Friday, January 3, 2014

Simple, modern, elegant: Karlavagen 76, Stockholm

I thought the clean slate of a fresh New Year called for a beautiful example of clean modern design. Of course, as I witnessed first hand just recently, Sweden is always a perfect source for this. I'd spotted some of the images of the Residences at 76 Karlavagen awhile ago on Pinterest, and after a little digging managed to source the complete set of images of their beautiful interiors. I'm in love with the elegant simplicity of these spaces. While clean and minimal, they also incorporate many interesting layers and features. 

In an all white space with bleached out floors, the warm grey cabinetry is a less obvious choice but adds just the right amount of warmth and elegance to the space. Especially offset with brass accents and hardware. The mis-matched dining chairs add a bit of character to the fairly minimal kitchen.

Loads of storage in the soft grey kitchen cabinets and even a little section of open shelving for display.  

Minimal carrera marble facade with brass hearth below. The felted rock cushions add a casual, warm feeling to this cozy little spot by the fire. 

Carrera marble tile is used throughout the bathrooms, paired with minimal, modern white fixtures. 

The floating vanity adds a lightness to the space, but still adds extra bathroom storage. I like the use of the black lighting and mirror frame here - as opposed to a white or metallic option. It adds a little masculine edge. The small sprig of leaves in a simple cup is a great reminder that often these 'humble' little details can have more of a natural elegance about them, less contrived than an arrangement - and feel more organic in a space. Accompanying this 'humble sprig' with Dyptique perhaps greatly improves the elegance factor.

Patterned textiles add a bit of warmth and a spot of colour to this all white space. What a beautiful place to come home to during a stay in Stockholm!

All photos: Karlavagen 76


Sarah Empey said...

This is absolutely lovely! I love the bathroom and how the white throughout the house connects the rooms rather than making them sterile. Also I never thought grey in a kitchen could look that spectacular!


Sandy said...

Love this!


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