Lend me some money I’m immigrating

Posted on Fri, 8 May 2009 by midcenturyjo

I am addicted to real estate sites, I’m addicted to the Scandinavian look and I stalk Alvhem. This is what I have found on my latest visit. I think I have cracked their code though. Take a large Swedish apartment. Paint white, strip coverings from the floor, make sure the light is good, fill with fabulous furniture including an obligatory iconic chair or two, design a sexy kitchen, style with accessories from your own homewares store where everything is so covetable that it hurts, make sure your clothing props are hip, employ a talented photographer and sell sell sell.

I love that! Except that corner fire place is so random. It completely does not go, in my opinion. Just looks really traditional with everything else.

Glad to see lots of white walls. My new apartment has white white white walls and carpet.

Love all the grey bedding, and those standing wooden bookshelves.

Michelle says:

Every room is amazing…but that millwork and tile in the bathroom are to die for!!!!

I have been contimplating a trip to Amsterdam; this has sent me over the edge!


Love those Scandanavian Designers.

Oh, it’s a nice look and so perfect it almost hurts…
But kiddding aside, the rooms are beautifully done.

Mimi says:

The space is beautiful.. so serene. I do agree with Cassandra though, It looks like they renovated, but forgot all about the fireplace. I like the french doors that open to a teeny, tiny terrace. Cool view!

K.Line says:

Freakin’ awesome. Thanks for posting…

Okay, I love the photos but what I love most is your description: "everything is so covetable that it hurts…" How many times have I felt this way, especially when the fall catalogs come out, but couldn't quite articulate that familiar & painful flutter in my heart. And yes, looking at these gorgeous photos does hurt! 🙂

I am so in love Scandinavian homes that I’ve seriously been thinking about how I can go live there – at least for a little while. I love when you do these posts. Keep ’em coming!

Oh these are great. I have the Random Light in white, and I adore it!

LIndsay says:

Holy. Those orange verticals in the white bookcase, for starters, and then everything else. The taste in art is less adventurous than the taste in furniture, but the overall effect is pretty mod. Scandinavia is so far ahead in these things it’s just stupid.

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