Friday, November 19, 2010

House tour: Swedish attic conversion

Hello lovely people. Just saw this peaceful attic conversion over at Sköna Hem and thought you'd enjoy a tour.. 

It is located in the hustle and bustle of central Stockholm, however has a quietness about it that really appeals to me. Needless to say the generous use of white and neutral wood has a lot to do with the soothing impression.. And you know how we 'Swedes' adore white, especially when highlighted by an abundance of natural light..!

Though I love the sleekness of the strict & modern clean lines, I would have balanced it our with a rougher looking reclaimed timber floor.. A few older pieces would have looked nice in here too.. I do however love the custom-made sliding ladder in the kitchen, making the most of the amazing ceiling height! Also think the 'Enigma' pendant lamps (by Louis Poulsen) look great with their long wires, drawing the eye towards what looks like a skylight.

I love this 'Flower' coffee table by Christine Schwarzer - it reminds me of the stunning curves of Finish architect/designer Alvar Aalto's creations (I am a HUGE fan of his work!). Also note the gorgeous pillow cover by Josef Frank (available at Svenskt Tenn - one of my favourite shops in Stockholm!).

And as with most of the 'attic conversions' this one also offers a cute balcony with stunning views over the roof tops of my beloved Stockholm.. What a dream!

All images via Sköna Hem.

Have a beautiful end to the week and a relaxing weekend!

xx Charlotta


Kerry said...

Is that a fireplace between the kitchen and the dining area? That looks a bit blissful to me :) Have a great weekend Charlotta.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Hello Charlotta!

How are you as the week comes to a close? I hope you and the family are well and looking forward to some fun time over the weekend?

This home tour is, as your rightly say, very peaceful. My favourite part of it has to be the midnight blue rug beneath the dining table. It serves to perfectly frame the table and chairs and 'zones' it off from the rest of the open plan space.

Big hugs!

Will xo

Marina said...

I love Swedish design .. its so bright and fresh.
The height in the kitchen is to die for ... not to mention the fireplace!
Thanks for sharing Charlotta and have a beautiful weekend.

mydesignchic said...

Love the fresh and sophisticated feel of this home...Happy Friday, Charlotta!!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Charlotta!
Fresh and fun all of it!!!!!!Love the outside petit terrace...Maryanne ;)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

this is awesome Charlotta! you can imagine an attic being dark and dusty... but this one is simply divine! I do agree with you about adding some older pieces here and there though... have a beautiful weekend, darling! xo

one sydney road said...

This is why I love swedish's so serene and simple and beautiful! I want to just sit on that outdoor space and sip coffee!!

Have a lovely weekend Charlotta :)


Oh that is lovely, Charlotta! I wouldn't mind staying in that attic one bit :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Carole said...

Hi Sweetie, love that last image. The light is just divine. I've been so busy lately I haven't had time to visit so often but I am going to rectify that now!
Lots of love,

Krystal said...

look at that fire place!!

The Zhush said...

I loved this thought right! :) Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

A well executed modern space! All the blue makes it feel fresh and serene.

Tina said...

Hi sweetie!
Hope you´re doing all right!?
Have to agree with you on most parts. I´m not a big fan of Josef Frank though:). Love the pops of blue!
Have great sunday!
All my love!!!

purple area said...

Great images and a lovely home as always in Sköna Hem!!

Hej från Sverige!

Lana said...

Lovely home, the Josef Frank cushion is fab and I love the ladder in the kitchen! Have a great week!x

LouBoo said...

Hi Charlotta - this is what the Scandinavians do best. Those dining chairs - I just loved them. My aunt and uncle in Copenhagen had the same - they are such a statement. Lou x

Stacey said...

I love the splashes of blue and the sleek lines of the architecture! I hope you're enjoying yourselves:-). Hugs!

manvi @ mochatini said...

Hi Charl,
Hope you are well dear. I love the dining room - the eames chair are always a crowd pleaser.
thanks for sharing. x

Sarah Klassen said...

very very chic! I love how they have created this space -- the colors, the pieces they have chosen. It is very uplifting and inviting...

thanks for sharing! hope you had a great weekend,


Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Charlotta, it's perfection (although I agree with you about the floors). And I love the use of blue used so skillfully throughout. So glad I found your blog, thank you for stopping by mine. I'm bookmarking you now :)

xo Mary Jo

Tiina said...

så vackert hem! jag har börjat gilla blått helt galet mycket på sistone... dock är inte Frank min all time favorite. hoppas du mår bra denna vecka! här hemma har det snöat lite :)

Alexandra said...

I read the article today. Just love this apartment. :-)

Have a nice day Charlotta!

Style Attic said...

Ummm, identity crisis! I think I might be Swedish :D ha! LOVE it! My dining room is all white. Sometimes I think about adding color, but's so clean and different. I believe the food and people add the seasoning :) XOXO Kelly

Terri said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! I love all of the white. And, I'd love to join you on the balcony for tea! xo-Terri

Splendid Willow said...

What is not to love! All Swedish beauty. And all that light!

I have that black tray leaning against the wall in the kitchen. It is Ikea! It is huge and I love it!

Jag har sprungit gatlopp hela veckan. Och nu har snön kommit och barnen är hemma från skolan! På torsdag firar vi Thanksgiving här i USA och det ska bli underbart att sitta ner end stund.

En stor kram till dig och din fina familj.

Njut av solen!

Love to you,

sis Mon

Urban Style Vibes said...

Wow, what a gorgeous home tour. You know how much I love the Swedes and the Swedish design. Just stunning! Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy the wonderful summer time down under! When will you be back in Sweden? I discussed the idea of a 'Meet the Bloggers' event with several enthousiastic bloggers here in Europe so I hope you will join too next summer! It would be great to meet up in one of the hotspots in Stockholm. Don't you think?


Lise M.

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Oh a beautiful home, I am loving all of the white! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments! I just became your newest follower; your blog is gorgeous! Rachel xx

Hampton said...

what a beautiful and stylish interior-so Swedish. My best friend just moved back to Stockholm--I can't wait to see photos of her new flat-happy Thanksgiving! Barbara

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