As Lollo’s offsider at Scandinavian Wallpaper & Décor, I’m so excited to be guest blogging this week. My name’s Gemma, and I’ve been working with Lollo for the past year or so, in which time my love of Scandinavian design has grown to near-obsession levels.
There’s something about the Scandinavian design sense – the pared-back colour schemes, the minimalistic styling and the clever use of texture – that I really love. I think perhaps it’s to do with the fact that Australians and Scandinavians share similar passions – we both love natural light and nature, for instance, and this plays a big part in our styling.
When Lollo invited me to do a guest post I have to admit that I was a little bit nervous! With so many amazing Scandinavian interiors out there, how would I pick just one? I then stumbled across these images of this beautifully bright and airy home in Oslo, which belongs to the talented photographer and stylist Line Kay, of Vintage Piken.
So many things about this home resonate with me. The combination of whitewashed walls and floors, the light timber tones and occasional accents of grey and green create a wonderfully organic palette, which is enriched by the various woven baskets that appear throughout the home.
The kitchen for me is the heart of the home. I love that the tones of the rest of the house are echoed in this assortment of kitchen accessories. I also really like the way that the small baskets have been incorporated as storage solutions. Not only are they practical, they also add a textural element, which is echoed in the woven light fitting.
This open-plan living area also features a statement woven light fitting. The natural timber tones of the light, the rustic vessel on the main table and the small coffee table add the perfect amount of contrast in this otherwise bright, white space. It’s amazing how these wooden elements, with their natural tones, instantly make this space feel liveable.
The bathroom is perhaps one of my favourite rooms in this house. With exposed timber beams, a timber ceiling and a beautiful long timber shelf, it is a perfect continuation of the rest of the house. I like that there are decorative elements in the bathroom, as so often they are stripped away. The baskets, plant, artwork and even the soft grey flooring make the bathroom feel as bright and airy as the rest of the home.
There is something about Line’s home that feels almost Australian, which I think is why it has really struck a chord with me. These photos are a good reminder that across the world, beautiful things happen inside the walls of people’s homes.