The Scandinavian Home of My Dreams

This home, belonging to Swedish photographers Kalle Gustafsson and Sara Bille, is the definition of perfect imperfection. The duo transformed a century old building, in Stockholm, into the most idyllic city dwelling – it’s a superb mix of vintage charm and modern Scandinavian design (the kitchen is IKEA!). I love how dark wood furniture and shelving, that have been salvaged from flea markets and collected from travels, add much needed depth and warmth to a stark white space. I’m especially inspired by the use and placement of vintage lighting. It’s interesting to see that only a single floor lamp is spotted throughout the house!

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(photos by Andrea Papini, via Elle Decor)

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  1. Yasmina wrote:

    Oh I love this! The dark wood goes so well with white

    xo yas
    http://yasminas.se

    1.12.17
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  2. Michelle wrote:

    It’s soo stunning! I love that everything is white and they worked in only some colourful details!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

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  3. Kelly wrote:

    It’s really an awesome place. They must be tall people, I wouldn’t be able to access at least a third of all their shelves!

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  4. I adore this pictures. The place is very bright and personal. I really appriciate that even though there’s a lot of white, the space doesn’t look cold or anything, it’s cozy!!

    xx Cecile // http://www.wednesday19th.blogspot.com

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  5. Stasja wrote:

    Oh my, when can I move in? So dreamy!

    daydreamdancing

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  6. Sammi wrote:

    Love this, I’m definitly going to trying for a Scandi industrial theme in my home (when I get one), its just so clean and comforting at the same time!

    1.13.17
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  7. TMF wrote:

    Such an insane design!

    http://themangofiles.blogspot.com

    1.15.17
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  8. Lauren wrote:

    While I appreciate the aesthetic, I normally wouldn’t go for so much white in my own home. . . but this is gorgeous! I love all the rich wood and textiles. Beautiful!

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  9. Em wrote:

    Not my style but I see what you mean with the depth and I love how light it is. The more pictures like this I see, the more I am like “wtf is wrong with my own appartment” 😀 Because my place is gloomy and dark all the time 😛 I wish it had some natural daylight but barely ever. It’s really quite stupidly situated.

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  10. Love this! I have recently discovered my style when it comes to home decor and interior decorating and the Nordic, Scandinavian styles are by far my favorite. They’re stylish, minimalist but yet they have those touches that just tie the whole look together.

    Kayla Peart
    Kaev Designs | Handmade Natural Gemstone Jewelry

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  11. Gabriella wrote:

    Their home is gorgeous! You’re so right, it is perfectly imperfect. Love all of that lighting – especially the one in the living room! How unique.

    1.19.17
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  12. Jessica wrote:

    Such a stunning house! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

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  13. tapja wrote:

    absolutely nice! thanks!

    4.27.17
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