Found in the urban Linnéstaden district of Gothenburg, this apartment is located in a turn of the century building overlooking the Oscar Fredrik church. Its whitewashed interior walls beautifully contribute to creating a bright and cheery atmosphere in all corners of the house. Spreading over 106 square meters, the floor plan is composed of a cluster of spaces shaping a comfortable home – the large living space has direct access to the serene bedroom via two large doors. Dark floors in the hallway, kitchen and bathroom contrast with light wooden planks adorning the rest of the social and private spaces. This Gothenburg apartment is filled with details that are a perfect background for an urban, elegant and youthful lifestyle. The south-facing balcony invites you to enjoy a cup of tea in the company of a splendid church and there is also a building permit for an additional balcony facing the courtyard, so you can extend the benefits of terrace time. If you move there, let us know if you decided to build a second terrace.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.
Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.