With a population of ten million, Sweden is a relatively small country. And if you move in the design circle, it’s only matter of time before you meet – even if you live in an entirely different city! 

A few weeks ago, I was at the IKEA mothership (i.e. the IKEA headquarters in Älmhult) where I’ve been working on a project and I came across Saša! A lovely and interesting guy, we got chatting about home decorating and how he loves to constantly rearrange his living space – even making his own furniture and storage to go with it. And then he dropped the bomb shell – after 20 years, he’d moved to a new apartment.

Naturally, I was straight on the case, and this morning these beautiful images shot of Saša’s home by Stellan Herner fell into my inbox. So here it is in all it’s glory. Välkommen! 

Located in the Vitabergsparken quarter of Södermalm – a central area of Stockholm known for it’s hip, boho vibe, Saša’s apartment measures a more sizeable 60 sqm (645 ft.sq) – allowing for a seperate kitchen, sitting room and bedroom. 

Saša’s a big fan of colour and the tones he’s picked out for his pad are inspired by the English countryside (could this be why I was immediately drawn to the space?): Look closely, and you’ll notice that the walls are only painted a third of the way up – helping to add contrast to the rooms yet also ensuring a cosy feel to a space with incredibly high ceilings. He’s also been careful to apply the same colour to skirting boards and architraves – for a complete look that’s very ‘now’. 

Art features heavily in the space – with large, bold work creating a focal point in the sitting room, hallway and bedroom. 

Never one to follow the crowd, Saša has been careful to pick out quirky and unique pieces of furniture – like this red bar cart! 

Each room keeps you guessing in terms of tone, furniture and texture. In the bathroom, lace curtains add a soft touch as well as privacy from the busy Stockholm streets – while allowing a glimpse of the trees.

Absolutely wonderful space, don’t you think? 

I’m so happy I bumped into Saša, or I’d have never discovered his pad! Funny how life works isn’t it? 

Take a peek inside a few other Stockholm homes this weekend: 

Happy Friday friends! I hope you have a fantastic weekend! 

Niki

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By Peter