A Family of 3 Shares This Chic 484-Square-Foot Stockholm Apartment

published Jan 4, 2024

A Family of 3 Shares This Chic 484-Square-Foot Stockholm Apartment

published Jan 4, 2024
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Situated on the top floor of a 1900s building (full of character and quirks) located in central Stockholm, this 484-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment actually feels much larger than it is. And that’s due in large part to designer Christina Nydahl, founder of wtp studios, who explains that the biggest goals of the redesign “included restoring some of the original charm, whilst making it a modern, functional small-space home for a growing family.” 

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“Annika bought the apartment 12+ years ago and prior to Fredrik moving in and welcoming their baby boy, they decided it was time to make the updates that Annika had always dreamed of doing,” Nydahl begins. “This included removing traces of the early aughts — the former owner had painted the original floors and ceiling beams white. The kitchen was non-functioning and the furniture that was always supposed to be temporary had ended up being not so temporary. It was time for a clean slate and for the space to reflect the homeowner’s aesthetic and preferences.”

“The whitewashed floors and ceiling beams were refinished and stained to match the bespoke wood bookshelf and storage unit,” Nydahl explains. “Initially we were not planning on refinishing the ceiling beams, but after some convincing we could not be happier with the outcome. The kitchen was completely redesigned. The whole apartment was repainted. Given the bedroom’s tiny footprint we opted to embrace the tight space — choosing a warm chocolatey color to really create the sensation of a cocoon-like feel. Choosing a brown that does not read purple took some serious sampling.” 



  • Main living area paint — “Slaked Lime” by Little Greene Paint Company
  • Custom brown wool sofa
  • Vintage Italian Marble coffee table
  • Ole Wanscher Rosewood armchair from the ‘60s
  • Lumina Daphine Terra floor lamp
  • Sculpture made by the homeowner
  • Vintage table lamp via local secondhand shop
  • Wardrobe via Nordiska Kok with custom handles by wtp studios 


  • 1960s teak dining table by Mobelfabrik Denmark 
  • Niels Otto Moller dining chairs
  • Vintage ‘60s ceiling lamp via Etsy
  • All decor items vintage


  • Kitchen from Nordiska Kok designed by wtp studios
  • Bertazzoni appliances
  • Dornbracht faucet 
  • Vintage ceramic table lamp


  • Bespoke wool bedspread and pillow
  • Off-white velvet headboard — a DIY by wtp studios
  • ‘50s Italian wall light via Etsy
  • ‘50s ceramic mirror via Pamono
  • Bedroom paint — “Mahogany” Little Greene Paint Company 

Thanks, Christina!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.