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STOCKHOLM COOL

1st April 2016

It’s been a few months since I’ve had a Fantastic Frank fix here on Copperline – you could fall for pretty much any property on the site, so I’ve tried to curtail my habit of late – but this gorgeous apartment in Stockholm was just begging to be featured. I mean, look at this space. It’s little surprise to see that this loft apartment has already been sold.

Stockholm apartment by Fantastic Frank

What makes this apartment so special? Well, let’s start with the flow of space between the living area and the kitchen and dining zones, with the kitchen sitting at the heart of the floor plan – and all of it beautifully styled.

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I’m drawn to everything about this interior: the textural wall finish that extends from the dining area into the living space; the way the kitchen zone defines the floor plan and the graphic design touches, particularly the wall-mounted ‘A’; the casual mix of midcentury dining chairs; the streamlined and, again, graphic glossy black and white kitchen, with the vintage sideboard adding warmth to the monochrome palette.

Stockholm apartment by Fantastic Frank

Every long view through this apartment has been considered, and every item placed with attention to the overall balance. Fantastic Frank is known for the styling and photography that is the agency’s trademark, but you can’t help looking at this space and believing that it always looks this immaculately put together.

Stockholm apartment by Fantastic Frank Stockholm apartment by Fantastic Frank

And again this is an interior that eschews colour in favour of layers of whites and greys and subtle interplays of texture. The apartment has two bedrooms, and the master bedroom is separated from the dining area by a glazed wall, bringing light into an otherwise internal space. The second bedroom also has glazed doors.

Stockholm apartment by Fantastic Frank

And that’s one of the interesting things about this apartment: it has a deep floor plan, with light pouring into the living space at the front, but without windows to the rear. Instead this interior relies on clever design features, like the internal glazing, combined with a well-considered lighting scheme and a use of reflective surfaces, from the gloss kitchen cabinetry to the Tom Dixon’s modern classic Mirror Ball pendant. Looking at these photos, you don’t immediately register this lack of natural light. This apartment has taken a design challenge and made it into a feature.

Stockholm apartment by Fantastic Frank

This apartment was marketed by Fantastic Frank; all photography by Fantastic Frank.

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