Inside a Sophisticated and Classically Beautiful Home that Defines the Concept of Livable Luxe

, , , , , , , , By Catherine Lazure-Guinard

With its modern aesthetic and extravagant ease, this residence located in the wealthy neighborhood of Östermalm, Stockholm, has a timeless appeal. The interior is classically beautiful, thanks to a restrained color palette of muted neutrals and highly curated furniture and accessories.

The look exudes glamour, but it is also calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated. Think liveable luxe. Obviously, the high-end details surely add to the exclusive feel – Sculptural lighting and ceramics, rich textiles (linen, velvet), a fantastic parquet floor, design icons like the Pierre Jeanneret chair…

There are numerous tricks of the trade to make your home look luxurious without breaking the bank or adding crystals or 24-carat gold all over. Creating defined spaces that are inviting is one of them. Notice how comfy this home looks like? It might not be casual as a dorm room, but you get the point. Adding materials to soften surfaces and to help with acoustics definitely helps. Fresh flowers, throw pillows, rugs, and curtains are fabulous to tie a look together and add an elegant touch. Paying attention to details and de-cluttering are also important (see my post on the true meaning of minimalism for inspiration), and so is art – The perfect way to make a statement and to elevate a space. But just because something looks expensive doesn’t mean it is! I personally like to mix splurges and steals, and I am an avid bargain hunter at auctions or flea markets.

What do you do to add a little luxury to your home?

 

 

This home is grand, in an understated way. It shows that luxury interior design comes in many forms and shapes. It’s all about creating that one-of-a-kind look; there is no set formula. As long as you feel comfortable and happy, with things you use, love and that make your life more beautiful, I think are pretty darn close.

For more inspiring interiors, check out my Image Gallery.

Photos: Jesper Florbrandt for ESNY

 


18 Comments

  1. Jess
    7 Nov 2018 / 4:44 pm

    Beautiful pictures i always struggled with renovating my apartment to look somewhat luxury thanks for the tips!

  2. IH
    7 Nov 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Beautiful home, indeed.
    What’s the name of the coffee table?

  3. Paul
    8 Nov 2018 / 7:07 pm

    The kitchen looks beautiful. The color combination of white and grey keeps the space airy, yet also adds depth in my opinion. Very tastefully done.

  4. Sam
    11 Nov 2018 / 12:31 pm

    I love the clock in the kitchen. What’s the name of it?

  5. Edward
    11 Nov 2018 / 3:20 pm

    I really like these interiors. Having a comfortable and stylish home is the best!

    • 15 Nov 2018 / 10:09 pm

      I’m totally with you on this! I recommend you the book “This is Home” by Natalie Walton – Very nice to read about how to create authentic homes that were carefully decorated and yet are still comfy and personal.

  6. Rachel
    12 Nov 2018 / 4:12 pm

    Love the interior design. All very relaxing rooms of whites and greys. I love the coat rack and the ceiling fan. Such beautfiful and unique pieces to go alone with all the plants.

  7. Ashlee
    13 Nov 2018 / 3:03 pm

    What paint color was used? It’s perfect and exactly what I’ve been looking for. Was it used throughout the entire home?

    • 15 Nov 2018 / 10:03 pm

      I don’t have this info, unfortunately. But I can recommend Gray Owl from Benjamin Moore. It is a gorgeous shade that transforms with the light.

  8. Megan
    13 Nov 2018 / 11:03 pm

    Love these images! All the pieces in each picture are unique, but don’t stand out in a bad way. What a wonderful space!

    • 15 Nov 2018 / 10:01 pm

      Hi Helene, thanks for sharing! So interesting to compare the different styles. Which one do you like best? Before or after? :)

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