Collection by Tiffany Jow

There's Not a Single White Surface in This Comfy Stockholm Loft


An inspired color palette helps this renovated loft achieve softness and tranquility.

Stockholm-based NOTE Design Studio was approached by a family of four who’d just purchased a 2,150-square-foot loft in the city’s Södermalm district. Built in the 1930s, the home had experienced its share of renovations, the most recent of which focused on hard, thick materials, like glass partitions and metal details. “Our client travels internationally and wanted a home she could feel completely relaxed in,” says NOTE’s Susanna Wåhlin. Her team created a tranquil interior by painting walls and ceilings apricot pink and sandy beige for warmth (not a single surface is white). A custom blue-gray, built-in storage system runs throughout the home, making a level horizon. The second floor is accessible via a pared-down, geometric steel staircase that’s tucked behind a similarly shaped fireplace. The color palette also applies to the furnishings, many of which NOTE designed themselves.

To inform the color palette for this interior renovation in Stockholm, NOTE Design Studio began with three...
A custom blue-gray built-in storage unit, which includes shelving, cupboards, and drawers, runs throughout the home,...
The storage unit continues in the living room, marked by a Tiki sofa by local design company Fogia.
The sculptural fireplace, covered in plaster, contrasts with oak parquet floors.
“We took away a very thick, heavy staircase that led to the loft, and designed one that had a much lighter look,”...
In one of the three upstairs bedrooms, a Muuto chair is flanked by a built-in desk with deep drawers that take...
Illuminated by a String Light from Flos, the bedroom embraces the loft’s palette with a side table, duvet, and pillows...
NOTE designed the wood blue-gray wall covering in this bedroom.

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