Are you ready for a virtual trip to Bergen, Norway? Today, we’re taking a tour of the beautiful home of Ole Anders Teslo – of real estate agent Eie and Catherine Bækken, a designer at Heem, a Norwegian studio focusing on subtle minimalism in the field of interior architecture and concept styling. Little wonder their home is a picture of Scandinavian modern perfection! The rooms have been painted in various earthy, calm tones – from a lighter blue-grey in the dining area to a dramatic deep shade in the bedroom – proving the background for an amazing selection of Scandi design pieces! The minimalist touch ensures a light and airy feel – and also allows each iconic piece to stand out. Look closely and you’ll also see subtle textures which help to ensure a balanced feel. I think neatniks in particular are going to love this tour! Ready to take a peek? 
Eames wire chairs circle the table and a Penthella floor lamp can be seen in the corner. 

You often see lamps (like this Hay Cloche one) on the windowsills in Scandinavian homes. I’ve asked a few friends about this and they say that it helps to make your home look warm and inviting from the outside, making it nice to arrive home!


A pair of Jielde lamps are the only items on the wall in the kitchen (I love these lamps! I picked up a beautiful vintage one on Etsy a few years ago here). Try Icelandic brand Kalklitir for a similar chalk paint affect. 

A beautiful leather Tiki sofa pops against the dark wall and a mirror and Flos 265 light help to lighten up the space on darker days (it rains 239 days a year in Bergen – can you believe that? It’s still one of my favourite cities though!).  

Wall mounted classic String shelves provide a perfect home for a collection of magazines, books and other treasures. 

I love this little home office space. Using a Ferm Living plant box* as storage for prints and frames is a great hack too (it could also be used in a children’s bedroom for books!). 

I spy the iconic wishbone chair. Did you know these chairs take around three weeks to produce – including one hour for a skilled craftsman to weave the seat? They are so beautifully made! 

I love how a simple Thonet bentwood chair has been used as a bedside table. I also recognise the Noon print by Kristina Krogh (I have the same one in my bedroom!).

And just look at the storage system below! I can imagine this looking so different with a wardrobe like mine – but loving the idea, it turns the whole room into a walk-in-wardrobe! Could you imagine doing something like this?

I hope you enjoyed this tour as much as I did and have come away with some ideas for your own home. 
If you’d like to see more of Catherine’s style, check out the Heem portfolio – it’s full of beautiful minimalist spaces! 
I’m really excited that this has given me the opportunity to dip into the Norwegian archive to find a few more homes for you to enjoy today (there are so many incredible ones in there): 
Oh, how I miss Norway! Have you ever been? It’s a magical country. 
Niki
Styling: Heem
Photography: Dag Randen
This post contains affiliate links marked with * Thank you for supporting My Scandinavian Home. 

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Are you ready for a virtual trip to Bergen, Norway? Today, we’re taking a tour of the beautiful home of Ole Anders Teslo – of real estate agent Eie and Catherine Bækken, a designer at Heem, a Norwegian studio focusing on subtle minimalism in the field of interior architecture and concept styling. Little wonder their home is a picture of Scandinavian modern perfection! The rooms have been painted in various earthy, calm tones – from a lighter blue-grey in the dining area to a dramatic deep shade in the bedroom – proving the background for an amazing selection of Scandi design pieces! The minimalist touch ensures a light and airy feel – and also allows each iconic piece to stand out. Look closely and you’ll also see subtle textures which help to ensure a balanced feel. I think neatniks in particular are going to love this tour! Ready to take a peek? 
Eames wire chairs circle the table and a Penthella floor lamp can be seen in the corner. 

You often see lamps (like this Hay Cloche one) on the windowsills in Scandinavian homes. I’ve asked a few friends about this and they say that it helps to make your home look warm and inviting from the outside, making it nice to arrive home!


A pair of Jielde lamps are the only items on the wall in the kitchen (I love these lamps! I picked up a beautiful vintage one on Etsy a few years ago here). Try Icelandic brand Kalklitir for a similar chalk paint affect. 

A beautiful leather Tiki sofa pops against the dark wall and a mirror and Flos 265 light help to lighten up the space on darker days (it rains 239 days a year in Bergen – can you believe that? It’s still one of my favourite cities though!).  

Wall mounted classic String shelves provide a perfect home for a collection of magazines, books and other treasures. 

I love this little home office space. Using a Ferm Living plant box* as storage for prints and frames is a great hack too (it could also be used in a children’s bedroom for books!). 

I spy the iconic wishbone chair. Did you know these chairs take around three weeks to produce – including one hour for a skilled craftsman to weave the seat? They are so beautifully made! 

I love how a simple Thonet bentwood chair has been used as a bedside table. I also recognise the Noon print by Kristina Krogh (I have the same one in my bedroom!).

And just look at the storage system below! I can imagine this looking so different with a wardrobe like mine – but loving the idea, it turns the whole room into a walk-in-wardrobe! Could you imagine doing something like this?

I hope you enjoyed this tour as much as I did and have come away with some ideas for your own home. 
If you’d like to see more of Catherine’s style, check out the Heem portfolio – it’s full of beautiful minimalist spaces! 
I’m really excited that this has given me the opportunity to dip into the Norwegian archive to find a few more homes for you to enjoy today (there are so many incredible ones in there): 
Oh, how I miss Norway! Have you ever been? It’s a magical country. 
Niki
Styling: Heem
Photography: Dag Randen
This post contains affiliate links marked with * Thank you for supporting My Scandinavian Home. 










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