Get The Look: Neutrals

By on 18-11-2013 in Get the Look, Inspired By, Interior Design, Small Apartment Ideas, Uncategorized

This beautiful apartment in Gothenburg, a blooming cultural city on the west coast of Sweden, displays an inspiring combination of traditional and contemporary styles. Classic and modern furniture pieces create a balanced mix of both new and old, and the rich collection of textural and graphic elements add that touch of eclecticism. While a monochromatic colour palette permeates through the space, a sense of warmth and comfort is definitely palpable due to the soft lighting and cozy homewares. The trick to recreating this look begins with a blank canvas. White walls, timber floorboards and a few must-have pieces anchor the space, and rugs, artwork, lighting and accents are then added into the mix. Soft textures and delicate patterns perfectly break up the neutral colourways in this Swedish home.



The foundation pieces in this lounge room include the contemporary grey sofa and the Florence Knoll inspired leather armchair. Patterned cushions, woolen blankets and wooden accessories have been added to provide textural depth and a sense of warmth in the space. The mismatched patterns and fabrics truly complete the look, as they add a subtle quirkiness to this neutral lounge room. An interesting feature of this space is that it is perfectly balanced … two floor lamps sit beside the sofa, and two coffee tables in the same style sit in front. The three framed photographs harmonize the whole layout.



For those who don’t have much space to work with in their dining room, take note of the furniture used above. While the dining room setting is simplistic, it includes a few space saving pieces which sit comfortably up against the kitchen wall.  While the kitchen is packed up and not in use, the two dining chairs can be pulled out to provide ample space for meal times. Here we see that black, white, grey and tan colours and are used generously in the kitchen to correspond to the rest of the apartment’s decor.  The pot plants, modern light pendants and the black and white patterned rug introduce a bit of character to the space.



Colour, finally! Here we see the master bedroom and the kids’ bedroom, and both have plenty of colour and pattern to speak of. While the rest of the house displays white plain walls, we’re introduced to an olive green paisley feature wall in the master bedroom. Surprisingly, this loud print works well with the dark woven bed head and the checked and dotted sheets. A playful and fun atmosphere is created in the kid’s room, as red and blue tones are added to brighten up the space.  It’s a pleasant surprise to see both bedrooms sporting such bright colours!

Source: Planete Deco



1. Velour Jaquard Cushion $99 2. Woody Floor Lamp $595 3. Coffee Table $529 4. White Vase $89 5. Morocco Rug $1,195 6. Indivi 2 Sofa $1,623

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