Via Entrance Mäkleri photos: Anders Bergstedt
Often when an interior grabs my attention I will start to deconstruct it and try to understand why I love it so much and how I can possibly apply some of the decorating techniques to my own home. Starting with that gorgeous gallery wall, you can see that prints have very similar tones and mostly abstract themes. There is certainly some nice colour going on but black is a common denominator for sure. Not only is there some black in all of the prints but the frames are all the same thin black casings. And they are pretty much spaced uniformly apart making the gallery wall feel like one piece of art. The wall stands out particularly well because of the restraint shown on other walls in the home.
As I mentioned in the intro there is a real love of curves happening here. Perhaps taking a cue from the curved brick walls. That gorgeous blue sofa has a slight curve hugging the round wood coffee table. I must admit I probably would have passed by that coffee table in a shop thinking it was too heavy and dark but it looks smashing here. I love to be surprised that way. The arc of the chrome floor lamp, as well as the shade, the curve of the dining room chairs around the tulip table, and the mirror in the hall all contribute to the soft comfortable shapes of the home. There is more, but you get what I mean.
In my opinion, one of the key signatures of Scandinavian decor is having a mix of elements and that includes incorporating both modern and vintage. There are certainly some vintage items here as well as some items that give a nod to the past. It really helps to give your home soul, cosiness, and a sense of curation. Did you notice that jug on the kitchen counter? I love it! I love it when vintage is used and not just for display.
Some other things that grabs me here are the over-sized vases and other decor accents. Oh- and that fabulous red chair in the bedroom corner! The list goes on.
What do you take away from this home? Is there anything that inspires you?