Monday, August 3, 2009

Another Fabulous Scandinavian Home

Carsten Seidel is a pretty fabulous Scandinavian photographer
and his photos of this modern home are no different. I absolutely
adore the ultra long bookshelf across the length of the wall behind
the rectangular dining table.

The bookshelf actually makes the room look longer.

Isn't that such a cool kitchen floor?

The black counters give a nice
juxtaposition of color against the white.

Isn't this such a funky pattern? You'll notice the
stripes are not even but a little wavy. You can
very easily paint your walls this way. This is a
great little nook for guests to hang up their coats
and accessories.

The perfect area for a mudroom complete with
space for shoes, a bench, lockers for bags and
accessories, coats and last but not least -- a

At times, you can get away with layering pattern on
pattern as with this striped wall and striped curtains.

It's great to throw in a piece of vintage
colored glass. I, myself am a glass fiend.

Matching the bedding and curtains in a room can really
help give a simple room a more cohesive look.

I love the geometric pattern in this valance.

Scandinavian Country

Scandinavian Country style is like no
other country style you know. The
Scandinavians seem to be able to do
almost all of their decor in a modern

What do you think of Scandinavian style?
Perfect for contemporary times? Overrated?
Only for college students? Or a good balance?

All photographs by Carsten Seidel.


Girl Japan: April Marie Claire said...

The closet and valance is SO unique- I get so many ideas from your finds = )

my favorite and my best said...

love it. scandanavian style could NEVER be overrated. love the functionality of the mudroom, in such a small space no less. and that kitchen is pretty awesome too an yes, to that long bookshelf.

Jan said...

Such a cool house - yep, love the long bookshelf.

Kimberly said...

I love the cranberry glass decanter juxtaposed with the graphic black and white. Very striking.
xxx kim

Yoli said...

Karen I absolutely LOVE this!

M.Kate said...

Very nice, I appreciate black and white more now.

Norine said...

I hated Scandinavian style when I was college age ( thought it was too stark and uncomfortable) but have grown to like it, though I am still not convinced about the comfort. Black and white is always good but I don't think I would have the discipline to not start throwing in color. said...

Love the black and white, and the clean lines. Simply and fabulous. It is truly an art to pull off that modern simplicity. Also letting everyone know I have a room makeover challenge going on over at my blog and would like as many people as possible to participate, to make it fun and interesting the limit is $200.00 for the room. Anyone interested come check it out.

Down Comforter said...

Love the look! Every room was so full of little amazing details!

Down Pillow said...

I really like Scandinavian style. This is a great-looking space - I love the pop of bright colored glass & graphic valance.

Typhanie said...

A mudroom with lockers, what a great idea.