Collection by Jaime Gillin

An Attic Studio in Stockholm


In a 495-square-foot attic in the Söder neighborhood of Stockholm, interior designer Jimmy Schonning—a local celebrity for his role in the Swedish TV shows "Finally at Home" and "Styling Emergency"—has carved out a sweet and stylish home. His diminutive studio is chockablock with creative storage solutions (built-in closets; a washer and drier hidden under a workbench in the bathroom) and loads of personality. With photographs courtesy of photographer Per Magnus Persson, click through for a tour.

In the living room, the sofa is built in modules that can be turned to face the terrace in the summertime, or the...
A view of the terrace, with a chair from Ikea’s PS-series.
The reading corner can be turned into an extra bed.
Concrete stairs lead up to the sleeping loft.
In the tiny sleeping loft is platform bed with two drawers beneath it. In place of wallpaper, Schonning enlarged a...
Back downstairs, the kitchen occupies a long wall.
The kitchen wall has a built-in fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
The fiberglass kitchen table is from Habitat. The Tolix galvanized steel chairs were designed by Xavier Pauchard.
The shelf over the sink is made from wood scraps from an old jetty.
In the office, a Granit filing cabinet stashes supplies and papers, and a bulletin board does double-duty as a 'mood...
Black tiles and fittings lend the bathroom a dramatic look. The black bathtub is made of recycled plastic.
The Mora faucet was actually intended for use in a kitchen.
In the bathroom, wooden shelves in front of the window screen the room from public view, and provide added storage.
Here's a detail from the closets in the entrance hall—they were constructed to allow room for a rolling bin beneath.
The apartment's built-in closets are deep and have mirrors on one side.

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