Functional yet stylish 40 square meters Swedish flat

This fabulous turn of the century apartment, spotted on Stadshem, in Linnaeus Town, Sweden features original details and great space planning. At only 430 square feet (40 square meters) this small home has just enough space for a bedroom/living area, a kitchen with integrated laundry space and bathroom. The living room has plenty of space for a bed and sofa as well as storage space while still maintaining an open, airy feel. Stylish sliding wall panels conceal bookcases, a television, and two large closets up to the ceiling with wire crates and clothes rods. An elegant setting in the corner of the living area is adorned by a beautiful fireplace. Doors spill out onto a gorgeous balcony with magnificent views over the rooftops and mountainous landscape. In the kitchen, the exposed brick gives the kitchen personality, mixed with white walls and cabinetry.



  • Devon

    amazing apartment!!
    Is it possible to have the brand of the mirror with the little counter in the entryway ?

    • 1 Kindesign

      Hi Devon,
      Sorry not sure where the mirror came from. A lot of these Swedish homes incorporate Ikea in their designs, but I didn’t see it on their website. I would just run a google search on “wood mirror with shelf” and you might find something similar to your liking. Good luck!

  • Sheri

    I want to live in this apartment!

  • Beth

    So, counting the kitchen, bath and entry, it is probably 600 sf plus balcony. An grnerous sized studio!

  • Hannah

    I adore this, its given me some good ideas for my small apt. Love its warmth and
    little touches, and plants.

  • beautiful. loved the textiles. and the greens.

  • jg

    a great example of how so much can be done with limited space and a whole lotta style.

  • Erika

    You are extrremely talented! Absolutely beautiful…

  • Lillian

    Where is the sofa from? I am looking for a mini sofa/love seat that I can use in my dining area…

    • 1 Kindesign

      Hi Lillian, not sure where the sofa is from, but a lot of Swedish homes incorporate Ikea pieces into their spaces. Other great sites to look at, Room & Board, West Elm, Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel.

  • Nana

    This apartment is such an inspiration! Would you be able to share more details of how you use those PAX to build the built-in Closet/TV unit? Also, would you mind sharing how you make those PAX doors “slide” ? Did you have to build the rails yourself?