This penthouse apartment in Stockholm belongs to the owner of Buster + Punch - and it's all kinds of cool

Souped-up brass and steel fittings give this penthouse apartment in Stockholm its dark, rock ’n’ roll vibe...

penthouse apartment in Stockholm

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The property

A penthouse apartment in the Södermalm district of Stockholm, comprising a living room, dining room, kitchen,office, storage area, bedroom and bathroom.

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LIVING ROOM

The owners moved in to an unmodernised period apartment in Stockholm, home to ornate wood burners, original oil-painted ceilings and elaborate cornicing.

Architect and designer, Massimo Buster Minale,had worked on so many clinical, neutral interiors for clients that he and his wife wanted the complete opposite – dark, decadent and brimming with character.

The jumble of contemporary prints, Mexican Day of the Dead artefacts and battered vintage relics in their handsome 1860s flat is the perfect antidote to an overdose of white walls and beech floors, typical of most modern Scandinavian interiors.

The colours of the ornate, original ceiling (above) are echoed in the couple’s choice of artwork and accessories.

penthouse apartment in Stockholm

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DINING ROOM

The motto “less is more” doesn’t apply in this home. As founder of edgy design firm Buster + Punch, Massimo is able to indulge his love of decadent themes, working in collaboration with, among others, custom motorbike builder Boneshaker Choppers, which inspired the Buster + Punch debut collection.

penthouse apartment in Stockholm

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KITCHEN

The couple did up the flat on a shoestring, replacing the bathroom and kitchen with units built from basic materials in Massimo’s workshop.

penthouse apartment in Stockholm

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The couple sawed a junk-shop table in half to make a breakfast bar and made the shelves out of vintage wooden skis.

penthouse apartment in Stockholm

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BEDROOM

The couple’s art collection extends into the bedroom.

penthouse apartment in Stockholm

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BATHROOM

Luxury towels in peacock colours offset the spartan décor.

penthouse apartment in Stockholm

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Learn more about Massimo’s architectural and design practice at minaleandmann.com.

See the Buster + Punch range at busterandpunch.com.

Photography / Paul Massey

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