Today I’ve got a cheery, Scandinavian cottage style kitchen to share with you! When I came across this beauty it felt so homey and casual. It’s not perfection – instead, it looks lived in and loved. It’s the type of kitchen where homemade meals taste their best because you know a lot of love went into them.
My mother and I would disagree on this kitchen. She’d want everything neat and tidy and wouldn’t like the open shelves or that iron rod for hanging pots, pans, coffee cups, dish towels and more. Nor would she like the bottles of oil lined up against the small stone tile backsplash. But me? I say “heck yes” to having my favorite cooking utensils, oils, and spices within arm’s reach. Who else hates digging through their cabinet to find that one spice you use once in a blue moon?
Can we talk about the pale blue cabinetry and bead board? Paired with the white it almost feels like being in the clouds. Natural wood counter tops and kitchen island lend an earthy vibe – along with that short row of stone tile above the counter tops.
The built-in cabinet is a great place to show off some white pottery, like an ironstone collection. And I would use those small drawers for spices. You could categorize them by placing fall spices like cinnamon and nutmeg in one drawer, Italian spices like dried parsley and oregano in another, most-used spices in yet another drawer, and rarely used spices in another. Okay, so now I’m thinking of reorganizing my kitchen!
And that kitchen island! I love it. Again, my mother wouldn’t like all that stuff to be seen on the shelf of the island, but I like that you can see what you need right away. The cafe curtains provide a bit of softness and filter the light for plants on the windowsill that don’t need direct light.
Here’s something else I need to copy from this Scandinavian cottage style kitchen – place dried goods in clear jars. And if I had beautiful copper cookware like this, I would definitely keep it on display via a pot rack.
The old time radio is charming, and the kitty on the bench is adorable. Note the rounded corner of the end cabinet underneath the cute espresso machine. The ceiling is the frosting on this tasty cake of a kitchen.
I realize a lot of you might be more like my mother who doesn’t like clutter, but when it comes to the kitchen, I like to have things handy. This Scandinavian cottage style kitchen just begs for someone to do some cooking and baking – in my humble opinion. What do you think of it?
Before signing off – I need to announce the winner of the book – The Great American House! Congratulations to Cheri M!! Check your inbox for the email, Cheri. And for those of you who didn’t win, you can order the book from Amazon. I’ve also got more book giveaways coming up in the near future, too. So there will be more chances to win!
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