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Marianne's Stockholm Studio




Stockholm, Sweden



Square Feet:


What I Love About My Home

That it's like a hotel suite or a studio, all in one!

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home

There was no challenge, it felt just natural to furnish the flat into different rooms in the big room.

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Comments (47)

oh..the Display Opportunities (first pict) ..I gape..

posted by JulianneMay on April 18, 2011 at 11:15am
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mmm the space is beautifully done but personally, so much white isn't my favourite.

posted by glasgowgirl on April 20, 2011 at 5:05pm
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I'd kill for your deck/patio.

posted by ndj99987 on April 18, 2011 at 8:37am
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love love love love love!

posted by foogiefive on April 18, 2011 at 9:03am
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Great terrace...nice and airy space, overall. But, points off for not screening the kinda messy looking bed. There are so many creative and affordable ways to do so. Light and air do not have to be sacrificed for privacy. (See Jay Robert's awesome 400 SF Chelsea loft...)

posted by aychihuahua on April 18, 2011 at 9:16am
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That bed is messy?

posted by babyfishmouth on April 18, 2011 at 9:54am
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Honestly, swedes must be born with a decorating gene. Or they just have access to amazing things and spaces, who knows. I will experiment by marrying a man from Sweden and seeing if my babies rearrange their cribs ...

posted by azaleasmoke on April 18, 2011 at 10:09am
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Ans the bed looks like it was styled for a photoshoot. What messy bed are you guys seeing??

posted by azaleasmoke on April 18, 2011 at 10:10am
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@ azaleasmoke, my thoughts exactly. That bed is messy? And unfinished? Because it doesn't have a tufted headboard and white and grey bedding with appropriately whimsical silhouette accent pillow? Sigh.

I love all the little contrasts and the perfectly laid back vibe... and yes, that includes the (incredibly comfortable looking, and so fluffy!) bed.

posted by fleo on April 18, 2011 at 11:02am
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What a lovely home. My favorite is your glass-front cabinets, but I love the air full height curtains, use of antiques with simple lines, and the beautiful (not messy!) bed.

posted by Gaidig on April 18, 2011 at 11:20am
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looks so spacious and airy. can't believe its 613sqf!

posted by jthong on April 18, 2011 at 11:32am
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so beautiful! looks like it should be in a magazine!

posted by lorrinm on April 18, 2011 at 11:55am
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The chairs for the dinning table are different in one picture. At first I thought I was seeing two different dinning areas. Lovely apartment.

posted by Tracy333 on April 18, 2011 at 12:10pm
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OMG, I too would kill to have a terrace like that...I can just imagine myself sitting with a cup of coffee...I can only dream. Love your sense of style, you have a beautiful home!

posted by teresadelizo on April 18, 2011 at 12:19pm
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gorgeous apartment. And whoever thinks that bed looks "messy or unfinished"- like really? Seriously?

posted by fulinlin on April 18, 2011 at 12:31pm
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I must have those cabinets.

posted by kelleyk on April 18, 2011 at 1:09pm
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Beautiful, but I don't understand the layout of this space. Are there two dining sets? Where is the bed in relation to the other furnishings?

posted by kelleyk on April 18, 2011 at 1:13pm
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Re. Your comments about the dining set: Pic's are taken at two different occasions, and I like when not everthing is perfect, so now there are mixed chairs!

posted by RandolphSthlm on April 18, 2011 at 1:31pm
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*sigh* How elegant and bright! A favourite, to be sure.

posted by martigny on April 18, 2011 at 3:17pm
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i am in love

posted by formosagirl on April 18, 2011 at 3:54pm
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Re aychihuahua's comment on "the kinda messy looking bed". In my opinion it is not at all untidy, "messy" in that sense, but it is visual overload. A dozen pillows, so many patterns, and surely it is a long task to get it all looking just so every morning? I'd be happier seeing that beautiful velvet throw allowed to speak more loudly. But that's just me. Overall so much that is lovely here.

posted by helanother on April 18, 2011 at 5:30pm
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Elegant, mature, designed but completely livable. I love it.

posted by Juliet___ on April 18, 2011 at 5:33pm
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Beautiful light and terrace. I love to live in this space. The bed dressing does look a bit out of place to me (compared to the rest of your decor/furnishings). I would imagine something more streamlined but sleeping I know is a very personal thing and what feels comfy to dive into may be different than what it looks like.

posted by mauishopgirl on April 18, 2011 at 5:44pm
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Very nice!

posted by Shadlyn on April 18, 2011 at 8:48pm
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I hope you tell us who makes those cabinets with the glass.

I am sure they won't be available in the U.S., but it would be nice to know, should I move to Europe.

Beautiful apartment.

posted by digger61 on April 18, 2011 at 10:39pm
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LOVE this!

posted by MishMc on April 18, 2011 at 11:29pm
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Great space! Every picture is breathtaking. Wonderful home indeed!

posted by Sidhe Cat on April 19, 2011 at 12:13am
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OH the Light!

posted by Kacie3 on April 19, 2011 at 12:14am
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I love it. Amazing how white walls (and sheers) turn into a compelling "accent" when paired with warm and beautiful furnishing. Just a beautiful home.

posted by reclamationdesign on April 19, 2011 at 12:58am
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Fabulous, and I loooove those gorgeous inset bookcase-cabinets!!

posted by visualeyes on April 19, 2011 at 4:30am
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posted by RandolphSthlm on April 19, 2011 at 8:18am
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Thanks for the great feedback on my flat! So many nice comments!
But - What is it about my Bedouin/Moroccan/Out of Africa day bed-bedchamber, that seem to annoy so many of you =) Interesting and obsolete view on decoration...

The glass-cabinet is made in Finland, I don't remember the name of the supplier, sorry!

posted by RandolphSthlm on April 19, 2011 at 6:59am
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The cabinets look like Villinki from Boknäs.


posted by Smulan on April 19, 2011 at 8:11am
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on a scale of 1-10 of cool, chic, use of space this gets about... 25!!! fantastic job! just 60sqm and it looks amazingly spacious! many many thanx for sharing and inspiring us all! xx

posted by ck_arc1 on April 19, 2011 at 11:42am
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*we would like some more pics plz! :D

posted by ck_arc1 on April 19, 2011 at 11:43am
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The colours of the bedding wouldn't be my choice, but I don't think there's anything messy or overwhelming about it. If only I could make my bed so neatly!

I love this space! It's so airy and light :)

posted by pheebs79 on April 19, 2011 at 6:51pm
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posted by aynn on April 19, 2011 at 8:56pm
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I love the open concept and how the "rooms" are tastefully done. You might be interested in a screen divider for your sleeping area. I recently purchased one in Overstock and you might love it! check out this link: http://www.overstock.com/Worldstock-Fair-Trade/Canvas-6-foot-Cafe-Terrace-View-of-Arles-Room-Divider-China/4749903/product.html

posted by chach on April 20, 2011 at 6:38am
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chach: Thanks for the screen devider tip, but I don't think so...

ck_arc1: Thanks for the high score =) And there's a limited numbers of pictures you can upload unfortunately...

posted by RandolphSthlm on April 20, 2011 at 9:49am
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God this space is fantastic. Marianne, I particularly congratulate you on using the bookcases with glass doors (I'm an enemy of dust.) Did you have those made or are they stock?

posted by Terry3 on April 20, 2011 at 12:15pm
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So sorry, I didn't read everything before I asked about the cabinets. Does anyone here know of similar cabinets available in the US?

posted by Terry3 on April 20, 2011 at 12:19pm
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I LOVE this, beautiful!!

posted by cbraunc on April 20, 2011 at 6:46pm
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No. People. No.

No screen divider to ruin that beautiful flow.

And the whole place is private. I would live there in a heart beat, if I didn't have these kids. In which case, yes, I would need more privacy.

posted by rosymamacita on April 20, 2011 at 6:24pm
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It's really only 613sq ft? In any case, it's a beautiful home.

posted by waterville on April 23, 2011 at 12:34pm
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beautiful. particularly proud to carry the last name of carlson right now. :) ha! do love the scandinavian design aesthetic. lovely home.

posted by 3floorsup on April 27, 2011 at 6:11pm
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again, another Scandinavian home faintly reminiscent of a popular box store... nice.

posted by bccanada on April 29, 2011 at 3:51pm
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Why all the snarky comments? This is easily in my top three entries for the entire contest!

(and I only WISH those cabinets were available at a big box store)

posted by NRenee on April 30, 2011 at 8:16pm
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