In our latest lookbook, we’ve collected eight serene kitchens with Scandinavian design details from homes like a Belgian chalet and a Swedish forest retreat.
The eight interiors from around the world are great examples of Scandinavian kitchen design, with plenty of wood and stone, minimal details and practical solutions.
As well as being stylish, the pared-back interior creates a functional, well-organized kitchen where all the items you need to prepare meals in a relaxed atmosphere are easy to find and use.
This is the latest in a series of lookbooks offering visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archives. For more inspiration, check out our previous lookbook featuring Milan homes with outdoor showers, interiors with exposed services, and eye-catching material palettes.
Forest Retreat, Sweden by Noam Architects
Architectural studio Norm Architects designed this kitchen in a traditional Swedish wooden cabin, using oak to create a warm atmosphere.
Free-standing, low cupboards without handles provide ample storage space, and stone splashbacks are both decorative and functional. Black taps add contrast to the graphic.
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Villa E, Denmark, by CF Møller Architects
A carved lighthouse illuminates the sun-drenched kitchen of a Danish villa. Brick tiles lining the walls of the kitchen add texture to the room.
The flooring in the open plan kitchen is made of herringbone parquet, often found in living rooms, giving the kitchen area a luxurious feel.
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Apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, by Westblom Krasse Arkitektkontor
This Stockholm apartment may be the exception that proves the rule when it comes to Scandinavian kitchen design: it should be designed using distinct colors and materials.
Instead, local studio Westblom Krasse Arkitektkontor chose a pale lilac hue for the kitchen, while the table and chair shapes feature wooden details. Orange pendant lights look great in the monochrome kitchen.
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Vipp Pencil Factory, Denmark, by Vipp
Danish home goods brand Vipp used one of its modular kitchens for its pop-up supper club Vipp Pencil Factory in Copenhagen.
The dark brown wood commonly used in Scandinavian kitchens contrasts with the gray concrete walls of the former pencil factory and is complemented by glass cabinets and marble benchtops.
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Habima Square Apartment, Israel, written by Maayan Zusman
Local designer Marjan Zusman renovated this Tel Aviv apartment with plenty of Scandinavian brands and details, including Gubi lamps and Ferm Living chairs.
The pared-back color palette and bright-lit windows also give the kitchen a slightly industrial feel.
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Chalet, Belgium, by Grow & Bayens Architects
This 1960s chalet in Belgium features a light-filled living space, including a wood-and-stone kitchen with plenty of storage space and large windows overlooking the lush garden.
The kitchen extractor fan also has a plywood cover to blend in with the rest of the space.
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Soltwiga House, Norway, by Kolman Voy Architects
This weekend retreat in Lillesand, Norway, also known as the “wood scrap house” because of its façade made from wood flooring scraps, has a kitchen with a view.
The Scandinavian kitchen design is emphasized by placing classic CH24 wishbone chairs from Danish furniture brand Carl Hansen & Son around the wooden dining table.
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House of Hats, Sweden, by Tina Bergman
Surrounded by the Tanderen Forest in western Sweden, The Hat House features a traditional Swedish kitchen with an all-wood interior.
To save space, we used small floating shelves instead of cupboards to provide open storage. Contrasting dark black and gray colors were used for the splashback and kitchen island.
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This is the latest in a series of lookbooks offering visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archives. For more inspiration, check out our previous lookbook featuring Milanese homes with outdoor showers, interiors with exposed services, and eye-catching material palettes.