Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

House hunting

We are looking for a new home, closer to Stockholm, and this week we went to see a couple of apartments. The first was beautiful, built in 1939 and withing walking distance of the city center, but the layout wasn't working for us. It had a dining room instead of a third bedroom, and although it would have been nice to use that as a master bedroom, with a beautiful fireplace (imagine going to bed with a nice log fire burning...) and a balcony, it just didn't quite click for us.

The second flat was the one below, which was completely amazing! 3.2 meter high ceilings, a little "tower room" a half stair up, and a huge wall of windows in the living room. All renovated to the highest standards, and completely to my tastes. But of course we weren't the only ones who wanted this, so the price quickly rose way above our budget. The asking price was ok, but when the bidding was up $ 150 000 the day after the viewing, well, we just had to wave good bye to this dream. But I wanted to share it with you here anyway!

I'm not giving up though, I've already found a few new apartments that we are going to look at next week!


  • liv says:

    hur häftigt som helst! men priset som sagt... lite väl häftigt det med. lycka till! snart har ni landat i ert drömboende :)

    2010-05-13 | 10:46:59
  • Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} says:

    Emma, this space looks so inviting! I love the yellows here, apparently the designer had a crush on the color :).Don't like the rugs though - too many colors and patterns. xo

    2010-05-13 | 11:00:38
    URL: http://www.creamylife.com/
  • Kotiovi says:

    Aah, love those windows!!! So much light, what an eye candy.

    2010-05-13 | 11:17:11
    URL: http://kotiovi.wordpress.com
  • Pernilla says:

    ja det där såg finfint ut. det är sjukt jobbigt med budgivningar. köp vår radhus vettja!


    2010-05-13 | 12:40:19
    URL: http://pillerillmittilivet.blogspot.com/
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Ludmila, I'm not too sure about the rugs either, but since the flat isn't sold furnished it doesn't really matter. :)

    Pernilla, thanks, but it's not in the right neighbourhood for us. It looks very nice though, good luck with the sale!

    2010-05-13 | 18:06:26
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • authentic says:

    I really like, stick to your style. Spacious design, gives a very comfortable feeling. Definitely live here feel very comfortable.

  • Lau de Casalil says:

    Dont worry..iF it doesnt fit ... means it was not the ONE!!! happy visits and you'll soon find IT!

    2010-05-14 | 08:21:33
    URL: http://casalil.blogs.marieclairemaison.com
  • Anonym says:

    The rug is my fav.

    2010-05-14 | 19:23:49
  • audrey says:

    i like the way you chose to share the apartment with us, even though you will not be buying it. there is something about hearing what happens along the way to finding what fits in all its manners. it really is a beautiful apartment. best wishes as you continue to find the one that's right for you.

    p.s. i visited stockholm for the first time a month ago. i just loved it.

    2010-05-17 | 03:56:47
    URL: http://www.lairdetemps.blogspot.com

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