As chilly weather begins to tighten its grip, I’ve been browsing the net for examples of homes to hole up in over winter and I came across this gorgeous Gothenburg pad. It’s relaxed and homely, with plenty of interesting colours and textures that add cosiness and warmth. The blanket-laden sofa looks ideal for dark evenings curled up with a book, the dining table perfect for sociable candlelit suppers, and the linen-covered bed a wonderful spot for lazy Sunday mornings.
But for me, it’s the contrasts that make this apartment particularly special – charcoal sofas against white walls and floors, sleek kitchen units by swathes of exposed brick. I especially like the mix of cool, steely greys and rich, earthy browns, offset by occasional flashes of brass and copper in the candlesticks, lamps and picture frames.
I also love the vintage, vaguely Bohemian touches: old record players, musical instruments, antique sewing machines, a jumble of mismatched crockery and glassware on the open shelves. And there are leafy plants everywhere – a lovely addition at any time of year, but particularly in the colder months when they bring in some much needed greenery and help oxygenate stale, centrally heated air.