Welcome to a small Swedish apartment where refinement meets practicability. Discovered on Alvhem, this 37,5 square meter gem is located in the city of Gothenburg and offers the best of two eras: original parquet floors, high ceilings and built-in wardrobe (typical for the 1940s) and hyper-modern kitchens and bathrooms recently renovated in 2011. The apartment has a spacious living room with an alcove, a kitchen with enough dining space for four and a small bathroom.
Once inside the apartment, you are greeted by a hallway, with hidden storage space on the side. The walls are painted in gray, contrasting the white woodwork for an elegant impression. The living room has just enough space to accommodate a large sofa, a bookcase and the TV furniture, but the ceiling height of three meters does a great job enhancing the interior. The alcove seems particularly charming and comfortable- how do you like it?
If you believe that green does not work in a trendy and minimal contemporary bedroom, then think again! A green accent wall is easy to shape and it brings that much needed warmth to an otherwise cool and mundane interior. Just repeat the color in the room using vivacious bedding, accessories, nightstands or even a couple of lovely vases and you have an inviting bedroom that is both energetic and relaxing. Those who feel that an accent wall in green or décor are not your thing can still add the color by placing a couple of potted plants to fill up those empty corners. It is an easy, eco-friendly and healthy choice to turn to that will instantly alter the mood in the bedroom.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.