'Simply Scandinavian' is an inspirational survey of 20 outstanding homes ranging from tiny cabins to elegant apartments in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.
Scandinavian interior design is admired the world over for its unpretentious simplicity and understated elegance. Rooms are typically airy, light and bright. Furnishings are modern design classics from the key names of Scandinavian design (Hans Wegner, Poul Kjaerholm, Arne Jacobsen and Marimekko, to name but a few) mixed with pretty antique and vintage pieces. The beauty of natural materials, especially wood, is celebrated. It's a style that's entirely in tune with our current desire for calm, comfortable and uncluttered spaces to live in.
The 20 homes featured in this book are presented as case studies, with chapters including Elegant Simplicity, Vintage-Inspired, Pared-down Modern and Contemporary Rustic. Each home showcases an aspect of Scandinavian interior design and the home owners include architects, fashion and jewellery designers and antique dealers. The accompanying text offers a fascinating insight into each home, describing its design, planning and evolution.
Celebrating a way of life that combines elegance and comfort with a strong love of the natural world, 'Simply Scandinavian' offers an abundance of decorative ideas that will work in any setting.
Sara Norrman grew up in Stockholm, where her style aesthetics were shaped by the capital's beautiful scenery, her family's 19th-century summer house and numerous trips to Ikea. Sara has worked for a wide variety of print and digital publications including 'Wallpaper*' and 'Livingetc' and is now editor at Houzz Sweden.