I am in the middle of preparing a redo design of a client’s kitchen. It has to be a completely new designed kitchen. When I suggested my clients to go for a Swedish styled kitchen and after showing them some images of what I meant, they were completely overwhelmed!
The 3 first pictures are of the kitchen situation right now. It is not a huge space, so I really have to be thoughtful about bringing in all the required kitchen appliances. But first of all I am thinking about the atmosphere, the cozyness, the colours I would love to use, the Swedish furniture I want to bring in,…
1. View from the dining corner towards the kitchen isle.
2. View from the kitchen isle towards the dining corner.
3. The window with the radiator about which I maybe have already an idea (see further in this post).
I would love to use the Swedish white-grey tones as in some inspirational images here.(Of some images I really don’t know the source. Please forgive me for using maybe one of yours!)
We really need to bring in a round table as my clients have in the dining corner at this moment, because of the lack of space to use a long straight one.
5. Image from Inspiring Interiors blog
Love all the white in this image. It brightens the room.
Here again the white colours and typical Swedish chairs.
I certainly want to hang a chandelier above the table!
8. Image from The Essence of The Good Life blog
One of my favorite images! That corner bench is so beautiful! And I love the identical checked fabric for table linen and chair upholstery.
Do you notice the window seat?
This is the type of Swedish panelling I definitely want to bring in!
So that is how I want to cover the radiator under the window in my client’s kitchen (see picture 3). I know that I have to use a grid on top and maybe make an opening in the skirting for heat circulation.
Love that floor!
Or this terracotta floor!
In a lot of Swedish houses you will notice the beautiful Gustavian benches as in the picture above!!
I really hope that I can bring in one in this kitchen.
14. Image from Brabourne Farm blog
Notice the panelling I want to use.
Maybe it would be nice to bring in a dark coloured bench to contrast with the paint of the panelling…?? Mmm, I will think about that. And hopefully I will find some place for a Swedish clock!
What do you think about using these wall tiles?
I also want my client to have a cabinet to display some blue-white china.
So after defining more or less the atmosphere for my client’s new kitchen, I was looking around on the internet to find some suitable Swedish furniture.
I found a few antiques dealers here in Belgium , of which on their website are showed some pieces of Swedish furniture.
At THE OLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in Antwerp, I found all this :
Late Gustavian sofa
Gustavian chairs from the province of Norrbotten
Exceptional royal clock (1785) from Skarfa Gard (Karlskrona), the summer house of the admiral of the Royal Navy.
Corner cabinet Mid-Sweden.
Gustavian 1-doors chest
At AXEL PAIRON in Antwerp I found these beautiful pieces :
Beautiful Swedish chairs
At ODEHOF SWEDISH ANTIQUES in Riemst, I found :
Gustavian bench. Isn’t it just a gorgeous piece of funiture!! With his original patina!
And a pair of 8 Swedish chairs.
Now I have a lot of work to designing my client’s kitchen in a way that is at the same time stylish, cozy and practical!!!
I still have some thoughts about the choice of the floor and which material to use for the countertop,…
Any thoughts, remarks or ideas ? You’re welcome!