I’m a little tired of our kitchen. It’s so…. WHITE! And I’m not so sure we need ALL the storage, I mean it’s handy, but we really do fill the cupboards with a lot of rubbish, especially in the dining area (thoughts?). So, I’ve been looking around for kitchen inspiration. And that’s when I stumbled across the incredible summer home of Ellen Dixdotter – CEO of Malene Birger and Jacob Holst – an interior architect. Granted their kitchen is in a beautiful old home in the heart of Skåne countryside and a lot bigger than ours (and don’t even get me started on the period features!) – I still feel there’s plenty of inspiration to be taken away from it – and if nothing else, we get to pull up a chair and dream for a while, which is always welcome in these times, right? Ready to take a peek?  
When the family first moved in, the house was kitted out with a small, tired looking IKEA kitchen with a low ceiling and laminate flooring. 
For a family who love to cook while enjoying a glass of wine – the kitchen is considered the heart of the home – and Ellen and Jacob were keen to create a spacious and sociable space.  They removed the ceiling and knocked through a wall two the sitting room before designing the ‘shaker’ kitchen together with Nordiska Kök – who specialise in dreamy, custom-built kitchens. 
They also added SMEG appliances as well as a sink, tap and knobs from Swedish company Sekelskifte
Look closely and you’ll also spot vintage chopping boards (source similar antique chopping boards here*) and beautiful stoneware – adding to the relaxed, earthy vibe of the space. 
The kitchen island was a ‘loppis’ (flea market find) – and one of the details I’d love to incorporate into my own kitchen / dining area (I can’t wait for the flea markets to open and get scouring, isn’t it beautiful?). 

I also love the glass cabinet! Although newly built on site, Nordisk Kök recommended using antique glass in order for the piece to work seamlessly with the traditional country house. 
I have been dreaming about a similar piece ever since I featured Malin Persson’s Malmö home (which I have since visited on a few occasions – and it’s even more beautiful in real life!). I think they’re a great addition to any home. Are you a fan too? 

What a beautiful kitchen – I think they’ve achieved everything they set out to do and more! 

Could you imagine cooking away here in the evenings over a glass of wine? 

In case you’re also looking for kitchen inspiration, here are a few others I love: 
Got a narrow / galley-style kitchen? Per and I renovated our summer cottage kitchen a couple of years back and it’s become my favourite room in the cottage! You can find all the details here
Plus, these posts might be helpful too: 
Oh, and one more thing. Ellen and Jacob are co-owners of an online store Cappelendimyr specialising in contemporary artisanal rugs made from natural wool. I’ve only just discovered this today and am so excited, they are incredible! 
Wishing you a lovely, sunny day friends!
Niki
Photography: Andrea Papini, shared with kind permission
*contains affiliate links

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I’m a little tired of our kitchen. It’s so…. WHITE! And I’m not so sure we need ALL the storage, I mean it’s handy, but we really do fill the cupboards with a lot of rubbish, especially in the dining area (thoughts?). So, I’ve been looking around for kitchen inspiration. And that’s when I stumbled across the incredible summer home of Ellen Dixdotter – CEO of Malene Birger and Jacob Holst – an interior architect. Granted their kitchen is in a beautiful old home in the heart of Skåne countryside and a lot bigger than ours (and don’t even get me started on the period features!) – I still feel there’s plenty of inspiration to be taken away from it – and if nothing else, we get to pull up a chair and dream for a while, which is always welcome in these times, right? Ready to take a peek?  
When the family first moved in, the house was kitted out with a small, tired looking IKEA kitchen with a low ceiling and laminate flooring. 
For a family who love to cook while enjoying a glass of wine – the kitchen is considered the heart of the home – and Ellen and Jacob were keen to create a spacious and sociable space.  They removed the ceiling and knocked through a wall two the sitting room before designing the ‘shaker’ kitchen together with Nordiska Kök – who specialise in dreamy, custom-built kitchens. 
They also added SMEG appliances as well as a sink, tap and knobs from Swedish company Sekelskifte
Look closely and you’ll also spot vintage chopping boards (source similar antique chopping boards here*) and beautiful stoneware – adding to the relaxed, earthy vibe of the space. 
The kitchen island was a ‘loppis’ (flea market find) – and one of the details I’d love to incorporate into my own kitchen / dining area (I can’t wait for the flea markets to open and get scouring, isn’t it beautiful?). 

I also love the glass cabinet! Although newly built on site, Nordisk Kök recommended using antique glass in order for the piece to work seamlessly with the traditional country house. 
I have been dreaming about a similar piece ever since I featured Malin Persson’s Malmö home (which I have since visited on a few occasions – and it’s even more beautiful in real life!). I think they’re a great addition to any home. Are you a fan too? 

What a beautiful kitchen – I think they’ve achieved everything they set out to do and more! 

Could you imagine cooking away here in the evenings over a glass of wine? 

In case you’re also looking for kitchen inspiration, here are a few others I love: 
Got a narrow / galley-style kitchen? Per and I renovated our summer cottage kitchen a couple of years back and it’s become my favourite room in the cottage! You can find all the details here
Plus, these posts might be helpful too: 
Oh, and one more thing. Ellen and Jacob are co-owners of an online store Cappelendimyr specialising in contemporary artisanal rugs made from natural wool. I’ve only just discovered this today and am so excited, they are incredible! 
Wishing you a lovely, sunny day friends!
Niki
Photography: Andrea Papini, shared with kind permission
*contains affiliate links










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