Lotta Agaton for Marbadol

Swedish stylist extraordinaire Lotta Agaton has styled this kitchen for Marbadol and there’s so much to love about this tone on tone look. With the use of pale wooden chopping boards (these are by Hampson Woods found at Artilleriet), sand colored pottery with dried grass, stainless steel hardware which coordinates with the tap and warm beiges from fresh bread to create a more lived in styling.

Scroll to the bottom for how to create a similar look!

While I enjoy spaces like this with low contrast and plenty of negative space I’m curious, what are your thoughts?



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Photography by Pia Ulin.

Check out some of my previous stories for more kitchen inspiration!

Old Meets New in This French Chateau Style Kitchen in Gothenburg

Another great kitchen from Nordiska Kök and one of their latest projects is a setting of old and new with a fusion of modern and French chateau styles for a historical building in Gothenburg, Sweden. Bottom in-frame cabinets are made of stained oak whi…

News From Menu

Beautiful new imagery and products from one of my favorite Danish brands, Menu.

A Wide Open Kitchen in Pistachio Green

In collaboration with Swedish fashion label Stylein, Nordiska Kök has created this open plan kitchen for the fashion label’s founder. Using the quintessential Scandinavian clean lines the space is composed in light ash, milestone countertops, pale gree…

A Kitchen Designed with Contrasting Materials

This kitchen from Nordiska Kök has all of the softness and warmth a space needs to feel personal and lived by using lots of unique details like wooden framed open shelving, a floating shelf and contrasted material in oak, limestone and steel. Styling: …

Sundling/Kickén’s Latest Project is an Example of More With Less

How is it Friday?! Excuse me while I have a mini panic attack how the fact that the week is already over! Ok, I’m good now.Not sure how this week has been for you but it has, obviously, felt seemed to have flown by for me. The blog didn’t get much love…

Dark & Romantic, a Sophisticated Villa in Black

While bright and clean interiors will always draw me in, every so often I come across a darker but still minimal interior that almost persuades me to go over to the dark side. With flat black walls, black kitchen doors, concrete surfaces and deep dark …

Cecilie Manz creates kitchen with Reform

Danish industrial designer Cecilie Manz has created this new kitchen design in partnership with Reform, an oak and grey version. I love the subtle corner cut outs that eliminate the need for a handle!

This beautiful kitchen is a clean slate

A move-in-ready kitchen designed by Lotta Agaton with marble surfaces and a gold sink + faucet! I imagine a Gubi Moon dining table in front of the kitchen island!

The incredible gold kitchen of fashion designer, Stine Goya

Danish fashion designer extraordinaire, Stine Goya, whose clothing line is also her namesake, shares a view of her glamorous kitchen designed by the wonderful Reform. I love the tone on tone with the walls painted in a golden hue to accentuate the met…

6 design pieces for a functional kitchen

We all like pretty things but what’s the purpose of a beautiful piece if it doesn’t also serve a purpose? A place holder? I guess that is a purpose too but when it comes to the kitchen, and my own kitchen, everything needs to be useful or there is no r…

A minimal kitchen in shades of grey

This kitchen in a Swedish flat has been finished in multiple shades of grey. The worktop, upper cabinets, lowers and steel appliances give multifaceted shades of this cool neutral and keep it interesting while monochrome. I also love super sleek storag…

The Nordic Version of the Classic Shaker Kitchen

News from Nordiska Kök, a new take on the old shaker style kitchen with styling by Annaleena Leino.

8 favorite kitchens

Comprehensive lists like this are a little daunting for me to compose because the moment I hit the “publish” button there will be another kitchen, another home that I adore and found too late to add to this list. So if I’m real honest, I’ve been collec…

A bright and minimal interior

A wonderful interior design by Olga Fradina, a residence with open space, natural light and few accessories. 3D visuals by Pshenychnyi Igor Olga Fradina.

Our simple way of sorting trash & recycling at home

Recycling has been a responsibility the family shares but I try to get the kids involved as well. We kept some sorting bins in the garage but sometimes those few extra steps down the hall kept glass and plastic lingering around the house, so when I was…

An all grey apartment that’s full of style

This apartment manages to keep an all grey tone throughout each room and still have plenty of personality and style. And doesn’t the bedroom look incredibly peaceful? It’s hard not to see a room like that and feel like I need to completely redo my now …

Luxurious and light filled apartment with park views

A bright, light filled apartment in central Stockholm with luxurious details and a sophisticated style, spacious Boffi kitchen, intricate moulding and minimal Platner furniture is so beautiful. The windows apparently overlook a park in Karlaplan which …

5 Days of Christmas Day 2 / A Chat With Norwegian Designers, Ask Og Eng

We’re so pleased to kick off this week with some Q&A’s from a few of our favorites. First up are Kine Ask Stenersen and Kristoffer Eng from Ask og Eng, who creates beautiful sustainable bamboo kitchens in Norway. They share their answers, their Chr…

Tour the home of a Swedish fashion designer and actor in their childhood home

Nicole works as a fashion designer for & Other Stories and Andreas Wilson is an actor. They live in Enskedefältet, just outside Stockholm with their two children in the home Nicole grew up in. Once they moved in however they had to make the place their own and changed virtually every surface, moved walls and completely remodeled the kitchen which is now on the opposite side of the house.
Also, their amazing Rio coffee table is by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina!

Found via Residence.








Styling by Alexandra Ogonowski

Foto by Erik Lefvander

The home of interior stylist Susanna Vento

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Susanna was one of the first bloggers I ever followed, years ago when I first began blogging myself. Her daughter and my son are just months apart in age so I remember seeing her baby while holding my own baby in my arms and feeling connected by this new experience with motherhood. Since then I’ve continued to follow her work, her books, and her incredible sense of style and her ability to make everything look so good. She also throws the best birthday parties for her girls, so is there anything she can’t do well?

Pella tipped me off to this by posting the Livet Hemma feature of Susanna’s home last night on Facebook as I was dozing off. Funnily enough I ended up dreaming that Elin and I were at her house for a birthday party! Everyone was speaking Finnish except for me but I didn’t really care, I was just happy to be hanging with her cute family at a party. And that’s how my Monday morning began!
The feature was a partnership with IKEA so the tour is heavy with IKEA product but you can still see Susann’s touch on everything and has created a unique example of how to personalize furniture easily accessible to all.








Photos courtesy of Susanna Vento.

Beautiful and small

Owned by one half of Melo Studio, maker of the fine porcelain on the countertops and dining table, this small and gorgeous apartment is for sale by Fantastic Frank at Parkgatan 6 A in Kungsholmen. Styled by Linnea Salmén and photographed by Emily Laye.

Keep scrolling for the full tour!














Patriam

New residences being developed in Stockholm, interiors designed by Lotta Agaton.

A nearly perfect house, it just needs to be filled with the right decor

Every so often I come across a space or a home that makes my jaw drop. Like it has taken all of my own longings and dreams that I’ve carried with me over the years and made them into a physical, livable space. For someone else! Ok, it’s not like the EXACT manifestation of all my dreams come true but this place designed by Mclaren.Excell in the UK, it comes pretty close to having all the essentials that I could want in a structure. Of course this is sans decor and interior styling, just the bare bones house, all ready to be moved into and personalized with your own belongings.

I’m imagining some large green plants next to the windows, soft velvety rugs in the living space with an oversized sofa and floor lamp. Some candles and books, throw blankets to add softness to the concrete and wood flooring. I’m not thrilled with the concrete flooring in the lower level of the home, I prefer the wood floors like what you find on the second level of this home as it feels softer and more forgiving than concrete but hey, that could be fixed.

Below are a few things that I would personally want to put in this home which is nearly perfect in every way.

For the kitchen:

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For the living room:

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For the bedroom:

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For the bathroom:

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So, what do you think of this house?

In the kitchen

Our weekend wasn’t very eventful, unless you consider washing cabinets and drawers some kind of twisted version of excitement. And what do you do when your kitchen is feeling ultra clean and you know that with two kids under 7, it won’t remain like this for long? Take a picture, of course. Then spend the rest of the day trying to maintain its pristine condition in spite of meals and snacks for 4 people.

Also, you might remember this vintage Japanese brass spoon from the souvenirs I brought home from L.A. last month? It’s from Gjusta Goods.

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In Oslo, soft neutrals are accented by chrome



A renovated apartment furnished by Oslo Deco that features neutral walls in shades of grey and large windows allowing plenty of natural light. One of the features of a home that is so important to me is the light, having the home filled with natural light all day long so that you don’t need to use lamps until the evening is the most ideal kind of home.

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Despite the neutral grays and soft colors, this home is also accented by metallic chrome and steel used in lighting pieces, furniture, kitchen hardware, fixtures and other accessories giving it a very modern look. The consistent use of related colors and metal throughout the house brings all the rooms together to create a harmonious look overall.




The bathroom (above) is one of my favorite spaces, outlooking views of the city with more large windows, a suspended mirror and floating cabinets I can imagine this would be a peaceful place to unwind from the day.

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Found with thanks, from Elisabeth Heier.

The home of architect Joseph Dirand

Starting the week with the elegant Bellechasse home of French architect Joseph Dirand. If this place looks familiar it could be because I featured his book in a reading list last year and part of his living space makes the cover. What is better than th…

Reform crosses the Atlantic, now US and Canadian residents can easily access their designs

Danish company Reform makes cabinet fronts and tops for IKEA kitchen, bathrooms and cabinets. They’ve worked with Norm Architects and Bjarke Ingels design firm BIG but their latest venture has them taking over the world. Almost. To help spread the news…

Villa style town homes in Stockholm’s Husarviken Bay

Husarviken is near the Stockholm Royal Seaport, where newly constructed townhouses have been built to resemble authentic villas. Zenhusen, as the homes are called, consists of three floors, large windows, terraces and private entrances next to residenc…

An apartment in teak and grey, Eastmansvägen 8B

Dark teak colored wood and a strong presence of greys make up this peaceful apartment styled by Emily Laye for Per Jansson . I would go on and on about all that I love but I’ve got to run so take your pick, what is your favorite feature of this place?…

Apartment Rådmansgatan 70B styled by Annaleena for Alexander White

Designed by Paul Hedqvist and built in 1957, a renovated home with large windows and kitchen from Kvänum gets a new style. Thanks to Annaleena who employed the help of some of her own products in the form of candleholders and tables, the space has a unique style that’s modern and lush. The warm cabinets in the kitchen against the steel backslash is surprisingly lovely.

Tables and candleholders from her shop, the beautiful Gubi Stay sofa, mirrored table from Perspective Studio, Fritz Hansen Series 7 chairs, Hem’s Key side table, Taccia lamp by Flos (which I’ve been seeing so much of lately) the Mantis wall lamp, and the beautiful suede boxes and trays by Nordstjerne.







Oak, limestone and stainless steel in Premium’s new concept apartment

This beautiful flat was styled and designed by Marie Ramse who chose flooring materials, fixtures and of course all of the furnishings to create a sophisticated space with my ideal color palette. Calming greys, light to dark wood tones, plenty of chrom…

A Wood on Wood Kitchen in the Afternoon Light

Found via Menu’s Pinterest.

News from IKEA

New coming next month to IKEA, styled by the wonderful Amanda Rodriguez.

Fawn brown marble and hidden shelves

Now you see them…

now you don’t. 


A perfectly streamlined kitchen in a warm shade of marble that gives you the option for shelves above the sink, or not! As someone who has become increasingly indecisive, I’d love this feature. It’s also a nice way to hide in plain sight those things you use and still want to access easily.
A penthouse designed by Pascal François architects and photographed by Thomas De Bruyne.

Warm and Natural

A little pick me up for those of you in a similar cold, snow covered climate like me. Dreaming of warmth and natural textures, inspiration for a bedroom renovation coming up.Flack Studio kitchen | furry outerwear | a buttery sink | Axel Vervoordt Green…

a kitchen of natural wood and steel

Found via Coco Lapine, images from Per Jansson.

a kitchen in shades of brown

When we renovated our kitchen 3 years ago I wanted the opposite of what we were ripping out, which were these ugly honey colored cabinets and contractor tile. It was a big beige blob, ornate and unattractive. Since it was here with the house when we mo…

a kitchen in mint

A set of subtle grey/green cabinets from Frederik Vercruysse’s portfolio.

a consistently neutral interior

This weekend flew by, did it not? We took the kids into the mountains for day camping, cooked a pizza over an open fire and roasted marshmallows. Both the little ones loved it but this morning we are back to it, back to school and classes and running around again.

There’s something desirable to me about homes that look consistent from room to room. I’m not saying everything needs to be exactly the same but that they compliment each other somehow, that there is a cohesiveness felt throughout the entire home. I strive for this in my own place because I feel we are lacking, I get an idea for a paint color or fall in love with one piece of furniture and the house tends toward chaos a bit more than cohesion quickly.

Particularly in this calm and collected place, photographed by the talented Petra Bindel, a color palette safely contained within shades of warm wood, whites, browns and grey keep a similar look from room to room.






Found via Danielle Witte, with thanks.

an elegant apartment in muted greys and gold

Excuse me while I ‘google translate’ this but it appears that Nybrogatan 19 represented by Oscar Properties is a project which will renovate an historic building into 40 modern homes with turn-of-the-century details. These appear to be digital renderin…

a tile candidate for the kitchen

An update on the kitchen changes…

This tile sample is currently resting on the kitchen counter (although in the photo it it’s sitting on the dining room cabinets) as I try to decide how I feel about it. I’m hoping to add warmth to the kitchen but my first reaction is this is too warm, too brown for the kitchen currently. Maybe something more like a greige is better?
This tile is 18″ square so it would leave only a few seams along the back wall, which is what I would like. My first reaction to tile in the kitchen is that I want something smooth without seams to keep it as clean as possible, though maybe just a few (exactly 6 along the back wall) grouted seams isn’t so bad?

The jury is still out on this one.

/ the Studio Arhøj bowl from Stilleben

new cutting boards & a kitchen update

One of my favorite stores, Artilleriet, recently had my most wanted oak cutting boards on sale and I took it as a sign from the online shopping Gods that then was the time to order a couple for myself. I bought the smoked oak ones but they’re not nearl…

a dark kitchen with skylights

This is a must for our next house and I’ve been telling my husband for years, I want as many overhead windows as possible! In our current house the hallway, bathrooms and laundry room are so dark without the ceiling lamps. But by now we know natural li…

IKEA cabinets get a dark, sleek update by Reform

Reform makes custom door fronts for IKEA kitchens to make them look like, well, NOT IKEA kitchens. I’ve seen these guys before so I assume this isn’t breaking news for most of you, though I don’t know that I’ve ever blogged about them though. They crea…

black, brass and cobalt blue / Fitzroy House

A project by design firm Fiona Lynch was featured in a recent issue of Vogue Living whose editor Annemarie Kiley had this to say about the residence,
“The resultant modularity, nodding to the late 1970s, was realised in a limited-but-rich palette, with stained American oak, honed stone and black paint prevailing.”


Earthy and dark this home is rich in materials such as black granite, oxidized brass, matte black surfaces with “painterly” details, a word Fiona herself used to describe the Fitzroy House. See the video tour of this place by Sirap.

seaside tranquility in Knokke, Belgium / Vincent Van Duysen

Spaces that master the just-enough-but-not-too-much balance truly have my admiration. This Belgian residence by Vincent Van Duysen has minimal lines, wide open spaces and soft tones. Notice the super long rug that connects both ends of the living space…

in the details

Aside from an open and bright kitchen, this apartment could be nice but still quite ordinary if it weren’t for all the little interesting details. What a difference styling can make.

enclosed volumes / paris


April 28th Bensimon Gallery and Frama exhibit a showcase of objects from Frama´s Permanent Collection characterized by their minimal and simplified design approach.
The latest edition of their studio kitchen & cabinets will also be on display, proving just how simplified a kitchen can be. The exhibition lasts until the end of June so if you get a chance, go see it.

“During Three Days of Design in Copenhagen at the end of May Frama will re-open the Frama Showroom as a cafe and a shop/gallery and introduce a lot of news, including a web-platform and the new Apothecary Collection including skincare-products and perfumes.”

images photographed by Anders Schønnemann / found with thanks from Nytt Rom

soft kitchen

A light, tonal kitchen from Parisian architects Septembre.

frejgatan

I’ve got to run to my gym class and I’ll probably be a few minutes late but I’ve been wanting to post this all week, a place that has been popping up in all the feeds but I don’t care, I still love it. Found with thanks from Pella.

brown marble

Something magical about this unusual brown marble with the flat black cabinets.

warm browns

I hope you’ve all seen the giveaway I’m hosting, it’s always nice to win something isn’t it? I’m not very lucky and rarely win drawings but my husband seems to have that winning streak, so I make him enter things for me. This warm kitchen caught my eye…

grey & brass kitchen

Look at this amazing kitchen by Richard Lindvall, textured grey and patinated brass. It doesn’t get much better.

catcooee

It’s a gloomy day, the house is so dark, I feel instantly tired. Every corner, and even wide open areas, is filled with thick dark shadows and right now in my kitchen (with the thanks of some Photoshop brightening) this is how it sits. A hand carved wo…

A6

It’s Tuesday and I’m posting again, off to a good start with this week’s goal. I have to laugh at myself because once that was no big deal but these days I really have to purposely carve out time to post but it’s rewarding when I have time to!Lucky me…

a butter box & toaster

At home we have some new ceramics from Mette Duedahl and a new toaster from Muji. Mette makes these beautifully rounded ceramics, we have a set of her cups and this butter dish coordinates. It has a small blue wooden lid to rest your knife on in a soft…

kitchen shelf trio

Things get moved around a lot in my house, sometimes intentionally and other times because little hands like to transport objects to new and strange locations. Currently this little trio of containers, two from a local store and the green cup by Menu f…

our next kitchen

I sometimes tell my husband that after having mostly white, painted kitchen our next one will be totally different. This stained wood kitchen with floating cabinets it’s quite warm and timeless. I’d love to do something more along these lines just for …

Ferm Living x AMM blog / prt. I

I was honored to be able to work with Danish brand Ferm Living, styling some of their Spring/Summer ’15 line of products in my own home. Ferm Living is such a strong brand with a broad product line and thoughtfully designed pieces that feel really frie…

like a painting

So much inspiration in this beautifully styled apartment, like textures and colors from an old oil painting. I’m not sure who the stylist is for this one, if anyone knows please leave a comment.

Ten Unique Kitchens Designs

We love good food and we love to cook, so naturally we were thrilled when we discovered that…

warm kitchen

If I had another house, ok maybe two more houses, I’d want one kitchen with warm wood cabinets like this. Also, it isn’t often that you see floating cabinets in the kitchen but I’m really fond of the look and think it’s a nice feature that gives a feel…

kitchen shelf

A little while ago I hung this shelf in our kitchen for glass and small jars, pitchers. I debated about having anything at all above the sink and for over a year I left it blank-except for Annalenna’s rail which has relocated to the bedroom since. Afte…

afternoon kitchen

Today I imported a load of photos to my laptop and somehow they all vanished. Out of 300 some photos, just about a dozen I took today from our kitchen remained. Now to find a way to retake all those lost photos. Sigh!

old photos of our home

I found a few random shots from our home sometime earlier this year in my archives. I miss this Summer light!

INTERIOR / MY KITCHEN AREA

A little glimpse in to my home again. This time the kitchen area, a place that I’ve be meaning to decorate ever since we got our new kitchen (which was in February this year). Still didn’t got to it, but just used random things that we already had in the house. Still can’t wait to style it completely like I’ve envisioned it. Not that it will change dramatically, though, just a few touches. But first we’re going to replace the bar tables for a normal dining table (probably the Hay Loop stand table), which is happening today. So excited! Enjoy your weekend too.

blue

I keep seeing bit of deep blue that I’m really drawn to. Blues and greens mixed with moody greys and black sound like my current favorite combination.This corner is a prime example of what I mean. A nice break from the bright whites of Summer and perfe…

a new rail & news




The wonderful and incredibly talented Annaleena sent us one of her rails recently and I think it was exactly what this blank wall in our kitchen needed to holding towels and brushes.
The chem glass, tin box & brush are from one of my favorites, Betong Gruvan.

As strange as this is to say, and soon after I hung this great new piece, we have decided to move! We’re in the process of selling our house but in the meantime we will be in a temporary place for about a year (hopefully less). Crazy right?!
I’m going to miss this place where my son & daughter were born, which we just bought recently and were slowly making it into a place we felt truly at home. However we have bigger dreams right now, dreams that might be taking us in a completely different direction that we need to take steps towards. As vague as that is I will have to wait and see how things unfold myself before I can share more.
Just don’t worry, I will keep updating my IG with news and you can look forward to seeing our new (very temporary) little place in the meantime.

Happy almost weekend!

late monday

It’s nearly Tuesday but I feel like I’m just starting the week now, and with some much needed inspiration from Fantastic Frank.