The limited amount of art and accessories in a Scandinavian inspired space means that each piece takes on added importance. The graphic quality of the art on Helga’s living room wall really stands out, where as it may have gotten lost in the shuffle in a large gallery wall. Keeping larger furnishings neutral allows smaller, more colorful items to really be “seen” and have more impact.
Painted wood paneling warms up the small open plan kitchen that opens onto this cheerful seating area. A high ceiling and clerestory windows add to the room's airy mood; red chairs and a sofa wake up the palette with bold pops of color.
White Kitchen Sitting Area With Panel-Glass Windows
One end of this light-filled white kitchen, which shares a wall of panel-glass windows with the adjacent dining room, has been transformed into a cozy sitting area furnished with a lovely antique loveseat.
This townhouse was newly built, so although it had tasteful architecture, it needed personality. The designer divided the open plan bottom floor into three distinct areas: a kitchen in the back half and seating and dining areas in the front. The serene gray and white palette has a hint of urban chic.
The homeowners outfitted the space with a super comfortable low-profile sectional so multiple guests can curl up with a good book or watch a movie on days when it’s too cold to go exploring. The sofa is also deep enough to serve as an extra guest bed, in a pinch. Plenty of blankets are provided and a vintage trunk serves as a coffee table – ideal for storing luggage. Nordic décor isn’t just beautiful, it’s often useful and flexible.