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


  • Reply Julie February 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

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

  • Reply Ant February 1, 2013 at 10:19 am

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

  • Reply Yalena February 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

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

  • Reply Gerard @Walnutgrey February 1, 2013 at 11:09 am

    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 πŸ™‚

  • Reply Hege February 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    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..

  • Reply polly February 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

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

  • Reply my scandinavian home February 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

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

  • Reply WeHeartHome February 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Fabulous place! Exposed beams make my heart sing too πŸ™‚

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

    Xx. Holly

  • Reply Nikki Rappaport February 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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

  • Reply Mike Bowers February 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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

  • Reply Shelley@SJD February 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm

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

  • Reply emmakisstina February 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    You’re going to love it here in Stockholm! You definitely must explore the three large department stores, NK, PUB, and Γ…hlens (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. πŸ™‚
    xo Kristina

  • Reply Magda February 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    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!

  • Reply Hannah February 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

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

  • Reply tim@designmaze February 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    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!

  • Reply rachie @ a chi chi affair February 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I want to live here – that is all. πŸ™‚

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