A Swedish House with an Outdoor kitchen and Living Room

While up at our cabin, rather than relaxing, I can't help but spend my time plotting our next update. A long way in the future, we'd like to have an outdoor kitchen! Do you love them too? There's something about cooking alfresco (and I don't just mean on the barbecue!), don't you think? 

The swedes who own this house have got there outdoor space right! 

The outdoor kitchen has a gas barbecue, sink and all the utensils you might need to throw together an evening meal. We recently bought a portable plug-in induction stove from IKEA for our cabin and it would make a nice addition here too! 

I also like the plant boxes. Placing raised beds around a terrace like this is a nice way to add flowers beside the seating area. 

Around the corner they have created a covered terrace with a lovely sitting room area for cosy evenings. I love the pendant lamp for a true 'living room' feel!

Cushions, blankets, candles - all the things you need for a cosy evening! I often bring out a basket of blankets late afternoon and plonk it beside our outdoor seating - so that blankets are at the ready as soon as the chill sets in! Having tried and tested many blankets - from budget to blowout (hey, it's cold up here in the north!), my favourite actually turns out to be the wool-blend ones from H&M Home - they are really soft and a firm family favourite. 

A simple bench serves as a perch for a reflective morning coffee for one. 

Water tight Glass / plexiglass roofing can get really hot in the sunshine. A wicker cover like this one helps to keep the area cool and looks pretty too! 

I couldn't resist sharing a few snapshots from the downstairs living area too - perfect inspiration for anyone who loves serene white / neutral spaces! 

I hope this lovely outdoor kitchen and open-plan living space have given you plenty of inspiration for the weekend! 

Do you have any experience with outdoor kitchens? If so, please do share any in the comments below! 
Could you imagine installing one in your outdoor space? 

Here are some other wonderful ways you can transform your alfresco lifestyle at home: 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


Photography courtesy of Erik Olsson


  1. They got their tone-on-tone perfect in the living space! Amazed they managed to get the cabinet and wall colours to match so well. The outside looks like it's in the south France, amazing. Lovely house.

  2. What a lovely, inviting home 💙💛

  3. My only experience with outdoor kitchens is when we camp, so that probably doesn't count. I think it would be nice to be able to cook outside to keep the heat out of the kitchen during the summer (although maybe that's less of an issue in this area).

    Lovely light-bright space!

  4. I’m envious (in a good way!) of their outdoor set up. I would love to cook or sit, or read or have a beverage - or all those- in their space. Their indoor living spaces are equally desirable places to hang out. Such fun to see all of it.

  5. Do you have any ideas for sourcing for the wicker cover on top of the pergola? We have a pergola and southern exposure and would appreciate some filtered light most afternoons. Thank you.

    1. Check out big box hardware stores (like Home Depot or Lowe's in North America). They often carry reed fencing that is typically used (attached to a fence) for a bit of privacy.

  6. So pretty! I always love a kitchen filled with natural light like this!
    net worth


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