I think it’s safe to say that I’m completely in love with this apartment in Linnestaden, Gothenburg. Built in 1884, the current owners have made this into a family home filled with contemporary Scandinavian pieces and tactile art. It’s such a soothing and welcoming home, tied together with neutral tones and touches of black.
As you might expect from a Swedish turn of the century building, it features lovingly restored wooden floors and elaborate cornices in the main living space. And what a stunning living room it is with deep windowsills and a full-height cabinet displaying ceramic treasures. An original tiled fireplace stands as the perfect spot to cosy up in winter – spot the gorgeous boucle wool pouffe and the classic leather Butterfly chair.
Contemporary art on the walls has been carefully chosen with a focus on texture. You might recognise similar art to the work of artist Anette Hallback who I featured here recently. If you like some of the other abstract prints, you might like to check out The Poster Club, too.
Light floods in through the entire apartment, particularly in the kitchen-diner where two French doors lead out onto a sweet little balcony garden. I could just imagine nipping out for a sprig of herbs to add to dinner. I bet the views are amazing.
Don’t you love those black wooden kitchen units? Against the polished concrete floors, they do a great job of giving this traditional building a contemporary update. They’ve picked out the black in the grout between the metro tile splashback, the mixer tap in the Belfast sink and the dining furniture.
The bedroom although mostly white, has been styled perfectly. Beige tones and pale wood goes well together and makes the space feel cosy and warm. Abstract wall art is an inexpensive way of adding colour to match. If you like beige aesthetics, check out my Pinterest board.
All photos from Alvhem.