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Article: 5 Scandi kitchen design ideas


5 Scandi kitchen design ideas

We see so many wonderful Scandi-style ideas, but it’s the kitchen that always catches our eye when looking through potential homes to feature in Simply Scandi. Here are a few of our favourite kitchen ideas we wish we’d thought of (and if you love these… wait until you see the rest of the interior!). 


1 The cutest magnetic wallpaper noticeboard

White kitchens always look Scandi-cool, especially this layout from our Vol 4 Winter issue, with it’s deep pan drawers and colourwashed walls. But look closer and you’ll spot a rabbit… not just any rabbit, a magnetic wallpaper panel one that’s almost too cute to cover up with family memos and party invites. We just love the way it pops up from behind the worktop.

This kitchen is from Marte Kihl’s Norwegian home, which features in our Vol 4 Winter Simply Scandi. Marte loves to add a surprise element to each room – here it’s the rabbit magnetic wallaper by Sister’s Guild, available at

Photography: Filippa Tredal/House of Pictures.


2 The dark on dark combo

Ikea units have been updated with gold metal handles from Stockholm’s Rum21 in this Scandi-chic kitchen. We love how a matt black worktop and gold-effect tap complete the look. But the cleverness doesn’t stop with this dark-on-dark design; the narrow ledge shelf runs around the kitchen, providing space for an evolving display of artwork and ornaments.
See more of Siv Forbregd’s Norweigan home in our Vol 3 Autumn Simply Scandi. It’s a masterclass in creating an ‘eclectic’ look, mixing quiet Scandi simplicity with attention-grabbing maximalism
Photography: Anne-Line Bakken/House of Pictures.


3 The reclaimed tiled floor

Perhaps one for the most determined among us? This reclaimed brick floor, which runs through the kitchen-dining room of Susan Morgensen’s home, was sourced from all over Denmark, taking almost two months to clean, cut and lay the bricks.

See more of Susan’s rustic Danish home, which she shares with her husband and two young daughters in our Vol 5 Simply Scandi.

Photography: Stine Christiansen/House of Pictures.


4 The letterbox window

This long, narrow window, running above the units of Pernille Berg’s Norwegian home, gives a lovely fresh outlook, echoing the light, bright space she’s created inside. The paint colours Pernille’s used throughout, all have one thing in common – the need to make her happy. She’s teamed this lovely soft green with a delicate pink and soft blue, providing a bright yet cosy backdrop to her kitchen.

It’s easy to see why Pernille’s home was our very first cover home – you can still enjoy our Vol 1 Simply Scandi as a digital edition (print copies have all sold out).

Photography: Filippa Tredal/House of Pictures.


5 The seasonal shelfie

After a reconfiguring the interior of the Norwegian coastal home Linda Olsrud Tallerrud shares with her husband Dag, they were left with a long, narrow kitchen. Today, an island runs its length, with the food prep area at one end, and a socialable space at the other. The back wall is home to floating oak shelves, which Linda likes to style to suit the season, adding texture and fresh delicate foliage.

See more of Linda’s home in our Vol 5 Simply Scandi.

Photography: Filippa Tredal/House of Pictures.