Oscar's Swedish Inspired Renovation

Oscar's Swedish Inspired Renovation

Molly Anderson
Jan 7, 2010
Name: Oscar Skold Location: Calgary Alberta, Canada Size: 3000 square feet Years lived in: Five We received these photos of Oscar's Canadian home and love the beautiful job he has done renovating it with a Scandinavian approach. Oscar grew up in the southwest of Sweden. As the son of an architectural engineer, he was exposed to minimalism, large open areas, natural materials and indoor/outdoor living. He was able to translate these "modest living" principles into his mid-century residence. Oscar is the Senior Reservoir Advisor at Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd..When he bought the house it was largely untouched from its original design. Everything was meticulously maintained and kept but awfully outdated and very impractical. There were dark walls, carpet, small windows, and bad access to different areas in the home (as seen in several of the *before* pictures in the tour gallery). In five months he did a complete renovation down to the trusses of the main floor, new insulation, new electrical, new floor, new layout and access to the outside in the form of a large deck overlooking the city skyline. The house still looks unassuming from the outside, but upon entering the front door everything is different. AT Survey: My style: Open layout, bright, natural materials, mid-century-modern, Scandinavian Inspiration: Alvar Aalto Favorite Element: Fireplace Biggest Challenge: Budget What Friends Say: OMG! I love the view and the light... Soooo Scandinavian Biggest Embarrassment: Oops, the fridge doesn't fit... Proudest DIY: The concept Biggest Indulgence: That's too personal Best advice: Trust your instincts Dream source: The unknown mid-century-modern antique store Resources: Architects: PlaceWorks Design, Calgary Builder: Warbleton Development, Calgary All cabinetry, custom-made by Warbleton Development All Windows by LUX except the glass blocks which are vintage and original to the house Floors are white oak with oil-buffed finish Front door is vintage and original to the house Kitchen Fridge:LG Dishwasher: Asko Espresso machine: Krups Blender: Wareng Cooktop: Viking 5-burner gas Oven: Gaggenau Microwave: SHARP Water kettle: Alessi Tea kettle: Swedish vintage from Moderna Kök, design by Sigvard Bernadotte (1960) White oak butcher block counters: IKEA Faucets: VOLA Fan: custom made Island bar stools from Killians Countertop backsplash is white back painted glass by Urban Glassworks Dining Table: White oak Danish from Jysk Chairs: Herman Miller vintage Light: Glo-Ball2 by Flos Living Chairs and coffee table, Warren Platner vintage by Knoll Sofa: Chris Falkner Design, Kit Interior Objects Lounge chaise by LeCorbusier Eames side table Wheeled tea tray by Kartell Jonathan Adler pottery Light by LeKlint Entry hallway Leather bench from Kit Interior Objects Study Chairs from Herman Miller: Aeron and Eames executive aluminium group chair in black leather Nelson bench by Herman Miller Bookcase from Chintz Filing cabinet (red) from IKEA Curtains from 1953. Swedish vintage Office desk from IKEA Master bedroom Chair: Eva by Bruno Mathsson Bed from IKEA Curtains from IKEA Side tables from Pure Design Light: Glo-Ball2 by Jasper Morrison from Flos and Tolomeo bedside lights by Artemide Master bath Faucets by VOLA Light fixture from Robinson Lighting Grohe shower fixture Dal-Tile 4" white Olympia Tile's Vitreous series of blue glass tile White carrara marble top and shower bench Glass shower by Urban Glassworks (Thanks, Oscar!) Images: Lori Andrews
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