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Beyond Ikea: 11 Favorite Scandinavian Kitchens from the Remodelista Archives

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Beyond Ikea: 11 Favorite Scandinavian Kitchens from the Remodelista Archives

August 9, 2017

Beyond Ikea, the Swedish-inspired kitchen—clean lines, a simple palette, usually some pale wood—is now a common sight in American homes. Here are a dozen inspirational spaces,  all pulled from the Remodelista archives.

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Above: Danish celebrity chef René Redzepi enlisted native brand Garde Hvalsøe to design a custom kitchen in his family home in Copenhagen. Get the details in Steal This Look: A Star Chef’s Scandi Kitchen.
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Above: A kitchen by Swedish designers Stadshem includes a stainless steel restaurant cart, Bertazzoni range, and plywood drawers. See more in Steal This Look: Smart Storage in a Swedish Kitchen.
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Above: Johanna Bradford of Swedish design blog Lovely Life overhauled her Gothenburg kitchen with stainless steel drawers, marble countertops, and floral wallpaper. See the rest in Kitchen of the Week: An Industrial Yet Romantic Swedish Kitchen. Photograph by Anders Bergstedt for Entrance.
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Above: The Sawmill Meeting Room & Kitchen—or Sågverket Möten Rum & Kök—in Sweden’s High Coast region is a hostel, restaurant, and sauna with an apartment kitchen for staff and guests. For more, see The Sawmill: A Hostel with Uncommon Style, Northern Sweden Edition. Photograph by David Fahlén for Sågverket.
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Above: The kitchen of librarian and weaver Maria Förstberg in southern Sweden references traditional Swedish barn construction. See the rest in Kitchen of the Week: A Cost-Conscious Kitchen in Sweden. Photograph by Markus Linderoth, courtesy of Förstberg Ling.
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Above: Finnish interiors and prop stylist Anna Pirkola moved with her family to a Helsinki apartment with a dreary kitchen; she overhauled it with her husband, a musician, on a strict budget of $3,400. Take a look at the results in Kitchen of the Week: A Stylist’s $3,400 Kitchen Makeover, DIY Scandi Edition. Photograph by Anna Pirkola.
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Above: Located on the island of Vega in the Norwegian archipelago, this kitchen in a private residence by Kolman Boye Architects features expansive views, shiplap paneling, and stainless steel countertops. See more in The Outermost House: A Norwegian Island Retreat. Photograph by Åke E:son Lindman, courtesy of Kolman Boye Architects.
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Above: Swedish design house Bucks & Spurs created the Railways modular cabinetry line in 2016; it includes kitchen, bath, and closet systems in a clean-lined Scandinavian style with a streak of the American West. See more in Kitchen of the Week: A Modular Setup from Sweden. Photograph by Jørgen Reimer, courtesy of Bucks & Spurs.
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Above: A tiny apartment in a 1932 Art Deco building in Stockholm got an update from design agency Historiska Hem, including a black laminate kitchen with white tile backsplash. See the rest in A Summery Flat in Stockholm, with Affordable Small-Space Ideas to Steal.
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Above: Gothenburg design shop Artilleriet created a shoppable apartment with kitchen featuring mismatched dining chairs, army green cabinets, and a pair of Lampe Gras wall-mounted lights. See more in Master Mix: A Shoppable Apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photograph by Johanna Bradford courtesy of Artilleriet.
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Above: Interiors and product design house Frama, based in Copenhagen, has developed a modular kitchen system comprised of a few basic parts: a credenza, a tall cabinet, and a narrow side cabinet. Read more in Kitchen of the Week: Frama Copenhagen’s Studio Kitchen.

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