“It was pure joy to watch the house blossom. Placeholder furniture that had kicked around for decades was finally jettisoned, replaced with alternatives that blended practicality with poetry. As the home’s decor came together, a lightness of being descended upon the whole family.”
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“The entrance to the home is along a cascading water feature that runs the length of the stepped entry court and wraps the living room that sits elevated over the infinity edge accentuating a floating effect. One of the steps cantilevers over the water surface providing a perfect pad for a sculpture. On the first level are the bedrooms, approached through a gallery that circumferences the internal courtyard with views giving a pivotal anchor to the first floor.”
“The focus was on materiality and craft, and a design that allowed both the architecture and the views of the home to shine,” explains designer Sheena Murphy of Sheep + Stone Interiors. By using a mix of light and dark, Murphy achieved a look that skews more minimalist but displays enough personality by way of accent furniture and a mix of textures.“
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Throughout the home, the palette was “very much inspired by the beach,” says Flanigan. The sandy neutrals, rich earth tones, and muted blues found in the upstairs landing are a prime example. “It was all about bringing the outdoors in and really celebrating simplicity,” says Flanigan. “We wanted to recreate the sense of calm that being by the ocean allows.”
Vintage raw wood chairs aren't too precious to sit on, the neutral color palette reflects natural light, and collected objects tell a story of the owner's past and present. It's a style of decorating that focuses on a home's inhabitants, perhaps the reason it'll never truly go out of style.
Whether you're interested in redecorating your home or just making a few seasonal updates, there are a number of lessons to learn from Scandinavian design. Ahead, we turn to Fantastic Frank, a décor-focused brokerage company, to discover the decorating rules that define Stockholm's coolest homes. Consider these design commandments your cheat sheet to enviably cool Scandinavian design.