The cottage or cabin kitchen is a place for laughter and endless conversations and preparing the most delicious seasonal dishes. However, its feel is often more unique, playful, and rustic than an everyday kitchen. Take a peek at these functional interior details that will delight you in your cottage, summer house, or home kitchen!
Mix and match
While on holiday, why not serve morning coffee from cute, colorful cups. The Unikko mugs feature Marimekko's iconic floral pattern in an array of bright shades and look great mixed together. For extra flower power, combine them with plates from the same series.
Essentials in order
Flour, sugar, coffee, and other dry ingredients are also essentials in the summer house. If there is a lack of cabin space in the kitchen, these HAY tin jars will find their place on an open shelf or countertop, for example. Designed by George Sowden, the airtight lid of the Tin by Sowden seals in the flavors and helps in preserving your ingredients.
The multi-purpose helper
At cottages and cabins, dishes are typically washed by hand. The savior of small spaces, the Happy Sinks drying rack, is effortless to roll over the sink whenever a drying spot is needed. In addition to this, the convenient rack can also be used as a place for hot pots or for draining freshly washed vegetables.
The charisma of the cottage interior is born from imperfection. Ferm Living’s Flow bowls, jugs, and serving dishes are made of porcelain and delight with a rugged, hand-crafted character. The one-liter jug can be filled with drinking water from the well, and the attractive jam jar with marmalade made from self-picked berries.
For the cabin chef
The best helpers for the summer chef or a camping lover are high-quality knives: a Nordic knife, a small Nordic knife, a fillet knife, a fish spike, and a chef's knife. Designed by Harri Koskinen, the Cabin Chef knife set travels with you to a hike in the forest or just to the cabin kitchen. Due to its beautiful leather knife roll, the knives are easy to hang on the kitchen wall.
A fresh take on the traditional basket
Verso Design's Lastu basket is modern version of the traditional Finnish birch basket. The beautifully made shopping basket features a double layer of birch and contemporary leather handles. The multifunctional piece is a convenient accessory at the market and solves storage problems in the kitchen – and much more!
Find the hiding place
Do your kitchen textiles need an urgent update? Designed by Marika Maijala, the pattern of the Kesäpiilo tea towel invites you to the garden to enjoy a little summer hideaway with an abundance of flowers. A kitchen towel made of durable linen-cotton mix helps with chores and dries quickly. Also, the Kesäpiilo textiles make delightful gifts.
Time for tea
The terracotta teapot brings a Mediterranean twist to the table setting. Skagerak's Edge teapot has a Scandinavian, clear-lined design, a beautiful teak handle and a glazed inner surface that is easy to clean. This earthy vessel is perfect fot serving evening teas until the darker nights of autumn.
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The favorite spot
A cozy setting requries high-quality and comfortable chairs that invite you to socialize around meals and board games. Made of solid wood, Stolab’s Miss Holly chair combines excellent seating comfort with an interesting appearance and steals attention with its stunning, winged backrest.
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Text: Sarianna Määttänen Images: Manufacturers