“Scandinavian style celebrates minimal decor and functional furnishings with a lot of whites, hits of black, wood tones, and a few pops of color to keep things happy and add a touch of quirky.” excerpt from STYLED.
There’s a reason IKEA is a household name. Everyone loves a crisp Nordic room full of simple, bright, and cheery goodness. Those of you in the Scandinavian camp are like Minimalists without the drama. You know how to take a cold, bare space and warm it up with fun, playful pieces, often inspired by nature. I mean, the Swedes made an entire hotel out of ice that people actually pay real money to sleep in. They put a fur blanket on a bed made of ice, yes ICE. Look…
Full of light and life, Scandinavians-at-heart (hereinafter referred to as “Scandies”) bathe their homes in the natural sunshine as often as possible. Seamlessly transitioning between the indoors and the outdoors, Scandies bring nature inside and themselves outside as much as possible. Light woods like maple, birch, and oak co-mingle with sleek, modern furniture, often made of plastic, or metal. A truly Scandinavian-inspired home is bright, airy, and lighthearted. A truly Scandinavian retail store is bright, airy, and smells of Swedish meatballs and cinnamon buns.
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They have truly mastered the perfect combination of light, bright, and airy with a touch of rustic, a touch of industrial and a hint of minimal. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t enjoy their morning cup of coffee in any of these sun drenched rooms.
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So throw down the fur pelt, light the fire, and open up those curtains to let all that beautiful sunlight in while without any further ado, we give you our bright and cheery choices for that special Scandie in your life…
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Through painstaking research and precise calculations, we’ve also rounded up the perfect gifts for our Seventies, Rustic, and Contemporary/Minimal friends. We’re getting down to the wire…do you demand Zen, Industrial, Mid-Century Modern, Bohemian, Modern Glam, Traditional, or Totally Eighties next?
If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of the book, and are craving some more interior and style inspiration you can pick up your copy , and while you’re impatiently waiting for that postman to arrive you can check out some behind the scenes, and a few more peeks inside the pages of the book here: Book Title And Cover Options | The Real Book Cover | Behind The Book – Styling The Perfect Shot | Styled On Shelves Now
***written by for EHD