Happily Ever After: Swedish Perfection

March 29, 2012 0


Blame me. Booh me. Diss me. I can’t help it – this week has been deeply influenced by my trip to Stockholm and yes, this Friday is not different. I am taking you once more to this nordic, highly design-conscious country. And folks, to be honest, wouldn’t you be living happily ever after in this Swedish perfection?

The spacious rooms, the high windows with old-style handles letting in tons of natural light, the classic sliding doors, the wooden floors, the scattered design classic, the pops of colour against the dominating whites – what’s to not like about it? And seriously, that balcony? Are you kidding me – I so need this kind of apartment. Then it’s all done and settled. With the ‘happily ever after’ I mean. A big hug to all of you. Oh, and TGIF!

Photography via Alvhem Mäkleri

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  • Reply Julie-White Tapestry March 30, 2012 at 1:55 am

    That is some serious perfection! I love the windows and that amazing terrace! Happy Friday, dear.

  • Reply Tezz March 30, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I think it’s easy to forget all the beauty when you live here, but you’re right. There really are many beautiful places here in Sweden.

  • Reply Anja March 30, 2012 at 9:27 am

    lovely. I am also a big fan of scandinavian looks and this is no exception!! My favorite is the bench in the far left corner! Perfection! Would love to have it for my living room.

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  • Reply VON RATHSACH March 30, 2012 at 10:45 am



    my place – for relax – Vesterhavet – Jylland – Holmsland Klit – Søndervig – Badevej – HERAKLIT HOUSE

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

      And Denmark is next on my Scandinavian tour list!! Must visit soon!!!

  • Reply Anke March 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Hi Igor,
    I fully can understand that you like Scandinavian design so much. So do I, and that´s why I just started writing a blog about nordic design.
    Viele Grüße

  • Reply Rike March 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Love it! Especially the big white bed!

  • Reply Gertrude March 30, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Tell me you have more of these kept for your Monday column!Shall we expect one “From Place to Space:Stockholm” ?

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Of course, Gertrude! On Monday there will be a special ‘From Place To Space’ blogpost covering my trip to Stockholm:-)

  • Reply Iro - Ivy March 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Yes dear, this Swedish perfection works just great for me.
    No worries. Won’t booh you. Nor blame you. I hear you mister Happy.
    I love everything you point out & must say that these old style handles got me right from the beginning. Should we talk about the high ceilings & light?
    what more is there to say? They are fabulous.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead + Kali anoiksi to you, too!

    P.S: my renovation… master plan (hear, hear Des dear!) includes covering the current square and admittedly boring veranda tiles with wooden planks just like these ones.Should work out nice, as they are equally sized. The verandas I mean. Till then the winter garden does its job ;)

  • Reply Becky - Pretty Dandy March 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I can see why you fell in love with the place! Beautiful light airy spaces – white yet totally live-able and love-able too!

  • Reply Uncle Beefy March 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Clearly we’re all in good company, Igor! I love the look of this place as well. Just perusing through the photos has me sighing and I can feel my body relax. I think it’s time to get rid of my red dining room walls. It has been for the last ten years, actually! ;)

    Lovely way to send us off into the weekend! Glad you had fun in Sweden! :)

  • Reply vosges paris March 30, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    boooooooooohhhhhhhhhh How can I never ever have been in Scandinavia!! Thank you for another great trip!…

    PS Iro I heared that LOL ;)

    Happy weekend Igor!

  • Reply Julia March 31, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I agree with tezz! Love Alvehem mäkleri! / from another swedish

    • Reply Igor Josifovic March 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      If I had money, I’d buy such an apartment in Stockholm:-) Love your country!

  • Reply Maria at inredningsvis.se March 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    LOVELY PICS:)and I really recognize the inteior design:)haha
    I really like your blog and will happily follow:)
    If you want som spring mood ala Paris you can check out my blog.
    I wish you a great weekend.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar March 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Eeeeeep this place is super lovely! I love their use of textiles, especially the rugs with subtle hints of colour in gentle stripes. Great space! :)

  • Reply Kayla Poole April 1, 2012 at 12:03 am

    sooooo good. swedish style can do no wrong.

  • Reply Laurie ANn February 9, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Hello, Do you know the color paint on the walls?

    • Reply Igor Josifovic February 10, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Not really Laurie! But I recommend Farrow & Ball for great wall colour and you can find a similar shade there too!

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