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7 Hardwood Flooring Options To Brighten Up Your Home

December 10, 2019

If you’ve ever walked into a home and immediately thought that it was a beautiful classic home, chances are the house had wooden flooring. This is not to say carpet floored homes aren’t gorgeous but one of the many advantages of using wooden flooring is that the look of natural wood works well with many […]

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Certified to Save: Environmentally-Friendly Wood Flooring by Kährs of Sweden

April 10, 2019

Every company has its own unique ethos. For Kährs, it has always been about becoming an eco-friendly wood floor manufacturer that is committed to nature’s wellbeing. As a company that prides itself as being environmental pioneers in the wood flooring industry, Kährs continuously aims to improve and develop its processes and environmental impact. It is […]

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DUTCH PATTERN

October 5, 2017

Dutch pattern flooring is a classic and timeless floor that is timeless but often forgotten next to the more popular herringbone and chevron patterns. Since this pattern consists of three strips of wood laid vertically with one strip of wood laid horizontal, this type of flooring is a perfect solution if you are looking for a classic pattern that is […]

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TOUCH OF GREEN

September 26, 2017

This apartment in Stockholm features a beautiful colour scheme of dark brown, greens and white with touches of brass details. This combination creates a timeless interior with a calm and soothing atmosphere. To achieve this look, we suggest Kährs Oak Lava wood flooring – a 3-strip floor with a brushed, brown/black pigment and matt lacquer finish. Available in stock […]

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ALL-WHITE

June 13, 2017

This apartment in the sustainable Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm features very bright, light-filled interiors and elegant luxurious textures in wood, marble, velvet and brass. The Kährs Oak Limestone wood floor enhances the natural light in the apartment with its whisper-white finish and clean and even expression. Each board is carefully brushed to bring out the character of […]

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BLUSH // ASH

April 9, 2017

Loving the combination of blush tones and a lively 3-strip ash wood flooring in this apartment via Alvhem ? For a similar look, we suggest combining Jotun’s Warm Blush (2856) wall colour with our 3-strip Kährs Ash Skagen wood flooring. Images via Alvhem & Kährs

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WALNUT LOVE

March 30, 2017

We are loving the updated take on walnut wood floors in this apartment in Stockholm, Sweden. The contrast of the bright and clean interiors against the classic walnut floor and mid-century style decor creates a warm and timeless yet modern feeling. For a similar look, select our Kährs Garden Walnut with a natural 1-strip design. Via […]

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NADD AL HAMAR VILLA

February 22, 2017

Here’s a sneak peek from this morning’s photoshoot at our client’s villa in Nadd Al Hamar (Dubai), where we have installed our classic 3-strip Kährs Oak Siena wood flooring throughout the entire home. We’re very excited to show you the finished photos! The villa has been fully refurbished by the homeowner, who himself is an architect. The […]

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ART-FILLED HOME IN THE LAKES

January 16, 2017

We love this artistic family home in Maeen, The Lakes with an abundance of unique artwork, decor and charisma. Featuring our 1-strip Kährs Oak Nouveau Black wood flooring with its luxurious dark brown hue, creating a beautifully luxurious base for the charming home’s many decorative art pieces. View all the photographs here. Photography by Studio Zee

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WHITE HERRINGBONE

January 5, 2017

Lovely bright apartment in Gothenburg by Stadshem with a beautiful warm, creamy white herringbone wood floor, similar to our Kährs Oak AB White.

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BARE ESSENTIALS

December 15, 2016

This classic apartment in Stockholm, Sweden has a perfect minimalist and elegant look with its glass partition/herringbone oak wood floor combination. We are still loving the glass partitions! They are the perfect solution for defining spaces yet keeping an airy and bright feeling throughout the interiors. Via Fantastic Frank

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CLASSIC SCANDINAVIAN

November 13, 2016

Lovely deco inspo via Fantastic Frank ✨ We love the classic Scandinavian look of this home in Stockholm, Sweden with its light herringbone wood floor, bright interiors and neutral tones. The home comes to life with an abundance of green plants, lively artwork and diverse textures. Brass and marble details add elegance.

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GREVGATAN 35

September 28, 2016

This apartment in central Stockholm, Sweden by ESNY has dreamy interiors! We love the aged herringbone-patterned oak wood floor (like our rustic Kährs Oak CD herringbone wood floor) and the classic earthy-toned interiors with a feminine touch. Images via ESNY

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CLASSIC-MINIMALIST HOME

September 7, 2016

Love the classic-minimalist, scaled-back look of this Stockholm apartment with focus on the gorgeous stained oak wood floor in a classic herringbone pattern. Absolute beauty! ✨ Images via Fantastic Frank

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VINTAGE DECO

August 30, 2016

This lofty apartment in Stockholm by Historiska Hem boasts big windows and an industrial feeling that we love. The deco has been kept minimalist but with plenty of vintage elements. The home is cozy despite its bare, industrial base, with the help of the white-washed wood floor and a combination of textures, giving a very […]

LOFT APARTMENT

July 9, 2016

Further to our last post featuring the inspiration mood board for this home’s bright dining room, we wanted to share some more images of this beautiful and effortless loft apartment in Kungsholmen in Stockholm, Sweden. The brightness of the space, in combination with the minimalist monochrome decor, makes for a timeless and elegant look. And we love […]

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ABOVE THE CLOUDS

June 11, 2016

This penthouse in Emirates Crown in Dubai Marina is one of our favourite projects of all time. Designed by Marie Laurent Architecture, the home features carefully curated iconic designer furniture and art, as well as an incredible view over Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. The open-plan design and natural light of the space enhances the natural beauty of the massive planks of […]

WHITE BEDROOM

May 26, 2016

We love this airy, crispy-white bedroom in Gothenburg, Sweden via Alvhem. The interiors of this bedroom are precisely as a bedroom should be- calming, soothing and harmonious. The various light tones are perfectly balanced in the diverse textures; from the stark white linen bedsheets to the white-washed wood floors (similar to our Floor of the Year: Kährs Vista), white-painted […]

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PATTERNED FLOORS: MIX & MATCH

May 17, 2016

This Fantastic Frank apartment in Stockholm, Sweden shows us how beautiful it is to combine wood floors with different patterns in a single space. Though we do not often recommend doing so, it can be both an interior design enhancement as well as a clever way to add more interest to the space. However, we do recommend […]

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PATTERNED FLOORS: MIX & MATCH

May 17, 2016

This Fantastic Frank apartment in Stockholm, Sweden shows us how beautiful it is to combine wood floors with different patterns in a single space. Though we do not often recommend doing so, it can be both an interior design enhancement as well as a clever way to add more interest to the space. However, we do recommend […]

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BEDROOM INSPIRATION: INDUSTROMANCE

April 25, 2016

The bedroom is one of the most important spaces in a home, and making sure that it is a calm, harmonious and tranquil space is an absolute must. We are really feeling inspired by the “industromance” (industrial meets romantic) in this bedroom in Sweden via Stadshem Mäkleri. The combination of earthy tones and natural materials together […]

A PIED À TERRE AT THE PALM DUBAI

March 8, 2015

In this coastal style pied-à-terre, it is proven that you don’t have to sacrifice sophistication and glamour to live small. A beautifully designed, elegant apartment that looks perfectly polished in such tiny footprint can be a challenge, but not impossible. This home is all about giving attention to every single detail: a neutral palette of beiges and […]

THE LOFTS

January 19, 2015

Last week we visited our client’s stunning apartment in The Lofts, designed by the creative duo Zeina El Zein and Ina Vallarino of 2/1000/14 Interiors. Not only was the apartment impeccably designed and has the most impressive view of Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai that we’ve seen to date, but our beautiful Kährs Manor wood flooring was installed in all the […]

DOME

January 5, 2015

Hello 2015! First blog post of the year, and we want to keep it fresh. For us, nothing conveys fresh more than some white wood flooring completed with classic/elegant interiors. And this apartment in Stockholm beautifully combines the two. Kährs Oak Dome is a 1-strip stained oak floor in a warm white tone. The long length of the board enhances the depth of […]

RELIABILITY IS KEY

November 24, 2014

We’re always happy when we come across beautiful, simplistic homes that feature a classic 3-strip wood floor made from natural oak. And you must know by now that our favourite go-to wood floor is Kährs Oak Siena; a classic floor with strips selected to provide a calm appearance but still with certain degree of variation in the grain. […]

LET THE LIGHT IN

November 18, 2014

This lovely apartment in central Stockholm is not more than a large studio apartment, but with some creative styling, these owners have been able to transform the home into an airy 1 bedroom apartment. We’ve seen an increase in inner walls/partitions made from glass with black trims that creates a divide for privacy while allowing for […]

THE VILLA

October 30, 2014

We are in love with our client’s majestic Spanish style home in The Villa, Dubailand with a perfectly elegant and airy feel. We have installed two rustic wood floors in this villa, the white-washed Kährs Oak Linen and natural oak coloured Kährs Husk. Both floors look absolutely beautiful and complement the home perfectly. View more images of this stunning […]

WEEKEND EYECANDY

October 16, 2014

So the weekend is upon us and we feel it’s high time for some eye candy! This duplex apartment in Stockholm, currently being represented by estate agents Wrede, is pure perfection in our eyes. We are in love with the understated grandeur of this beautiful space. The tones are muted, ceiling 5.5 m high and the windows […]

LUNTMAKARGATAN 65

September 16, 2014

This recently renovated apartment in central Stockholm, represented by estate agents Eklund Stockholm New York (ESNY), has incorporated and enhanced details of the building’s original architecture from 1882 beautifully. The space feels rustic and original – while still looking fresh and modern – and the wood floor matches the space perfectly, keeping in line with the […]

CONCRETE // WOOD

August 25, 2014

That concrete wall in the living room is everything! It gives the room a rough and industrial feeling, which contrasts nicely with the soft wooden floor, Kährs Casa – a rustic, handscraped natural Oak wood floor with impressive 2.8 meter long planks that contain knots, cracks and a comfortable handscraped surface. Images via Västanhem Mäkleri […]

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

August 6, 2014

This spectacular penthouse located in the popular area of ​​Greenwich Village in Manhattan (New York City) offers a spectacular 550 sqm living area. The dark wood floor creates a beautiful contrast to the brightness of the large spaces, generating that beautiful elegance that only a dark wood floor can. We are big lovers of Kährs new floor Oak Nouveau […]

JERSEY

August 3, 2014

Kährs Oak Jersey is a 1-strip floor in selected natural oak. The bevelled edges help to create a floor whose look and feel recall bygone days. This apartment in Stockholm by Fantastic Frank is a perfect representation of how beautiful a natural and lively 1-strip oak wood floor is. A classic that will never go out of […]

TOAST SKAGEN

June 8, 2014

Du gamla, Du fria, Du fjällhöga nord. Du tysta, Du glädjerika sköna! This past Friday on June 6th, we celebrated the Swedish National Day. A national holiday that for many marks the beginning of summer. The national day for a Swede means longer days (with Midsummer just around the corner), the end of the school […]

FEMININA

June 2, 2014

This apartment represented by Fantastic Frank in central Stockholm is a beautiful portrayal of perfect feminine interiors. The home not only looks great, but also makes excellent use of the apartment’s small m2 space. Whenever you have a smaller home, it’s always a great idea to decorate in uniform, suave (e.g. pastel, nature) tones in order to visually de-clutter […]

BACK TO BASICS

April 23, 2014

Sometimes, you just need to keep it basic. But basic does not have to be boring. Sticking to basics in your home will actually give you more room to be creative- room to change and evolve as your personal preferences naturally do over time. Your space is a representation, a reflection, of you. Keep your […]

SAND

March 11, 2014

This apartment in central Stockholm has a real tranquil quality that soothes our souls. And we’re especially loving the wood flooring, Ash Sandvig by Kährs Sand Collection. A light, exclusive 1-strip floor with nature’s own design with knots and a lively structure. A characteristic is its bi-colour pattern with a soft white matt lacquer. The darker core […]

URBAN TROPIC

February 10, 2014

The first thought that came to mind when seeing this one-bedroom apartment in central Stockholm was: urban tropic. That’s how I feel is the best way to describe the style of this funky home. What makes this home so interesting is that there is a clear mix of vibrant classic caribbean colours (the wallpaper behind the […]

GIVE ME SPACE

January 8, 2014

This minimalistic apartment in Berlin, Germany is a real beauty. We love the high ceiling, neutral interiors and large windows, all adding to the overall airy feel. While the diverse areas are separated by walls, creating depth and intrigue, the neutral colour palette throughout enhances and ties this beautiful home together into one large space. […]

GUEST POST | GREAT SPACES: ICONIC CHAIRS

January 6, 2014

Hello, everyone! It’s Mari here, with a guest post from Arcadian Home blog, a great place to find interior design inspiration for everything from beautiful mini pendant lights to warm and cozy rugs for the floor. Today’s post is about one of my favorite things in the world of design, iconic modern chairs. These enduring […]

MAD MEN

December 5, 2013

We LOVE this apartment’s masculine interpretation of 1950/60’s “Retro-Modern” style. A very hipster, yet glam feel, highly reminiscent of what is  seen in the hit TV series Mad Men (yes, we are currently imagining Mr. Draper deep in though, sitting in one of those armchairs). As you might know by now, our favourite combination is […]

THE QUAY TO LIFE

December 2, 2013

Last week we had the pleasure of photographing one of our clients’ homes – a beautiful apartment in the elegant Marina Quays. This bright home with a killer view over the Dubai Marina has beautiful metallic details, a luxurious marble kitchen island, high gloss white finishes, light petrol blue wall colour (very on-trend) and a cozy […]

[ASH]

October 22, 2013

Ash is a strong, hard wood species, even harder than Oak. This wood species is pale in a typical Scandinavian way with fine, brown streaks and few discreet knots. It has a relatively long grain and ambers over the years. Ash is used to make tools, wood flooring and furniture. Some of Kährs Ash floors […]

WHITE DOVE

September 26, 2013

Old meets new and modern in this charming loft apartment. The already extremely bright space gets further enhanced with the white wood floor, clean lines, sheer curtains and minimal, monochrome furniture. Kährs Oak Nouveau Snow wood floor has a distinct white hue on a naturally colour varying oak, with defining white bevels and occasional white and darker […]

SIMPLICITY

September 15, 2013

This home has everything we love – white, smooth walls with soft oak wood flooring and a beautiful natural light that creates a stylish base with a large dose of both charm and interest. Overall a very clean and simple space with focus on the few, but beautiful furnishings (that copper Tom Dixon lamp + clear […]

BLACK COPPER

August 14, 2013

Though we’re still waiting for the hyped store to open in the UAE, H&M Home‘s online store inspires us with romantic Bohemian Vintage style this autumn. Yes, Autumn is just around the corner! And if you, like us, can’t wait for the temperatures to drop a little (or a lot) – then planning for an autumn interior […]

SHABBY CHIC

August 7, 2013

Shabby chic is a beautiful interior design style, made famous by British designer Rachel Ashwell in the late 1980’s. The main characteristic of shabby chic interior design is aged furniture. It could be chosen for its appearance of age with all these signs of wear and tear or it can be distressed to achieve the appearance […]

WHITE AS SNOW

July 31, 2013

Yet another stunning home by the Swedish real estate agents Fantastic Frank. We are loving the elegant white wood floor, which serves as a perfect base for the home. Combining a white wood floor with white walls and fixtures makes the floor more subtle in its beauty, where it won’t overpower the remaining elements such […]

A TOUCH OF PRETTY

July 22, 2013

Soft pink tones are known to have a strong calming effect. In interior decoration, the soft pink color is often used for a romantic style, inspired by royal palaces and their beautiful environments. A colour scheme that goes in powdered pink, cool gray, soft cream, rich brown and a touch of shimmering gold evokes a classically luxurious yet […]

WELCOME TO SCANDIWOOD

July 15, 2013

Something important to keep in mind when designing a space is the kind of style you want to portray. For instance, a light wood floor immediately makes for a more sleek, fresh and Scandinavian style. Darker wood on the other hand, makes for a more colonial and elegant feel, while cherry or redder woods generally make […]

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

July 7, 2013

All white.. everything. The key to successfully designing a space in an all-white scheme is layering. By layering different materials, textures and shades of white together you essentially create depth, which is the biggest factor to consider in order to avoid the space falling flat and feeling clinical. We are especially loving romantic boho-chic homes […]

CLASSIC + CONTEMPORARY

July 3, 2013

This stylish apartment in Stockholm is a well-preserved property built in 1898, as seen by all the original details throughout the home. But what makes this home interesting is that it makes you do a double-take. The focus here isn’t on designer furniture, but rather on the architecture and its history – from the floors, […]

LIVING IN HARMONY

April 29, 2013

This beautiful home built in 1898, but renovated in 2010/11, shows us yet again how beautiful a classic 3-strip oak floor is. And this particularly rustic floor gives a very elegant yet warm feel to the home. Kährs Oak Moss is a 3-strip floor, treated with brown natural oil. Part of Kährs Harmony Collection, this floor is reminiscent of […]

NAUTICAL DREAM

April 8, 2013

Looking out over the Dubai sea, we can’t help but daydream about sailing. We love all things nautical – from the elegant sailing boats and striped attire to the jute ropes and classical boat shoes. So it comes as no surprise that we are especially fond of Kährs exclusive Marina Collection. Kährs beautiful ships decking […]

A CONTEMPORARY COUNTRYSIDE HOME

April 2, 2013

This beautiful countryside home in southern Sweden is a true inspiration of our favourite interior design scheme: fusing the rustic with the modern. The owners of this spaceous 500 sqm house have managed to beautifully combine wood floors in three different colours by keeping a common thread – the rustic, knotty finish – which makes […]

A SCANDINAVIAN CLASSIC: KÄHRS OAK SIENA

March 27, 2013

We’ve written about classic 3-strip oak flooring before, but each time we see a 3-strip oak floor in a natural finish, we can’t help but spread the word once more. A 3-strip floor in a natural oak and silk matt lacquer finish is probably the most common, and most loved wood flooring in homes in […]

KNOTTED LOVE

March 19, 2013

This wonderful villa in The Meadows has embraced the trend of having a super-knotty rustic floor and contemporary furnishing. The owners selected Husk Oak by Kährs Rugged Collection – a very rustic board with knots, cracks, and handscraping that feels marvellous underfoot with its slight wave on each plank. Exuberating the kind of warmth and coziness that […]

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

March 6, 2013

This stunning Index Tower apartment with breathtaking views in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) beautifully combines elegant contemporary furniture and suave earth tones with two beautiful Kährs wood floors – Oak Coffee FSC and Walnut Bloom. We sure wouldn’t mind having a view like that to wake up to everyday! Imagine sipping on your morning coffee […]

AFRICA DREAMING

February 21, 2013

“While the more stereotypical animal print and wood designs traditionally found in African-inspired interiors are beautiful, African design seems to be embracing contemporary influences, pairing them with ethnic furniture style and colour. Being the second largest continent on the planet after Asia, there is certainly plenty to be inspired by.” – InsideOut, February 2012 This home […]

MINIMALISTIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

January 21, 2013

Inspired by the modern-day graphic gray, white and black decor, this home has a ultra-cool Rock & Roll theme – a cocky attitude and hot pink accents mixed up with warmer earth tones and soft textile components. As with any project, it’s always best to start off with the foundation/base. Freshen up your walls with […]

THE BRONZE AGE

January 13, 2013

This central Stockholm apartment has a beautiful golden-brown oak floor that balances out the high ceilings and white base; and lets each piece of furniture stand out individually, while unifying to a whole interior design scheme. With such a beautiful wood floor, there is no need for much other than a clean base. For a […]

MOLTEN LAVA

December 31, 2012

Reminiscent of an hip hotel suite in bustling Manhattan, this opulent studio apartment creates an airy feel with its high ceilings, neutral scheme and punches of colour in details. All elements of this home add up to the highly interesting and luxurious look of an exclusive Manhattan hotel suite, while still containing the warmth and […]

LIVING IN THE CLOUDS

November 7, 2012

The incredibly adorable wall lamps by Ferm Living create a cute, but still stylish look on the wall in your kids room. There are different designs to choose from – all giving this soft light that adds a cosy atmosphere to the room. The lamps are made of smoked oak veneer and are CE-tested. We especially […]

DARING TO BE DIFFERENT

October 15, 2012

In the latest issue of InsideOut magazine, you will find a feature on one of our clients’ apartments in Dubai Marina. Mr Wilfred, who lives in the apartment with his two adorable dogs Pierre and  Chu Chu, selected the beautiful Ash Gotland wood floor from Kährs Nordic Naturals Collection. Ash Gotland is a light, exclusive 1-strip floor […]

THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER

October 11, 2012

We adore this bright and airy Hamptons-inspired Saheel Villa in Arabian Ranches, Dubai. To get this look, combine light linen and cotton textures with Oak Oyster wood flooring by Kährs Artisan Collection. Oak Oyster is a rustic 1-strip floor with handscraping and large knots that together with the white staining gives the product a very rustic […]

EARTHEN SOIL

October 9, 2012

All hail this beautiful converted post office apartment in Stockholm. This simply goes to show how a beautiful dark, rustic floor with shades of brown and black combined with a monochromatic furnishing is ultimately the most classic and elegant look you can go for. An interior scheme you (and your feet!) will never tire of! To […]

TRÈS, TRÈS CHIC

September 20, 2012

This absolutely gorgeous Mirador villa in Arabian Ranches is the ultimate representation of the romantic Shabby Chic style. The owners of this fabulous home couldn’t have selected a more suitable floor than Oak Danaborg by Kährs Craftsman Collection to bring all the beautiful, distressed and rustic/romantic furniture and decorative items together. What a great representation of […]

ON THE COVER

August 30, 2012

ELLE Decoration UK has selected some really beautiful images for their October 2012 newsstand and subscriber cover pages. We love the combination of colours and design of the newsstand and subscriber covers. They are both perfectly reminiscent of the cool yet cozy factor associated with autumn. But mostly, we love the wooden floor. The classic […]

A REGAL HOME

August 2, 2012

This apartment in the Dubai Marina not only has a breathtaking view over the infamous Palm Jumeirah, but has an interior that is beautifully balanced between dramatic and harmonious with its classic-modern/European Renaissance decor. The stunning floor, Ash Gotland, just adds to its overall perfection – a better suited floor could not have been chosen for this home’s […]

WELCOME!

June 20, 2012

Knock on Wood is the official Nordic Homeworx blog, where you can follow us through our daily updates containing inspirational images, news, events and much more. Happy reading!  

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