home: featured [ Swedish House at Home ]

home: featured [ Swedish House at Home ]

Started up by Bristol based Michaela James, Swedish House is a beautiful collection of homeware and accessories inspired by Scandinavian design and living.

With a lovely curated collection of ceramics, kitchenware, candles and more, you are able to pick and choose pieces to finish off a room and bring some Swedish style to your home.

My inspiration is deeply rooted in renowned Scandinavian design traditions that emphasise functionality and minimalism, resulting in homewares that reflect beauty and craftsmanship’

Be sure to take a look!

swedishhousenadhome.com

home: found this [ blankets & throws ]

home: found this [ blankets & throws ]

As Autumn is in full swing and Winter around the corner, now is a great time to invest in the perfect blanket. We have found a gorgeous selection at thefuturekept.com

Choose from blankets & throws in Merino lambswool, recycled wool and eco wool. All ethically made in the UK or Sweden.

[ Prices start from £18 ]

Head to thefuturekept.com to see the full collection.

home: trend [ scandinavian ]

home: trend [ scandinavian ]

Not many trends can stand the test of time. Throughout the year you have Spring / Summer looks and Autumn / Winter looks which work for that time of the year, whether it’s tropical prints, nautical and bright tones or knitted, woodland and textured, these trends come and go.

A style and interior trend that has grown year on year is Scandinavian. It’s popularity is due to its relaxed nature and is very simple to achieve. Using a subtle colour palette, key furniture and a selection of textures you can easily get the look in your room.

Prints and art sit strongly within this trend. Black & White typography and graphic art work really well pulling together the scandinavian feel. Texture also plays a big part, with faux fur and knitted wool throws creating a cosy welcoming space to relax.  Continuing with soft furnishings you cannot call a room Scandi influenced without rugs layed on wooden flooring. Make sure the rug has a pattern and keep the colours to a minimum.

If you want to bring colour to your room consider deep oranges and blues, they work really nice with the different wood tones that are used. Go bold with a coloured sofa or chair, alternatively paint a wall offset with white furniture and accessories. A popular style of sofa is a rattan framed option, creating interest and giving a sense of outdoors living but inside, as well as giving the versatility of a day bed. Also consider a large mid century style leather sofa in brown or caramel.

For chair inspiration check out Arne JacobsonHans Wegner and Kaare Klint.

Furniture really makes a room and the bolder the better in this case. Mix walnut finishes with mango wood and acacia vaneer. A classic low level console with drawers and doors will look great with a selection of plants, frames and accessories arranged on top. Another key piece is a display cabinet showing off a lovely collection of glassware and ceramics.

When bringing lighting into the room keep the wood theme by opting for a woven bamboo shade or freestanding floor lamp.

A good place to start to get the scandinavian look at varied budgets is buy heading to Ikea.comSkandivis.co.uk and Skandium.com

Guide:

1. Pair of dining chairs from made.com [ £189 ]

2. Rug from ikea.com [ £59 ]

3. Print from indish.co.uk [ £36 ]

4. Walnut coffee table from ikea.com [ £195 ]

5. Faux fur cushion from hm.com [ £12.99 ]

6. Frame from skandivis.co.uk [ £29 ]

7. Dala horse from atnumber67.co.uk [ £9.90 ]

8. Sofa from husandhem.co.uk [ £3740 ]

9. Cabinet from ikea.com [ £110 ]

10. Console from johnlewis.com [ £1299 ]

11. Bamboo lampshade from loandbeholdstore.com [ £95 ]

12. Throw from hm.com [ £29.99 ]

13. Chair from nest.co.uk [ £185 ]