The Stockholm apartment of artist and illustrator Mats Gustafson is simply breathtaking. The effortlessness with which he modernized the space celebrating the apartment’s original architectural features is flawless.
I have always had appreciation for antiques, the way their were built, their curvaceous lines and intricate craftsmanship. But I also feel that if a room is only outfitted in such antiques it can look…well… a little outdated. Hence the genius work on this apartment’s decor.
19th century pieces are mixed with modern elements. Paintings of long gone family members are hanging alongside contemporary art pieces with effortless grace.
The kitchen & adjoining dining areas are to me the greatest example of this meeting of ancient and modern times. White doors with stainless steel pulls are bare of any details and artifice which then leaves all the visual room for the antique table and ornate chairs to shine. Even the floors have been painted to command no attention upon themselves and instead offer a blank canvas for the artist to demonstrate his work.
images via: New York Times0