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My tips for creating a Swedish style kitchen

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.

 

My Swedish Kitchen

My Swedish Kitchen

Dawn Chorus in Duck Egg, Pumpkin and Winter

Dawn Chorus in Duck Egg, Pumpkin and Winter

Pretty Maids in Duck Egg, Pumpkin and W

Pretty Maids in Duck Egg, Pumpkin and W


4 comments on My tips for creating a Swedish style kitchen

  1. Fiona Bailey says:

    What a lovely colour combination. I’d never have thought of putting duck egg blue with orange, but it works so well. The whole scheme makes me smile. Thanks for sharing

  2. Christina Brooks says:

    Hi – Thank you for sharing the photos of your kitchen. I love this colour combination – it’s so welcoming and cheery. I would like to try and recreate it in my own kitchen; are you able to say the make and colour of the orange paint you used? Many thanks in advance.

    • Vanessa says:

      Hello Christina thank you for your message! The lovely orange paint is ‘Marigold’ by Little Greene. Hope that helps and good luck with your beautiful kitchen!

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