As you know I’m always on the lookout for Nordic inspired homes that prove a busy family life doesn’t mean your interior style has to be compromised, and this latest project from Danish kitchen designers Reform does just that.
For Ditlev Fejerskov, the Creative Director of bimonthly arts and culture journal Dossier, and his wife their recently renovated Frederiksberg apartment combines classic Scandinavian architectural features with contemporary design details that perfectly reflect how we live now.
Dating back to 1894, it was the property’s original exposed wooden beams that were the starting point for the kitchen’s new look, with the couple falling in love with Reform’s FRAME design.
A contemporary take on the classic rustic kitchen, FRAME by Stockholm-based Note Design Studio, is one of my favourites too with its clean lines, rich oak finish and distinctive triangular profile.
While choosing to keep the kitchen separate from the dining area and living room beyond, the family still wanted to create a connection between the space and the rest of the apartment so combined the warm and welcoming natural design with Italian marble worktops and brass handles. They also got their friend, architect and carpenter, Nikolaj Møller, to design and build a series of complementary wall cabinets so they could exhibit their growing collection of art objects, books, glass and ceramics.
Radiating good craftsman and quality materials, even though the space is not the largest kitchen, every single inch has been carefully thought through and beautifully designed with practicality and purpose in mind.
What I love most about this kitchen is how even when used and enjoyed every day the finishes they have chosen will get better with age, just like the striking racing green Muller van Severen lamp in the window and the iconic red Alvar Aalto stool in the doorway, which for me is the perfect spot to sit and chat while dinner is being prepared.
To find out more about the FRAME kitchen, visit the Reform website.
All photographs courtesy of Reform.
Like this post? Then read my chat with founders of Reform, Michael Andersen and Jeppe Christensen.