Note designs a colourful private apartment in Stockholm
Their first ever private residence venture is the perfect summary of the signature Note-style, that, though is full of colours, is still essentially Scandinavian with the minimal solutions emphasizing functionality and economy of space. Commissioned by a family who hold both private and business gatherings in their residence, the biggest challenge was to create a space that is both homely and professional at the same time.
The apartment is located in the hip Södermalm island of the Swedish capital, in a loft-building from the 1930s. Since the structure has undergone a series of extensive reconstructions, the first step Note did was stripping down the space to the basics. This newly found simplicity turned out to be the key concept that would allow the private and professional functions to coexist in the same space. Basic but high quality materials, smooth surfaces, practical space organisation were paired with Note’s signature pastel hues to create an overall soft environment.
The main design element of the space is a dark, low-lying storage unit, that runs through the entire apartment, and makes maximum use of the space with its deep drawers. The construct was inspired by the slanted roofs that create dead spaces inside, and Note didn’t want to lose that precious surface.
The storage unit’s deep blue-ish colour got warmed up by the apricot pink and sandy beige paint of the walls. With that choice, the brightness of Scandinavian interiors was reinterpreted with a fresh approach. Yet, the style does not speak exclusively of the location’s traditions; as both the owners and their guests are well-travelled, the interior was rather rooted in international inspirations. But not only that: besides a plaza in Rome, some unexpected objects like a pair of sand-colored sneakers and a brown cashmere coat were the starting points for the design choices. The result is a carefully composed yet light-hearted family home, that presents a welcoming atmosphere for friends, relatives, partners from home and abroad.
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