Another day, another glorious Swedish apartment we’d happily shack up in. This time it comes to us from Stockholm, courtesy of designer Alexander White.
Scandinavian design comes with a strong, consistent, instantly recognisable style. The Nordic look favours a simple colour palette of black, white, and grey. Light wood floors and furniture keep up the airy aesthetic, while metal fixtures and graphic art provide a dose of modernity. Potted plants add a cheerful burst of colour in an otherwise-monochrome world.
In Alexander White’s design, the hallmarks of Scandinavian style are present, but kicked up a notch and tweaked. This Stockholm space goes all-in on grey, from the floors and the furniture to the walls and the rugs. The greenery is there, sometimes so big it’s half as tall as the wall. The wood is there, most intriguingly as a sensually curved chair and accompanying side table. The graphic art and the metal fixtures are there too, with special attention going to the modern floating fireplace in the living room.
White also employs sparing pops of colour for another twist on the classic Scandi look. Note the purple cabinet by the front door, the red lamp by the couch, and the plush emerald blanket on the bed. All in all, it’s a sophisticated, updated take on a familiar approach that gets a thumbs up from us. We’d even take the kid’s room.