Scandinavian style

Tylko | Customisable designer furniture + Reader offer

April 5, 2016

 
Modern dining room, lack table and chairs, warm grey wall, Tylko Hub table

Shelf, storage, Scandinavian inspiration. Tylko Ivy shelf

Shelving inspiration, great shelf for storage, Tylko Ivy shelf

Minimalist and stylish customizable wooden table, Tylko Hub table

Customizable Tylko Hub table and Totem mill salt and pepper grinders

Minimalist modern Scandinavian style workspace. Tylko Hub table, Muuto chair

Tylko Ivy shelf as a room divider in open plan living room
 
I think everyone who has furnished or decorated a home know the feeling of finally finding that perfect piece of furniture only to find out that it’s dimensions doesn’t fit the space or its color isn’t exactly what you’ve been looking for. And I think that everyone deciding on a new furniture for their home have tried hard to imagine how exactly this new piece would look like in their home. Well, I have some good news for you – furniture industry is moving to a direction where these kind of problems are a history!

Tylko, a Warsaw-based design company, is bringing digital revolution into designer furniture industry by allowing customers to personalize pieces to meet their specific tastes and needs. This is done via multi-platform Tylko app where anyone can co-create a unique piece of furniture by starting with a basic, pre-designed shape and changing its properties to match their taste and space. While customizing, Tylko has ensured parameters and algorithms are in place so that the end result will be visually harmonious and represent the vision of the designer behind each piece. After deciding furniture configuration, finishes and dimensions, the app’s augmented reality mode can be used to create a virtual view of the furniture in a real environment using your phone’s camera. It’s a completely new way of designing and purchasing furniture and pretty awesome, don’t you think?

At the moment their selection includes minimalist and modern Ivy shelf created by Tylko’s own design team, Hub table designed by world-known designer Yves Béhar and Totem mill salt and pepper grinders by Polish designer Krystian Kowalski.

To finish, I’m really happy to tell you that Tylko is kindly giving all Decordots readers 10% off from their order. The offer can be used by clicking on the Tylko banner in right sidebar (this way the reduction will apply automatically) or simply entering the code decordots at checkout. Have fun!

 

// photos from Tylko //
Posted in collaboration with Tylko.
 
 

Small, multifunctional and perfectly styled | Josefin Hååg’s apartment on sale

March 5, 2016

 
Josefin Hååg's apartment. Little multifunctional space with stunning gallery wall

Cozy Scandinavian style bedroom nook with big window

window sill styling. shades of grey

textures and materials

simple little dining nook, picture wall

simple metal shelf for storage and display of beautiful things

black door and shelf styling

white Scandinavian style kitchen, white tiles with black grout

kitchen. black, white, stainless steel and browns

Josefin Hååg's apartment, white washed herringbone floor

Dark grey entryway in Josefin Haag's apartment

Little dark grey hallway

 

Last time I talked here how much I loved My Residence bookazine and one of my favorite interiors from there was definitely a little apartment of Josefin Hååg and her wife. So today when I saw on Josefin’s Instagram feed that their apartment is on sale via Fantastic Frank I immediately clicked over there to see the latest photos of this lovely home.

The whole apartment is only 20 m2, but it is very well planned and every square meter is used to maximum. Large window in combination with white walls and white-washed herringbone floor makes this little space airy and light and let’s it show larger than it actually is. I just love the color palette used – monochrome with some warm brown and neutrals gives this apartment really cozy feel. As Josefin is one really talented stylist it’s no wonder that this space is also styled to perfection! If there was only one thing I could highlight it would be the way how she has displayed art on the walls (I have featured it also in this picture wall inspiration post).

I have shared photos of Josefin’s apartment before here – there have been some changes in decorating and styling since then, both versions look stunning if you ask me!

 

//photos from Fantastic Frank //

 

 

Contrasting minimalist kitchen cabinets

January 18, 2016

 
minimalist dark wooden kitchen

black kitchen cabinets in white interior

 

These minimalist dark wooden kitchen cabinets create beautiful contrast in this otherwise white kitchen. Large windows let in plenty of daylight which is reflected on white walls and light wooden floor so that the dark cabinetry doesn’t feel too heavy in this interior.

 

// photos from Bo-Bedre, by Mikkel Adsbøl //
 
 

Kristofer Johnsson for Residence

December 21, 2015

 
white walls, dark furniture, wool carpet

Still life on cupboard

Home of Nadja Mini Helminen

White fireplace

Bright and airy bedroom

 

Scandinavian + industrial style kitchen with dining table

Scandinavian apartment with industrial touch

Cozy nook by the window

Scandi + industrial

Still life with ceramics on wooden table
 
Latest jobs from Kristofer Johnsson for Residence magazine are both so beautiful that instead of a Christmas themed post I had planned for today I want to share those with you. The first apartment (which is styled by Lotta Agaton) is a home of Nadja Mini Helminen. Its all white base is a great backdrop for darker furniture pieces and shows beautifully all the architectural elements of this apartment. The second interior is decorated in darker and muted hues and it looks like a cozy nest for cold winter months. It’s a good example that Scandinavian style doesn’t always have to be only black and white. The second apartment was styled by Alexandra Ogonowski.

 

// photos from Kristofer Johnsson //
 
 

Christmas preparations

December 15, 2015

 
Christmas preparations

Nordic Christmas inspiration

Christmas styling

Natural Christmas inspiration

Simple Christmas inspiration
 
Finally I have started to decorate for Christmas. I was waiting for the first snow to get that right spirit for Christmas preparations, but I can’t wait any longer… For me decorating our home for Christmas means bringing some green branches inside, adding some extra candles and of course Christmas tree, which will be brought home some days before Christmas. Baking gingerbread cookies, listening to Christmas carols and wrapping those carefully chosen presents for the dearest are definitely also in my Christmas list.
 
 
// photos and styling by me //
 
 

Natural simplicity in a new apartment near Stockholm

November 11, 2015

 
Scandinavian style kitchen + dining. Gervasoni chairs and Normann Copenhagen Bell pendant

Little fig tree and Ilse Crawford jug

kitchen details

Natural and calm living room

Living room details. Rattan, linen, wool, greens

Living room with white and grey base

Small kids room

Bathroom detials

Grey bedroom with linen bedding

Bedroom. Grey wall, grey lienn bedding

 

This new 3 room apartment in a small town near Stockholm is a beautiful example of natural and simple Scandinavian interior design. It’s decorated in calm tones: white and grey base with blue and green details. Some oak wood and rattan pieces together with linen and woolen textiles are timeless and add texture and warmth. Love the combination of white simple kitchen cabinets, modern Normann Copenhagen Bell pendant and timeless Gervasoni oak wood Gray chairs. The overall look feels cozy and welcoming, which is sometimes hard to achieve in a new built apartment.

 

// styling Marie Ramse, photos Sara Danielsson, from Hitta Hem //
 
 

Styling perfection by Josefin Hååg

October 13, 2015

 
Beautiful Scandinavian apartment styled by Josefin Hååg photographed by Krisofer Johnsson

Kitchen, grey and concrete. Styled by Josefin Hååg photographed by Krisofer Johnsson

Kitchen still life. Styled by Josefin Hååg photographed by Krisofer Johnsson

Dining room, gallery wall. Styled by Josefin Hååg photographed by Krisofer Johnsson

Details. Styled by Josefin Hååg photographed by Krisofer Johnsson

Living room, tan leather Safari chair. Styled by Josefin Hååg photographed by Krisofer Johnsson

Cozy Scandinaian living room. Styled by Josefin Hååg photographed by Krisofer Johnsson

 

This beautiful and cozy apartment belonging to Marie and Martin Anker Svensson was styled by Josefin Hååg and photographed by Kristofer Johnsson for Residence magazine. Love how welcoming and cozy it feels – Josefin has again done an amazing job with styling! It’s located in a new Biografen building in Stockholm, but looking those photos it feels so lived-in and has many layers of details that new homes sometimes lack. Just perfect. I wish I had an access to Residence magazine to see more.

 

//photos from Krisofer Johnsson //
 
 

Lovely Scandinavian family home

August 10, 2015

 
White kitchen with square tiles Nordic style white kitchen, round dining table Scandinavian interior, living room + dining room Scandinavian dining room. Studio Esinam, Pia Wallen, House Doctor Styling and photo by Daniella Witte Bedroom Light and airy bedroom Hall. Muuto dots. Kids room with a teepee
 
Today I wanted to share with you this lovely family home styled and photographed by talented Daniella Witte. The whole home feels really light and fresh with lots of white and soft colors used throughout the house.

 

// photos from Elle Decoration, styling and photos by Daniella Witte //
 
 

White peonies

July 9, 2015

 
Monochrome Scandinavian style living room, white peonies

White peonies on a coffee table. Black and white Nordic living room

 

A good thing about summer is that there are so many beautiful flowers in the garden and on the fields to bring inside, sometimes it even feels difficult to decide what to take and what to leave. Peonies (especially white ones!) are definitely one of my favourites for decorating – they look beautiful and smell heavenly…

 
 

Monochrome Scandinavian style kids room

July 3, 2015

 
In the baby news post earlier this week I promised to show you our nursery and here it is. Actually it is the room of our 2 year old son Tobias (baby Oskar is currently sharing a bedroom with us) and I don’t know if it’s right to call it a nursery – it’s something in between a nursery and a big boy’s room. It’s still work in progress, for example we are looking for a bigger bed right now and a reading corner is still waiting decorating. But this is how it looks right now. (Ok, I have to admit, it’s not looking quite the same at the moment, I did some styling before taking photos and with a two year old playing and using his room it won’t look that way for long…)
 
Scandinavian style monochrome nursery for a baby boy

Monochrome nursery details, bedding from Frankie and Frenchie

 

For these photos I styled the room to look more monochrome than it actually is as I love monochrome Scandinavian style kids rooms, but I know that in reality it’s quite hard to keep it that way. To be honest, I don’t think a kids room should be that monochrome and organised at all – some mismatching colours and details are actually quite cute if they represent that little human who lives there with all of his interests and preferences and toys :)

However, I like to keep the background simple and light so that the overall look of the room won’t be too busy for the eye. That’s why I have chosen black and white textiles for the room. This cute and fun bedding is a Zero to Hero duvet set from Frankie and Frenchie (who I introduced you here). I love it and so does Tobias! It’s really soft material, it has quirky design and as a bonus it’s made from organic cotton!
 
Black and white kids room details

Scandinavian style monochrome kids room details
 
Another detail that Tobias love’s in his room is a Miniwilla Mr. Agent poster from The Poster Club. I chose it mainly because I liked it, but as soon as it arrived and we had it unpacked his face turned into a big smile :)

There are also some of my own designs – for example the little house pillow and the “T” cushion. I had so much fun sewing those, if only I had more time for making things for kids with my own hands… !

 

Scandinavian style kids room details._

Modern black and white nursery textiles. Zero to hero bedding and DIY cushions
 
So this was a little nursery/kids room tour, I hope you liked it. I’d be happy to hear your thoughts about monochrome kids rooms versus colourful ones – it has been an inner battle for me for long time as I’m a huge fan of simple interiors decorated in monochrome or using subtle muted hues, but I’m not sure my kids won’t prefer more colourful room. And after all it’s their room and they have to like it :)

 

// photos and styling by me //
 
 

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