This Swedish Apartment Is a Lesson in Small-Space Styling

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When it comes to design, there’s one country we consistently look to for inspiration: Sweden. Its residents have nailed the lived-in minimal aesthetic, but they’re no strangers to a bohemian theme either. This trendy Stockholm apartment featured on Nooks marries the two in a 300-square-foot space proving tiny can be insanely stylish. Homeowner Ebba Vålvik transformed the 1930s one-bedroom into a modern space while keeping the original bones intact (like those stunning herringbone floors). “They were originally built for the emerging working class of Stockholm,” she told MyDomaine. “Thus they’re very space efficient and designed to keep room for as many people as possible.”

Keeping things mostly open-plan by design, Vålvik took great care to curate individual zones to divide up the kitchen, living room, and bedroom. Each of them has been decorated with a cool mix of old and new. “Most of the furniture in my apartment is either bought from flea markets or inherited; only a few things were bought in regular stores, giving it a very unique look,” she said. “Apart from that, I combine different natural materials and colors to create a warm feeling.” We can see that. Ahead, Vålvik shares her style notes for each room.

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