Explore a luxe Scandi villa apartment in Lidingö - an island just off Stockholm

This villa apartment in Lidingö is a mouthwatering mix of beautifully designed items, vintage finds and pops of pink, all set against a magnificent period backdrop.

villa apartment in Lidingö

villa apartment in Lidingö


A spacious apartment in a villa on the island of Lidingö, near the centre of Stockholm. The raised ground floor of this modern home (opens in new tab) has a kitchen-diner, dining room (opens in new tab), living room (opens in new tab), library and WC. The first floor has the master bedroom (opens in new tab) and en-suite bathroom and access to a large terrace. There are two more bedrooms and a bathroom at ground level.

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This three-bedroom apartment is one of five created during the conversion of a 1910 waterside villa on the island of Lidingö. At more than 1,000 square metres, there was plenty of space for the grand residence to be divided into more manageable modern homes while retaining the features that make it unique.

On skinny legs, the furniture in this room seems to float above the floor, bringing a sense of weightlessness to the lofty space.

villa apartment in Lidingö


The pink rug brings a shot of vibrancy to the otherwise monochromatic palette.

villa apartment in Lidingö


The table is massive, about 3.6 metres, but the scale suits the space. The rug createsa central dining area, while sofas and seating provide natural breakout zones around the edges of the room.

villa apartment in Lidingö

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New velvet cushions add the comfort factor to this vintage sofa.

villa apartment in Lidingö


The kitchen is deliberately created with a toned-down palette to make the most of details such as original tiles.

villa apartment in Lidingö

These portraits were bought for next to nothing because of their condition, but they add a rustic-luxe, lived-in touch.

villa apartment in Lidingö


The bedroom has a hotel feel, thanks to  a plush rug, upholstered bed and fitted wardrobes.

villa apartment in Lidingö

Repainting the cabinets and putting up new wallpaper (opens in new tab) was all it took to transform the bedroom and en suite and give it the hotel look.

villa apartment in Lidingö


Repainting the bathroom cabinets in a pale grey was an easy fix to help showcasethe beauty of the marble surface and create a serene, spa-like feel.

villa apartment in Lidingö

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Photography ⁄ Paul Massey

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