02/01/2013 // 17 comments

Home Tour: Colourful Stockholm Apartment


Hurrah, we made it to Friday, folks! I’m excited because I’m headed to Stockholm to speak at Meet The Blogger and attend some design events as part of Stockholm Design Week. This will be my first visit to the city so I’m fizzing with enthusiasm to explore a new-to-me place within Scandinavia – I’ve heard it’s a super stylish and creative city. The temperatures last week were showing at minus 18 degrees but I’m relieved it’s not quite so arctic up there anymore. That said, I have a feeling that it’s still going to feel more than a touch chilly! Do you have any top tips for places I should see/shop at/visit whilst I am in town? I’d love to hear your top recommendations. In the meantime, I will leave you with this charming Stockholm loft apartment that details a pleasing pink and blue colour palette throughout. Block colour is used to accentuate features of the space, such as the alcove shelving which appears to be ‘pushed back’ due to the sudden introduction of hue against the otherwise white surrounding. Light, airy, colourful and cosy – Mr. Bazaar is sold!

// Photography via Freshome


01 / 1 / 2013

The colors in this apartment are fantastic! Thanks for pointing out how they used them in the space.


01 / 1 / 2013

Sigh. I used to have exposed beams in my old apartment and this post reminds me just how much I miss them.


01 / 1 / 2013

The blue alcove shelves have inspired me to do something similar in my studio!!

Gerard @Walnutgrey

01 / 1 / 2013

That’s a pretty crazy colour scheme but I do love the pink rug (it’s a similar pink to my pink sofa).

Stockholm – you’re a lucky man. If I were still living in London I might have to squeeze into your suitcase. Enjoy & I look forward to seeing what you come back with :-)


01 / 1 / 2013

What a beautiful place!
Have a great time! Stockholm is fab! I was there when I was 16, so think both the city and I might have changed a bit..


01 / 1 / 2013

Wow. I’m a huge fan of slanted ceilings, exposed beam, and THAT BLUE! x

my scandinavian home

01 / 1 / 2013

Wow, very vibrant. The pink IKEA sofa in the bedroom made me happy just looking at them! Have a great weekend! /Niki


01 / 1 / 2013

Fabulous place! Exposed beams make my heart sing too :)

Have lots fun at Meet The Blogger, enjoy Stockholm!!

Xx. Holly

Nikki Rappaport

01 / 1 / 2013

Oh wow, this is fabulous. Love the pink pops – those chairs!

Mike Bowers

01 / 1 / 2013

Great use of colour; I do struggle to get on with pink, but it does work here. Goes really well with the blue.


01 / 1 / 2013

The blue is so unexpected! I love interiors that are thinking outside the box!


01 / 1 / 2013

You’re going to love it here in Stockholm! You definitely must explore the three large department stores, NK, PUB, and Åhlens (all are full of gorgeous Swedish design.) Definitely don’t miss Design Torget either (with innovative design from small designers.) Svenskt Tenn too, duh (try their gorgeous tea!) And enjoy all of the gorgeous views of the different water ways.
Oh and don’t worry, it’s only around -1 now. :)
xo Kristina

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

01 / 1 / 2013

@Kristina – Thank you so much that is so helpful! x


01 / 1 / 2013

I really like the pop of pink in the bedroom. I am crazy about pink at the moment, so this room is custom-made for me.

Have fun in Stockholm!


01 / 1 / 2013

Ah awesome, I love Stockholm. Those colours remind me of my teenage bedroom – not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing!


02 / 2 / 2013

you and I both MR! I love the soft palette and never thought pink and blue would work so good together! Love how the color combination play off each other, and how they pop against the white walls!

fantastic architectural detail as well. Don’t you wish to have a home like this to live in and to decorate? I am SOLD too!

Have fun on your trip you Design SuperStar!

I want to live here – that is all. :-)