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Plascon House Tour: A renovated cardboard factory

It’s hard to believe that beautiful Scandi home was once a cardboard factory in Sweden. The architecture with high ceilings and concrete pillars hint at its past life, but a complete makeover has left this abode feeling like a stylish Swedish retreat.

The living spaces are mostly open plan, divided into key areas including a dining space, lounge and quaint study area. White walls and striking wooden flooring create a harmonious flow here, while the use of anchored furniture items helps to demarcate clear zones in this area. For instance, a neutral area rug creates the boundaries of the lounge space, while a dining area is separated from the study nook by a white pillar in the centre of the room. On the far end of the open plan living area, a small yet stylish L-shaped kitchen maximises the kitchen, complete with a portable island for added storage and prep space. White cupboards on the far wall add much needed storage space to this home. We love the use of a black tiled backsplash with white grouting for added dimension in this space. Carefully selected abstract art adorns the walls above the dining table, while an array of greenery in pots and vases add freshness to the interior. The space feels light and Scandi – in neutral shades of white, brown and greige that are brightened by open windows that welcome in natural light, flowing right through this space and into the kitchen. In fact, you hardly notice that these two windows are the only sources of natural lighting in the entire room. Together with the white interior walls, the lighting is celebrated and the space is made to feel crisp and contemporary. The bedroom on the other hand welcomes in a darker shade of charcoal as the feature colour in this space. The monochrome palette creates a dramatic, romantic space. Contact: Plascon Via

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