Scandinavian interiors

Today’s favourite: White space with black and brown details

January 16, 2014

white interior with black details, colorful carpet and tanned leather swan chair

This here is a great example of an interior looking warm and interesting despite having white walls, white floor and white ceiling. Black details in this room add contrast and tanned leather Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs warm it up a bit. And the white floor makes colors and the pattern of the carpet to really pop out!

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See siin on hea näide sellest, kuidas üks ruum tundub soe ja huvitav hoolimata sellest, et lagi, põrand ja seinad on värvitud ühtlaselt säravvalgeks. Mustad detailid lisavad kontrasti ning pruun nahk katmas Arne Jacobseni Swan toole muudab üldpildi soojemaks. Muidugi ei saa mainimata jätta ka pildi nurgast paistvat värvilist vaipa, mis valgel põrandal väga ilusti esile tuleb!

// photo from Bukovskis, seen on Coco Lapine Design //

Scandinavian stairs

January 10, 2014

 
airy and fresh Scandinavian bedroom with upstairs closet. by Pikcells Visualisation Studio

modern Scandinavian interior. By Pikcells Visualisation Studio

modern Scandinavian living room. By Pikcells Visualisation Studio

Scandinavian living room. By Pikcells Visualisation Studio

Fresh Scandinavian living room. By Pikcells Visualisation Studio

Scandinavian home office. By Pikcells Visualisation Studio

home office details. By Pikcells Visualisation Studio

white Scandinavian kitchen. By Pikcells Visualisation Studio

Scandinavian interior. By Pikcells Visualisation Studio
 
This bedroom with stairs (the first picture of this post) took my breath away at the moment I saw it on Anna Gillar blog. Of course I wanted to know where this is from and hoped to find the story behind it. To my complete surprise I found out that it wasn’t a real bedroom, rather a computer-generated imagery! Amazing what talented digital artists can do! :)

Anyway, these interior pictures were created by Pikcells visualisation studio for a Swedish stair manufacturer to display the stairs in various forms. On their website they say that a special lightning setup had to be used to emulate the Scandinavian light and a huge amount of time was spent creating the furniture and accessories from scratch. You’ll recognise many design classics here: Ton No 14 chair, Muuto Around table, Kähler Omaggio candle holder, Artek stool and Tolix chair just to name few perfectly modelled things.

I hope you enjoyed these digital miracles and happy weekend everyone!

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See kahel korrusel paiknev magamistuba (esimene foto selles postituses) hakkas mulle väga meeldima kohe kui ma seda Anna Gillar blogis nägin. Muidugi tahtsin ma teada, kust see pilt pärit on ning lootsin leida ka mingi loo selle magamistoa kohta. Ja leidsingi. Ma olin aga täiesti üllatunud kui tuli välja, et see ei olegi päris ehtne ruum, vaid hoopis arvutiga loodud animatsioon. Uskumatu! :)

Igatahes, need interjööri pildid on loodud Pikcells stuudio poolt ühele rootsi treppe tootvale firmale, et illustreerida nende toodangut. Nende kodulehelt võib lugeda, et palju aega kulutati sellele, et immiteerida seda väga erilist skandinaavialikku valgust ning enamus mööblit ja aksessuaare on samuti nullist loodud. 

Nende digitaalsete meistriteostega soovin teile kõigile ühtlasi ka head nädalavahetust!

 

// images from Pikcells //

Bye Bye 2013!

December 30, 2013

It’s less than two days before we welcome the New Year and so this is my last post in 2013. To sum up this wonderful year, I’ve put together a list of my most favourite posts from each month. I hope you’ll enjoy the selection!

Thank you all for your time spent here and see you already in 2014!

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Natuke vähem kui kahe päeva pärast tervitamegi juba uut aastat ja seega on käesolev postitus lõppeva aasta viimane. Et panna aastale vääriline punkt, siis valisin igast kuust välja ühe postituse, mis mulle hetkel kõige enam meeldib. Loodetavasti kiidate valiku heaks :)

Aitäh teile kõigile nende minutite (või tundide) eest, mis olete siin blogis veetnud, ning näeme juba uuel aastal!

 

List of my favourite posts from each month:

January: A house styled by Lotta Agaton

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February: Contrasts and harmony in a Swedish apartment

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March: Open, bright and minimalistic apartment

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April: Black and white

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black-and-white-and-wooden-picture-frames

 

May: Decorating with green plants

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June: Our little boy has arrived

Definitely my most favourite post of the entire year!

 

July: White, white, white!

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August: Stunning modern interior from Folkhem

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September: Cozy feeling in a new apartment

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October: Shades of black + white

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November: How to bring more daylight to interiors

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December: Christmas wishes from me to you

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// sources of the photos are given in each original post, please follow the links to find them! //

Three simple graphic bedrooms

December 10, 2013


simple and graphic black and white bedroom
graphic lines in Scandinavian bedroom white, black and grey in bedroom

These three bedrooms have graphic clean lines, black and white colour scheme and cool bedside lightning. I like!

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Nende kolme magamistoa puhul meeldib mulle nende lihtne graafiline üldmulje, must-valge toonivalik ning väga lahedad valgustid voodi kõrval!

// images 1. Ollie & Seb’s Haus 2. Jakob Nylund 3. Hitta Hem //

Winter holidays in Nordic home

December 6, 2013

Scandinavian style dining room decorated for Christmas beautiful Danish living room and modern wooden Christmas tree Christmas decorations simple and beautiful Christmas decor winter holidays fireplace and winter holiday decorations washi tape Christmas tree Christmas decor

This beautiful home near Copenhagen belongs to interior stylist and photographer Mette Wotkjær and her family. Christmas decorations used in this home are very simple and match the style of this home. If you like this modern and natural style, you can follow these Christmas decorating tips from Mette:

– use nature: bare branches and cones, for example.

– stick to nature’s own colors, keep the style simple

– mix the rustic with fine and delicate

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See ilus Kopenhaageni lähedal asuv kodu kuulub sisekujundaja ja fotograafi Mette Wotkjæri perele. Selle kodu jõulukaunistused on lihtsad ja lähevad väga hästi kokku kodu üldise sisekujundusega. Kui sulle meeldib selline moodne ja loodusest inspireeritud stiil, siis allpool on mõned näpunäited Mettelt, mida võiks järgida kodu jõuluks kaunistamisel:

– kasuta ära loodusest leitavat: näiteks raagus oksi ning käbisid

– jää looduses esinevate värvide juurde, hoia lihtsat stiili

– kasuta koos rustikaalseid ning õrnu detaile (näiteks raagus puuoksad ja kristall)

 

// from Femina //

 

Clean lines and contrasts

December 2, 2013

Fantastic Frank never disappoints!

Rootsi kinnisvara leheküljelt Fantastic Frank leian ikka ja jälle tõelisi pärleid. Nagu ka seekord!

Scandinavian livingroom with dark floor

graphical Scandinavian livingroom details from black and white living room simple and graphical entry black and white kitchen white bedroom with dark floor bedroom with home office corner

 

// images from Fantastic Frank //

How to bring more daylight to interiors

November 29, 2013

Last time I shared photos of cozy apartment to show you how good lightning can make a real difference in interiors. Today it’s all about light again, this time natural daylight. Afterall, it’s the darkest time of the year right know here where I live, so I think it is perfect time for posts about light, right?

Since we have long dark winter here in northern hemisphere, the use of natural sunlight is considered very important in Scandinavian homes. There are many ways one can get the most out of available natural daylight and I’ll list some of those below.

1. White walls. Because it reflects light so well, white is the wall color of choice. Besides, it looks fantastic with wood and is ideal backdrop for different colors and patterns.

beautiful Scandinavian living room

all white dining nook

creative home office with gorgeous light

2. Light flooring. Like white walls it reflects light and makes interiors brighter. White or almost white floors are very common in Scandinavian homes.

white wall and white floor

white Scandinavian living room from Elisabeth Heier

white bedroom and geometrical ferm living cushions

3. Large windows. Large windows allow the natural light to pour in. It’s common that those large windows don’t have any curtains or blinds either. You can consider yourself lucky if you live in an apartment or house with large windows so that you can make most of the available daylight. If your home has currently windows that you think are too small and you are planning some renovations in the future you may want to consider changing your windows for bigger ones. If you are interested in replacing your windows consult with your local professional team, for example one like Mentor Window and Door.

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large windows. white modern kitchen with pops of yellow

beautiful light in Scandinavian home

black and white and bright living room

 4. Roof windows, suntunnels. These complement the traditional windows and add interesting light effects. Roof windows can bring light also to the rooms with no vertical outer walls. Like for traditional windows you may want to have blinds for roof windows for those hot sunny days. VELUX®, for example, has many beautiful blinds in their product range that would be perfect fit for Scandinavian style interiors. You can check out the collection in VELUX web shop.

beautiful kitchen with skylights bathroom with skylights

skylights in bathroom. grey and white and raw wood

 I hope this post made your day a bit lighter and I’m really hoping it will be snowing soon so that everything would turn from muddy and grey into bright and white!

 

// images from 1. SignePling 2. Sofia Landin 3. 101 Woonideeen 4. Annaleenas Hem 5. Elisabeth Heier 6. Ferm Living 7. Petra Bindel 8. Bo-Bedre 9. Residence 10. Lantliv 11. and 12. VELUX 13. Elisabeth Heier //

 

Disclosure: This post contains sponsored links.

 

Lightning matters

November 19, 2013

This apartment is a good example of showing how lightning can make an interior cozy and welcoming. And candles are definitely a must for dark and long autumn and winter evenings!

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Selle korteri näitel on hästi näha, kuidas läbimõeldud valgustus teeb ruumi tõeliselt ilusaks ja kutsuvaks. Võttes arvesse, kui palju pimedat aega meil on, tasub kindlasti oma kodu valgustus põhjalikult läbi mõelda. Ja muidugi ei tasu unustada küünlaid – need on tegelikult peaaegu et kohustuslikud meie pimedatel ja pikkadel sügis- ja talveõhtutel!

cozy Scandinavian living room

beautifully lit Scandinavian living room

Scandinavian kitchen, pendants

kids room, red chair

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// images from Stadshem, via Coco Lapine Design //

Danish home decorated for Christmas

November 15, 2013

Scandinavian living room, striped rug, neutral color scheme

Danish living room, stripes and neutrals

simple Christmas decor

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beautiful black and white kitchen + dining

natural Christmas decor

Christmas decor

I planned not to post Christmas stuff before the start of December, but as soon as I saw this beautiful Danish home in Femina I changed my mind. Afterall, we should think about Christmas decorations before actual Christmas time, so this is perfect time for starting to share Christmas inspiration! Besides, it’s a really beautiful home (my favourite is dining area with black Wegner Wishbone chairs), so those not in Christmas mood yet will hopefully find something for themselves also.

PS! Today is the day I promised to announce the winner of Novica gift card giveaway and the lucky winner chosen by random.org is Vunda V! Congratulations!

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Ma mõtlesin küll, et ma ei tee jõuluteemalisi postitusi enne detsembri algust, aga kui nägin seda imeilusat kodu Feminas, siis mõtlesin kohe ümber. Pealegi tuleb ju hakata jõulukaunistuste peale mõtlema juba enne jõuluaja kättejõudmist ning seda arvestades on täiesti viimane aeg hakata ka jõulu-inspiratiooni jagama! Lisaks on see muidu ka hästi ilus kodu (eriti meeldib mulle köök, kus söögilaua ümber mustad Wegneri Wishbone toolid), nii et kes veel ei taha jõululainele minna, leiab ehk ka enda jaoks midagi :)

 

//images from Femina //

Interior inspiration from Weekday Carnival

November 13, 2013

livingroom. from Weekday Carnival riikka kantinkoski_weekdaycarnival_ok_ominkäsin black and white kitchen from Weekday Carnival black. kitchen details. from Weekday Carnival String shelf system, from Weekday Carnival workspace inspiration, DIY pencil holder, from Weekday Carnival on the shelf. from Weekday Carnival retro cupboard. from Weekday Carnival

These beautiful interior photos caught my eye today. It’s the home of Riikka Kantinkoski, a photographer and designer from Finland. Riikka is a person behind Weekday Carnival blog which is a must read for everyone loving Scandinavian design. There are many great DIY ideas and of course stunning photographs on the blog. And her online shop RK Design is full of items on my wish list :)

PS! You can still enter to our giveaway to win a gift card from Novica!

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Need ilusad pildid, mis mulle täna silma jäid, on Riikka Kantinkoski kodust Soomes. Riikka on fotograaf ja disainer, kelle blogi Weekday Carnival peaks küll kuuluma iga skandinaavia stiili armastaja lemmikblogide nimekirja :) Sealt blogist võib leida huvitavaid isetegemise ideesid ja loomulikult ka hästi palju ilusaid fotosid. Tal on ka veebipood RK Design ja seal on päris mitu asja, mis on juba pikemat aega olnud mu huviorbiidis :)

PS! Kui tahad võita Novica kinkekaarti, aga ei ole veel selleks kommentaari jätnud, siis veel täna-homme on võimalik seda teha SIIN!

// images from Weekday Carnival blog //

 

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