“The concept of the café and bar reflects a distinct national romantic look, drawing inspiration from Swedish homes at the turn of the 20th century. Swedish species of wood and painted more in muted pink/grey-green than the red and green we tend to associate with the home of Carl Larsson. When taking inspiration from times gone by, we always regard it as essential to do it with a twist, creating a modern version. The design of the bar front draws evident inspiration from Swedish handicrafts, yet is stripped back.
The wall behind the bar was an important feature. The tiles draw your thoughts to the kitchen; we wanted to communicate that the cakes and other goodies are baked in-house and also provide a reminder that home kitchens are often a cozy space for socializing.The wall has vertical panels and high wall shelves that emphasize the height of the room, creating a look that is eye-catching as soon as you enter; wine bottles and more to tempt the palate, mixed with personal objects and antique jars – yielding a wonderful mix of impressive bar and cozy café. There are numerous shelves and benches throughout to provide space for vases, books, backgammon and other items commonly found on home bookshelves – this is intended to be our guests’ living room.”
Creative Architect, DEAR AREA