Lately I find myself intrigued by Scandinavian design. Very strange sentence to introduce a post titled Dark Details, I know. But here’s the thing, despite not being a huge fan of white and bright interiors, I find myself frequently admiring Nordic interior photography. I follow a few blogs from that side of the world; Love Warriors, Paulina Arcklin and My World Apart and am intensely drawn to online store Indie Home Collective and the Instagram feed of Michelle Halford The Design Chaser. So what is going on with me?? I wrote a post a couple of weeks back about identifying your own unique style and decided to take some of my own advice. I began to note down everything that caught my attention in these images that I seemed to be repeatedly intrigued with.
The warmth of natural leather and the texture of the timbers featured, particularly the raw finishes. Animal hides; Icelandic sheepskin and reindeer hides softening every surface. Black and white photography, typography and combinations of both displayed in stunning graphic designed wall art. Crumpled linen mixed with chunky woollen throws and rugs. Minimal pattern, loads of grey and always some kind of house plant or simple floral display.
Is there anything stopping me displaying these elements against my moody back drop? Of course not!! The pale colours and raw timber provide a perfect contrast to dark walls……imagine twilight with storm clouds and lightning, moody oceans lapping against an eroding shoreline or a full moon at midnight. Dark Details is my twist on Scandi, the things I love mixed together to create my own unique style. What is yours?
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