4th April 2014

This is another one of those moments when I sense that a picture does indeed speak a thousand words – as this apartment at Tegnérlunden in Stockholm needs little explanation when you consider these photos. I’ll confess, I was smitten by this space the moment I laid eyes on it, and although the property is now sold (having been marketed by Per Jansson) the interior is so special it was begging to be shared.


Located in a converted factory building dating from 1900, the apartment is arranged over two floors and includes a stunning open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Would you realise that this industrial-style loft was in Sweden purely from the interior styling?

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I reckon you’d guess its Scandinavian origins: from the classic Arne Jacobsen dining chairs and Eero Saarinen dining table to Jacobsen’s Egg chair and the Panthella floor lamp by Verner Panton, there are enough Danish and Finnish influences here – even in the overall styling: just look at the coffee table – to suggest the wider location.

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Tall multi-paned windows drench the space in light, and the white oiled pine flooring accentuates this feature, while double doors lead from the main seating area onto a balcony. The various artworks and sculptures have a significant impact on this space, from the suspended sculpture that appears to be made of bells to the chairs artwork that dominates the dining area.


There’s a second open plan living area on the lower level with doors opening onto a patio within the courtyard. Note the glazed section within the floor upstairs, giving a view between the two levels. Can you imagine living on the upper level, and using the lower floor (bottom photo) as a vast home office or studio space? I certainly can! If only I’d had 11,500,000 SEK to spare (that’s just under £1,060,000, in case you’re wondering…).


This property was marketed by Per Jansson.