Exploring a Swedish Photographer’s Silestone Kitchen

We’re paying tribute to Nordic style through the lens of photographer Alice Johansson, inside her dark and cosy Swedish kitchen.

We look to the Swedes to define Nordic Style in the kitchen. This admiration has taken us to the home of Swedish photographer Alice Johansson, characterised by a sense of simplicity, functionality and exceptional craftsmanship.

Located in Gothenburg’s archipelago of Donsö, Alice’s new home lifts cues from its picturesque surrounds. In partnership with Cosentino, we’re stepping inside Alice’s kitchen to find out how a passion for capturing interiors and the natural landscape came to inform her own kitchen.

Produced in partnership with Cosentino.

The kitchen needed to be a nucleus of the home, with ample storage opportunities and bench space. As avid dinner party hosts, it was important the kitchen would allow everyone to informally gather around the kitchen island – and for the cooks to still converse with their guests. “For us, the kitchen is among the most important space in the whole house,” Alice says. “We wanted the kitchen to have a central and obvious place, but also that it could merge with the house and become part of the interior.”

In the beginning, Alice had planned for an entirely black kitchen but felt it may appear stark with the concrete flooring. To soften the concrete underfoot, Alice decided on a stained oak kitchen made by VEDUM, with a Silestone® Calypso benchtop; “a given choice”. Silestone® Calypso, consisting of more than 90 per cent natural quartz, was selected for its stain and scratch resistance, easy to clean and maintain.

With its subtle white veining, Silestone® Calypso marries exceptionally well with the stained oak and reflects a close connection with the home’s timber exterior and rocky surrounds. Black pendants, leather handle detailing and rustic kitchen accessories further add to the warm and tactile atmosphere.

While a chocolate brown palette may not have been the first choice in the kitchen, Alice says they couldn’t be happier with the result – ready to be shared with many a dinner party guests.

The kitchen features a Silestone® Calypso benchtop; a rich extension of the stained oak material palette.

Published by

Recent Posts

Best of est 2019 | Australian Design Showrooms

Some may say we’ve saved the best till last, with five fresh Australian design showrooms joining our Best of est…

4 days ago

SAR Residence by Mim Design

Meditative moments, uninterrupted flow and refined simplicity pervade the SAR Residence by Melbourne interior studio Mim Design.

4 days ago

Nine Yards Eatery by Golden

Melbourne-based interior design studio Golden convert a former stable into an Australian-inspired eatery in the heart of South Melbourne.

5 days ago

The Edit: Crazy Paving

Crazy paving is making its way back into our homes and hospitality spaces – and we’re all for it. We've…

6 days ago

Inside Armadillo & Co’s New Gallery-like Showroom

Join us as we unveil Armadillo & Co's first Australian retail space designed by esteemed Australian practice; Studio Goss.

1 week ago

Best of est 2019 | Top Five Stylists

As we welcome the new year, we're debuting our top five stylists of 2019; the names you should know for…

1 week ago