The people at Alvhem Brokerage & Interior are a group of design enthusiasts “specializing in the brokering of turn of the century houses in the districts of Linnaeus and Vasastan.” Their raison d’ȇtre is satisfying the needs of their customer to a tee, sparing no resources in realizing his or her dream house and promising full dedication. It’s a tall order, that level of hands-on commitment “in today’s housing market,” as they’ll be the first to admit, but their results speak for themselves. Here is a Scandinavian duplex brokered by Alvhem, fitted with everything one might need in the way of comfortable living, as well as poshly dotted with modern artwork.
The layout of this duplex is made up of a two-bedroom ground floor and a spacious attic, with a black-and-white motif providing a common streak between them. The white walls and furniture pieces are offset by artfully “stained” bed linen and pillows, as well as – and this feels particularly unique – a bunch of black-coated wooden beams that seem to be springing from the pristine walls. The color palette isn’t restrictive as much as it leaves the place open for all sorts of hues to be sprinkled within this “frame,” combinations that don’t look at odds with the carefully balanced background scheme.
There are three main attractions, to my mind, in this beautifully appointed house: upstairs, the reading corner is very inviting, with its many tomes eager to stop time for a dreamy couple of hours. Downstairs, one bedroom features a nice splash of raw color, in the form of a brick wall, and the kitchen puts one in mind of an intimate dinner party, a quiet night in spent with close friends and just a dash of fine wine. Lastly, the petite balcony with a longhand-imprinted pillow will surely lure the sleepy dweller outside in the sunlight, for a refreshing cuppa.