Steal This Look: A Scandi-Inspired Bedroom, Small Space Edition by

Issue 16 · Going Green · April 22, 2014

Steal This Look: A Scandi-Inspired Bedroom, Small Space Edition

Issue 16 · Going Green · April 22, 2014

When a German couple hired design team Lea Korzeczek and Matthias Hiller of Studio Oink to remodel their Wiesbaden apartment, they had a few items at the top of their wish list: each room needed be tailored according to its function, and have a clean Scandinavian aesthetic.

We're particularly taken with the bunk area—an elevated podium made from plywood with built-in storage that extends along the bedroom wall. Here's a look at the airy space followed by the essential elements for recreating the look.

Photography via Studio Oink

Weisbaden Apartment Designed by Studio Oink in Germany | Remodelista

Above: The idea of the podium was to keep the bedroom clean and focused on its function as a quiet and relaxing space. Go to Remodeling 101: The Ins and Outs of Plywood for the scoop on eco-friendly plywood. 

Bedroom designed by Studio Oink I Remodelista

Above: A full view.

Ivar Cabinet from Ikea I Remodelista

Above: The sleeping area is elevated and surrounded by pine cabinetry. For a similar look, consider the Ivar Cabinet; $80 from Ikea. 


Above: The String Pocket Shelf was designed in 1949 by Swedish architect Nils Strinning. It comes in several colors and materials; the white and ash combination, shown here, is €148 from the Finnish Design Shop. LA-based A+R also offers the String Pocket Shelf in nine colors for $195.

Senovinis Fog Linen Cotton Blanket I Remodelista   

Above: The Senovinis Fog Linen Cotton Blanket, designed by Yumiko Sekine of Fog Linen in Tokyo, has an open weave with a 7 inch border and a navy blue accent; $134 from Muhs Home. Looking for more bedding ideas? Check out our favorite White Sheets and our top Mattress picks. 

Le Klint Pendant 153 I Remodelista  

Above: The 153 Pendant Light (nicknamed the "Pine Cone") was designed by Andreas Hansen in 1964 for Le Klint. The angled lamp shade is made from anti-static PVC; $659.60 from Lighting Deluxe. 

Aina Linen Curtains from Ikea in White I Remodelista

Above: Aina Curtains in 100 percent linen come in white, natural, gray, and pink; $49.99 for a pair from Ikea. And here are a few more Linen Curtain options to consider.


Above: The Cobra Table Lamp, designed by Greta Grossman for Gubi, is $455 from DWR. The lamp also comes in black, charcoal, blue- gray (shown), putty, and salmon.

Creating a serene bedroom retreat? These Cloud Pendant Lights definitely have a calming effect. And what about adding plants in the bedroom? Gardenista has the answer. Also check out our Bedroom Gallery for more inspiration. 

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