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Steal This Look: A Scandi-Style Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin

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Steal This Look: A Scandi-Style Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin

June 16, 2020

One of our all-time-favorite projects is the Lake Huron cabin of Juli and John Baker, the owners of Toronto housewares shop Mjölk. The kitchen, designed with architects Studio Junction, is a harmonious blend of pine, soapstone, brass, and Scandi kitchen accessories. Here, Juli and John have kindly shared their sources—from the floor finish to the vintage tea kettle.

The Kitchen

Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin Studio Junction designed the cabinets and countertops with Carolina pine finished in a lye wash and beeswax coating.
Above: Studio Junction designed the cabinets and countertops with Carolina pine finished in a lye wash and beeswax coating.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin Like Juli and John&#8\2\17;s Toronto kitchen, their key kitchen tools hang from a long rail under the open shelving.
Above: Like Juli and John’s Toronto kitchen, their key kitchen tools hang from a long rail under the open shelving.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin Poul Henningsen pendants hang above a dining set by Ilse Crawford.
Above: Poul Henningsen pendants hang above a dining set by Ilse Crawford.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin A wall mounted dish rack holds just washed dishes to drip dry above the soapstone sink.
Above: A wall-mounted dish rack holds just-washed dishes to drip dry above the soapstone sink.

Materials

Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin John and Juli painted the walls and floors in Benjamin Moore Cloud White (eggshell on the walls, glossy on the floors); \$69.99 for a gallon of Aura Interior Paint.
Above: John and Juli painted the walls and floors in Benjamin Moore Cloud White (eggshell on the walls, glossy on the floors); $69.99 for a gallon of Aura Interior Paint.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin John and Juli worked with the Metal Peddler to design a custom brass rail and set of hooks. An alternate option is Masanori Oji&#8\2\17;s Large Brass Towel Hanger (shown, \$95 at Nalata Nalata) mounted on the underside of a shelf.
Above: John and Juli worked with the Metal Peddler to design a custom brass rail and set of hooks. An alternate option is Masanori Oji’s Large Brass Towel Hanger (shown, $95 at Nalata Nalata) mounted on the underside of a shelf.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin Coordinating Brass S Shaped Hooks from Futagami are \$\24 each, also at Nalata Nalata.
Above: Coordinating Brass S-Shaped Hooks from Futagami are $24 each, also at Nalata Nalata.

Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin A custom shelf by Peter Henderson Furniture features slots for storing plates. Go to Peter Henderson for more information. See more in our post \10 Easy Pieces: Wall Mounted Plate Racks.
Above: A custom shelf by Peter Henderson Furniture features slots for storing plates. Go to Peter Henderson for more information. See more in our post 10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Plate Racks.

Appliances

Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Smeg Retro Refrigerator with built in freezer comes in several colors; \$\1,899 for AJ Madison.
Above: The Smeg Retro Refrigerator with built-in freezer comes in several colors; $1,899 for AJ Madison.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Aga City60 Traditional Electric Range in white is available for £5,495 (\$7,\289) at Aga Living and other authorized Aga dealers.
Above: The Aga City60 Traditional Electric Range in white is available for £5,495 ($7,289) at Aga Living and other authorized Aga dealers.

Faucet & Fixtures

Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The wall mounted faucet in unlacquered brass is from American Standard. For something similar, Chicago Faucets Wall Mounted Sink Faucet is also available in the same finish; \$\204.95 at eFaucets.
Above: The wall-mounted faucet in unlacquered brass is from American Standard. For something similar, Chicago Faucets Wall-Mounted Sink Faucet is also available in the same finish; $204.95 at eFaucets.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Chicago Wright Solid Soapstone Sink in unoiled soapstone measures 30 by \18.5 by \10 inches; \$\1,4\18 at Vermont Marble & Granite.
Above: The Chicago-Wright Solid Soapstone Sink in unoiled soapstone measures 30 by 18.5 by 10 inches; $1,418 at Vermont Marble & Granite.

Lighting & Furniture

Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The PH 50 Pendant Lamp in white designed by Poul Henningsen is \$996 at \2Modern.
Above: The PH 50 Pendant Lamp in white designed by Poul Henningsen is $996 at 2Modern.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Studioilse Together Extending Table is \$4,\165 at Hive Modern. The table is also available at Mjölk.
Above: The Studioilse Together Extending Table is $4,165 at Hive Modern. The table is also available at Mjölk.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin Studioilse&#8\2\17;s 443 Bench, shown in Danish oiled American white oak, is \$\1,\235 for the basic bench at Hive Modern and an additional \$685 for a brown or black leather cushion. The bench is also available at Mjölk.
Above: Studioilse’s 443 Bench, shown in Danish-oiled American white oak, is $1,235 for the basic bench at Hive Modern and an additional $685 for a brown or black leather cushion. The bench is also available at Mjölk.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin John and Juli chose vintage Jorgen Baekmark dining chairs for the kitchen. A similar style is Baekmark J\104 ChairHay&#8\2\17;s J\104 Dining Chair in gray for \$\285 at Danish Design Store.
Above: John and Juli chose vintage Jorgen Baekmark dining chairs for the kitchen. A similar style is Baekmark J104 ChairHay’s J104 Dining Chair in gray for $285 at Danish Design Store.

Cookware

Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Copper Kettle, made in Japan, is nickel plated on the inside and finished with wax on the outside; \$\240 CAD (\$\184 USD) at Mjölk, where it&#8\2\17;s temporarily out of stock but accepting preorders.
Above: The Copper Kettle, made in Japan, is nickel-plated on the inside and finished with wax on the outside; $240 CAD ($184 USD) at Mjölk, where it’s temporarily out of stock but accepting preorders.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Handwoven Netted Copper Tray is traditionally used in Japanese cooking for frying food. It&#8\2\17;s \$\150 CAD (\$\1\15 USD) at Mjölk.
Above: The Handwoven Netted Copper Tray is traditionally used in Japanese cooking for frying food. It’s $150 CAD ($115 USD) at Mjölk.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Brass Knife Stand by Oji Masanori for Futagami is \$\290 Nalata Nalata. It&#8\2\17;s also available, from time to time at Mjölk as well.
Above: The Brass Knife Stand by Oji Masanori for Futagami is $290 Nalata Nalata. It’s also available, from time to time at Mjölk as well.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin Oji Masanori&#8\2\17;s Large Brass Tool Holder is \$370 CAD (\$\284 USD) at Mjölk, though temporarily out of stock. It&#8\2\17;s also available at Nalata Nalata in New York for \$\278.
Above: Oji Masanori’s Large Brass Tool Holder is $370 CAD ($284 USD) at Mjölk, though temporarily out of stock. It’s also available at Nalata Nalata in New York for $278.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Kaico Lidded Pot from Koizumi Studio is made in white enamel with wood accents for \$\1\20 at Nalata Nalata.
Above: The Kaico Lidded Pot from Koizumi Studio is made in white enamel with wood accents for $120 at Nalata Nalata.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The red kettle in the kitchen is a vintage Antti Nurmesniemi kettle designed for Arabia. You can still find them via Etsy and eBay. For something similar, the Japanese Noda Horo Enamel Teapot in Orange (shown) is £58 (\$77) at Labour & Wait.
Above: The red kettle in the kitchen is a vintage Antti Nurmesniemi kettle designed for Arabia. You can still find them via Etsy and eBay. For something similar, the Japanese Noda Horo Enamel Teapot in Orange (shown) is £58 ($77) at Labour & Wait.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Jurgen Lehl Oval Copper Pan is \$8\25 CAD (\$630 USD) at Mjölk.
Above: The Jurgen Lehl Oval Copper Pan is $825 CAD ($630 USD) at Mjölk.

Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Jurgen Lehl Round Copper Pan is \$775 CAD (\$594 USD) at Mjölk.
Above: The Jurgen Lehl Round Copper Pan is $775 CAD ($594 USD) at Mjölk.

Tableware & Accessories

Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Vipp \16 5 Gallon Pedal Trash Bin is \$349 from Vipp.
Above: The Vipp 16 5 Gallon Pedal Trash Bin is $349 from Vipp.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Handmade Sussex Garden Trug is made in England; \$\169 at Kaufmann Mercantile but currently out of stock. Contact Kaufmann Mercantile for restock information. For more trugs, see our post \10 Easy Pieces: Garden Trugs on Gardenista.
Above: The Handmade Sussex Garden Trug is made in England; $169 at Kaufmann Mercantile but currently out of stock. Contact Kaufmann Mercantile for restock information. For more trugs, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Garden Trugs on Gardenista.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Large Waves Bowl by Renaud Sauvé of Ateliers des Cents Ans is \$350 CAD (\$\268 USD) at Mjölk.
Above: The Large Waves Bowl by Renaud Sauvé of Ateliers des Cents-Ans is $350 CAD ($268 USD) at Mjölk.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin Two baskets from designer Ingegerd Råman&#8\2\17;s Viktigt collection hang on the wall (John and Juli use them to cover food). You can find the baskets in Ikea stores, and for something similar online, see the Viktigt Bamboo Dish for \$\16.99.
Above: Two baskets from designer Ingegerd Råman’s Viktigt collection hang on the wall (John and Juli use them to cover food). You can find the baskets in Ikea stores, and for something similar online, see the Viktigt Bamboo Dish for $16.99.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin Mjölk&#8\2\17;s Large Round Bamboo Basket is handmade in Kyoto, Japan; \$60 CAD (\$46 USD).
Above: Mjölk’s Large Round Bamboo Basket is handmade in Kyoto, Japan; $60 CAD ($46 USD).
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Sinnerlig Jar with Lid designed by Ilse Crawford for Ikea is \$\14.99.
Above: The Sinnerlig Jar with Lid designed by Ilse Crawford for Ikea is $14.99.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin A set of four Iittala’s Clear Lempi Glasses is \$74.99 at Amazon. The glasses are featured in our posts \10 Easy Pieces: Space Saving Stackable Drinking Glasses and \10 Easy Pieces: The New Short Wine Glass.
Above: A set of four Iittala’s Clear Lempi Glasses is $74.99 at Amazon. The glasses are featured in our posts 10 Easy Pieces: Space-Saving Stackable Drinking Glasses and 10 Easy Pieces: The New Short Wine Glass.
Steal This Look A ScandiStyle Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin The Öslands Kastlösa Rag Rug, €89 (\$\100), is one of many vintage Swedish rag rugs available at Rugs of Sweden.
Above: The Öslands Kastlösa Rag Rug, €89 ($100), is one of many vintage Swedish rag rugs available at Rugs of Sweden.

For more from Juli and John, see our posts:

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on September 13, 2016.

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