Today’s post comes via Katrin Björk, Danish blogger extraordinaire. I’ve long been a fan of Katrin, and think you’ll all love her Scandi style as much as I do.
Inspired and influenced by Bauhaus and functionalism, Danish designers and architects have been creating and designing buildings, furniture, textiles, and household objects with big success since the 1950′s. With simple, elegant, and most of all functional designs, the Danes have managed to stay on track and are still producing affordable and accessible items.
Light materials and simple color palettes with the occasional hint of bright color give Danish design a clean and sophisticated look. If you’ve ever read a danish interior design magazine you probably noticed that the walls in Danish houses are almost always white, decorated with simple yet colorful graphic art. Classic teak and modern white/black furniture usually create the typical living-room that is then decorated with colorful pillows, candle holders, lamps, and decorative bowls.
If you are riding the wave of danish design or have ever wished for your home to have more of a scandi touch, here are some items you might like and that might help you bring some simple elegance to your space.
Mirror Cabinet | Wall Clock | Tablo Table | Tilt Bowl | Fox Box | Kaleido Tray | Turning Tray | Contrast Mugs
Here are some great pinboards for inspiration, too!one | two | three | four | five
The next month is out of control busy, so I’m looking for a couple guest bloggers to help keep this ship afloat while I’m all over the place. If you’re interested in contributing, drop me a line at seenatalieblog (@) gmail (dot) com.
today’s the day- get out there and rock the vote!
(poster by cory loven – via mint)
i’m a huge fan of tina roth eisenberg of swiss miss fame, and love me some alt summit, so of course hearing tina would be at the NYC event was pretty much over the top. while i didn’t manage to make it out to the east coast, i did get the play-by-play from virtually everyone i knew that was there, and it sounded awesome.
sarah tolzmann created this infographic based on tina’s talk. it’s kind of like tina’s whole site condensed into one page of inspiration. love.love.love.
for blogging inspiration and business advice check out the new alt blog!
the mountain man and i recently visited my future in-laws and took a day trip to the mendocino botanical gardens. the dahlias were in full bloom and i seriously couldn’t take enough photos to remember them through the winter months. each was more beautiful then the last. if you live in the bay area, you should definitely take a quick trip to mendo to check out these beauties in person.