Remodeled Swedish Summer Farmhouse Tour

The large windows in this red Swedish barn make all of the difference!

The large windows in this red Swedish barn make all of the difference!

This 18th century Swedish farmhouse was rapidly deteriorating when Danish architect Mette Lyng Hansen and designer Mads Odgard.  Despite its tragic condition, the pair knew the key to a successful remodel was to combine subtle modern touches with Scandinavian furniture while maintaining the rustic appeal of a summer house.  

The butcher block kitchen island compliments the open floorplan so well, especially when contrasted with slate side panels.

The butcher block kitchen island compliments the open floorplan so well, especially when contrasted with slate side panels.

Despite having a small kitchen, the duo made the most of the space by adding a butcher block kitchen island with a gas range and open shelving along the wall.

To save space in the small kitchen, the couple hangs their pots and pans on a hook underneath a long open shelf.

To save space in the small kitchen, the couple hangs their pots and pans on a hook underneath a long open shelf.

Black furniture pieces are not only functional for their storage space, they also fit well into the aesthetic matching the black door and door trim.

Black furniture pieces are not only functional for their storage space, they also fit well into the aesthetic matching the black door and door trim.

While it's not every day that you see a black door with black trim, it certainly works in this home.  Not only does it provide traditional character, it creates contrast against the minimalist white walls.

A long dining table is sparsely decorate with only four dining chairs to create scale.

A long dining table is sparsely decorate with only four dining chairs to create scale.

Designer Mads Odgard created a gallery wall full of framed botanical wallpaper. 

Designer Mads Odgard created a gallery wall full of framed botanical wallpaper. 

Painting the exterior of the farmhouse is no easy task, but boy is it worth it!

Painting the exterior of the farmhouse is no easy task, but boy is it worth it!

The carriage house on the grounds of this Swedish summer estate is adorable.

The carriage house on the grounds of this Swedish summer estate is adorable.

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