This week, we're revisiting one of our favorite cabins ever, located in Bruksvallarna, Sweden. The unfinished plywood interior is designed with a mix of high/low in mind: save on the table, spend on the chairs; invest in good appliances and skimp on the wall lighting.
Above: Two prominent modern globe lights are suspended above a long kitchen/dining room table. Notice the stealth wall radiator beneath the kitchen window; for more, see Appliances: Wall Radiator Roundup.
Above: PS Arkitectur used pine plywood and slate and hewed to local energy efficiency standards.
Above: A box of board games (essential for snowed-in days) hides in the corner next to a wood frame sofa from Ikea.
Above: Ikea's Norden Beech Dining Table features an extra leaf to accommodate from four to six dinner guests; $279.
Above: Eames Molded Plastic Eiffel Armchair in white with a chrome base is $419 from Design Within Reach.
Above: The Ikea Stockholm Rand Rug is handwoven in a black and off-white pattern; $299.
Above: Tom Dixon's Felt Shade Floor Lamp (shown here in black) is also available in gray; $515 from YLighting.
Above: PS Arkitektur chose Ikea's Lilliberg Birch Sofa, which is currently discontinued. A similar option with a wooden frame is CB2's Tetra Lemongrass Loveseat, made with an oak frame and bright yellow upholstery for $599. The ultimate modern wood settee, of course, is a Donald Judd daybed, available through the Judd Foundation.
Above: West Elm's Hand Loomed Diamond Pillow Cover is woven by Eco Tasar, a fair-trade weaving cooperative in India; $39 each.
Above: Source a Reindeer Skin for $199 from Bearskin Rugs. Pictured above is Toast's Reindeer Hide, sold every winter, which comes from sustainably managed herds in Lapland by indigenous Sami people; £145 at Toast.
Above: The Rais Gabo Wood Stove has flat sides and a curved front with a totally sealed firebox that ensures optimal combustion control. It has a convection grate above the combustion chamber and wood storage space underneath. Available in black or gray steel; $3,890. Contact Rais to locate a dealer near you and for more options, see our 10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding Wood Stoves.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original ran on December 30, 2008.