This Stockholm Apartment Does Scandi Kids' Style Right

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So you want a Scandinavian-chic home — but you also have children to keep in mind? It's absolutely possible to create a living space that plays on more adult themes, but also has room for kids' stuff that doesn't ruin the vibe. In Stockholm's charming Birkastan neighborhood, architect Alexander White designed an apartment where high-end pieces mix with playful ones to create a home that feels friendly, yet uncluttered and definitely not stuffy.

While we love the areas that are clearly designated "grown-up" zones, the kids' room is a sight to behold with minimalist furnishings that strike a cool balance against the friendly pops of color.

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Living Room

The owner, Helena, works as an interior designer at BEBO Design. Together with BEBO, architect Alexander White created a space that is ideal for both adults and kids.

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Living Room

A Flos floor lamp seemingly balances a delicate ball of light in the living room. An armchair by OX Denmarq brings natural textures to the colorful space.

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Kitchen

Many elements in the kitchen were custom-designed by BEBO, including the cabinets. A white-tiled backsplash provides a clean backdrop for sleek appliances. A mix-match of cabinet styles were built around the appliances and countertop for maximum storage.

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Dining Room

The table, from Hay and designed by Leif Jørgense, is a contemporary counterpoint to the more traditional chairs.

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Master Bedroom

Scandinavians somehow always nail mixing grays with pinks. This bedroom is a fine example, with varying shades of gray on the baseboards, door, bedspread, and headboard.

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Master Bedroom

No one likes waking up before their alarm. Natural light flowing through the floor-to-ceiling windows can be shielded with thick curtains. The bed is outfitted in sheets from Millenotti.

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Bedroom

A Drop chair designed by Fritz Hansen provides the perfect curved seating at a desk in the cozy bedroom.

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Kids' Room

Throughout the home, art displayed was either purchased from Absolut Art or made by the design team. Of course, the nursery doesn't take things so seriously and a collage of the kids' art actually looks pretty great against a white wall.


After interning at Dwell magazine in San Francisco, Kate began writing about arts, design and culture for other national publications. She is based in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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