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Mad About . . . Scandinavian Style

24th April 2012

 

Clean whites and monochromes form the basis of the uncluttered Scandinavian style

It’s Scandi week on mad about the house.

Secondly, the new Scandinavian drama has now hit our screens. Fresh from The Killing and Borgen (and Wallander before that) comes The Bridge, which is a mix of Danish and Swedish. Bliss. Well the plot is quite gory but the houses are great.

The basis for this look is monochrome; black, white and grey. It’s about mixing these colours in different materials and textures and lifting it with splashes of colour.  The Finns like citrus brights, the Danes prefer more muted dusty colours. Layer these base colours and add lots of wood; the Scandinavian palette can also be seen as reflection of the world outside.

Finally for the Scandinavian readers among you, I have in on good authority that the Danes like bare windows or plain blinds but the Swedes will have curtains. The Danes lean more towards black, the Swedes navy; the Danes are more architectural, the Swedes are more cottagey. Now I don’t want to get in the middle of a cultural row here, so I’m just repeating what I was told. Feel feel to add your own comments below and we’ll see if we can reach a consensus that way.

Anyway, Swedish, Danish, Finnish or Norwegian, here are a few gorgeous monochrome products to kick you off with a little of your own Scandi Chic.

TABLO LARGE

by  Nicholai Wiig Hansen for Normann Copenhagen

£335

www.scandiliving.com

Simple design marrying two different materials

 

REINDEER ANTLER CANDLE HOLDER

£44.90

www.nordicbliss.co.uk

Winter or summer candles are an essential part of Scandi decor

KNIT BRAIDED CUSHIONS

£155

www.nordicelements.com

Navy and black are popular accent colours

 

STOCKHOLM RAND

£99

www.ikea.com

Classic monochrome from the Swedish giant; Ikea

 

EDBERG SOFA

£299 – £1,400

www.johnlewis.com

John Lewis have a range of Scandinavian inspired furniture

INDUSTRIAL STOOL BY HOUSE DOCTOR DK

£79.99

www.bodieandfou.com

Powder coated steel legs and a wooden seat from Bodie and Fou

 

SOPHIE REFER MEGA BULB

£149

www.panik-design.com

Mouthblown glass gives form to the functional bulb

 

WHITE TRAY TABLE

£59

www.nordicstyle.com

Painted furniture is classically Swedish

 

GAD FRIDHELM SOFA

£2,165

www.husandhem.co.uk

This clean uncluttered look is typically Scandinavian

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