The Scandinavian interior style appeals to many. With vintage and sleeker modern touches, a heart for nature and the environment plus a stylish dose of cosiness, it is not difficult to make a real home with it. Writer Katrine Martensen-Larsen explains step by step how you can combine different themes, materials, colours and textures to achieve a harmonious and personal result. Because this style is anything but monotonous and cold.
Step 1 is of course buying this book. In Nordic Moods - A guide to successful interior decoration (Lannoo) the Danish interior designer (https://kmldesign.wordpress.com), writer and TV personality Katrine Martensen-Larsen explains how to use mood boards to gather your ideas and create a harmonious interior for yourself. Step by step you discover your own style and what you prefer in terms of colours, textures and materials.
A successful interior should radiate a certain mood.
According to the writer, there are many different ways to combine the typical Nordic elements to create a personal, unique interior. Incorporating the architectural and natural environment is of course always an important source of inspiration. In the book, she shows this by means of nine inspiring interiors, including her own functionalist home which she furnished with Danish design, Bauhaus elements and industrial vintage. As the author describes in the foreword, the Scandinavian style goes far beyond neutral colour palettes and simple lighting. She identifies this recurring mistake, along with another – the aimless mishmash of decorative pieces and furniture out of proportion with the architecture. These can create rather impersonal atmospheres. For Katrine Martensen-Larsen, a successful interior is one that radiates a certain atmosphere or mood. And we can definitely confirm this.
Immerse yourself in a book full of atmosphere and discover how you can make your own interior even more cozy.
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