February 23, 2018

A dark home in Sweden by Skälsö Architects

Looking for another feeling in their new house Ulrika and Daniel Prytz asked architect Sofia Nyman of firm Skälsö to reimagine and expand a 19th-century house perched on the water’s edge in the small coastal city of Härnösand, Sweden. After living in a modernist villa with a nearly all-white interior and modern furniture they were in for something different, something pared down that communed with the landscape in a quiet, intimate way.

Nyman achieved this through a carefully selected monochrome color palette: the original structure’s exterior facade, roof, and windows are painted in tonal shades of green, while the interior rooms are a medley of gray tones. The result is at once striking and subtle. “By using this color scheme you don’t read the rooms as several surfaces, you read it as one, calm space.” she explains, how do you like this interior?

Photography by Stefan Isidor Bergkvist, courtesy of Skälsö Arkitekter.