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In Tove Fogelström's 40s apartment

by Etta Blanck


My family and I live in an architect-designed apartment from 1949. The apartment has a slightly special history, according to rumors circulating, the apartments located at the top of our building were built so that the architects and builders, who designed and built Årsta centrum, could stay here themselves. When we moved in, the apartment was in good condition, but for increased functionality, we had it renovated and changed the layout of the hall and bathrooms. When we were renovating, my idea was to use colors that were common in the 40s and 50s to connect with the buildings history.

Architect Tove Fogelström.

We expanded so we got two toilets, a shower and a bath and at the same time took the opportunity to replace the dull plastic mats and tiles that were from the 90s. Kolmården marble on the floors was an important starting point, the beautiful green color and the life of the stone adds a classic touch that fits well with the pastel colors. We chose to have 10x10 cm tiles of Kolmården marble honed on the floor, and a cream-white standing tile on the walls.