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SCANDINAVIA MEETS MOROCCO

Sarah

We’ve talked about our love of Moroccan architecture, interior design and decor items before, but now we want to talk about how to incorporate Morocco’s famous creative blend of African, Arab and Mediterranean decorating style into a contemporary Scandinavian interior.

Scandinavian design is most recognisable for its bright, white, monochromatic, less-is-more scheme. But to create more depth, interest and a cozy bohemian feel in the space, add ethnic Moroccan motifs and decoration patterns with decorative items in a muted colour scheme to match the airy Scandinavian feel. Stick to neutral, earthy tones such as white, grey, brown and cream. Incorporate beautiful signature Moroccan decorative items such as beautifully handcrafted metallic lamps and lanterns, leather pouffes, the famous handira wedding blanket and Beni Ourain rug, a luxurious wool pompom blanket– the list goes on.

We suggest balancing out the bright look with a luxurious walnut wood floor such as Kährs Walnut Vermont– a dark floor with a natural, lively grade which contains knots and colour variation. The softness of the wood, combined with the golden-brown tones of the walnut will create a warm look and feel underfoot.

We love the timeless and luxurious Moroccan style, and we love the Scandinavian sleek look – so why not combine the two to create an even more beautiful space?

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STEAL THE STYLE

Sarah

Similar to what we see in the world of fashion, good interior design is best accomplished when combining odd vintage, high street and designer pieces. And today we’re feeling inspired by what we consider to be a classic, simplistic, Nordic-glam kind of interior. The kind of interior that is harmonious, cozy and stylish all at once.

Kährs Steal the Style

Main image via Stadshem Fastighetsmäkleri & Coco Lapine Design

 

WEEKEND EYECANDY

Sarah

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 are large, allowing plenty of natural light in. This whole space exudes freshness, industrial modernity and pure elegance. The wood flooring is a simple, natural oak 1-strip floor with naturally occurring knots and colour variation. To view more images of this beautiful space, please click here.

Steal the style with Kährs Oak Cornwall wood flooring!


Oak Cornwall Images via Wrede

 

CONCRETE // WOOD

Sarah

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.

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BLACK // WHITE // BRASS

Sarah

There’s something about the tiniest bit of brass that instantly makes a space more interesting. Especially spaces with lots of matte white and black surfaces; small amounts gold add a lived-in and sophisticated quality.

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A NEW RUSTIC

Sarah

Well hello inspiration! How amazing is this Scandinavian-inspired home in Melbourne, Australia?

A beautiful demonstration of the symbiosis of raw nature materials, achieving perfect harmony within a space. Blacks, grays, whites and natural wood make this a perfect example of what can only be described as a Scandi-contemporary take on rustic.

To get this look, keep your colours to a minimum and select Casa by Kährs Grande Collection for your base. Casa is a majestic floor with 2.8 metre long planks and a rustic, handscraped surface that contains knots and cracks.

Images via Kerferd and Nordic Homeworx

 

PASTELS

Sarah

Decorate with whites, pastels and neutrals for a warm, modern and welcoming home. A combination of mild pastels, neutral earth tones and neon pops of colour will add interest to any white base. A winning combination, for sure!

Keep your base white, starting with your wood flooring! Select Kährs Oak Crème for a more rustic look with its distinct white hue on a naturally colour varying oak; or opt for Kährs Opaque for a sleek, contemporary look with its white semi-transparent stain and a high gloss lacquer.

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BLUE

Sarah

Blue is reliable and responsible. It seeks peace and tranquility above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation. Blue reduces stress – creating a sense of calm, relaxation and order.

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GUEST POST | GREAT SPACES: ICONIC CHAIRS

Sarah

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 furniture designs can be seen in homes around the globe. Living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms, too–modern chairs look right at home in just about any space. I’ve pulled together eight images of rooms that are made better with the addition of modern chairs. Please enjoy!

Thanks for letting me stop by for a visit.

~ Mari, Arcadian Home, for Knock on Wood

Iconic Chairs

This all white dining space includes a rustic wood bench and iconic Eames Eiffel chairs that look great around a sleek white table.

Iconic Chairs

A white Barcelona chair works beautifully in this casual living room with colorful toss pillows and Moroccan wall hanging.

Iconic Chairs

Iconic Wegner Wishbone chairs look beautiful in this dining room with tall ceiling and intricate architectural details. A bundle of minimalist industrial style pendants add another great contrasting element to the space.

Iconic Chairs

In the living room adjacent to the dining space shown in the previous images another iconic chair design, the Bertoia wire chair, can be seen.

Iconic Chairs

Charles and Ray Eames designed the molded plastic Dowel-Leg chair seen here in white with natural wood finish and black cross wires. Glass pendant lights look stylish in this sleek white contemporary eat-in kitchen.

Iconic Chairs

As evidenced in this modern white dining room, black Ant chairs, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1952, still look as stylish as ever. A trio of intriguing pendants adds pretty color to the space.

Iconic Chairs

An Eames plastic shell rocker with wood runners makes this living room feel more comfortable, while Tolix metal chairs add their iconic shape around the dining table in the adjoining room.

Iconic Chairs

A gorgeous brown leather Butterfly chair sits in the corner near a black swing arm wall lamp in this modern white bedroom.

What do you think of these iconic chairs? Let us know in your comments and come by our blog for more home decor, modern pendant lighting, and interior inspirations!

 

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WHITE CHRISTMAS

Sarah

Decorate your home in a simple, elegant and modern Scandinavian style this Christmas! And we say fake-it-’til-you-make-it with snow white Kährs Oak Nouveau Snow wood flooring. All-year coolness factor.

Oak Nouveau Snow

Images via Tumblr & Nordic Homeworx