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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.

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&#8
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.
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.
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.
 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.
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.
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.
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.
 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.
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.
 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.
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.
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.
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.
Swedish design house Bucks & Spurs created the Railways modular cabinetry line in ; 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.
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.
 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.
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.
 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.
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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