Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Black and white in the Captain's house

originally built for a sea captain and his family of six, this 90 sqm house from the 1800's in the south of Sweden is now housing Swedish industrial designer Kristina Stark and her family during the summers. This is a nice mix of Marimekko and Ikea, new and old, romantic and modern, cheap and expensive (just look at the kitchen with it's marble workbenches resting on simple homebuilt door-less cabinets) and all over the house there is this continued theme of black contrasting against the white walls and light grey floors.


Photo by Anette Åberg for Hus och Hem


  • Emma says:

    that's a lot of stripes!

    2010-04-30 | 02:37:48
    URL: http://www.themarionhousebook.com
  • Janne says:

    Nice :-) And a good reminder for me to order that «Ögon» poster!

    2010-04-30 | 09:18:20
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  • Polly R says:

    I love all those stripes! And those plant diagrams. I have the colourful cushion in that picture too!


    2010-04-30 | 09:37:47
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  • gunilla says:

    Svart och vitt blir aldrig fel! Där kan jag flytta i redan idag.

    2010-04-30 | 10:37:45
    URL: http://sistersinyarn.blogspot.com/
  • Esther says:

    love those splashes of colour amongst the black&white in the second & third picture!

    2010-04-30 | 11:11:23
    URL: http://cloudships.blogspot.com
  • Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} says:

    black & white is so effortlessly chic and charming. This classic combo will never die! Love the home, so neat!

    2010-04-30 | 12:46:15
    URL: http://www.creamylife.com/
  • Hanna says:

    Thanks for sharing these pictures! They sooo lovely :) House isn't too bad either ;)

  • Helena says:

    Although this is a summer house, there is elegance here! I would like it was mine!! ;))

    Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

    2010-04-30 | 19:53:04
  • kathryn says:

    always design envy. quite perfect whites and blacks and mixes of periods. my house needs some of that magic.

    2010-05-01 | 03:55:03
    URL: http://orangesugarhome.blogspot.com/
  • Anneli says:

    Love the armchairs.

    2010-05-01 | 07:21:05
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  • Ylva says:

    åh vad fint med allt det svartvita. Gillar alla mattor på bilderna speciellt. Synd att det är en svår kombination på golven för en barnfamilj...

    2010-05-01 | 07:29:16
    URL: http://darlingthings.blogspot.com
  • Ida says:

    De gröna fotöljerna var ju helt fantastiska!!

    2010-05-03 | 17:09:26
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  • amusic says:

    gillar verkligen de svart-vita mattorna!

    2010-05-11 | 13:52:30
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  • Stéphanie says:

    I love!!

    2010-05-14 | 09:29:03
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  • Diana says:

    The big black spots on that tablecloth would be perfect for kids mealtime--stain free! I posted this. Thanks for the tip!

    2010-05-20 | 07:44:34
    URL: http://museumofhappiness.blogspot.com/
  • Jessica says:

    Now I am obsessed with the black and turquoise chairs. LOVE them!!

    2010-06-16 | 21:43:57
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  • lisa bellomy says:

    i just loved your pictures. saw some good ideas for my daughters house, thanks so much for responding. i love the trash cans!

    2011-07-07 | 05:18:05

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