New Elegance #14

This family home is a mouthwatering mix of beautifully designed items, vintage finds and pops of pink, all set against a magnificent period backdrop.

Get the look: The curved sofa, patterned armchair and Cubes rug are by Layered. The grey sofa is from Oscar & Clothilde. The pale grey armchair is by Laura Ashley. The coffee table is a vintage find. The sheep artwork is by Swedish artist Michel Bussien.


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


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.

Get the look: The curved sofa, patterned armchair and Cubes rug are by Layered.


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

Get the look: The Shera rug, Imperial sofa and pouffes are by Layered. The armchairs are from One Kings Lane. The ceiling light is from Dusty Deco.


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

Get the look: The Alkar dining table is by Romanian design brand Materia. The Letters rug is by Layered. The chairs are from One Kings Lane. The vintage ceiling light is from Domino Antik in Stockholm. The brass candlestick is from Oscar & Clothilde. The silver balls by the window were bought on eBay.


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

Get the look: The sofa and brass lamp are vintage finds.


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

Get the look: For a country-style kitchen like this, try Laura Ashley’s Harwood kitchen. The Dove Grey tumbled limestone from Floors of Stone is similar to this flooring.

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

Get the look: The table and chairs are vintage finds – Cox & Cox’s Bergen oak table looks like this, while the Oak Bistro chair from Maisons du Monde is similar. The portraits were found in a flea market.


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

Get the look The bed is by Ikea. The bedlinen is by Mille Notti. The lamp is from Circa Lighting. The painting is by Petter Lindroth.

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


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

Get the look: The bath, basins and taps are all by Duravit. The marble surface is by Valter Eklund. The photograph reflected in the mirror is by Andreas Von Gegerfelt.

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Photography ⁄ Paul Massey

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