My tips for creating a Swedish Kitchen
- I have decorated my kitchen in linens from my Swedish Collection. When designing these, I hoped to create fabrics to bridge the gap between town and country being both classic and contemporary.
- Wooden floors are a must in any kitchen! They are practical for the muddy wellies, dogs, cats, the occasional chicken … and general kitchen traffic! Other great options are ceramic tiles or stone flags , both easy clean options.
- For the wall colour, I chose a bright and warm orange, it’s social and motivational and works well with lots of other colours.
- On the kitchen table, I’ve used my Dawn Chorus oilcloth because is it light and cheery and perfect for protecting the top!
- I up-cycled a selection of vintage chairs, painting them and sewing a variety of seat cushions using Up the Garden Path which picks out the vibrant orange of the walls, and the more subtle Stockholm Stripe and Pretty Maids.
- For the kitchen cupboards – A mish-mash of old wooden cupboards are unified by being painted a gentle cream which works well with the brightly coloured walls. I have stapled fabric behind the chicken wire in a base unit for a country feel; this is inexpensive and visually breaks up the run of wooden cupboards.
- Add some accessories, you can make a matching tea cosy and a few tea towels , nice touches and great way of using up scraps!
- For the lighting, I found a low central metal light fitting works well, you can hang it over your table for writing and playing after dinner board games.