Steal This Look: Stealth Glamor in Stockholm


In the heart of Stockholm's Sodermalm neighborhood lies the moody apartment of illustrator Mats Gustafson, located in a late-19th-century building. Gustafson renovated the flat with friends Neil Logan and Solveig Fernlund (of Fernlund + Logan), who emphasized the play of shadows against the stark white walls.

We especially admire the muted kitchen, antiques collection, and art objects on view throughout the living spaces; all reminiscent of an Ingmar Bergman set. For a similar look, we source some of the key elements in each room below.

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All White No. 2005 Paint

Above: The walls in Gustafson's apartment are painted Stockholm White; for a similar stark approach, consider Farrow & Ball's All White Paint; $85 per gallon. Photo by Jacob Hertzell for T Magazine.

Above: An array of candlesticks by Gustafson's partner, Ted Muehling, sits in front of a mirrored fireplace and a collection of ceramics. Photo by Jacob Hertzell for T Magazine.

Trestle Salvaged Wood Extension Dining Tables

Above: Restoration Hardware's Trestle Salvaged Wood Dining Table is available in three different finishes, shown here in a light natural color; $4,245 for the 198-inch-long table.

Luna Pendant

Above: The affordable Luna Pendant is handmade in Portland, OR, and available with an antique or powder-coated white finish; $109 at Schoolhouse Electric.

Vintage French Can Back Round Upholstered Side Chair

Above: .Vintage French Can Back Round Upholstered Side Chair; available in several different finishes and fabrics; pricing starts at $199 at Restoration Hardware.

Set of Friberg Vases

Above: Pieces from Berndt Friberg and Axel Salto are available from 1st Dibs, like this Set of Friberg Vases from the 1950s; contact for shipping and pricing.

Needle Felted Black Crows

Above: Daria Lvovsky's Needle Felted Black Crows are $68 each from her shop on Etsy.

Peggy Very Big Bowl on Stand

Above: Astier de Villatte's Peggy Very Big Bowl on Stand is made from French gray earthenware with a white porcelain glaze for $360 from Sue Fisher King.

Porcelain Ceiling Light

Above: A single Porcelain Ceiling Light by Thomas Hoof is mounted on the wall in Gustaufson's kitchen; €22 at Thomas Hoof Produkt.

Biedermeier Candlesticks

Above: The Ted Muehling for E.R. Butler Biedermeier Candlesticks in bronze range from $145 to $1,010, depending on the height, from Elements Chicago.

Auskin Sheepskin Longwool Rug

Above: The single pelt Auskin Sheepskin Longwool Rug is $71.96 and is also available in black from the Sierra Trading Post. For a budget option, Ikea's Tejn Faux Sheepskin is $9.99.

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