lready at a glance, it’s hard to resist to the bewitching charm of this kitchen. Halfway between traditional and contemporary, in a mix that combines retro-inspired industrial style and iconic modern designs from the fifties, this kitchen that the architects of studio Servabote in Stockholm designed for their own home, creates a vaguely informal, warm and welcoming feel, although every last detail was carefully planned. We have tried to uncover the secrets of its charm, from the overall concept to its details, as in interior design everything counts and matters.ene.
A harmonious use of colours is instantly apparent. Opting for a dominant colour, a beautiful shade of warm grey, in several nuances according to the type of material (floor, walls, kitchen units), creates an overall spacious and orderly effect. In addition, thanks to a neutral backdrop, you are able to add a bold contrasting colour for a dynamic feel. Warm and natural, similarly to autumnal leaves, a deep-brown is found, in a copper-effect, on the chairs around the large table in the centre of the kitchen (in wood similarly to the floor), on the bench/ sofa in the bow-window, on the frame of the blackboard, on the lamps over the table as well as on the sink tap.
No cabinets. As it’s the case here, standard kitchen cabinets that would otherwise overpowering the space, are increasingly replaced by wall-to-ceiling units that “disappear” into the background without drawing attention. This solution is equally suitable for a stainless-steel kitchen, thanks to its satin finish, orbited by hand. In their place, above the block with the worktop, slender shelves in different depths house accessories for everyday use.
With a distinctive metropolitan flair, this kitchen perfectly combines the retro charm of a large traditional kitchen and the informal modernity of a loft-apartment in industrial-style. The result is a warm, welcoming feel in a space that’s tidy and creative at the same time. A kitchen that invites to you to come in and from which you wouldn’t want to leave, where the time spent cooking and chatting with family or friends flies.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Architecture and interior design project:
Studio Servabote, Stockholm, Sweden
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Credits Matteo Cirenei