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Kitchen Inspiration from IKEA

I just got a press release from IKEA with info on their latest project, a cook book! It features 30 different baking recipes, and the pictures are very different from any other cook book I have seen. Look at this ingredients list for one of the recipes:

You can get the book for free at the kitchen department in the store, but the edition is limited so hurry up!

IKEA also sent some kitchen photos, and I believe they were styled by Lotta. Ooops, I was wrong! This kitchen was styled by Nathalie Kamkum and Annette Ydholm at IKEA's internal communications ICOM.

This is almost exactly what I have in mind for my next kitchen. A black and white theme softened by some wood details. Floor to ceiling white tiles, a blackboard wall, a simple bench to sit on, stainless steel cabinets and open storage with lots of inspiration taken from restaurant kitchens.


  • hem says:


    Det där var snyggt!

    Så coolt textat med kritan också.

    Undra hur det hade sett ut om man hade bytt ut det tre likadana svarta lampor till 3 olika svarta lampor, mich-macha lite till? :)

    Ha en strålande dag!

    kram Annaleena

    2010-09-21 | 16:33:01
    URL: http://annaleenashem.blogspot.com
  • Johanna Andersson says:

    Man blir ju inte så sugen på maten man ska laga när man ser smörblocken framför sig sådär, men grafiskt snyggt. Mer sugen blev jag på pannkakor i "lottas" kök. Riktigt snyggt.

    2010-09-21 | 17:17:36
    URL: http://walkthedog.blogg.se/
  • poet says:

    Awesome food picture! Do you know if this is available at IKEA in all countries, or only in Sweden? I'd really love to get a copy but I'm in Germany...

    2010-09-21 | 19:42:18
    URL: http://baytreepoet.blogspot.com
  • Sabrina says:

    Love the food pic.! Also love how the pots and pans are hanging on the wall in the second kitchen photo. What a great way to utilize space in such an adorable little kitchen!

    2010-09-21 | 21:37:33
    URL: http://sliceoflemon.com
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Annaleena: Ja, själv var jag inte heller helt såld på lampskärmarna. Jag hade nog tagit nakna glödlampor istället.

    Poet: I don't know if it's available outside of Sweden, you'll have to ask Ikea in your country.

    2010-09-21 | 22:40:14
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • copywaitress says:

    These lamps are gorgeous!

    2010-09-22 | 00:12:34
    URL: http://nailpolishspace.blogspot.com/
  • Halen says:

    Elegant place to dine:) Lets see if can get a free copy of book here.

    2010-09-22 | 00:30:34
    URL: http://www.artaberry.net
  • Sofia-Tingelings says:

    Vardagslyx – gud vad härligt. Så där ska jag duka nästa gång det vankas pannkaka till middag.

    2010-09-22 | 10:37:39
    URL: http://tingelings.devote.se
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Ooops, I deleted a few of your comments by mistake! Please comment again!

    2010-09-22 | 15:52:37
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Inger says:


    2010-09-23 | 09:39:37
    URL: http://vestablikk.blogspot.com
  • studio karin says:

    Hej Emma, så fina bilder! Har nog aldrig sett IKEA se så "stylish" ut, ganska arkitektoniskt och moget. Snyggt kök, snygga ytmaterial. Jag länkar till ditt fina inlägg idag från min inredningsblogg-sida, om kokbokstipset. Hoppas ok. Jag skriver att det kommer från dig :) Kika på


    2010-09-23 | 11:08:21
    URL: http://studiokarin.blogspot.com/
  • Mandy says:

    Sounds really great .... and I love the looks you have chosen, love open shelving !!!

    2010-09-23 | 11:51:30
    URL: http://16house.blogspot.com/
  • ap says:

    it seems that the photographer for ikea food book is Carl Kleiner.

    Thanks for the news

    2010-09-23 | 14:57:55
  • charlotte says:

    ah ikea. they know their stuff, eh.

    2010-09-24 | 12:45:38
    URL: http://www.sprinky.blogspot.com
  • Nadja says:

    great kitchen!! I'm liking the Café-style a lot :)

    2010-09-25 | 10:04:25
    URL: http://blog.smil.biz/
  • libby @ pinkshirtsandcarwrecks says:

    love that crinkly tablecloth!

    2010-09-25 | 17:28:14
    URL: http://pinkshirtsandcarwrecks.blogspot.com
  • sarah says:

    The pink background in the first image is so beautiful.

    2010-09-26 | 16:42:46
    URL: http://www.homezine.net

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