Get the Scandi Look – April/May 2020
Text: Ingrid Opstad | Press Photos
This month, we are obsessed with the minimal kitchen of München-based designer and interior blogger Sarah Van Peteghem of the blog Coco Lapine. Her simple, white kitchen with wooden and brass details is simply stunning. We’ll help you to re-create the look in your own home.
The wood details in the form of cutting boards and trays in Sarah’s kitchen create a natural, Scandinavian feel. Find a few cutting boards to display on a shelf or the kitchen counter to get the same look, and if you need a new addition, we recommend the Sild tray from Skagerak, which functions as a cutting board and serving board at the same time. The composition of small wooden sticks in teak forms an elegant herringbone pattern, emphasised by the many nuances and grains in the wood. The word ‘sild’ actually means herring in Danish, which explains the name.
Skagerak, ‘Sild’ tray, £135
As much as we love the wood details, the subtle marble texture also ties this space together nicely and adds a bit of character. The minimalist marble tray with raised edges from HAY is available in two sizes – square and rectangular. Not only is it practical, as you can place a few items on it to keep your kitchen worktop tidy, but it is at the same time very decorative.
HAY, marble tray L, 54 x 25 cm, £259
HAY, marble tray S, 22 x 22 cm, £129
The Shell pot from ferm LIVING is shaped like a nautilus shell, merging natural shapes with contemporary design. With a matte outside and glazed inside, it adds a delicate detail to Sarah’s kitchen shelf. Its simple, sculptural shape can be used on its own as seen here, or filled with your favourite flowers.
ferm LIVING, ‘Shell’ pot, £69
If you are looking for an affordable, simple way to update your kitchen, the Swedish company Superfront is a great place to start. Not only does it design new doors and covers for your IKEA kitchen, but it also has a great range of handles and legs so that you can customise it. If you have white doors already, these Holy Wafer handles in brass will help you re-create Sarah’s minimal kitchen in a beautiful and easy way, without having to spend a lot of money.
Superfront, ‘Holy Wafer’ handle, £13 each
In addition to being a blogger, Sarah is also a designer who sells her own prints. Crinkled No.2 makes a great statement artwork in her space and is a quick way to get the same look. It has an interesting abstract formation of a crinkled linen fabric combined with a digitised vintage paper in soft blue and yellow hues, which complements the simple, white kitchen.
Coco Lapine Design, ‘Crinkled No.2’ print, approx. £25
The Plug table lamp was designed by Form Us With Love for ateljé Lyktan. It is a solution to a problem many people face – a lamp with an added electrical socket on for when you need it! A decorative and functional lamp to have on your table.
ateljé Lyktan, ‘Plug’ table lamp, £216
Sarah’s chairs are vintage and painted white, but if you are after a similar style, the J77 chair from HAY is a great choice. Designed by Folke Pålsson, it has a wide seat and curved spindle back for optimal comfort, while the slightly conical legs create extra stability. HAY’s relaunched version brings back memories for many people who have encountered this chair in summer houses all over Scandinavia.
HAY, ‘J77’ chair, £149
We love the table in Sarah’s kitchen – a combination of the Mingle table top and table legs, both from ferm LIVING. In an elegant and contemporary play on colours, contrasts and textures, this round tabletop is crafted from oak veneer, which adds to the natural style of Sarah’s home. The brass legs add a modern feel and match perfectly with the handles and tap in this kitchen.
ferm LIVING, ‘Mingle’ table top, 130 cm, £759
ferm LIVING, ‘Mingle’ table legs, £379
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