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Steal This Look: An Anglo-Inspired Kitchen in Gothenburg, Sweden

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 11, 2013 01:13 AM
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by Izabella Simmons last modified Dec 10, 2013

We recently took note of the character-filled, neo-retro kitchen of Swedish blogger Catarina Skoglund via her site,  Another Side of Life . Cattie and her husband, Robert, and their daughter, Stella, live in a two-story apartment in a 1927 building outside Gothenburg. A fan of Anglo-eccentric decorating, Cattie drew inspiration from English magazines and movies in her and her husband's renovation of the family kitchen. The results— a Brit meets Scandi space with a casual, lived-in attitude—are a welcome change from the hyper-styled black-and-white interiors of so many of her fellow Scandi bloggers. Above: Green-painted French doors lead from the backyard into the eat-in kitchen, where a geometric patterned floor tiles give way to a light-gray painted wood floor. The impressive 15-foot tall ceiling makes the narrow room feel spacious and airy. Photographs via Lovely Life .  Above: The room features original divided glass windows in and around the French doors. Eames and Thonet chairs surround a simple black-topped table. The coloful Eames Hang-It-All Coat Hanger comes in handy for jackets and bags.    Above: A white porcelain farm sink with a  mint-green tiled backsplash gives  the kitchen a fresh vintage look.    Above: Sleek black counters are paired with simple white cabinets fitted with small brass knobs. The couple opted for a white vintage-style refrigerator.    Above: An exposed brick wall was left in its original state, lending the space a rustic industrial feel. Here's how to recreate the room's look:   Above: Ikea's  Domsjö Sink Bowl  is made from ceramic and comes with a 25-year warranty; $185.99.   Above: The  Ikea Edsvik  dual-handled faucet is made of chrome-plated brass and has a built-in energy-saving water flow regulator . It comes with a 10-year warranty; $49.99.   Above: The Smeg FAB50B  is a fifties-style refrigerator-freezer in design and proportions; it comes in many colors. Contact Smeg for your local US dealer .    Above: Clay Squared offers a minty green tile called Green 40 W Mid-Century . Measuring 4.25 inches by 4.25 inches, the tiles are $12 per square foot, and are also available in other sizes. Above: The  Lauréy 443 Solid Brass Knob  with a satin finish is $6.99 from Knobs and Hardware.   Above: Granada Tiles'  Burgos  geometric tiles can be customized according to color preference—there are 32 color combinations to choose from. The tiles are made in two sizes: 8 by 8 inches and 10 by 10 inches. Contact Granada Tiles in LA directly for pricing. Another option: the Little Diamond - Mix from Heath Ceramics'  Dwell Patterns , which also comes in several colorways; $48 for a set of three tiles.   Above: The  Nud Classic Pendant  by Swedish Company Nud Collection is available in eight cord color combinations; $45 from LBC Lighting. Photo via  Merci Merci . Above: Create a pendant light with the Nud cord and  Lee Broom's Crystal Bulb . hand-blown by Cumbria Crystal, the last UK-based full lead crystal producer; $175 from the A+R Store. Above: The  Etch Brass Pendant  by Tom Dixon is made from digitally etched brass sheets that cast multiple shadows when lit; $460 from Horne. Above: The  Raft Table N2  is designed by Norm Architects for Danish Traditions. It's available in a black,  black/brown, or  white top; $1857.57 via Ambient Direct.  Above: The Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair with a Wood Dowel Base is currently reduced from $399 at Design Within Reach. In addition to white,  it comes in black, light blue, lime yellow, and red orange.   Above: The Era Chair with Cane  by Thonet comes in classic black as well as five colors; $200 from Design Within Reach.   Above: The  Eames Hang-It-All Coat Hanger ; $169.15 from Lumens. Above:  The Redecker Hard Dish Brush  are handcrafted in Germany of beech wood with bristles from Tampico fiber;  $4.99 from Crate and Barrel.    Above: Swedish-made organic  L:A Bruket Soap  contains a blend of cedar, rosemary, and orange; 215 SEK via L:A Bruket's Shop.   Above: The  Lup Candle Holder  by Swedish design group Hay is available in two finishes: brass and black powder-coated steel; $45 from the Dwell Store.   Above: An  Edward Wohl Maple Cutting Board  is $125 from Heath Ceramics.      Above: Alvar Aalto's Vase for Iittala  is mouth-blown from non-lead crystal and dates to 1936; $65 from All Modern   Above: The  Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker  is a 1933 Italian design made from cast aluminum; $39.95 for a nine-cup espresso maker from Williams Sonoma. Above: The finishing touch for a brick wall, the hanging  Kay Bojesen Monkey ; $199 from the MoMA store (member price: $179.10). For more on Kay Bojesen, see Revived: The National Flatware of Denmark . Above: The geometric-patterned  Ivory Macrame Wool Rug is made from New Zealand wool and comes in several sizes; prices start at $295 for a three-by-five-foot rug from Serena and Lily. If you like this kitchen, you'll love the rest of the house featured in  Lovely Life . Is mint green your color? Check out  5 Favorites: Minty Green Bathrooms Retro Edition . And how about a kitchen with minty green cabinets? Go to  Steal This Look: A Mint Green Kitchen from a Scandinavia Stylist . 






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