Whenever we find a renovated apartment, in a building as old as this one, we marvel at the work of the decorators and the continuity of the style despite the years. If decorating a home is not easy in terms of aesthetics, practicality, and comfort, when you have to bring the style of the building, much older and classic, to our days without losing a bit of modernity, the task becomes even more complicated.
The starting point is clear, elements from other times such as stucco, rose windows, high ceiling, double doors, period carpentry… but how do we integrate that into a house of our days without the result ending up being the setting for a series vintage, with too many accessories, over-decorated furniture, etc.? simply eliminating the superfluous and keeping the essentials, good finishes, and coatings.
Keeping a neutral palette in beige, sand, and white colors helps a lot from the start since we get that timeless effect. If we choose furniture in natural wood or with upholstery in the same colors, on a more classic solid wood floor in herringbone, for example, we will give more continuity to that style.
This building may be 137 years old, but the 58 m² apartment is completely following what we demand in 2021: light, spaciousness, good design, convenience, comfort, and in this particular case, a privileged position in the center of Stockholm, we love it and we wouldn’t mind living there.