Yes, I know that technically this apartment is pretty empty (or minimally styled, if you like) but I couldn’t resist it. Sometimes it’s fun to imagine what furniture you would furnish the space with. I love to get that sense of space and see the bare bones of the building.
Built in 1930, this apartment in Malmo’s Davidshallgatan district was the first home of builder and designer Eric Sigfrid Persson, a well known architect. The apartment is painted completely white throughout. It shows off the high ceilings, light parquet floors and beautiful light-filled rooms from both sides.
I love the make-shift rustic feel to the bedroom, where the bed on the floor is made up with stone washed linen bedding and a white bed sheet strung across the window becomes a curtain. A single framed piece of abstract art creates a little focal point just above the bed and the light from the balcony window plays on the wall. One of my favourite things, especially during Spring when I haven’t seen much light for so long. I can’t get enough of those double doors into the bedroom either, can you?
The built in floating shelves have been painted in white to blend seamlessly with the walls. I like the little collection of red terracotta and wooden trays. There’s a mix of contemporary and vintage furniture which ties the old and new together so well.
And a simple white kitchen looks out onto the neighbourhood below. I wonder if the new owners will find room for a small kitchen table to enjoy their coffee and fika?
One of my favourite features in this apartment are the window sills. Stone window sills with stories to tell. A little damaged, but still beautiful and you could never replace them, as it wouldn’t look the same. Somethings are meant to be and I think that’s important to remember. You could easily replace everything, but then you would loose the character.
Can you imagine how you would furnish this apartment?
All photos by Fantastic Frank.