The Scandinavian Home

Author: Niki Brantmark
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782494119
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Discover classic and contemporary Scandinavian style. Scandinavia is famous for its distinctive style: homes are pared-back and simple, and form and function are combined to create aesthetically pleasing and practical interiors. Scandinavians are inspired by light, having an abundance of it in summer but so little of it in winter, and house designs tend to maximize the amount of natural light that enters the home, and allow the inhabitants to make the most of outdoor life during the summer. Similarly, nature and the weather are major influences: homes are made warm and cozy for the freezing winter months—not just literally with log burners, but also through incorporating wood and natural materials. The Scandinavian Home showcases a wide range of these beautiful homes. The first chapter, City Dwellings, features sharp, modern apartments and smart townhouses. Country Homes shows the Scandinavian take on country style with laid-back, bohemian homes. Finally, the Summer and Winter Retreats include coastal cottages, an allotment house, and log cabins.

Northern Delights

Author: Emma Fexeus
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9783899554724
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If the goal were to build a house in which everyone would like to live, the architect would likely be Italian, the engineer maybe German, the gardener probably British, and the craftspeople either Swiss or Japanese. The interior designer of that house, though, should - beyond any doubt - be from Scandinavia. Northern Delights reveals why hardly any other interior or product design is so timeless, so functional, so aesthetic, and of such high quality as that of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The book's stunning selection of Scandinavian design ranges from individual products to skillfully staged living spaces. Although it also presents iconic designs, the book focuses on the work of young talents who are consciously building upon local sustainable design traditions and further developing them in a way that is consistent, intelligent, and reflects an unerring sense of style. Northern Delights showcases classic, minimal, rustic, and pop styles that are united by their simplicity, functionality, and love of light. The included examples show how the grains of different woods, the clarity of colored glass, the cheery colors of fabrics and patterns, and the overall quality of craftsmanship contribute to creating simple, inviting, and very comfortable spaces. Whether the featured work was created for residences, offices, or any other rooms, in a Scandinavian interior, everyone feels at home.

Scandinavia Dreaming

Author: Emma Fexeus
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556704
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Scandinavia Dreaming presents interiors, architecture, and products that show the richness, variety, and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces.

Scandinavian Style

Author: Bradley Quinn
Publisher:
ISBN: 1840913258
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This international sourcebook traces the design and interior traditions of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. In addition to focusing on architecture, furniture, and 20th century movements from Functionalism to Danish Modernism, it covers modern living and the decorative traditions that have influenced Scandinavian style: Gustavian, Neoclassical, Chinoiserie, as well as inspirations from the Middle East and Asia Minor. A special chapter explores how modern designers such as Gunilla Allard, Thomas Sandell, and Pia Wall have used new materials, as well as updated traditional ones, to create innovative furniture and products for the home.

Simply Scandinavian

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Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849757294
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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 today’s wish for calm, uncluttered, and comfortable 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 love of the natural world, 'Simply Scandinavian' offers an abundance of decorative ideas that will work in any setting.

Modern Pastoral

Author: Niki Brantmark
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782493082
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Discover contemporary interiors inspired by natural landscapes. Modern pastoral interiors are about embracing the pared-back lifestyle of living in the country, taking nature as the main point of inspiration. Use colors, textures, and details to create a home in which to unwind--a retreat from the rest of the world. Niki Brantmark explores various takes on this simple, informal style. Chapter 1, Graphical, explores a look that is striking, reminiscent of weather-beaten landscapes: think whitewashed ceilings, rugged stone surfaces, and striking black features, softened by cozy soft furnishings and fresh plants and flowers. In chapter 2, Forest, the interiors are filled with exposed wood throughout, combined with traditional patterns and features, such as log burners and woven rugs--while Homestead style in chapter 3 introduces warmer hues, featuring painted wood and creamy, light browns in textiles, furniture, and collectibles. The final chapter, Waterside, brings to mind calm lakes and babbling streams, where rooms are filled with light, and gentle blue and gray shades pervade. Photographed in homes across Scandinavia and the United States, all evoke an ideal, rural life, adapted to modern living.

Lagom

Author: Niki Brantmark
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062748807
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In a fast-paced world, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could slow down and enjoy a life with less pressure, less stress, and more time for the things you love? Sweden is ranked in the top three of the world’s happiest places to live, and lagom, which means “not too much and not too little—just right,” is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life—from work and leisure to family and food, and everything in between. Experienced bakers know by touch when the dough they are kneading is lagom—not too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hard—but not to the detriment of other parts of their lives—are following the lagom ideal. Lagom is moderation, balance, and equality. By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness.

The Scandinavian Home

Author: Lars Bolander
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500515440
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The Scandinavian Home is the first book devoted to the signature features of Scandinavian design past and present. Over 350 colour photographs cover every aspect of the Scandinavian design aesthetic, organised by type of space: exteriors, front halls and staircases, living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. Pages of design inspiration are accompanied by useful paint swatches and an extensive list of sources for Scandinavian design. This book will be an essential addition to the shelves of everyone who has ever admired the subtle palette of a Gustavian room or enjoyed sitting in an Arne Jacobson chair.

Living With Light

Author: Gail Abbott
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781907030345
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Living with Light takes its inspiration from the northern hemisphere, where winters are long and light is at a premium, and techniques have been developed to make the most of every available second. Photographed predominantly in Scandinavia, chapter by chapter, Living with Light elaborates on creative ideas for decorating the Scandinavian way: soft color radiates spring sunshine, and at night there’s romantic firelight, illuminating decorative details from a porcelain candle-holder to the grain of whitewashed floors. The homes featured here are traditional or crisply contemporary, and some have interpreted the look in a uniquely personal way, but all are based on the theme of making spaces light and airy. • The perfect companion for anyone who wants to emulate Scandinavian style. • Specially commissioned photography by interiors expert Mark Scott. * Previously available in hardocver (ISBN 978-1-906094-32-4)

Modern Living

Author: Claire Bingham
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN: 9783832734183
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Decorating an interior--one that is simple, functional, cosy and calm, with no piece of furniture unloved or overlooked--is a tall order. It should be convenient, space-saving and beautifully put together so that it enhances the chores of everyday life, whilst looking good too. What is it about Scandinavian design that does this so well? In Modern Living Scandinavian Style, design writer Claire Bingham escapes to the Nordic nations with this inspiring and practical guide to creating feel-good interiors that are pared-back yet characterful. But it's also a book full of practical tips--including easy updates and decorating solutions for the homemaker wanting to make their space brighter and better. Want to know how to achieve an elegant limewood floor? This book shows you how. Each chapter explores the design ideas and pieces that make up every room, revealing decorating secrets to recreate Nordic chic. Inspired by modern and classic Scandinavian design, learn how to introduce a dash of Scandi into your home. The effortless and timeless Scandinavian look will never go out of style.