Tour A Modern Scandinavian Apartment with International Influence

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A Stockholm apartment that underwent a complete transformation for a family of three, who requested a luxury hotel look and feel. Drawing inspiration from New York, with some Scandinavian undertones, Refine Design Studio interpreted the brief as a luminous and sumptuous abode.

The interior is contemporary, with a cosmopolitan feel and character. It features beautiful oak floors and a warm, natural palette with the occasional touch of subdued pink, red, and orange. A few shiny brass details add a little bit of glam – Those wall-mounted brass rods in the master bedroom are such an interesting detail!

The home has a large open-plan living area, dining room and kitchen. The latter was also designed by Refine Design Studio, and manufactured by Norwegian company Nova Interior. I am loving the warm beige cabinets with the Taj Mahal quartzite on the countertops and backsplash. It is sophisticated, tactile and timeless.

You will see statement pieces throughout the home, and designs by Eilersen, Fredericia, BoConcept, Oluce, Arco, BB Italia, Gubi DCW Edition and Örsjö, among others. Refine Design Studio also created bespoke furniture like the coffee table, side table, and headboards.


Styling: Johanna Saraastrid
Photos: Frederic Boukari for Refine Design Studio



  1. Sveta
    16 Nov 2020 / 11:40

    Generally fantastic appartement,
    it’s a bit boring that everything is super nieuw and neutral

    • Catherine
      4 Dec 2020 / 16:09

      I agree, Sveta! Mixing old and new, is the way to go to create a truly interesting and personal home. I believe they had to buy everything new for this home, quite a challenge to make it look “homey” in that case!

  2. Therese
    16 Nov 2020 / 12:59

    Wow fantastic apartment!

    • Catherine
      4 Dec 2020 / 16:07

      Thanks, Therese, Happy to know you enjoyed the apartment! :)

  3. SB
    20 Nov 2020 / 22:49

    There is no personality touches to the apartment. Looks sterile and claustrophobic with no free spaces from top to tail.

  4. Pauliina
    6 May 2022 / 07:14

    Lovely place! Where is that countertop from? It is gorgeous.


    • Catherine
      7 May 2022 / 11:02

      I don’t know where they were sourced from, only that they are made of Taj Mahal quartzite.

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