Scandinavian and Nordic design styles are often defined by their constrictions –
In many ways, this first home embodies the Danish concept of “hygge” – a sense of coziness, togetherness, and contentment. This concept is especially reflected in the unique bedroom setup, a four-person shared room with Scandinavian hostel vibes. Right away the tour opens with a cozy statement piece by a renowned Danish architect, the Mingle
Emphasis is placed on togetherness with open concept living, kitchen, and dining. Furnishings remain spare but easily reconfigured to suit the needs of any activity.
Sliding glass doors reveal an inviting workspace equipped with a standing desk equipped with a stool, situated next to a smaller desk with a pebble-shaped
The glass doors help preserve the light that filters in through the office window. Beyond, a
Scandinavian influences extend to the accessories as well. This table lamp is from the PH series by Danish designer Poul Henningsen. Other accessories are purely contemporary, like the
One thing that often enters the conversation about Nordic design is the idea that functionality and aesthetics can coexist without sacrifice. These
Another creation from the Lassen family, these
In the kitchen, contemporary elements meet classic elegance with copper hardware on old-world paneled cabinets.
Now for a look at the innovative and unusual bedroom. Four dorm-style bunkbeds accommodate the whole family, the top bunks accessible by staircase. Each bed is sequestered into its own private pod equipped with bookshelves and lights – each one a world all its own.
Finnish architect Alvar Aalto designed this rolling breakfast cart in 1936, a testament to the lasting appeal of Nordic design concepts.
Décor goes ultra-modern at the entryway. Furniture and accessories feature bold black borders for a 2D effect, set against a backdrop of intriguing geometric wallpaper.
From sleek contemporary style to classic icons, this home showcases the breadth of possibility presented by Nordic design.
This next home showcases a theme that resonates heavily with those looking to mimic Nordic interior design: a neutral white color palette warmed by layers upon layers of fabulous textiles. The functional components of this lovely
A partially open layout maximizes the natural sunlight and usable floorspace. The tour opens with a look at the living room, combined with the sleeping area at the left, and the kitchen is visible through a dramatic extra-wide arch.
Closets create a divider down the center of the home. They open from both sides, offering extra versatility for organization options.
The table continues the rich textile theme with a textural tablecloth. Decorations remain simple, with a silver-finished candlestick and a
Tucked near the entryway is a small but charming bathroom. Proximity to the double-sided storage closets eliminates the need for considerable storage within the bathroom.
A single wooden shelf surface adds a touch of color to the otherwise monochromatic
This next interior visualization was designed for an apartment space within the Lidval House, a historical architectural gem located in St. Petersburg, Russia. Lidval House was the first major commission entrusted to Russian-Swedish architect Fyodor Lidval and saw its construction completed in 1904. With this work, Lidval played a pivotal role in popularizing the National Romantic style – a Nordic interpretation of Art Nouveau – within the city. This gorgeous interior concept pays homage to the history of this building by drawing from Nordic influences within its décor theme.
The tour opens with a look at the distinctively
A love of nature combined with long winters means that
Within this modern reinvention, classic details remain. Bold molding brings elegance to the doors and herringbone floors add traditional appeal.
Across from the living space is an open dining area. Chairs occupy one side of the table with a versatile
Simple patterns are an ever-popular motif in Scandinavian interior design.
Across from the dining space, a one-wall kitchen makes an efficient use of space.
While the rest of the home embraces a light color palette, a
Themes remain consistent through the bedroom with leather, black wire, and layers of differentiated textiles.
Reimagining the interior of a classic building often involves limitations on architectural modifications. With no room for a spacious closet, a tall wardrobe offers both style and functionality.
In the bathroom, some elements carry over from the rest of the home – the black finish of the vanity and bathroom vanity lights standing in contrast to clean white walls, the floor tiles continue in from the kitchen.
But a bright splash of color completely redefines this space. A touch of the unexpected can make any Scandinavian interior stand out, and perhaps the unexpected is what makes this style so incredibly charming.
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