This white, color-dappled Swedish loft with a beveled set of windows overlooks a historical part of town, with this majestic bird’s eye view only doubled by a kingly interior decor. A scallop-edged wall, as if stairs that go nowhere but look dainty while they’re at it, a flurry of paintings heavily set in golden-embossed frames, and even an impressive collection of Egyptian statuettes, vintage table timepieces and crystal-laden chandeliers – all come together in the main lounging space, ennobling this vantage point onto the city.
But the antique museum feel, evenly spread throughout the pad through thickly embellished furniture pieces and ornaments, really shines when set off by an equally wide and varied display of modern additions. From a long, wall-to-wall kitchen counter, fitted with top-notch appliances, to high black bar-type chairs with a hip ergonomic look, and a splash of comfy red sofas – the pad is packed with as much of the last word in style as it is of late 19th century grandeur.
Flourishes aside though, the walls and ample natural light pouring in, glinting off them, dictate a unifying modern-day character to the place. Lastly, as if to bring this flutter of all-over-the-place style back around to the specs of normalcy, the wicker baskets and armchair, the well-stocked reading corner and the minimalist balcony furniture come ground the whole affair. After the head rush at being set upon by such a party mix of vogues, we’re pleasantly surprised to put our feet up in these sunlit spindly-legged metal chairs, like regular folk.