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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

studio junction designed the cabinets and countertops with carolina pine finish 9
Above: Studio Junction designed the cabinets and countertops with Carolina pine finished in a lye wash and beeswax coating.
like juli and john&#8\2\17;s toronto kitchen, their key kitchen tools hang  10
Above: Like Juli and John’s Toronto kitchen, their key kitchen tools hang from a long rail under the open shelving.
poul henningsen pendants hang above a dining set by ilse crawford. 11
Above: Poul Henningsen pendants hang above a dining set by Ilse Crawford.
a wall mounted dish rack holds just washed dishes to drip dry above the soapsto 12
Above: A wall-mounted dish rack holds just-washed dishes to drip dry above the soapstone sink.

Materials

john and juli painted the walls and floors in benjamin moore cloud white (eggsh 13
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.
john and juli worked with the metal peddler to design a custom brass rail and  14
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.
coordinating brass s shaped hooks from futagami are \$\24 each, also at nalata  15
Above: Coordinating Brass S-Shaped Hooks from Futagami are $24 each, also at Nalata Nalata.

a custom shelf by peter henderson furniture features slots for storing plates.  16
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

the smeg retro refrigerator with built in freezer comes in several colors; \$\1 17
Above: The Smeg Retro Refrigerator with built-in freezer comes in several colors; $1,899 for AJ Madison.
the aga city60 traditional electric range in white is available for £5,495 (\$ 18
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

the wall mounted faucet in unlacquered brass is from american standard. for som 19
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.
the chicago wright solid soapstone sink in unoiled soapstone measures 30 by \18 20
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

the ph 50 pendant lamp in white designed by poul henningsen is \$996 at \2mod 21
Above: The PH 50 Pendant Lamp in white designed by Poul Henningsen is $996 at 2Modern.
the studioilse together extending table is \$4,\165 at hive modern. the table i 22
Above: The Studioilse Together Extending Table is $4,165 at Hive Modern. The table is also available at Mjölk.
studioilse&#8\2\17;s 443 bench, shown in danish oiled american white oak, i 23
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.
john and juli chose vintage jorgen baekmark dining chairs for the kitchen. a si 24
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

the copper kettle, made in japan, is nickel plated on the inside and finished w 25
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.
the handwoven netted copper tray is traditionally used in japanese cooking for  26
Above: The Handwoven Netted Copper Tray is traditionally used in Japanese cooking for frying food. It’s $150 CAD ($115 USD) at Mjölk.
the brass knife stand by oji masanori for futagami is \$\290 nalata nalata. it& 27
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.
oji masanori&#8\2\17;s large brass tool holder is \$370 cad (\$\284 usd) at 28
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.
the kaico lidded pot from koizumi studio is made in white enamel with wood ac 29
Above: The Kaico Lidded Pot from Koizumi Studio is made in white enamel with wood accents for $120 at Nalata Nalata.
the red kettle in the kitchen is a vintage antti nurmesniemi kettle designed f 30
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.
the jurgen lehl oval copper pan is \$8\25 cad (\$630 usd) at mjölk. 31
Above: The Jurgen Lehl Oval Copper Pan is $825 CAD ($630 USD) at Mjölk.

the jurgen lehl round copper pan is \$775 cad (\$594 usd) at mjölk. 32
Above: The Jurgen Lehl Round Copper Pan is $775 CAD ($594 USD) at Mjölk.

Tableware & Accessories

the vipp \16 5 gallon pedal trash bin is \$349 from vipp. 33
Above: The Vipp 16 5 Gallon Pedal Trash Bin is $349 from Vipp.
the handmade sussex garden trug is made in england; \$\169 at kaufmann mercant 34
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.
the large waves bowl by renaud sauvé of ateliers des cents ans is \$350 cad (\ 35
Above: The Large Waves Bowl by Renaud Sauvé of Ateliers des Cents-Ans is $350 CAD ($268 USD) at Mjölk.
two baskets from designer ingegerd råman&#8\2\17;s viktigt collection hang 36
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.
mjölk&#8\2\17;s large round bamboo basket is handmade in kyoto, japan; \$6 37
Above: Mjölk’s Large Round Bamboo Basket is handmade in Kyoto, Japan; $60 CAD ($46 USD).
the sinnerlig jar with lid designed by ilse crawford for ikea is \$\14.99. 38
Above: The Sinnerlig Jar with Lid designed by Ilse Crawford for Ikea is $14.99.
a set of four iittala’s clear lempi glasses is \$74.99 at amazon. the glass 39
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.
the Öslands kastlösa rag rug, €89 (\$\100), is one of many vintage swedish 40
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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