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MOROCCAN SOUL

Sarah

Mystical Morocco – the land of magical, vibrant hues.

Warm colours are made with orange, red, yellow and combinations of them all. As the name indicates, they tend to make you think of sunlight and heat, and are often used to make large rooms look cosier.

Reminiscent of a romantic Moroccan sunset, opt for suave terracottas, rusty reds, dirty yellows, mellow oranges, earthy browns and dusted lilacs to create a sense of raw tranquility and intimacy. Kährs dual-certified FSC® and Fairtrade wood floors Rauli/Roble Cautin and Rauli/Roble Tierra are perfect examples of such beautifully rich and warm hues.

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LA HAUTE VIE

Sarah

We recently had the pleasure of having a  photo shoot in our clients’ Mirador villa in Arabian Ranches – a beautiful and bright family home fully fitted with Kährs wood flooring. This home bathes in natural sunlight throughout the day and strongly reminds us of the French Riviera/Côte d’Azur with its plethora of glamorous furnishings and unique decorative gems combined with rustic, romantic touches. And that gorgeous Cocker Spaniel pup! Precious.

Kährs Oak Hultaby is a really rustic 1-strip wood floor where the surface is handcrafted to enhance the beauty of the knots and cracks. The floor is surface-treated with a natural white oil in the factory, making it the perfect choice for a family home with children and pets. A heavy-duty floor that is guaranteed to last for generations.

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Kährs Oak Hultaby
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WHITE + WOOD

Sarah

Weekday Carnival shows us how to create a sense of zen and harmony with shades of white and natural wood.

Images by Weekday Carnival

 

SHABBY CHIC

Sarah

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 of an antique. The first step is to create a change to items already in place. This requires the ability to think creatively. Consider how your furniture would look like in a different colour. An ordinary mirror can affect the feel of a room if you paint the frame and polish it to bring out the feeling that the mirror has been around for decades. The goal of Shabby Chic is getting new items look as if they are old beloved heirlooms, things that will be passed along through generations.

However, Shabby Chic is about so much more than just the details. Having a clean base in the room is extremely important to create the appropriate setting, as with any interior design scheme. You can never go wrong with the timeless combination of crisp white walls and a rustic wood floor such as Kährs Oak Danaborg or Kährs Oak Oyster to create the perfect base!

To get some real-life inspiration, check out our client’s beautiful Shabby Chic Arabian Ranches Mirador villa here!

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WHITE AS SNOW

Sarah

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 as beautiful furniture pieces and artwork. Thereby, de-cluttering. It also brightens up the space, allowing for the natural light to reflect off it beautifully.

Oak Nouveau Snow by Kährs Classic Nouveau Collection has a distinct white hue on a naturally colour varying oak, with white bevels and occasional white and darker knots. The surface is brushed and matt lacquered. An elegant floor skilfully crafted by Kährs using sustainably sourced Swedish oak wood. A floor that is as beautiful as it is easy to look after – a floor that lasts for generations.

Images by Fantastic Frank and Nordic Homeworx

 

LEAVE YOUR SHOES AT THE DOOR

Sarah

This beautiful home is part of an extremely modern complex in Stockholm by developers Oscar Properties. It is very modern, bright and equipped with top of the range appliances and finishes.

We are especially loving the combination of white, clean lines with natural wood and stainless steel detailing, as well as the beautiful natural 1-strip oak wood floor (hello barefoot heaven!). This home is as modernly functional as it is elegant, with plenty of attention to detail.

To get this look, select Kährs Oak Weimar, a 1-strip floor in selected oak with bevelled edges, brushed surface and matt lacquered finish that gives maximum wood feeling.

Kahrs Oak Hampshire

Images by Oscar Properties & Nordic Homeworx

 

A TOUCH OF PRETTY

Sarah

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 contemporary feeling.

Combined with a beautiful wood floor, such as Kährs Oak Sture (for a warm gray, brown tone) or Kährs Oak Milano (for a soft blonde, golden base) the space will feel luxurious and welcoming.

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LIVING NEUTRALS

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Decorating in neutrals is beautiful but can also be hard to achieve. When working with neutral colors (gray, brown, white, beige), it is important to add plenty of living plants for a space to be balanced and not feel too flat. Green plants make any living room more welcoming. A green plant and a splash of green accent here and there creates a more homey feeling and adds freshness to the room.

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OSB + Oak

Sarah

Here is one of those small apartments you dream about. At a mere 29 sqm, the use of the few square meters is completely optimal. We are especially loving the way raw OSB (oriented strand board) and oak are combined, especially on the stairscase. The architect has cleverly used OSB board to structure and optimize the space, which still feels light and spacious despite the limited number of sqm.


Images by Scandinavian Retreat

 

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Sarah

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 in pure white enriched with elegant wood textures, soft cottons and wools, luxurious lace and linens. It’s all in the details.

Images by Bubbelsoda & Nordic Homeworx