Thursday, April 18, 2024

A Charming And Sun-Kissed Oasis Amidst Bustling City Life

A small apartment amidst bustling city life is something very common especially if you are somewhere in Europe, and perhaps in bigger cities like New York or LA in USA or in rest of the world. However, finding an apartment with great design, two balconies, open on both sides where you get both the morning sun and the opportunity to watch the sunset, and with a view of a 4,000 sq meter park consisting of trees and plants like walnuts, scented jasmine, mulberries, gooseberries, plums and currants, and all these right in the niddle of a bustling city in Gothenburg, Sweden – that I call a rare find, an oasis. The park is a meeting place for all the neighbours to relax, take a walk, barbecue or for children to play. I honestly envy the lucky owners.

The apartment (from Alvhem) is quite small, with just 56 sq. m (approximately 600 sq. feet), however, you cannot really tell from the layout and the pictures. Despite the small footprint, as usual the Swedish apartments are never out of style. This really amazes me every time I see a small Swedish apartment. The Scandinavian design is not only minimal, but also very practical and creative. And while I don’t specifically love the Swedish fireplace called kakelugn, I love how it can become the focal point of an otherwise simple and bare room.

I don’t know how easy or difficult it is to clean the shelves on top of the bed and also if it’s difficult to read on bed if you have an overhead shelf, I like the look of it and the practical aspect when space is limited. If you live in a non earthquake prone zone, I guess this is a good option to utilize that blank space. However, I must say though, I have never done it and I would feel uncomfortable wondering if it would ever fall off while I am asleep. That said, this apartment shows that everything is in it’s own place. And as obvious, the window ledges in Sweden are so deep, perfect for plants and decoration. I really miss this in my house and I am yet to learn how to decorate my narrow window ledges that barely holds a plant. So much to learn and so little time. 🙂

Wish you all a happy weekend and see you next Monday.

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