I’ve asked a hand full of inspiring and talented people to each write a guest post for the blog to keep you entertained while I’m off on holiday in Southeast Asia. First up is Mille Emilie Grath, an interior blogger living in Copenhagen.
I’ve met Mille at various blogger events around town. I love her rustic style and I am impressed by all her DIY projects. I really love what Mille did to her kitchen, so I asked her to share the story with us.
My kitchen story
Hello all you sweet that nordic feeling readers.
Sweet Rikke asked me if I would tell my kitchen story while she’s enjoying her vacation. Of course I will. But first, let me introduce myself.
My name is Mille, I am 28 years old and I live in Copenhagen with my boyfriend. On a daily basis I run the interior blog SONOMASEVEN which is about interior design, decor and a lot of DIY projects. My boyfriend and I are a real do-it-yourself-couple. We love to create and we always have a project in the works. One of the things we have done, and love the most, is our kitchen.
Our kitchen is only recently finished. It has taken a whole lot of time because we added a lot of new things but also altered a lot of the existing. The two major things we did was to free the piece of brick wall and beam and put up retro like metro tiles. These two things together create a raw industrial New Yorker look. A look we are absolutely crazy about!
We put up a smaller hood, grinded the tabletops and gave them white oil. We created a bar, which we integrated around the piece of brick wall. This has made a huge difference. It has turned the kitchen into a social space instead of a workshop! Instead of the tall element, which was there before, we now have more table space and even more light coming in from the window.
Then there are all the small details you don’t notice. We have milled the hob and sink down into the table so that we have an even and unspoiled surface. We also upgraded our Vola tab. It now has two separate round back plates instead of one big square one. This gives it a more stylish, light and integrated look.
The before/after pictures clearly shows the transformation from being a big open kitchen with a lot of wasted floor space into an even more useful and cozy kitchen with a raw and personal atmosphere.
We are so thrilled with the result and we spend a lot of time here. Both cooking, hanging out with our friends or just to sit and work at the bar. It is really turned into a nice hang-out-room!
Our favorite thing has to be the metro tiles. They have done the biggest difference to the room and really help framing the area. I wrote a DIY-guide with images and step-by-step instructions on my blog, if you want to know how to do it.
I hope you feel inspired and who knows? Maybe we will see each other again here on that nordic feeling. In the meanwhile you are more than welcome to visit my blog.
Bye for now! :)
Thank you Mille. How gorgeous is that wall of metro tiles? I don’t know about you but I want one too! If you want to see more of Mille’s home, go check out her blog SONOMASEVEN and find Mille on Instagram under @sonoma.seven.
I am loving the guest posts while I’m away – more exciting ones to come, stay tuned!
Photos: Mille Emilie Grath© that nordic feeling
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