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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.