A brown cashmere coat, a pair of sand-coloured footwear and a piazza in Rome influenced Note Design Studio’s renovation of this 1930s loft apartment in Sweden.
The renovation is the first residential venture by the Stockholm studio, which is far better identified for its furniture and homeware design and style, such as a selection of chairs for Spanish brand Sancal, and a curved steel clothing rail.
Considering that its development in the 1930s, Casa Ljungdahl had undergone numerous renovations.
“When it was our turn to renew the apartment our very first stage was to simplify every little thing we felt was as well considerably, in terms of dimensions and resources,” said Note Design and style Studio. “The process was to create a relaxed, soft atmosphere and the primary interior attribute is a dark, lower-lying base line that runs like a unifying horizon via the complete apartment.”
Referencing pictures of a brown coat and some beige-coloured sports activities footwear, the studio opted for a soft colour palette.
“The images had been our inspiration,” Note’s Susanna Wåhlin advised Dezeen. “They are obvious in the ambiance and the come to feel of the interior. The sandy tones are there, on the walls and some of the furnishings.”
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“The mix between a cashmere coat and a pair of sneakers is there in the handsome, but still fairly laid-back expression of the loft. The image of the plaza represents our search for a appear that would stand the check of time,” she added.
All walls and ceilings are painted in apricot pink and sandy beige tones, although storage units and kitchen operate surfaces are a blue-grey colour.
“Nothing at all in the apartment is white as our client’s wish was for us to design and style a homely, however representable interior,” said the designers. “We’ve aspired to reach a particular mood rather than a notion.”
Furnishings by the studio is utilized throughout the property, like a blue glass table for French organization La Possibility and POV candleholders for danish brand Menu.
Steep niches are filled with deep drawers and shelves, framing the rooms and offering a nod to the building’s original architecture.
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An existing fireplace made up of a number of blocks of concrete was left in place in the residing region. A light-pink coloured staircase constructed from folded steel prospects to a mezzanine degree.
“The staircase is created of steel metal, and took quite some time to construct,” explained Wåhlin. “It looks easy and light but is in fact genuinely challenging and heavy. It leads up to a modest loft hovering over the dining area, and has the exact same pink tone as the walls and the ceiling, so as to search like it’s floating lightly upwards.”
Even though this is Note’s initial residential project, the studio has previously made interiors for a restaurant in Stockholm and a shop for shoe brand Camper in Malmö.