Christmas may be behind us now but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge ourselves in decorating our homes for winter. If you’re missing the tree, don’t despair. As this utterly beautiful Scandinavian apartment in Gothenburg shows us, there are many ways we can embrace the cold season in our homes.
Adding simple touches of nature like a large sculptural branch creates a statement on the dining table. By adding height from the tabletop it connects to the Flowerpot pendant lamp, a classic design by Verner Panton reissued by &Tradition. It’s the perfect excuse to get out into the country for some exercise too – take up clippers with you and find a branch with an interesting shape. You might find something with winter blooms or maybe even a few burgeoning buds on the tips of its branches.
Let’s look at working in colour. A winter palette of deep and earthy browns break up an otherwise light and neutral base, picked out in hand thrown wobbly ceramics and other accessories. You could even bring out some favourite pieces from your wardrobe in similar shades to carry this through. See how the owners have done this in the entryway and bedroom? An inviting boucle wool armchair and tufted rug creates essential winter warmth for snuggling down in the dark evenings.
Did you notice the repeat of grid patterns too? This is a great way to continue a thread throughout your home without being matchy-match. See how the gridded ceramic bowl on the table connects to the black and white gridded quilt in the bedroom? And the tea towels in the kitchen?
Dark wood takes centre stage, bringing a sophisticated warmth into the apartment. Classic bentwood chairs echo the curves in the sculptural coffee table.
photos by Stadshem