An antique chest serving as a kitchen island, a pretty vintage mirror, and a lounge chair add living-room coziness to a space. Sara Svenningrud
The Look: At her 19th-century home in Höganäs on the coast of Sweden, interior stylist Marie Olsson Nylander subverts the minimal-chic cliché of a pale and contemporary space by using a mix of textures, vintage pieces, and furnishings not normally found in the kitchen. An eye-catching, one-of-a-kind island pulls it all together. See more globally inspired kitchens.