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Reading Room: Simply Scandinavian

March 29, 2016

Check out the sites and styles of iconic architects

By Sara Norrman | $29.95

Scandinavian interior design is admired the world over for its unpretentious simplicity and understated elegance. Rooms are typically airy, light, and bright. Furnishings are modern design classics from iconic Scandinavian designers (Hans Wegner, Poul Kjaerholm, Arne Jacobsen, and Marimekko, to name a few) mixed with attractive antique and vintage pieces.

The 20 structures featured in this book are presented as case studies, with chapters including Elegant Simplicity, Vintage-Inspired, Pared-down Modern, and Contemporary Rustic. Each site showcases an aspect of Scandinavian interior design and the owners include architects, fashion, and jewelery designers, and antique dealers. The accompanying text offers a fascinating insight into each building, describing its design, planning, and evolution. Celebrating a way of life that combines elegance and comfort with a strong love of the natural world, Simply Scandinavian offers an abundance of decorative ideas that will work in any setting.

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