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SHADES OF GREY

18th September 2015

So the Rugby World Cup has started. You may be asking, what does that have to do with interiors? Well, it might explain why I’m scanning through Per Jansson’s listings, looking for inspiration, on a Friday night, as the TV has been ‘claimed’.

And what inspiration! I didn’t have to search for long as this gorgeous property in Stockholm, Valhallavägen 129, was one of the first I spotted on Per Jansson.

Östermalm apartment from Per Jansson Östermalm apartment from Per Jansson

It makes for a dull blog post to say, ‘this property needs no explanation’, but really, other than the fundamentals of what it is and where it is, these beautifully styled photos really do speak for themselves. Located in the Östermalm/Gärdet region of the city, this corner apartment sits within a functionalist building designed by Swedish architect Albin Stark. The apartment has four to five bedrooms and two bathrooms, combined with a beautifully flowing layout.

This kitchen stopped me in my tracks thanks to the combination of marble and copper, which is perfectly complemented by the warm grey cabinetry and softer grey-toned walls.

Östermalm apartment from Per Jansson Östermalm apartment from Per Jansson

It feels as if I’ve been thinking about grey forever. Every time I pin a grey room or detail, I think afresh of how much I’d like to transform my own home with Farrow & Ball’s grey hues – shades like Purbeck Stone or Lamp Room Grey, perhaps with a splash of Mole’s Breath somewhere. But I always hold back, because I love living in white. I appreciate the simplicity, the serenity of white.

And then I see an apartment like this, and my love affair with grey starts all over again.

Östermalm apartment from Per Jansson Östermalm apartment from Per Jansson

So what do you think? Could you imagine living here? For me, it isn’t only about the palette: look at those herringbone parquet floors, and consider the volume and the light. The apartment also has two balconies with open views.

Östermalm apartment from Per Jansson Östermalm apartment from Per Jansson

Gorgeous, right?

See this property’s listing, including more photos, with Per Jansson.

 

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