Steal This Look: An Economical Scandinavian Ski Cabin by

Issue 58 · On the Mountain · February 5, 2013

Steal This Look: An Economical Scandinavian Ski Cabin

Issue 58 · On the Mountain · February 5, 2013

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.

See our sources for recreating PS Arkitectur's look below and see the entire cabin in Architect Visit: PS Arkitektur Cabin and visit PS Arkitectur.

PS Arkitektur Cabin in Sweden kitchen

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.

PS Arkitektur Swedish economical cabin

Above: PS Arkitectur used pine plywood and slate and hewed to local energy efficiency standards.

PS Arkitektur Cabin in Sweden fur throw blankets

Above: A box of board games (essential for snowed-in days) hides in the corner next to a wood frame sofa from Ikea.

Modern globe pendant light

Above: The well-priced Rondo Pendant is made of frosted opal glass; $92 from Lumens. For more modern globe lights, see 10 Easy Pieces: Globe Pendant Lights.

Norden Beech Dining Table

Above: Ikea's Norden Beech Dining Table features an extra leaf to accommodate from four to six dinner guests; $279.

Eames Plastic Molded Armchair in white from Design Within Reach

Above: Eames Molded Plastic Eiffel Armchair in white with a chrome base is $419 from Design Within Reach.

Ikea Stockholm Rand Rug

Above: The Ikea Stockholm Rand Rug is handwoven in a black and off-white pattern; $299.

Felt Shade Floor Lamp

Above: Tom Dixon's Felt Shade Floor Lamp (shown here in black) is also available in gray; $515 from YLighting.

Tetra Lemongrass Loveseat

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.

Hand loomed diamond pillows from West Elm

Above: West Elm's Hand Loomed Diamond Pillow Cover is woven by Eco Tasar, a fair-trade weaving cooperative in India; $39 each.

Reindeer skin rug sold at Toast in the UK

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.

Kvart Wall/Clamp Spotlight

Above: Ikea's inexpensive Kvart Wall/Clamp Spotlight, available in silver or black, is $9.99. For more bedside (or couch-side) reading lamps, see 10 Easy Pieces: Classic Reading Scones.

Rais free-standing wood burning stove

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.



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