Tjena! Sweden is slowly waking up after a long weekend of Midsummer celebrations. The sun shone for us all too (usually Midsummer’s Eve can be particularly dicey as the Nordic weather gods know we all want to eat alfresco!). All in all, it was a beautiful weekend of wildflowers, dancing around a may pole, singing and catching up with friends and family! Take a look at this post to learn more about the Swedish Midsummer celebrations in case you’d like to join in with the revelry! 

Anyhow, I’m sure you’re here for the Scandi interiors inspiration today not to hear about my weekend, so let’s crack on! This lovely little apartment measuring 34 sqm / 365 ft2, has everything a single person or couple might need to enjoy life near the Swedish capital, yet still feel close to nature. Situated on Stora Essingen, an island on Lake Mälaren, the peaceful surroundings are there to be enjoyed year-round. 

The main living space is open-plan and has been organised so that you can enjoy meals looking out over the water.

A classic Gubi semi-pendant lamp has been hung over the table. But the real eye-catcher is the striped tablecloth (it was only a few weeks back that we were discussing how much a tablecloth can transform a room and here is yet more proof!). The closest I found was this nautical striped fabric on Etsy*
A gallery wall (source similar prints at The Poster Club*) and collection of cushions add a cosy touch to the living room area. 

I love this corner with a wall hanging, Flowerpot table lamp in ‘beige red’ and a cabinet. The latter looks like it could be an IKEA hack using Bestå units and adding a cane front. I noticed last time I was there they now have an IVAR cabinet with cane front in the range too! 

Notice how subtle pink tones can be seen in the living room area. This is part of what the Swedes call a ‘red thread’ – using the same colour in every room to create a cohesive feel throughout a home. 

It’s in the bedroom where the pink has been allowed to really shine through – seen on both the wall cabinets, curtains and bed linen! Love this, how about you? 

If you’re curious about the layout, here are more details (courtesy of Historiska Hem). 

Glossary: vardagsrum – living room, kök – kitchen, sovrum – bedroom, bad – bathroom. 

I could totally see myself enjoying a slow breakfast looking out over the water, how about you? And I’m very tempted to add that lovely pink tone to a small bedroom in our house, I wonder if Albin would let me? I doubt it! 

Is there anything that struck you about this serene space? 

I also love these homes in the Stockholm archipelago: 

If you’re looking to combine a trip to the Swedish capital with a stay in the Stockholm archipelago, we loved our press stay at this hotel last summer! 
See more lovely Swedish homes in this archive. And don’t miss some of these tours that I’ve shared lately: 

Have a great start to the week! 

Niki



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