When Toronto-based interiors stylist Jennifer Hannotte of Russett and Empire Interiors set out to update her kitchen, she was aiming for a Scandinavian cottage feel. With a limited budget (and some basic materials like plywood), she managed to create this clean rustic vibe. See below for details on the look; to read more about the space, visit Remodelista.
Above: Hannotte is a fan of the raw wood look. She covered the walls with birch plywood and created shelves with rough pine she picked up at Home Depot. To help prolong the life of the wood, she oiled the backsplash with Skydd Oil from Ikea ($4.99).
Above: On the countertop, Hannotte positioned an Ikea Tral Work Lamp ($24.99).
Above: For the remaining walls of the kitchen, Hannotte painted them in Gallery White from Behr. “White is fresh and modern and, especially in a small kitchen like mine, it helps to unite rather than divide,” she says.
Above: With the addition of the white Tripod Table from West Elm ($199) and stools found on Craigslist, Hannotte created an instant eat-in kitchen.
Above: To complete the look, Hanotte painted the floors in a gray shade from Behr called Ashes. To find a similar color, Devine Paint offers a palette of silvery grays.