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.
Update: I just found out the interior is by Perspective, a design studio based in Stockholm. Check them out!
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