Wandering on the Western shores of Sweden, we end up in Gothenburg where there’s this perfect cozy spot that defines the destinctive Scandinavian style. An 85 square metres penthouse apartment located at the top floor of an old building represents the linking element between an impeccable simple design and the unexplainable Northern bohemian flair. From the fifth floor to the top floor, there is a stairway all wrapped in black smooth velvet, that basically carries your steps straight to the apartment’s hallway. The wrought iron railings mark this sublime home’s entrance with a shade of elegance and sophistication.
Inspired by the contrasts of the rich Scandinavian culture, this spacious 3 rooms apartment is characterized by subtle details such as: raw wood, cheerful handcrafted rugs , simple and glossy wooden floors. The white walls and the different shades of blue create that icy atmosphere that inspires a certain need of warmth. Here is where the light interferes. The entire apartment is wrapped in light, from the white, straight lined furniture to the basic, indispensable candles. Adding rudimentar light bulbs which simply hang from the ceiling and here’s a delicate calm and tidy surrounding. It is said that the beauty stays in the small things, so take a look at authentic Scandinavian details and breathe it all in!
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
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.