This is a cabin in Nordmarka

Behind the basement doors of the Nordmarka cabin is a bathroom with a sauna, whirlpool, fireplace and lounge.

This is a cabin in Nordmarka

This is a cabin in Nordmarka

FINE DETAILS. The sculptural stainless steel towel rack on granite is supplied by meldgaard. no Photo: Espen Grønli

This is a cabin in Nordmarka

Space. There is plenty of room in the spa’s spa area. Interior designer Tove Meldgaard was challenged to design the oasis for the open-air family. Photo: Espen Grønli

Interior designer’s tips

  • First and foremost: Use skilled craftsmen and good materials, as the bathroom lasts for a long time.
  • Select warm colors, giving a harmonious and delicate effect.
  • Cold and hot materials like steel, glass, wood and wood tiles.
  • Large tiles and thin joints are a must for bathrooms that look great for at least 20 years.
  • Few grooves provide a calm and elegant expression. Large tiles also make small rooms seem larger.
  • Lighting is always important, taking into account where and what lighting is to be covered / used for.
  • Be neutral in large surfaces and decor, so you can play with colors in towels and small items that can be changed frequently.
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The outdoor enthusiastic family uses the cabin closer to 200 days a year. They wanted a living room that they could share with friends and family. Interior designer Tove Meldgaard got the challenge of drawing the oasis behind the cellar doors.

Space for everything

– Next to the bedrooms, the family has a bath and sauna, and the living room has the fireplace that they appreciate. But the residents would also have a common room in the basement, where they got both seating, fireplace, sauna and large whirlpool, says the interior designer.

The living room is suitable for six people and is also excellent for social gatherings. After the trip, the fireplace can be enjoyed with a good book or a glass of wine. The shower and sauna are sheltered from the living area itself.

Consent Use of Materials

Meldgaard says that the use of material is consistent. The wall between the bath and the private zone is covered with heat treated ash. It has a warm, light color and is also resistant to water.

To create a balance in the room, the interior designer has felt an ornament in the wall above the seating group. The family asked for wooden floors, and the interior designer chose the ashtrays with inserts of cast natural stones. It forms a pattern from the whirlpool.

There is also cast stone floor with round stones that is good to wear on for bare feet, around the bath, in the shower and sauna. The materials are hot and cold, steel, glass and tiles together with wood and textiles.

Reverse effect

The roof is painted in the same color as on the large bath and shower tiles. The elegant color scheme easily creates a whole space in the room.

There are no windows in the wellness room, and the two big mirrors should imagine the window and reflect light. Inside the toilet and the sauna there are fitted doors in partly frosted glass.

– The glass doors into the toilet and the sauna I have drawn the same, but with the reverse pattern: The surfaces that are not transparent on the toilet door are transparent on the door to the sauna, says interior designer Melgaard

This is a cabin in Nordmarka

HEATING SPACE. On the floor is the heat-treated ash from the Danish Hørning Parket Fabrik, the same material is used as a wall detail. A small seating area is located by the fireplace. Photo: Espen Grønli

This is a cabin in Nordmarka

PRIVATE ZONE. The shower is separated from the living zone with a tiled wall. Waterfall, fittings and tiles are supplied by E. C. Dahl. Photo: Espen Grønli

This is a cabin in Nordmarka

IN THE HEAT. The heating room Tylø is supplied by Bygg og Tømmerteam. On the floor there are cast beach stones from E. C. Dahl. Photo: Espen Grønli

This is a cabin in Nordmarka

FROSTET: The glass doors into the toilet and sauna are frosted and prevent access. Photo: Espen Grønli

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