Stripped to the Bone Minimalist 60’s Apartment

Found this dreamy loft-like apartment in Dwell. Some would say it looks unfinished, but that is exactly what I love about it. The use of raw materials like concrete and steel sheets gives it a relaxed, informal feeling, while the wooden furniture and the book piles on the bedroom floor efficiently take away the somewhat sterile or empty atmosphere that can otherwise be a risk when you go minimalist as the owner did here, stripping away all the unnecessary layers and details.
Photos: Dean Kaufman


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Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: [email protected].


  • Otroligt snyggt! 🙂 Kram

  • Ah vilken fin inspiration!

  • Riktigt snyggt!

  • Monica

    Sorry, not a fan. Those piles of books on the floor just make me cringe.

  • Oooo, böcker på hög på golvet. Väldigt prydligt! De där stolarna skulle man ju inte tackat nej till heller.

  • ann

    absolutely fantastic! Love it!

  • fint!

  • Snyggt 😀

  • Älskar den här minimalistiska stilen, riktigt snyggt!

  • Snyggt!

  • Roligt med inspiration nu till sommaren!

  • Tia

    Ah, your blog makes me wish I was a minimalist. I do wonder though, is there something wrong with my sight (or preferences) or is there no matress?

  • I believe it’s a "sunken mattress", leveled with the bed frame, if you see what I’m trying to say… Don’t quite have the vocabulary to explain it. 🙂