Welcome to the new Mjölk Journal
In January 2009 we started our blog Kitka. Over the years we shared our cottage renovations, travel experiences, exhibitions with craftspeople and more. Kitka will live on as an archive, and moving forward we will continue to share in this newly designed space.
It being our ninth year at Mjölk as well, we decided it was finally time to refresh our showroom. Luckily we had recently happened upon a product that would really inform the more major change in the back of our showroom. Pure & Original paint from Belgium came on our radar during several other recent projects and the timing was right to incorporate it in our showroom.
In the front space we used "Milk", wooed by the name. It retains its gallery like open feeling, though there is a subtle texture added to the walls as shown in the above photo.
New FRAMA daybed, with Piloti coffee table by Hugo Passos.
Renaud Sauve's pieces are really popping on the white oak Enfield table.
Moving on towards the showroom transitional space.
Over the years, the back of the showroom has been a struggle. The addition of a shoji lightbox over a window and new permanent white oak shelving fixtures definitely helped but the white drywall was reading as bland. The limited light did nothing to make the space pop so we decided to move in a different direction, opting for the dark green Belgian Wilderness from Pure & Original paint. We used the up/down effect and it has added so much depth and texture. This colour also works really well with the various woods, brass and plant life.
As you can see, depending on the light, the wall colour shifts. Here the bright light from the sun through the window makes the green look paler.
Furniture pictured: Mayor Sofa by Arne Jacobsen, Swoon Armchair by Space Copenhagen, natural leather 2207 single lounge chair by Borge Mogensen, JH5 Formakami Pendant by Jaime Hayon, brass and oak Dornstab floor lamp, brass and leather Hase BL floor lamp.
The desk area is slowly getting more layers. After a refresh it's just like moving into a new home. One is reluctant to poke holes in the new paint job, or overcrowd the space. New to the showroom is the simple FRAMA shelving as seen above.