I never thought I’d be drawn to a home with pink accents, but this Swedish apartment styled by Pella Hedeby and Marie Ramse grabbed my attention from the moment I saw it. And yes, I love it. Of course, the pink used in this apartment isn’t a sickly sweet pink, but rather a sophisticated dusky nude pink. But even then, I’m surprised I love it; those who know me will know that I object to pink in any form, even for my two-year-old daughter Imogen!
This apartment, however, is the exception to the rule. It simply works. In the photographs taken by Kristoffer Johansson (of course), you can see that the pink wall is complemented by grey tones. The wall colours balance each other to create a totally new dimension to the apartment.
I usually style in odd numbers, but I love how the four black-and-white photographic artworks are positioned slightly under the black paint line. Rather than the graphic black-and-white photographs that Scandinavians are known for, Pella and Marie have used more subtle pictures to soften the interior design. Carefully positioned pendant lights and soft bent chairs also soften this structured, contemporary space.
I’ve been obsessed with black lately, so you can see why the bedroom area appealed to me. The monochrome colour scheme could have been quite oppressive, but the clever stylists have added warmth and comfort with shrieked linen and layers of fabric. The kimono, photographic art work, the wall light and floor lamp give this space a very contemporary edge.
So am I convert to colour? Well, maybe not quite yet, but never say never!