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Steal This Look: A Mint Green Kitchen from a Scandinavian Stylist

April 09, 2013 9:30 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

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Perfection: We'd expect nothing less from Scandinavian stylist and writer Emma Persson Lagerberg; whose kitchen features mint green cabinets, mirror ball light fixtures, and a marble countertop that seamlessly blends up into a backsplash. The best part? The entire look is much more attainable that you might think.

Before the transformation, Lagerberg's kitchen was stark white with a large Noguchi lantern suspended above the dining table (see how her tastes have changed with the "before" photographs on Decor 8). With the addition of pale green cabinets and light wood accents, suddenly her kitchen looks fresher and, well, mintier. To do the same to your all-white kitchen, see our sources below.

Above: Lagerberg installed an evenly proportioned row of porcelain wall sockets above the countertops to add lighting without the glare of an overhead option.

Above: Emma Persson Lagerberg's kitchen photographed by Petra Bindel for Elle Decor UK; spotted on Bloesem.

Above: A slim shelf floats about the marble countertop.

Above: A glamorous brass faucet stands out against the silver and white fixtures.

Above: British design Tom Dixon's Mirror Ball Pendant is an instant classic; it's available in three sizes; prices start at $435 for the Mini Mirror Ball Pendant from Lumens. For more options, visit 10 Easy Pieces: Silver Pendant Lights.

Above: The kitchen features a collection of vintage bentwood chairs in oak; an alternative easy-to-find option is the solid-base Era Chair in white ($150) or the Era Chair with Caned Seat ($170), both at Design Within Reach.

Above: A Set of Six Thonet Dining Chairs newly upholstered in a linen fabric is available on 1st Dibs from March in San Francisco.

Above: Matthew Hilton's Cross Extension Table; prices start at $3,500 from Design Within Reach.

Above: Designed by Danish architect Mogens Lassen in 1962, the lacquered steel Kubus Candleholder is a reaction against traditional, ornate candlesticks. The Kubus Candleholder of four is available for $185CAD from Mjölk in Toronto.

Above: Benjamin Moore's Italian Ice Green in Ben Interior Paint is $36.99 for a gallon directly from Benjamin Moore.

Above: The Artemide Tolomeo Classic Wall Lamp is designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina and adjusts at five points for variety of illumination possibilities; $305 from Lumens. See more kitchens featuring this lamp at a Modern Norwegian Kitchen and the Cotswolds Cottage Kitchen.

Above: Arne Jacobsen's Vola KV1 Mixer is $1,224 available through Vola directly. For faucets in brass, see our post: 5 Favorites: Brass Faucets for the Kitchen.

Above: White cararra marble from 10 Easy Pieces: Remodelista Kitchen Countertop Picks.

Above: The Le Parfait .5 Liter Preserving Jar is $6.95 from Crate & Barrel.

Above: Anthropologie's Latte Bowls (shown in Parchment) are made in Portugal from porcelain; $20 for a set of four.

Above: Lagerberg installed a row of white porcelain lights along the side wall of the kitchen. For a similar look, source Thomas Hoof Porcelain Ceiling Lights for €22 at Thomas Hoof Produkt. For more ideas visit our post: Design Sleuth: Porcelain Ceiling Fixtures.

Michelle liked this kitchen so much she featured it as her inspiration for her current marble backsplash. And for more mint green, sort through all 640 Green Rooms in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.