Lots of smart storage and stylish space-based solutions characterize this elegant loft. Caring for details, fine proportions and consistent thinking about color and material creates a thoughtful overall.
At the top of a house in Östermalm, overlooking the roofs of Stockholm, Caroline and Carl-Johan found a residential right with the potential to become their dream home. Two king-size balconies that extend all over the floor’s long sides, amazing light embezzlement and quiet location on one of the quieter streets of Östermalm settled the case. The rest knew they could solve a more sensible floor plan.
Creating a living with a more coherent structure and a natural desert felt like a joyful challenge for the couple, not least for Carl-Johan, who is an architect.
“We turned and angry on the surfaces, and tried to put the kitchen in several different places,” he says.
It was important that the flow was correct, like sight lines, angles and symmetry. To utilize the light emitted and create a sense of air, without having a total open plan solution. Finally, after playing with a range of solutions, they came to a perfect layout for them. The kitchen was placed as a heart in the middle of the kitchen with a dining area on one side and the living room at an angle on the other side of the kitchen. In this way, light emitting from the two rooms meets the kitchen.
The home is filled with smart space-based solutions that consume every cubic centimeter. For example: where the living room was a space over, Carl-Johan planned a built-in display and bar cabinet. And who can imagine the bookshelf conceals a ventilation drum? Here is the solution that the shelves in front of the ventilation are founder than the other sections.
The home is relatively sparsely furnished, its character lies mainly in the functionality and the sobra color choices – and so some pretty color clicks. As a counterweight to the tighter place-built interior, the couple felt that they needed to balance the home with a lot of softer elements. Throughout the window there are well-laid curtains from floor to ceiling. Sofa and armchairs are generously filled with pillows in crisp colors. Modern design blends with older-style furniture.
Caroline and Carl-Johan can now fully enjoy their vision, summertime out on the balconies, and in the winter of the atmospheric evening light. After the pictures were taken, a small son has been born, which means that the guest room has changed the character of the children’s room. But it’s an easier story.
Photo by Andrea Turander