As the daylight starts to fade and the temperature starts to cool; our instinct to hunker down and embrace the warmth and welcoming spirit of home is stronger than ever. So when I recently read about Villa Witte, the latest project from Swedish interior stylist and designer Daniella Witte, I couldn’t think of a better way to showcase that magical feeling autumn brings.
Located in Furet in the Lomma area of southern Sweden, and less than a two-hour drive from Malmo, Villa Witte perfectly reflects Daniella’s characteristic style, with its less-is-more approach and calming spirit.
Built amongst a small pine forest, and only a matter of minutes from the sea, a number of small summer houses are being sensitively built according to strict rules, ensuring as little impact as possible on the surrounding natural habitat.
As the very heart of this home away from home is the bespoke kitchen Daniella, and her civil engineer husband Fredrik, carefully designed in collaboration with Nordiska Kök, the Gothenburg based kitchen company who I’ve had the pleasure of sharing with you on the blog before.
Thanks to the terrazzo sanded polished concrete floor and soft chalk-coloured walls that run throughout the ground floor, the kitchen is instantly connected to the living room, dining room and two outdoor terraces beyond.
The cabinets, which are solid oak inside accentuate the warm materials chosen as an accent throughout the Villa Mitte interior, including the ‘In Between’ chairs from &Tradition which sit around a dining table Daniella also designed herself.
Meanwhile the extractor fan and appliances have been cleverly hidden in the cabinets and the stainless-steel sink under-mounted in the concrete slab worktop, which has been perfectly paired with a minimalist tap from Vola.
For me, it is the rounded kitchen island that captures my heart the most. Sat underneath a ‘Pin’ lamp from House Doctor, again cast in concrete, it has also been engraved with vertical lines along the edges to reference the way the wood panelling on the façade of Villa Witte has been laid.
To find out more about this project visit the Nordiska Kök website.
All images by Andrea Papini and courtesy of Nordiska Kök.
Like this post? Then find out more about the Stam collection, a collaboration between Daniella Witt and Swedish ceramics brand Lindform.