Inside a Refined Stockholm Apartment in Shades of Grey

, , , , , , , , By Catherine Lazure | Tokyocon


Oh hello, gorgeous home! Where were you when I looked for inspiration when choosing my paint colors and kitchen design?!?  I am really into this monochrome palette, it’s so chic!

Right after seeing these pictures, I did a bit of research trying to find a similar combination of greys for two-tone walls, as shown here. You can find a few options below. But first, let me introduce you to this inspiring place that oozes elegance.

Originally designed by Swedish architects Elding Oscarson, this apartment in Stockholm had a more industrial style than what the current owners wanted. They enlisted the help of to create a serene and refined residence. You can actually view what it looked like before.

They seamlessly incorporated period-inspired elements into the space, which add impact, interest and character. Detailed baseboards, window casings, wall panels and mouldings, as well as several built-in storage solutions, all add impact and interest. Together with the beautiful chevron parquet floors, they enhance the luxurious, turn-of-the-century look.

In contrast, the kitchen is quite modern with its sleek lines. However, the choice of grey cabinets with marble countertops is a timeless combination, and it blends in beautifully with the rest of the space. The choice of contemporary furniture and accessories for this space create a perfectly balanced mix of old and new. I spot products by &Tradition, Asplund, Per Söderberg, by Crea and Flos, among others, as well as a few great pieces of art. By the way, I will be revealing my latest collection of paintings in a few weeks, and my art is similar to what you can see in the images. If you want to find out more, get and I’ll send you info soon!



For a similar two-tone look, here are my top picks for wall paint:

  • Mindful Gray and Dovetail, from Sherwin Williams
  • Purbeck Stone and Mole’s Breath, from Farrow & Ball
  •  Storm and Kendall Charcoal, from Benjamin Moore



If you’d like to know how to add a touch of luxe to your home, have a look at this post in which I listed a few tips to make your home look chic without breaking the bank.

For more beautiful Scandinavian-inspired homes, browse the image gallery.

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