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European interior design in kitchen and dining room

For our European interior design dining room and kitchen decor, we’re staying true to our basic Scandinavian style with an industrial twist in our new house, though there are some adjustments that the move and slightly different room layout will bring.

Dining room – basic considerations for our interior design

Perspectively, we would like to replace the dining room seating, there we would like to have cantilever chairs for durability reasons – or a design classic (I’m not saying Wishbone Chair now – but yes). But since that’s not an urgent investment at the moment, we just need an idea for the right style to go with it.

A rug under the dining table should ideally be washable, as the kids like to drop things. The table stays – we will replace the chairs eventually.

European interior design: Oak table with tree edge on both sides by Holzwerk Hamburg
Der Tisch bleibt – die Stühle werden irgendwann ausgetauscht
Kitchen – basic considerations for our interior design

In addition to the dining room, the layout of the kitchen and kitchen planning in general has already occupied us during the floor planning phase. The eye-catcher in the kitchen is the open ceiling above the kitchen island. There is a skylight there, so we have plenty of natural light from above in the kitchen as well. The opening is to the second floor hallway, and the balustrade repeats the elements of the staircase: the handrail is made of beech wood painted in a dusty gray (RAL 7037) with round black metal rods, as well as the open wooden staircase.

The kitchen counter will finish with the ceiling above. For this purpose, we adjusted the floor plan upstairs, so as not to look at kitchen cabinets from above and form a “dust shelf”.

The kitchen surface is black matte, the countertop has a height of 95 cm (about 37.4 in), which is ergonomic for us. Glass wall cabinets above the sink have interior lighting. At the kitchen island there is no high counter, because directly adjacent will be our 2.5 m (ca. 98.43 in) dining table.


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