ETT KÖK TILL


Ni som följer mig på Insta vet att ett av mina senaste projekt är en makeover av ett kök. Kunden är en familj som efter ca 10 år i samma lägenhet funderade på att antingen flytta eller att göra en ordentlig ansiktslyftning av hela lägenheten. De valde det sista. Lägenheten är nyfunkis, byggd tidigt 2000-tal med allt vad det innebär... Vitt överallt, ekparkett och standardlösningar i både kök och badrum. Lägenheten är belägen i markplan, vilket gör den relativt mörk. Så en av utmaningarna var att ta till vara på det naturliga ljusinsläppet men begränsa insynen. Få in flera ljuspunkter, inte bara arbetsljus. Välja en färgskala som var neutral men ändå gav mer dimension än bara vitt samt få in fler material och mer textil för att mjuka upp. Se före och efter.

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Vi valde en ljust varmgrå ton, Ammonite från Farrow and Ball. Kunden ville behålla planlösningen i köket och de befintliga stommarna samt mosaiken. Luckorna i en neutral ljusgrå ton kommer från Pickyliving. Ett bra tips för att få ett mer enhetligt intryck är att som i detta fall byta ut de dubbla luckorna i överskåpen mot en  längre lucka.

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Köket är stort men var i sin forna utformning dåligt utnyttjat ytmässigt. För att få mer förvaring och avställningsyta så satte vi upp en förvaringslösning längst med den outnyttjade väggen. vilket ger rummet mer inramning men även får rummet att kännas mer möblerat.

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Kunden ville ha bänkskivor som både är snygga samt tåliga, valet föll på en stenkomposit vitt med lätta ådringar av grått.

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För att få ett mer ombonat intryck så valde vi långa gardiner med mycket ljusgenomsläpp från golv till tak i linneblandning från ROMO. Mattan i naturmaterial kommer ifrån IKEA, bordet Native från Rum21 och stolarna Ton14 från Länna möbler.

KÖKET, FÖRE OCH EFTER...


Alltid är det något som kommer i mellan, typ en sommar, semester, och lite jobb men nu har jag iallafall tagit mig i kragen och lagt upp bilder på före och efter köksrenoveringen. Familjens tidigare kök var platsbyggt ochi god kvalitet men utförandet var en aningens trist och gick inte ihop med huset i övrigt, varken med byggnadstil eller i med dess boendes personliga stil och smak. Se nedan bilder hur det såg ut innan vi satte igång.

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Vi valde därför att behålla de platsbyggda stommarna och dess fronter men valde att handmåla dem i Farrow & Balls Manor House Gray. Väggarna målades också i en grå ton men något ljusare från Farrow & Ball, Hardwick White. Socklarna byttes till utanpåliggande i en mer klassisk stil.  Alla vitvaror byttes och genom att välja en bänkfläkt skapades en mer öppen känsla mellan matplats och kök. Alla bänkskivor byttes till Carrarmarmor, vilket skapade ett mycket ljusare intryck, trots att vi valde en mörkare nyans på luckorna. Knopparna i borstat nickel beställdes från Willow & Stone, en brittiskt leverantör som jag ofta använder då jag tycker att det svenska utbudet är något bristfälligt när det kommer till knoppar och handtag. Dessa knoppar fungerar både för lådor och skåpsdörrar, då de kan vinklas och på så sätt skapa en liten distinktion, mellan de två. Blandare byttes till en mer tidsenligt passande stil i borstat krom från Nivito, även den vald för att tillsammans med vitvaror och knoppar ge ett enhetligt inttryck. Pricken över i:et som fulländar looken är de specialbeställda hissgardinerna. Tyget är en bomull/linne blandning från Romo som vi valde att inte fodra, då de fortfarande släpper igenom ljus men som fick vackra kantband från Samuel & Sons.

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KÖKSINSPIRATION


 Kök designat av inredarduon Kapito Muller. En av mina favoriter inom inredning.

Kök designat av inredarduon Kapito Muller. En av mina favoriter inom inredning.

Sitter just nu och arbetar på ett kök för en kunds räkning. Köket är inte speciellt gammalt men en anings tråkigt. Kunden vill ha hjälp att förnya, uppdatera och göra det lite mer personligt. Huset är byggt i jugendstil och ett av kundens önskemålen är att köket stilmässigt ska stämma överrens med byggnadens arkitektur och invändig stil. Kunden vill behålla planlösningen och köksstommarna, men få hjälp att göra en make over. Jag tänker mig att luckorna med spegel behålls men handmålas i en vacker grå ton, maskinparken uppdateras och detaljer såsom handtag, belysning och bänkskivor byts ut. Jag ska visa bilder på köket senare så får ni se "före" och "efter".

Så nu plöjer jag inspirationsbilder för glatta livet, för att hitta den perfekta gråa tonen, de snyggaste detaljerna och bästa lösningarna på kombiugnar, fläktar och allt annat man absolut inte kan vara utan. Inser, när jag sitter här och bläddrar i inredningsmagasin och scrollar Pinterest-bilder så det värker i fingrarna, att jag utvecklat en stark fäbless för gedigna kök som man ofta ser i amerikanska och brittiska sammanhang, som ser sprungna ur en tidsepok runt sekelskiftet men som har moderniserats till en klassisk och tidslös look. Både mitt nuvarande kök och mitt förra hade denna stil.

 Mitt förra kök, luckor från Pickyliving, handmålade i kulören Ammonite från Farrow & Ball. Bänkskiva i Statuario Venato marmor. Lampor från Flos. Foto: Henrik Nero.

Mitt förra kök, luckor från Pickyliving, handmålade i kulören Ammonite från Farrow & Ball. Bänkskiva i Statuario Venato marmor. Lampor från Flos. Foto: Henrik Nero.

MItt nuvarande kök är i princip klart men vissa detaljer är fortfarande under produktion. Jag har ett hörn i köket där jag tänker mig ett skåp med vikbara vitrindörrar, sådana som går att vika på mitten för att ta mindre plats när det är öppet. Skåpets botten blir bänkskivan och mellan den och första hyllplanet ska espressomaskin, vattenkokare och t.ex. brödrost husera. Sånt man vill kunna dölja men som man gärna vill ha lättillgängligt.

 Ett outnyttjat hörn i mitt kök.

Ett outnyttjat hörn i mitt kök.

 Lösningen jag tänker kopiera till mitt outnyttjade hörn. Bild från brittiska kökstillverkaren Martin Moore.

Lösningen jag tänker kopiera till mitt outnyttjade hörn. Bild från brittiska kökstillverkaren Martin Moore.

BYE BYE 2016


The end of 2016 is near. A year which I´m pretty pleased to soon have behind me. It´s been a tough one, with me setting up my own business, us moving yet another time, and yet another renovation. The kids, one of them starting a new daycare and the other one starting school. It has been a busy year to say the least. Our renovation just got finished two days before Christmas Eve. I´m usually a fan of Christmas or at least the concept of Christmas with it´s decorations, lights, colors, sweats, food and all the anticipation that follows. But not this year. This years Christmas has been all about just getting the apartment into shape and I think we actually did a good job. Of course there are still things to be done but I'm pretty happy with the result or what do you think? Next Christmas I will indulge to the fullest, I promise!

 Our Library/dining area. I'm so happy with the storage with shelves we had built. I love the Stillovo scones.   

Our Library/dining area. I'm so happy with the storage with shelves we had built. I love the Stillovo scones.   

 The hallway has a monochrome feel with all black, white and gray, with brass details. I really love the checkered marble floor.

The hallway has a monochrome feel with all black, white and gray, with brass details. I really love the checkered marble floor.

 In a corner of the library I've placed our bar cabinet together with an armchair. The kids stuffed lion, a Christmas gift, found it´s place on our antique zebra... 

In a corner of the library I've placed our bar cabinet together with an armchair. The kids stuffed lion, a Christmas gift, found it´s place on our antique zebra... 

 We have a hallway were we built storage our maybe I should say Ivar our most qualified carpenter at Firm Hand built for us.

We have a hallway were we built storage our maybe I should say Ivar our most qualified carpenter at Firm Hand built for us.

 An image from our entrance. Please notice the ceiling, Please disregard the somewhat crappy image quality but I'm so pleased with how the ceiling turned out. Thank you Karina for a splendid jobb!

An image from our entrance. Please notice the ceiling, Please disregard the somewhat crappy image quality but I'm so pleased with how the ceiling turned out. Thank you Karina for a splendid jobb!

ON MY MIND


I've been talking a lot lately of color setting with neutrals and have applied a lot of that color scheme at home, I'll show you all soon. When using similar colors within the same range, I like to add colors of accent both in order to make a transition between black and white less sharp but also to in hence contrast when using similar tones of a certain color. My favorite accent colors right know is yellow, not a bright version but more of a subtle tone, like mustard or like the base of my still favorite fabric, the tiger velvet below. I also really like accents of blue and green.  

WISH LIST OCTOBER


Jesus, times flies. It´s already October, soon mid-October. After a long and warm September, fall has finally arrived. I'm still in the transitioning faze, having trouble dressing for the colder weather. Wanting to wear skirts and high heels one day and the next big comfy knits and sneakers... My wish list for October is somewhat ambivalent in the same manners as my state of mind for the time being. Give me a couple of more weeks and I'm sure I get a hang of it. 

AUTUMN BLUES


Hey all, or at least the ones of you that are still checking in on this blog occasionally. I know it hasn't been much to check in on. I've been checked out for a while, sorry about that. Time just hasn't been on my side. The renovation have dragged out, and we are now way past deadline. Finding good and reliant contractors are hard. As this was a quite large renovation we wanted to be sure the contractor had all needed competence within it's organization, so that our involvement would merely be on a more strategic level, no micro management. That's not what happened. It turned out the contractor had no what so ever skills in planning and managing the day to day work at site. When the date for move-in had been postponed three times and the apartment still isn't close to be finished, we had to take some drastic measures. So now the contractor is fired and a new team lead by me is coming in next week. Hoping for better luck and skills second time around...

Of to something more pleasant, last week I spent a lot of time styling a villa for an upcoming sale. There is always a challenge styling a place using whats at hand from the clients private furniture. Trying to catch the personality and enhance the features of the house. I think it turned out quite well, what do you think?

 Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

 Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

 Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

 Photo: Jessica Welander

Photo: Jessica Welander

CARLO SCARPA


A great part of renovating is waiting, long and utterly boring wait... Patience, or rather the lack of patience is one of my characteristics. I want things to happen right away. So at this stage of our renovation the small part of patience that I actually possess is slowly diminishing into thin air. We were planned to move in this upcoming weekend, about two weeks delayed already. Yesterday the contractor told us, that's not happening. He will let us know later today when this magical move will occur...

Well, while I´m practicing this non characteristics of mine called patience, waiting for a new postponed move-in date, I´m working on finding an Italian glass chandelier. As you maybe already noticed I'm kind of obsessed with lightning, I love lamps. I think that lamps and carpets are one of those things that people in general misses when decorating at home.
So, I have been searching for an Italian style glass chandelier, 60's or 70's style. And the one that really got me hooked was this Carlo Scarpa one. After some research I might have to reconsider my first hand choice after discovering the some what high price range of these babies... I girl can still wish...

When conducting my search I learned that Carlo Scarpa was a most talented Italian architect from Venice, active upon his death in 1978. He was inspired of nature, used elements of water and often included garden architecture to his projects. Japan was also a great source of inspiration, which you can easily see in the clean lines and his selections of material.  

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Brion Cemetery

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Brion Cemetery

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Stairs

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Olivetti Showroom

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Bank Popolare di Verona

Carlo Scarpa

IN THE MOOD AUGUST


After a long and well needed vacation, things are slowly getting back to normal. The kids are having their last week off before school and day care starts on Monday. Even I am slowly getting back into old routines. The weather have been wonderful for almost the whole summer and the sun keeps delivering, leaving opportunities of late afternoon dips in the ocean, having an ice cream in the park and foremost a possibility to postpone the fall for a at least a couple of weeks more.

Our home is slowly coming together, but as I am of a somewhat inpatient nature I´m about to burst into pieces if we wont be able to move in within two weeks. The bathrooms should be done by late next week and the kitchen week after. But as I have some experience from renovations or total make overs as this one, I shouldn't relay on deadlines...

Last couple of weeks I've been going over how to furnish the new place. Not always an easy task, especially as we this time are moving into a place that are actually less square meters then we had before. The color scheme we went for this time is more neutral, shades of white and gray. I´m also really into black and white. You who follow me on Instagram already know I've picked out a black and white marble floor for the hallway. Black and white is a classic combination that works not only interior wise but also in fashion wise. It´s just one of those combinations that never fails.

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BOOKS AND STILNOVO


It´s all coming together. I´m pretty much finished with all decisions on materials, colors and floor plans. One of the things I´m still working on is the library. Or library is maybe  a bit exaggerated, it´s more like inner hallway where I´m thinking of building book shelves with cabinets underneath för storage. 

I think I´ve decided on a gray, similar to this beautiful shade in Francisco Costas (former head designer Calvin Klein) stunning study.

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I´ll like to have the same shade on the shelves as on the wall, but I think I´ll paint them glossy and the wall matte. 

The only thing I have to figure out now is the lightning. I have fallen madly in love with the Italian 50´s Stilnovo lamps. I like to have three scones at the topp of the shelves. So now I´ll just have to find three Stillovo lamps. Easy, right? I´ll keep you posted...

WALK IN CLOSET


Renovations starts next week, so I´m in the middle of getting all bits and pieces together, floor plans, renderings, materials and finishes. One of those things that I´m still tweaking is the storage space. With two kids you need quite a lot of storage. It´s one of those things that usually comes in low, in terms of priority. Usually bigger and more urgent matters like deciding how the bathroom and kitchen should look like or what color of the walls should be, are higher prioritized. I always try to put in some time on where and how the storage areas should look like. I love walk-in-closets and dressing rooms. I like my cloths to not be visible but at the same time stored nicely. So, this is what I´m focusing on today.   

I would´t mind the space this closet obtain, unfortunately I´ll have to do with a bit smaller... Love the carpet. 

The striped wall paper on the inside is a really nice detail that makes the open solution an exclusive touch.

Why not decorate the ceiling? We usually never consider the ceiling a surface for interior, i can be really beautiful to just paint the ceiling in an other color or as in this case dress the ceiling in a wall paper.

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This is a favorite, I love the pale red combined with the light blue, the geometrical patterns on the classic white cabinets with brass handles. Both classic and playful. found it at ladolcevitablog, I love it! 

THE COLOR IS GREEN


I´m longing for my balcony at the new apartment. There are actually two of them. And I´m dreaming of turning them into small gardens, where we sit and have a glas of wine, dine both lunch and dinner or just have the doors open, creating a second dimension to the indoor space. Well, we´re not quite there yet. We´re planed to move at the end of summer, so until then I just keep on dreaming... 

MOODBOARDS AND COLOR SCHEMES


I´m literally eating, sleeping and breathing the new apartment. The hours I dedicate to research of products, materials, colors and so on is ridicules. But, it´s at the same time so much fun, I rather not think of the hours I spend. Today I´ve been sweeping the internet after faucets and taps in 30´s style and in nickel. It seems to almost impossible to actually find such products within Europe. In the states it´s far more common. Please let me know if you know any makes or vendors that caries taps in nickel.

I´ve also spent some time today in making a color scheme for the the new apartment. I´m thinking of a lot of light colors, a lot of naturals and shades of whites...

And today I need to decide on what color for the kitchen cabinets, should I go for white or for gray? decisions, decisions... 

WISHFUL THINKING AND DAYDREAMING...


Hi guys, it´s Friday, the sun is shining and I just got home after a work out. Life is good! As you already know our apartment is up for sale and we just bought a new one, situated in a more luscious and green part of the city than where we are now. Can´t wait to start the renovation of the new place. Which is really necessary, there has been practically no work done in that apartment since the house was built in the early 30´s. So there is a lot to do but also a lot of original features preserved that I love. I just started making a wishlist over all the things I would love to get for this apartment...

I´ve been in love with these Superleggera chairs designed by the late genius Gio Ponti for as long as I can remember. Maybe now is the time to make that investment...

These cabinets from Lidhults has been on my mind for the last couple of weeks. Traditional, yet modern. Timeless. I´m not sure about the knobs though...

Have this idea of keeping it pretty simple in the bathrooms. White glossy tiles in standard sizing for the walls and carrera marble tiles on the floor. Maybe some marble mosaic in the shower area. Used the hexagon mosaic for the apartment we´re now and really like the look and feel of those, so maybe I just go for those again. 

Have been going back and forth on these tiger velvet cushions. Couldn´t really decide if they were a bit too much or a must have. And I think I need to have these.... I´ll let you know what I decide. Have to go now, running late for a photo shoot of these lovely pieces.

Happy Friday all!

FOR SALE

Those of you that follow me on Instagram @gahmhinterior.com, already know that we´re moving. And some of you probably wonder "didn´t you just move in?" Haha, sometimes life just don´t turn out the way you plan. No worry it´s not as dramatic as it sounds. The apartment we´re in now is beautiful and the renovation turned out great, don´t you think? But with two kids, age two and five, we´re more in need of parks then of restaurants, less traffic and more playgrounds. So now our lovely apartment is up for sale. Please check it out here. 

If everything goes as planed we´re moving beginning of August into our then, fingers crossed, fully renovated apartment. On a one way street, just by a park... I´ll keep you updated on mood boards, color schemes, kitchen cabinets, tiles and a lot more. So excited!

But for now, please enjoy the lovely images of our apartment, shot by Henrik Nero for Alexander White.

SOHO HOME


I´m in NYC for a couple of days. Just having a lot of fun, relaxing, eating tasty food, sipping drinks and indulging every moment. Today I´ve just strolled around in Soho, checking out some interior stores.

BDDW, beautiful space, very airy, a lot of wood. All American made furniture, high quality and expensive.

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De Vera is more of an exquisite museum than a store. The owner Federico de Vera offers a unique collection of Venetian glass, Japanese lacquer, ivory carvings, 18th century religious figures and antique jewelry. A must see.

STYLING BEFORE AND AFTER...


Earlier this week I did a styling of an one bedroom apartment. I think you can guess it´s a guy living here. The lack of color, lack of personals, lack of flowers, lack of decoration. Not very much of anything... The mission were to make it more appealing to a broader crowd of potential buyers. Check out the before and after. I think we succeeded! I´ll let you know when it´s out for sale.

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BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES WITH A TOUCH OF GRAY


My latest makover project at home is this small sofa. Perfect to have in the hallway, both my kids use it when putting on/taking of outerwear. I´ve inherited the sofa from my fathers aunt. When I took it on it was painted in a dull yellow tone and had some sort of flower like cover.

Decided to paint it in a light gray shade and change the cover to a black and white striped fabric. Think it turned out quite lovely. I really like the stripes.

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BUSY, BUSY


Sorry about the poor updates, it´s been a really hectic last week. All Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were about finishing and preparing the launch of Hatt et Söners champagne tasting room. We just made it in time and the result were amazing, really happy it all turned out as we hoped. I promised images, and I will get back to you when I have some of better quality then the couple I shoot Fridays... BTW, did you know that Hatt et Söner is the only Swedish owned champagne house in the world?!

Now, I have to make some research on an upcoming project. A total make over of an apartment. So I need to get started on some mood boards. See you soon...

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COMING TOGETHER...


I´ve been working on a project for the champagne house, Hatt et Söner, helping a friend out with creating a champagne tasting venue. The location is a former office which means a not so interesting interior, to say the least. Hatt et Söners had wishes of transforming this dull and colorless space to a luxurious and vivid "come together" with an atmosphere comparable to the Costes hotel in Paris. So a lot of red carpets, velvet, gold and black are on the mood board. It´s slowly coming together and I really think the result is going to be amazing. The opening is next Friday, I´ll promise to post images of how it turned out, in the mean time, here are some from the work in progress...

The ceiling painted in a beautiful stormy blue grey shade.

The walls in this wonderful wine red, that really came well together with the blue shade of the ceiling.

Tromp l´oeil, don´t be fooled this bookcase is merely a wall paper.