Inside a Refined Stockholm Apartment in Shades of Grey

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Oh hello, gorgeous home! Where were you when I looked for inspiration when choosing my paint colors and kitchen design?!?  I am really into this monochrome palette, it’s so chic!

Right after seeing these pictures, I did a bit of research trying to find a similar combination of greys for two-tone walls, as shown here. You can find a few options below. But first, let me introduce you to this inspiring place that oozes elegance.

Originally designed by Swedish architects Elding Oscarson, this apartment in Stockholm had a more industrial style than what the current owners wanted. They enlisted the help of Styling Bolaget to create a serene and refined residence. You can actually view what it looked like before here.

They seamlessly incorporated period-inspired elements into the space, which add impact, interest and character. Detailed baseboards, window casings, wall panels and mouldings, as well as several built-in storage solutions, all add impact and interest. Together with the beautiful chevron parquet floors, they enhance the luxurious, turn-of-the-century look.

In contrast, the kitchen is quite modern with its sleek lines. However, the choice of grey cabinets with marble countertops is a timeless combination, and it blends in beautifully with the rest of the space. The choice of contemporary furniture and accessories for this space create a perfectly balanced mix of old and new. I spot products by &Tradition, Asplund, Per Söderberg, by Crea and Flos, among others, as well as a few great pieces of art. By the way, I will be revealing my latest collection of paintings in a few weeks, and my art is similar to what you can see in the images. If you want to find out more, get on my waitlist and I’ll send you info soon!



For a similar two-tone look, here are my top picks for wall paint:

  • Mindful Gray and Dovetail, from Sherwin Williams
  • Purbeck Stone and Mole’s Breath, from Farrow & Ball
  •  Storm and Kendall Charcoal, from Benjamin Moore



If you’d like to know how to add a touch of luxe to your home, have a look at this post in which I listed a few tips to make your home look chic without breaking the bank.

For more beautiful Scandinavian-inspired homes, browse the image gallery.

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Photos: Last five pics by Philip McCann, all others by Marcus Stork


1 Comment

  1. Sheilah
    31 Jul 2020 / 17:18

    Beautiful! I love it

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