This bright Swedish home / workspace is a very accessible set up in terms of recreating it’s vibe. It’s personality comes from the rather nice accessories dotted about. The bold, fat bottomed ceramic vase, the magazine racks, the Arne Jacobsen chairs, the Saarinen-esque round coffee table and of course the character-full daybed.
Light meets white. Plenty of daylight is allowed to flood through this apartment lifting the colours, the atmosphere and the inhabitants spirits!
The space manages to be full but not cluttered, with plenty of use made out of simple, efficient and striking Ikea storage, magazine racks, generous shelving unit and the weave baskets (the large black and white one peaking under the desk top, plus see more peaking atop the kitchen cupboards).
The twin antique framed pictures are an interesting diversion to this otherwise fairly contemporary space.
The grey rug has been used well and twice in this apartment, above and on the sofa. And how seductive is the idea of taking a leisurely coffee break sitting in the warm sunlight, close to the crackling fire, rocking slowly with your thoughts and dreams in the rocking chair?
In this typically Scandinavian home the skin of the interior is familiar peaceful white. White painted floors meet with white walls, windows and a giant heating chimney – all uncompromisingly white. A lot of homes would proffer some relief from the white with perhaps a black or natural wood detail on the window frame or a colour diversion to one of the walls. But not here and it works, so no need to be afraid of going for an all white space.
The room size helps the room not to feel ‘cold’ when blasted with all that white, plus the other components and accessories bring the necessary diversions of colour and interest. The rug, the cushions, not to mention the large colourful selection of books.
The giant black and white canvas is a great choice if you are looking to fill a too quiet corner and colour-wise, in this snow white mini-world, it is singing with at least two other elements in the room, the TV and the CD player.
Perhaps the stand out item in terms of character and interest is the shabby-chic day bed. It is the signature piece for this room. It has great placement by the fire and in the direct sunlight, (notice no curtains!) and it’s imperfect shabbily painted rustic-ness adds great personality to this cool home/office space.