Cleverly designed attic studio in Stockholm

This fabulous attic studio is just a mere 495-square feet in the Söder neighborhood of Stockholm, Sweden. Impeccably and creatively designed by interior designer Jimmy Schonning, who is a local celebrity for his role in the Swedish Television shows “Finally at Home” and “Styling Emergency.” This stylish home is jam-packed with innovative storage solutions (built-in closets; a washer and drier hidden under a workbench in the bathroom) and tons of personality. The living room sofa is built in modules which can be turned to face the terrace in the summer, or the kitchen during the winter months.

This studio is clearly an example of utilizing every inch of space to perform functionally without sacrificing style. The usage of storage is both clever and unassuming. The natural and artificial lighting was well planned and allows the apartment to feel more spacious. The minimalistic approach with furnishings and accessories supports the grander feel of the home making it warm and inviting. Via

This reading corner can be changed into an extra bed. Schonning designed the leather poufs, with cushions from an Ikea carpet.

Behind the platform bed is an enlarged a photograph the designer snapped in Rio de Janeiro.

The shelf over the sink is made from wood scraps from an old jetty, lined with glass on the top and bottom to better reflect light and show off objects.

The black bathtub is made of recycled plastic.

In the bathroom, wooden shelves in front of the window screen the room from public view, and provide added storage.

A detail of the entrance hall closet, constructed to allow a rolling bin underneath.

The apartment’s built-in closets are deep and have mirrors on one side.

Photos: Per Magnus Persson