Home Stories: Minimal and airy Bauhaus apartment in Sweden's Gothenburg
One of the biggest things that I love about Scandinavia (and there are a lot) is the way everyone embraces light. That makes a lot of sense given how how half of the year is dark, but I love how they don't shy away from light in their homes, favouring tall ceilings and large windows with minimal cover like you do in the UK (cue blinds and curtains galore). In my terraced house, the living and dining room has a tendency to be quite dark due to it being north facing. Despite having tall ceilings and large windows myself, I find myself wishing it was brighter still.
This beautiful 1930's and Bauhaus style apartment is listed for sale by Stadshem in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. With a beautiful 5th floor view of the City, the apartment is completely drenched in light. It has a little corner balcony which is a cute little addition, and just the perfect size to cozy under a blanket in the morning for a cup of coffee or for glass of crisp white wine at sunset.
Despite the windows not being floor to ceiling, we still get a sense of space and light. Whilst that is in large part due to the bare white walls and the bright parquet flooring, it is also from the calming and soft colour palette. It's pretty much the same colour palette that I have at home; soft greys, white, accent blacks and the occasional green touches! Whereas some people might hate such a stripped back palette, to me it's completely calming. I particularly love the olive tree next to the sofa - bringing a little bit of the garden indoors..
Whilst the kitchen is not huge, it's large enough to house a dinner table that is big enough for dinner parties. I love the anthracite floor here, it contrasts perfectly with the white tiled kitchen and white dining table. I'm not sure what the bowl is on the table but it is so beautiful. One big envy point is the large windowsills. They always tend to be so small in the UK, not large enough for vases or large books. I Love the vase with grasses in the bedroom here, it a nice little touch of warmth and life in the neutral bedroom. The desk is also perfectly positioned directly under the window, making it the ideal work environment. Who wouldn't want to have a quick glance over the rooftops for a little break from work? You'll spot a white Series 7 Arne Jacobsen dining chair too here, which makes work space feel stylish and not too stuffy.
I think I could definitely live here....what do you think?
Images courtesy of Stadshem, and all photography by Janne Olander and interior designed by Gray Deco. All words and thoughts my own.