Striking Scandinavian Apartment – Warm Whites & Simple Style

In this stunning Scandinavian apartment in Sweden, built in 1914, renovations have been made to maximize the tiny 635 square feet and add light and style. A very simple color palette was chosen and black and white are the star shades.

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Only the bare essentials – chosen with a keen sense of taste – are included to keep the space feeling warm and welcoming but also uncluttered and very simple. The lack of unnecessary elements or purely decorative details increase the functionality of the space. Of course, some of the features included in the renovation are meant to be impressive and to attract attention, like the glass floor which is a minimalist but modern and eye-catching detail.

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Skylights allow for plenty of natural light and brighten the already light, white space. In addition, they emphasize the overall transparency of the space.

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Sections of glass flooring keeps the separated spaces connected in a lovely, modern way. It’s also a means of opening up the tiny sleeping area.

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An (almost) all-white color scheme, combined with vaulted ceilings, create the ethereal feeling of spaciousness. This allows the space to remain bright and open even with that split level design.

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Gorgeous dark wood floors and black painted support beams provide contrasting elements and ground the white, floating space. The contrasts are pure and simple and they define the space.

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A few well-chosen pieces (such as the reading lamp and sofa pillows) incorporate pale, neutral color to add depth. The way the colors, textures and forms are combined here is wonderful and a very harmonious décor is creates.

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Even a floating spiral staircase capitalizes on contemporary lines and minimalist architecture. The staircase is one of the focal points of the apartment. By being white, it blends in nicely yet its design makes it stand out.

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Natural elements play an important role in warming up the space overall – a touch or two of green plant life, for example. And the appearance of nature’s greenery on the kitchen’s stove wall. It’s these little bursts of color that prevent the décor from being monotonous.

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Contemporary fixtures and cupboards streamline the kitchen and maximize its functionality as well as aesthetic appeal. Simplicity is crucial in the kitchen, since this is meant as a functional space and, more importantly, since it’s such a tiny space.

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The bathroom reflects cleanliness and freshness with blue glass tile, reflecting light in a chic, modern way that aligns perfectly with the chosen bathroom fixtures. This portion of the apartment captures color is an unusual way, comapred to the rest of the rooms. Nevertheless, it maintains the simplicity.{found on stadshem}.