An airy Swedish Home With a Beautiful Kitchen

An airy Swedish Home With a Beautiful Kitchen


Tjena! This lovely Swedish kitchen stopped me in my tracks this morning. It’s like a total breath of fresh air! The room occupies the lower floor of a maisonette in central Gothenburg designed by uber stylist Emma Fischer. A friend once described the kitchen as ‘the engine room of the house’ – and this couldn’t be more evident than in this home! I love how a large table takes centre stage, creating a space to gather, study, work and eat! Note the art too, helping to blur the boundary between a highly functional kitchen and somewhere enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing to hang out. 

In recent years, it’s become really popular to do away with the upper cabinets in favour of open shelving, or even a blank space. This has a wonderful ‘airy’ affect but it’s not always practical if you require a lot of storage and / or don’t enjoy dusting! 

A space under the stairs is used as a coffee station – important in a country which ranks 6th in the world for coffee consumption (never get in the way of a Swede and their fika!).

Note the small ledge which can be used for pictures, cookery books and other slim items. 

A calming green accent appears in the form of doors, shelving and plants  –  adding a wonderful harmonious feeling to the space. 

A simple bench provides a place to sit and relax by the window – bathed in natural sunlight. Sadly, the balcony won’t be used for quite a few months yet (we’re still hovering around 0 degrees Celsius in Sweden!). 

An entire wall in the living room has been dedicated to books (a ‘library’ seems to be the theme of the week – I loved the one in yesterday’s home tour, how about you?). This shelving system is by Elfa – a popular swedish brand, which you’ll have seen in many of the homes I’ve featured. Look closely and you’ll spot a series of tracks which allow you to move shelves around according to your requirements. Funnily enough, we have a builder at home installing an Elfa wardrobe and shelving system this minute! I’m looking forward to sharing the results with you soon!

A tight corner has been transformed into a reading spot complete with chair, wall mounted shelf, lamp, magazine rack, a blanket and even a plant! So cosy, and such a great use of space!

If this was in my home, you wouldn’t even see the chair for clothes! Do you have a ‘chairobe’ at home too? 

A lovely touch of pink in the bathroom. A curtain hung on a circular rail takes up way less space than shower doors in a small space. It’s a balance though – you need to get rid of the water after you’ve showered, or you’ll be looking at wet socks! In Sweden you’ll usually find a squeegee device* in private and public bathrooms / changing rooms alike – to save each others socks, and leave the room exactly how you found it. 

All in all, a beautiful home full of nice ideas! 

Is there anything that stood out to you? 

Har det så fint! 

Niki

PS My thoughts are never far from what is happening – as I’m sure is the case with you. To read my sentiments, please see yesterday’s post. Sending love and hoping for peace. 



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