Skip to main content

The keep-it-simple kitchen

Life was already big and busy, even before the arrival of their baby. This couple’s advice? Don’t make things complicated. No space embodies this better than their kitchen: a calm and inviting space equipped with little more than the essentials. Pulled together with organised storage and more sustainable materials in mind, it has everything they need to cook easy meals, grab a quick snack, or pause for a well-earned tea break.

FRÖJERED kitchen fronts in bamboo, with diverse glass jars on the work surface and a cooking pot on the hob.
FRÖJERED kitchen fronts in bamboo, with diverse glass jars on the work surface and a cooking pot on the hob.
A kitchen cooking area with METOD cabinets, a black HEKTAR lamp and an induction cooking hob.
A pared-back space doesn’t have to be stark. This couple has incorporated many durable, natural materials that make you feel right at home.

Hans BlomquistInterior designer

Calm versus chaos

What do a well-organised drawer and a freshly-steeped cup of afternoon tea have in common? They're both small details that make every day a little calmer and simpler for these two new, busy parents. In this kitchen, a ready-to-nibble snack is as easy to find as a quiet moment by a sunny window. Happiness!

IKEA 365+ jars with lids in bamboo and of various sizes, with different contents standing on a wooden surface.
METOD cabinet with containers and organisers make the most of this kitchen's drawer capacity.
The MISTERHULT pendant lamp is made of hand-woven bamboo.
A calm morning tea moment with the METALLISK kettle and IKEA 365+ mug.
The STENSELE table and RÖNNINGE chair with a hanging lampshade and breakfast on the table make a cosy breakfast corner.

Out of sight, out of mind

A busy environment can be overwhelming, so this couple keeps most of their appliances, utensils and food items hidden from view. A full wall of anthracite cabinets and drawers pack it all away neatly, with fronts made from recycled materials.

See more METOD kitchens
A mother cradles her baby as she enters the kitchen, approaching a wall of cabinets with KUNGSBACKA fronts.
See more METOD kitchens

What makes bamboo so brilliant?

It’s strong, durable and beautiful. It’s also quick and easy to grow in a wide range of climates, and requires little fertilising or irrigation. From chopping boards to kitchen fronts, this kitchen is full of bamboo products with surprisingly low price tags.

See all chopping boards
The APTITLIG chopping board made from durable bamboo, with half a cut lemon on it together with a tea towel and other objects.
In this modern kitchen, FRÖJERED kitchen fronts in bamboo are paired with black tiled walls and accessories.
See all chopping boards