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Scandinavian Design with Vintage Dark Wood Furniture

The Swedish photographers Kalle Gustafsson and Sara Bille found this 100-year-old wonder in Stockholm, Sweden and decorated it with vintage dark wood furniture and its own design. The Scandinavian design style with clean airy spaces and unique, vintage wooden furniture is an inspiration for this home built. Photography is off Andrea Papini for Elle Decoration Sweden. Kalle and Sara were looking for apartments in their neighborhood when they found this place. When they first saw it in an ad, it didn't interest them that much. But when they saw it in place, they saw a lot of potential in the place.

Kalle and Sara have very different aesthetic preferences. Kalle has a preference for dark wood, 40s and 50s furniture and industrial lamps, while Sara is more fond of a light and airy decor style of Edin Memic Kjellvertz. As a result, their home is a unique and wonderful blend of both flavors. The consistent theme of this home is the white floors and walls combined with warm wood tones. The use of subway plates with dark stucco is also remarkable. Vintage furniture further complements the white walls and the wooden floor. Warm colors and cozy textured carpets also emphasize the inhabited atmosphere of the home.

Classic kitchen with white and wood theme

kitchen shelves
The kitchen is made in the classic theme of white and dark wood. The white subway tiles with dark stucco provide a nice background for the dark wooden shelves in the kitchen. Kalle has designed the shelves in the kitchen itself. Open shelves are spacious and symmetrical.

kitchen cabinets white

kitchen interesting storage
The white sink and white cabinets contrast with the dark countertop and add some color to the room. The kitchen is off IKEA. Although the wall shelves and cabinets provide enough storage space, some interesting storage ideas save a lot of space and make the kitchen look lively.

Scandinavian dining table

ceiling lamp for kitchen table
The dining table is from an antique shop while the chairs are Fanett, designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara. Next to the shelves is a picture of Pelle Bergström. A narrow window faces the dining room and the stairs to the upper floor. Beside it there are wall shelves from Family doctor. The ceiling light bought on Norrmalms EL store and the rug from Dusty Deco, add a rustic feel to the place.

Scandinavian Design Living Room

living room wicker chairs ceiling lamp
An eclectic mix of vintage furniture and interesting lamps of different colors brings life to the living room which is otherwise common. The large uncut windows let in a lot of daylight and make the room look bright. The sofa and table from Bolia Together with the carpet and steel pipe chair from Dusty Deco, add a splash of color to the surroundings. The rattan chairs come from the room while the chair in the corner is from a Stockholm market and the table lamp comes from Dusty Deco. Together with the House Doctor wall cabinet, they really give the room a rustic charm. The ceiling lamp from Domino Antique gives the impression of style and elegance. The Triplex lamp from the Cable Board makes the interior interesting.

Vintage Dark Wood Office Design

living room bookshelf
Kalle made the bookshelf full of photo books and photo pictures himself. He adapted the dimensions to fit the desk of the House Doctor. The Arne Jacobsen T-Chair and The ant chairman from the block the bookcase complements perfectly. The steps purchased from London provide easy access to the shelf. Some of the items used are from Kalle's collection such as the wall lamp from the Kabelverket and the table lamp purchased in Paris.

A mixture of old and new

dining
The wooden table from Lauritz has a rustic appeal. But Eames DSW chairs and Fanett stools from Ilmari Tapiovaara is a modern element. Put on top of a colorful rug and give a wonderful composition of old and new styles.

dining area glass shelf

roof area for dining area
The glass cabinet from IKEA stores cutlery. The beautiful ceiling lamp from the wiring board and candlesticks gives the scene some elegance. The stairs lead up to the bedroom and the rooms.

dining table decor

dining area triple lamp
A vintage triple lamp decorates the entrance to the kitchen. In the same way the pictures of Helmut Newton, one of the couple's favorite photographers, purchased at Lauritz, decorates the empty walls.

Artistic look for upper corridor

bedroom upper hall

bedroom shelf wood
The upper hallway leading to the bedroom effectively shows the couple's artistic taste. A picture of Carl Bengtsson hangs next to one of Kale's own pictures. The wooden cabinet is off Bolia and the bookshelf is off Stalands. The camera purchased in New York and the images with moped motifs by Johan Gustafsson purchased at Lauritz contributes to the artistic look. The wicker chair from Dusty Deco and the plants give some life to the decor.

Bedroom with functional furniture

bedroom chair and lamp
The bedroom is similarly furnished in modern, functional furniture. A flattering furniture chair from Copenhagen and a double lamp from Dusty Deco Bring Color to the white decor.

bedroom bed chair
On the other side is a daybed purchased from Artillery next to a wooden office table. A beautiful rug from Dusty Deco complements the used copy of the Eames stool before the desk. Colorful pillows and sheepskin rugs make the place cozy and inviting.

The small but functional bathroom

bathroom shelf and baskets
The bathroom area is small but functional at the same time. It also follows the classic theme of white and wood. Kalle himself made the dark wooden shelves. The beautiful baskets are from Granite. A wash basin from the Block contrasts with the wooden shelves and cabinets under the sink. The round lamp above the mirror gives the decor some elegance.

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