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Issue 28 · The Smart Home · July 10, 2012

Steal This Look: Modern Norwegian Kitchen

Issue 28 · The Smart Home · July 10, 2012

Leave it to Norwegian industrial designers to modernize a 1913 log cabin built on an apple orchard in Tønsberg, Norway. Anette and Fredrik chose to update the traditional house with carefully considered color, Scandinavian midcentury furniture, and classic lighting.

We couldn't help but notice some of our favorite pieces in the simply designed kitchen and dining rooms; to get the look, see our sources below. See more of Anette and Fredrik's home overlooking the fjord from Bo Bedre.

Photography by Inger Marie Grini for Bo Bedre.

Above: Modern accents stand out against farmhouse bead board paneling in the kitchen.

Above: Anette and Fredrik started with the wood floors (run down after generations of use) by painting them a light gray throughout the house.

Caravaggio P4 Pendant Lamp

Above: Cecile Manz's Caravaggio P4 Pendant Lamp is made of drawn aluminum that is then coated with a high-gloss black paint. The lamp hangs from 118 inches of field-cuttable red cord; $895 from YLighting.

Wishbone Chair

Above: The black-on-black Wegner Wishbone Chair features black lacquered wood and a black seat; $949 from Danish Design Store.

Artemide Tolomeo Classic Wall Lamp | Remodelista

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.

Vola KV1 Mixer

Above: Arne Jacobsen's Vola KV1 Mixer in a chrome finish is $1,224 from Danish Design Store.

Railings Paint

Above: Farrow & Ball's dark bronze Railings Paint is $100 for 1 gallon.

Grundtal Rail

Above: The inexpensive solution for quick wall storage is Ikea's Grundtal Rail measuring about 31 inches long for $9.99.

Grundtal S-Hooks

Above: For suspending kitchen wares from the stainless steel rail the Grundtal S-Hooks are $2.99 for a pack of 5 from Ikea.

Breville Commercial Die-Cast Espresso Machine

Above: The Breville Commercial Die-Cast Espresso Machine is $250 from Amazon.

Series 7 Chair

Above: The stackable Series 7 Chair in black-painted ash by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen is $498 from Design Within Reach.

Jens Risom Dining Table

Above: Designed for Knoll, the Jens Risom Dining Table is available in clear maple (shown), ebonized walnut, and light walnut; $1,160 from Hive Modern.

Cleo Pendant Light

Above: The large Cleo Pendant Light is made of metal and hand blown, opaque glass with a choice of three different colored cords; $240 from YLighting.

N.B. Admiring this Scandinavian kitchen? For more inspiration, see 52 images of Scandi-Inspired Kitchens in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.

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