In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve got a thing about kitchens. When we were planning ours, green cupboard fronts were a close runner. Eventually, we chose a deep blue, but this Gothenburg apartment has left me wondering what might have been with its earthy green kitchen units. What a peaceful space. Built in the 1930s, the kitchen has been restored and the cupboards given a fresh update in Sage Green by Little Greene Paint which sing against Italian slate worktops. It’s all about the contrast people. Stainless steel knobs add to the bespoke feel which – top tip – is one thing you can easily change if your cupboards need an update.
The classic square white tiles are from Vitra and grouted in black, similar to this monochrome kitchen.
Just like our kitchen, and perhaps because due to space constraints they had no choice, they’ve installed a freestanding cooker. Built in appliances aren’t everything.
Every nook and cranny has been utilised – take a look at corner cupboard used for storing baskets and the all-important coffee essentials. There’s even enough room for a table, neatly styled with two birch 66 chairs, designed by the father of Scandinavian design Alvar Aalto. Tying in with the newly resurfaced floors, they bring a feeling of warmth to the room. Could you imagine shuffling in here for your breakfast and feeling instantly soothed?!
Photography © Kvarteret Mäkleri