Scandinavian sophistication, pared back luxury

I’m feeling inspired by Scandinavian sophistication. The Scandinavian interiors scene is showcasing so much sophisticated style recently, I just had to share some with you. Abstract art, marble plinths, artisan pottery, luxurious materials, sculpture and stylish lighting. It may all sound a little grand but many Scandinavian designers have pared back the opulence, simplifying with style.  With inspirationg buzzing in my head I’ve created a mood board to show that Scandinavian design can be sophisticated, homely and warm with a bit of edge.
Scandinavian sophistication moodboard

Harrison Chandelier designed by Søren Rose studio for Menu  |    Stroke Art Print, Fine Little Day   |   Sculpture   |   Marble Plinth designed by Norm Architects for Menu   |   Stick Shelving system designed by Jan + Henry for Menu   |   Dome vase by Kristina Dam   |   Flower pot table lamp designed by Verner Panton for & Tradition   |   Swoon lounge chair designed by Space Copenhagen for Fredericia   |   The Moor Rug, designed by All The Way To Paris for & Tradition

I’ve created an Pinterest board with some inspiring rooms oozing with Scandinavian sophistication, hop over and have a look!



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  • Reply Amanda February 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Gorgeous. I do love a simple palate and totally love that chair!

    • Reply Hannah February 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      yes it’s such a cool chair and unbelievable comfy.

  • Reply Karen - Making Spaces February 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Lovely. I’ll take the Harrison chandelier please!

    • Reply Hannah February 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      it’s so nice!

  • Reply Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely February 28, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I love the Fine Little Day print … I have something similar in the living room, but postcard-sized.

  • Reply Antonia Ludden #tidylife February 28, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Ooh nice. Very tasteful and classic. I shall be re-pinning some of those I reckon!

  • Reply Rachel Newcombe March 1, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Indeed, that is a very sophisticated Scandinavian style! So elegant, pared back and livable with.

  • Reply Eleni | My Paradissi March 3, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Such a gorgeous moodboard!

  • Reply Lorna McCarthy March 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Lovely! What great finds!

  • Reply Ann April 6, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I absolutely adore this little black pyramid! That’s kind of unexpected piece of decoration. I never saw anything similar. Very clean, minimalistic finds, I really like them. Scandinavian designs have something incredible in them. They seem so cold, yet they are really cozy. 🙂 I’m looking forward to your next moodboard.

  • Reply People of Tomorrow April 11, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Love it. You should have a look at our Pinterest profile for lots of scandinavian inspo!

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