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Let’s get creative: a welcoming apartment

From lively, imaginative days spent with children, to sophisticated evenings entertaining guests, this apartment slips between activities with the greatest of ease. It all comes down to adaptable spaces, a deep sense of order and a passion for taking care of others.

A person cracks an egg into a bowl held by a child sitting on a kitchen worktop while another person watches them.
A person cracks an egg into a bowl held by a child sitting on a kitchen worktop while another person watches them.

A relaxation-first living room

Is there anything quite as inviting as a large, snuggly sofa? Surrounded by stylish, varied armchairs with a coffee table and display cabinet both within arm’s reach, there is always a spot to settle and a book to be enjoyed in this home’s welcoming living area.

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A living area with a cushion in a pink/striped VATTENVÄN cushion cover on a Skiftebo yellow EKERÖ armchair on a rug.
    A child sat between a Kelinge grey-turquoise KIVIK 3-seat sofa and a dark brown beech veneer LISTERBY coffee table.
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      A HAVBERG armchair and footstool next to walnut veneer STOCKHOLM nest of tables, set of 2 below two EKET cabinets.

        A change of tone

        Tonally distinct, this mocha-shaded corner is dedicated to music. Records and music biographies live in wood-finished, wall-mounted cubes, surrounding a luxurious leather armchair - ideal for listening sessions.

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        A kitchen that’s always at the ready

        The joy of a storage-centric kitchen is that surfaces can be left completely clear and ready for any activity. With cupboards and drawers housing everything one could possibly need, a day spent baking is always just a decision away.

        Baking accessories including a beige VISPNING mixing bowl and a silver-colour VARDAGEN loose-base cake tin on a worktop.
          Two people and child in a matt anthracite NICKEBO kitchen. The child is kneeling on a black BEKVÄM step stool.
            A kitchen with anthracite/reeded glass doors above a worktop. A pendant lamp illuminates the space.
              A new expression for glass gives a striking backdrop in the kitchen, while delivering an excellent storage solution.

              Hans BlomquistIKEA interior designer

              The adaptable dining area

              Surrounded by dynamic, transparent-backed chairs (and a comfy junior chair, of course!) a generous dining table works throughout the day from fun, inventive activities like drawing and BYGGLEK LEGO building, to tastefully laid dinner parties.

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              A white BALTSAR swivel chair against a wall, below a print, next to a grey OMBONAD wine glass with fresh flowers in it.
                A dining area with a dark brown EKEDALEN extendable table and white BALTSAR swivel chairs below a PILBLIXT pendant lamp.
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                  Storing glassware

                  William Morris once said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” Rather than hiding away the dinnerware and glassware usually saved for best, a glass-fronted cabinet near the dining table makes it all more accessible and easy to admire.

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                  A dark brown EKEDALEN extendable table and BALTSAR swivel chairs in front of an IDANÄS cabinet with bi-folded glass doors.
                    A table laid with a brass-colour TILLAGD 24-piece cutlery set, dark grey OMBONAD side plates and plates and OMBONAD glasses.
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                      A bedroom for lazy Sundays

                      Much like the living room, the bedroom is inviting and cosy, but rather than catering for guests, the focus here is calm, comfortable privacy. A more muted colour palette helps to shift the mood, with a plush, decadently dressed bed welcoming one in for a restful night’s sleep.

                      A bedroom with a window with grey-green SANELA curtains next to a PAX wardrobe with one door ajar revealing clothes inside.
                        A SAGESUND upholstered bed dressed in light grey-green/multicolour NÄSSELKLOCKA bed linen next to an IDANÄS bedside table.
                          A corner of a bedroom with an ODGER chair and a white/white DOCKSTA table with a large display of SMYCKA artificial flowers.

                            A colourful, bold look in the home

                            When it comes to home furnishing, bolder looks can feel a little daunting to pull off. In reality, an expressive interior with a big impact can be achieved in a few, easy steps.

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                            A sanctuary for long, luxurious baths

                            While some bathrooms are designed for quick and easy mornings, this space has been set up for long soaks. A stool with magazine storage means there is always something fun to read while lying amongst the bubbles, and drawers and cupboards keep all products as organised and accessible as can be.

                            A bathroom with a lit wall lamp and a black TOFTBYN mirror above a white/Dalskär tap GODMORGON wash-stand with two drawers.
                              A bathroom with a birch VILTO storage stool and EKOLN soap dispenser next to a bath with a dark grey FREDRIKSJÖN bath towel.