The Eskilsson Kitchen

When Marlén and Per Eskilsson decided to renovate, their love of a particular shade of green paint set the tone for what was to become their new kitchen. The traditional 1920s property is situated in the city of Malmö, in Skåne County – the most southern län of Sweden. The property was built in 1926 in the traditional Scandinavian old style, and Marlén wanted the renovation to be sympathetic towards this style.

There was always a lot of focus on the details when it came to the use of colour, materials and functionality, according to Kulladal Kitchens AB, who helped the Eskilssons create their new family kitchen. The couple wanted a kitchen that was custom built for the needs of the family. They also knew they wanted it to last a lifetime; a space that could be refreshed and repaired when needed, rather than replaced. The result is a stunning handcrafted, solid wood kitchen with all the cool, calming appeal you would expect of a Scandinavian home.

The use of Card Room Green by Farrow & Ball on both the walls and cabinetry, gives the whole space the kind of natural tranquillity that you get from walking in the woods.

This is emphasised further by the natural wood finishes scattered throughout the space. The green colour blocking is balanced perfectly by the use of white which keeps the space bright and fresh. The white Carrara Marble work surfaces and the white-oiled pine flooring allow daylight from the windows to bounce around the room, creating a natural ambiance.

The Shaws Butler sink is placed beneath the window to make the most of the natural light, and offers the user a view of the garden.

The Butler sink was the perfect choice for the space as it is not only generous and practical to use on a daily basis, allowing for family-sized oven tins, plates and pots, but is designed to last a lifetime. The second sink, a smaller Shaws Belthorn sink , is undermounted beneath the white Carrara Marble worktop, and is perfect for washing hands or prepping vegetables for cooking on the impressive stainless steel range cooker.

The design scheme has been given a touch of elegance and luxury with the use of brass details that punctuate the statement pieces and add a touch of warmth to the colour palette. The Eskilssons’ determination to focus on quality and tradition ensured they delivered their vision of a practical, sophisticated, social space that their family can enjoy for generations.


Kulladal Kitchens AB, photography by Lisa Wikstand, styling by Helen Sturesson