Designer    Case Study 01 Mar 2018

Centred around a ceiling-hung fireplace, this Hygge-inspired kitchen is the heart of the home 

After deciding their current kitchen no longer suited the family’s needs, Pia Rosling’s Danish client desired an open, airy and bright Hygge-inspired scheme. Specifically, Rosling was asked to incorporate a central fireplace and log storage, a family dining area and a large island, that would work as both a social and cooking area.

Rosling opted for a Frillen kitchen, from Sola Kitchens, in the brand’s Caviar finish. The deep charcoal-like hue works well set against the light wood flooring, white walls and large row of glass doors that lead out into the garden and allow for a mass influx of natural light.

Structurally essential, yet aesthetically striking, the wooden ceiling beams add another textural dimension to the scheme, and – thanks to their honey-toned nature – warm the cooler monochromatic colours of the kitchen. Vertical beams are also used to craft parallel log stores, sat either side of the fire, adhering to the desired rustic, Scandinavian theme. Though predominantly light, bright and Scandi-styled, design details such as the studded bar stools and hanging table above the island – that is adorned with pillar candles – give the kitchen a dramatic gothic twist. The two contrasting styles are intertwined by intermediary elements, such as the island’s oak worktop and the white, yet dramatically veined book-matched marble splashback.

The client already owned a collection of Gaggenau appliances, including a fridge, freezer, wine fridge and ovens, from the previous kitchen and so made use of those in the new design. While, in order to suit the user’s everyday needs, Rosling added a Gutmann Llano built-in extractor above the newly-positioned gas hob and a Miele fully-integrated 60cm dishwasher.

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Published in Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine