Inside a Swedish Country House

The hallway in a Swedish country house with pastel coloured walls, grey and white tiled floors, a rustic wooden bench and a clock.

In the stunning Stockholm archipelago sits this Swedish country house dating back to 1884. Original features are kept intact throughout the house, with wooden floors and antique furniture sitting alongside those simple, contemporary pieces that Scandinavian design is renowned for.

Colours are neutral throughout the house, with shades of soft and dark grey on the walls and contrasting black, white and dark wooden furnishings. This is a house that manages to combine minimalism and eclecticism with style and elegance; typically Scandinavian, everything is fresh and pure, but the mixture of fabrics, textures and abundance of books, art and trinkets give it a decidedly bohemian feel.

The living room in a Swedish country house with brown sofas, pastel coloured walls and a zebra rug on the floor.

A room in a Swedish country house with pale green and white walls, a dark brown dressing table and mirror and a poster with the letter 'C' on it in a black frame.

A collection of books and photos of birds with an old registration plate in a Swedish country house.

A white kitchen in a Swedish country house with a modern hob and extractor fan and traditional decor including china plates and a portrait painting.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Amelia Widell via Lovely Life.

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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