Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.
Stockholm-based Note Design Studio is no stranger to color or impeccably appointed interiors, and this latest project—called Hidden Tints—combines both in so refreshing a way that it’s hard not to want to fall headlong into the accompanying images.
The multidisciplinary group has transformed a 19th-century building in the heart of Östermalm that was once the office of a fashion brand into a grand home, incorporating a color scheme inspired by some of the hues already in place.
Instead of adopting the aesthetic of minimalism contemporary Scandinavian design is known for, Note embraced the “19th century splendor” of the original architecture and highlighted some of the intricate detailing with soft hues of pale yellow, sea foam green, and pink.
In the main living space, walls and ceiling—molding included—are painted yellow, while door frames, pediments, and baseboards are painted in a contrasting green. Off that room, the walls are a light olive green and the trim rendered in the softest of blues. The worn herringbone and parquet floors further subdue the color palette throughout the residence.
Speaking to Dezeen interior architect Sanna Wåhlin explained Note’s use of color: “Color helps to emphasize the splendor in the detailing of the architecture. In fact, the approach to color in architecture in the old days was much braver than we see today. It deserves it's place again!”
The home is furnished with contemporary or otherwise clean-lined pieces that balance the play between the old and new. And now, the full-floor condominium—which measures 180 square meters, or approximately 1,938 square feet—is on the market for 24,000,000 Swedish krona, or about $2.88 million.