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Let’s try something different: a kitchen and dining area to share

Step into a communal kitchen that does it all. Filled with laughter, flavours and personal touches, it’s still a practical, hard-working space with all the equipment and room needed to get the dinner started.

Three laughing women around a dining table laid with ENTUSIASM bowls, SÄLLSKAPLIG wine glasses and a carafe.
Three laughing women around a dining table laid with ENTUSIASM bowls, SÄLLSKAPLIG wine glasses and a carafe.

Making space for everyone

Conflicting timetables and dietary requirements can often make a communal kitchen a difficult space to manage. Not here! A cooking roster means everyone plays an equal part and designated drawers and shelves give each housemate a section to fill with their own treats.

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A kitchen sink with a brass DELSJÖN kitchen mixer tap against a blue-green tiled wall with a vase of flowers on the counter.
A STORSLINGA LED 8-armed chandelier illuminating a dining area with an ASKERSUND dark brown kitchen in the background.
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Chop, sizzle and spice

Is there anything quite as lovely as arriving home after a long day to something delicious bubbling or baking away in the kitchen? Home to three keen cooks, this kitchen is used to its full potential and coming from such different parts of the world, there is always a new set of flavours to be discovered in their spice rack.

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A wooden kitchen counter with a metallic pot with lid, a grater and a glass VARDAGEN jar with pasta nests.
A bamboo KLOCKREN steamer filled with wantons, next to a set of grey GLADELIG bowls, chopsticks and a tea towel.
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Down to the very last fork

While hooks, rails and freshly cut flowers make for a relaxed, loved and lived-in look, every item has a designated home. Drawer organisers give crockery and cutlery a permanent address, kitchen trolleys get wheeled around, and clear glass storage containers mean leftovers are always packed away and nothing gets forgotten at the back of the fridge.

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An ASKERSUND dark brown kitchen with a stainless steel MATÄLSKARE forced air oven, with pendant lamps above a worktop.
An open drawer revealing an UPPDATERA cutlery tray filled with cutlery including forks, wooden chopsticks and spoons.
Two food-filled IKEA 365+ food containers with lids on top of one another on a wooden worktop, with a grater to the right.
A bamboo KLOCKREN steamer behind three IKEA 365+ food containers with lids in bamboo and a tea towel on a wooden surface.
An UPPDATERA cutlery caddy filled with black cutlery on a wooden surface in front of a blue-green tiled wall.
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A green KONSTFULL vase on a worktop next to an open UTRUSTA pull-out work surface with a brown paper bag on top.
In a smaller space, something as simple as an UTRUSTA pull-out work surface can change the game. There when you need it, hidden away when you don’t.

Hans BlomquistInterior designer

Essentials for tapas with friends

Chop, slice and serve up a delicious evening of snacks for your nearest and dearest with just a few prime essentials at your disposal.

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Mix it all together

In this home, the kitchen flows seamlessly into the dining area, making for an open, social space. So, no matter whose turn it is to be on kitchen duty, they can still be part of the early evening fun while simultaneously cooking up a feast.

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A brown REGISSÖR glass-door cabinet in a dining area with one door ajar housing a collection of crockery and glassware.
A table laid with blue earthenware STRIMMIG bowl and plates on a seagrass LÄTTAD place mat with glassware.
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Season with pinches of personality

Living with others is about so much more than a physical space: it means sharing parts of yourself, your history and the things that bring you joy. Here, they’ve intermingled their tastes and belongings for all to see that this is not just a shared apartment – this is very much a home.

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A black KONSTFULL vase of dandelions atop five stacked blue earthenware STRIMMIG plates on a wooden surface.
A black ODGER chair, surrounded by framed art on the walls, a folded TERJE chair and potted plants on the windowsill above.
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