Industrial Vibe #14

An unremarkable Stockholm suburban house has been transformed into a loft-style home – with plenty of added Swedish soul.

Get the look: The Crittall doors are custom-made. The photograph of Iggy Pop is by Roger Dagerman. This is an R nineT motorcycle by BMW.


A renovated Forties house comprising three levels in a suburb of Stockholm. On the lower ground floor, there is an open-plan living area, plus a guest wing with two bedrooms and a spa bathroom. On the ground floor, there is a kitchen and dining area, office and garage. On the first floor, there is a master bedroom with a walk-in dressing area and en suite, two smaller bedrooms and the family bathroom. 


The Crittall doors used here (pictured top) mean that the adjoining garage – housing custom motor bikes – is cleverly transformed into an innovative viewing gallery.   


It’s the view from this house that was the real selling point; as far as the eye can see, the Mälaren, Sweden’s third largest lake, sits on the horizon, shimmering in the milky summer sunshine and looking radiant enough to induce feelings of soporific, aren’t-I-lucky-to-be-here calm. In the winter, people ice skate on it and have ice hockey games with the neighbours. Then in the summer, it’s full of swimmers and paddle boarders.

The location was perfect, but the house itself needed complete gutting and redecorating from scratch. A blank canvas for modern, warehouse-style interiors.

There is a definite industrial feel to the overall look, with exposed RSJs, Crittall screens, steel staircases, metal light fittings and varying shades of smoky greys and black.

Get the look: Both sofas are from Eilersen. The Caged 4.0 light is by Buster + Punch. The side table is from Stellar Works. The pouffe is from The Justine artwork is by Matt Small at the Nelly Duff Gallery. The walls are painted in Pavilion Gray estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.

It’s the little things that make a difference. The unit (pictured above) acts as a showcase for art and collectibles, while plush furnishings provide an excuse to relax and kick back.

Graphic and stylish, the shelving system makes a statement with its panel of black marble.

Get the look: The bespoke shelving is by C Bros Joinery. For similar black Nero marble, try The Marble & Granite Centre. The Graphite/Smoked Bronze light shade is by Buster + Punch.

In a quiet corner, beautiful design still takes priority. Striking artwork sits alongside a distinctive oversized lamp and chic contemporary chair with elegant curves. 

Get the look: The oversized standing lamp is by Foscarini.  The chair is by James UK. The photograph is by Two Faces. The steer head was custom made in Sweden.


The open plan dining area is the ideal place for dinner parties and entertaining.

Get the look: The dining table is bespoke. The Red chairs are from Stellar Works. The Hooked 3.0 lights are by Buster + Punch. The rug is from Linie Design.


In the kitchen, a monochrome palette is teamed with sleek metal details to give this space a cool, industrial-style edge, while the wood flooring and chairs add a more organic, earthy feel.

Get the look: The limited-edition Butcher’s Kitchen units are by Buster + Punch. The Holton chairs are by James UK. For similar English oak flooring, try Jordan Andrews.

This king-size island has a generous amount of storage and makes a striking centrepiece, providing a great spot for family and friends to gather. 

Get the look: The central island and Caged spot lights are by Buster + Punch.


An assortment of angular light fittings sits alongside softer elements seen in the bedlinen and padded headboard. A blend of textures that offset each other effortlessly.

Get the look: The bed cover is by Missoni Home. The rug is from Linie Design. The side table is by Habitat. The Caged wall lights are by Buster + Punch. The large artwork is by Jessica Albarn and the small artwork is by Angelique Houtkamp, both at the Nelly Duff Gallery.


This luxurious space offers a peaceful retreat and has a lovely view of the lake – a good place to unwind after a long day at work.

Get the look: The bath is a vintage find, which has been repainted. The pink curtains are from Lovely Home Idea.


Who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this house when you have a wash room this gorgeous?   

Get the look: The Tara shower fitting is by Dornbracht. The floor tiles are by Mosaic Del Sur. The wall is covered in Venetian plaster by Loggia.

The warm woods, graphic tiles and sleek fittings are beautifully combined.

Get the look: The Tara shower fitting is by Dornbracht. The floor tiles are by Mosaic Del Sur. The wall is covered in Venetian plaster by Loggia.

A calm, relaxing chill-out zone that’s just perfect for that post-bathing experience. Join the queue… 

Get the look: The Laval chaise longue is from Stellar Works.

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Photography / Paul Massey

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