A Spacious Swedish Apartment

Sweden is well known for great design especially when it comes to space saving furniture as most inhabitants live in small to medium size apartments. When it comes to style, most of the Swedish interiors I have featured on the blog, look as if they have just been plucked off the pages of Vogue magazine. Today's home tour is an apartment in Vaasa, not the norm as far as space is concerned as it is large with a spacious living area, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The owners have been able to be generous with their furniture and have turned this apartment into a relaxed home with a definite Scandinavian feel.

The original architecture has been retained such as the ornate, ceiling cornice and original window shutters. A mix of furniture and accessories give it a modern, eclectic feel.

 World globes hang suspended above the desk for a unique touch and juxtapose the circular mirror

The dining area is typical Scandi design. A contemporary bank of lights hangs above the dining table. The cupboard is possibly original as it is set into the wall, a great place to display china and glassware.

View from dining room through to the office area

The kitchen is fairly compact, lots of storage space, design wise probably lacking a little style compared with the rest of this home but I have found most Swedish apartment kitchens, to be fairly basic.

Swedish apartments rarely have built in cupboards and usually the clothes are hung on rails, but somehow in Scandinavian homes, they always seem to look so trendy.

A typical Swedish, apartment bathroom, tiled with plumbing normally on the outside of the walls

I hope you have enjoyed the tour, white interior spaces that are well balanced, always makes me smile.

I have an exciting day meeting Annie Sloan shortly and some 'one on one' tuition with her, I will be sharing this experience with you next week. If you are in the Auckland vicinity, Annie will be signing her books at Le Monde, from 1pm - 2.30pm, July 2nd (today) and you are most welcome to join us at Le Monde and share a glass of bubbly.

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