Remember the supremely stylish Swedish apartment we showed you the other day? Well, the kitchen was so nice we decided to create a whole post about it. Here are five design ideas worth stealing from this lovely Scandinavian space.
1. A mix of old and new elements.
I love how the wallpaper in the kitchen — which reminds me of a William Morris design — contrasts so beautifully with the more modern elements, like the stainless cabinets. If you can't decide whether to have a 'modern' or 'traditional' kitchen — why not have both?
2. Stainless steel cabinets with marble countertops.
Why have I never seen this look before? This is a beautiful marriage of materials — the stainless steel is sleek and modern, while the marble adds a bit of movement and a luxurious touch.
3. White ceramic tile with warm wood accents.
Another match made in heaven. On its own, this kind of tile can be a little cold, but paired with dark, rich wood trim and open shelving, it's just right. (This isn't subway tile but just a simple square tile laid in a running bond, which we're starting to see more and more of.)
4. Growing herbs right in the kitchen.
If you have enough light, why not start a mini herb garden right in the kitchen? You'll have fresh herbs (really fresh) whenever you need them, and your kitchen will smell amazing.
5. Keeping the things that you use most right where you can reach them.
Even if you're not ready to completely embrace open shelving, it can be nice to have the things that you use most often within easy reach. Especially if they're pretty things, like the wine glasses and cutlery shown here. And a wine glass rack will save you counter space post dishwashing, because you can hang the glasses up to dry right on the rack.