The rooms at Stockholm's Hotel Skeppsholmen aren't all small, but the building dates back to 1699, when the average size of a room was 16 to 18 square meters (about 170 to 190 square feet). A recent renovation of the hotel honors the historic structure by maintaining its modest sense of scale.
The renovation was the work of architects Peter Erseus and Gunhild Skoog Jagbeck and interior designers Claesson Koivisto Rune. As a historic building, the renovation had to keep the hotel largely in tact, removing only secondary walls and adding basic modern amenities like elevator shafts and bathrooms. We noticed a few small space tricks being put to use in the interiors.
- 1 Mirrors and curtains hung beyond the window frame visually expand the space.
- 2 Wall-mounted shelves and window ledges create storage space.
- 3 Pale gray walls and white bedding reflect light, making the rooms feel airy.
- 4 A corner nook is just big enough for a table, chair, and wall sconce.
The hotel just opened this past October on the islet of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. For more photos and information, click here.
Photos: Max Plunger and Louise Billgert courtesy of Hotel Skeppsholmen