sale – which means a whole load of stuff has been removed. One of the thoughts behind this is that removing personal items such as photos and clothes makes it easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves in the property. Makes sense, I think! 
Overall, a really lovely apartment – could you imagine living here? I certainly could! 
Have a great start to the week!
Niki
Photography courtesy of Stadshem with thanks.

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White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
Tjena! Welcome back to the blog on this bright and sunny Monday! Oh, have I got a lovely Swedish apartment to share with you. but first, allow me to set the scene. 
When I was at Edinburgh university in Scotland, my flatmates and I always rented a top floor flat without a lift. It was what we could afford at the time and our young legs could bound up the four flights morning, noon and night without a problem – although it was infuriating to get to the ground floor only to realise you’d forgotten something. 
This beautiful maisonette in Gothenburg is located on what us Brits would refer to as the ‘second floor’ (Swedes would say third floor) – which in my mind is way more manageable. Plus, your efforts are really well rewarded thanks to stunning decor! Think dark wood beams, white-washed stonework, charming wood floors and a rooftop terrace high above the streets of Sweden’s second largest city! Not only that, but it’s been impeccably decorated in a sea of milky, natural tones. Be still, beating heart! 
If my university flats had looked anything like this, I’d still be there today! I hope you feel inspired by this beautifully decorated Swedish apartment too. 
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
It’s all about the curves when it comes to the coffee table, Pacha-style armchair, Lato side table, vase and pendant light (the Nelson is similar). 
Can you spot the TV? 

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
Look at the layers of texture too – the sheepskin, blankets, wall hanging, curtains all help to add warmth, 

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
A little nook by the window is used as a home office space – perfect for capitalising on natural light. 

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
A Best lite, antique desk and In-between chair make a great combination. Sadly, my desk does not look like this today. 

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
Warm brown tones in the kitchen have been paired with white upper cabinets to ensure a light and airy feel. 

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
A Ferm Living desert lounge chair in the corner of the kitchen is perfect for a morning coffee!

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment

It’s common to have a washing machine in the bathroom in Sweden (unless there’s a communal laundry in the basement of the flats).  

White and Brown tones in a Serene Swedish Attic Apartment
I was asked the other day about the lack of clothes in Swedish homes. Looking at the above hallway, it’s a valid question! Despite the Scandinavian ‘less is more’ philosophy, owning one coat, one bag and one pair of shoes is a push for even the most dedicated of minimalists. Trust me, the average swede has way more kit than this! Some of the homes I show, like this one, are on the market and have been styled for sale – which means a whole load of stuff has been removed. One of the thoughts behind this is that removing personal items such as photos and clothes makes it easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves in the property. Makes sense, I think! 
Overall, a really lovely apartment – could you imagine living here? I certainly could! 
Have a great start to the week!
Niki
Photography courtesy of Stadshem with thanks.