#Brintons Loves Scandi Style
Throughout winter we heard about the Danish trend of Hygge, referring to a state of cosiness, friendliness and togetherness; about enjoying the good things in life. We then heard about this being taken over by Lagom, a Swedish word meaning "just the right amount". Whether you want a pared back sanctuary or just a declutter for Spring there is plenty of inspiration we can take from Scandinavian styles.
Image: BRINTONS: Bell Twist Welsh Mountain, Bell Twist Scottish Pine, Majestic Polished Silver, City Plaids Kensington OTHER: Tektura Chevron, Sweetpea and Willow Leather, Next Tweedy Textured Check, Arlo and Jacob Leather Rancher Saddle, Props - designers own
This look has been popular for a while now and interiors are famous for clean, bright spaces that are filled with light, touches of natural wood and neutral or muted colour palettes. Colour schemes are peaceful and embrace the notion of bringing the outside into your home, creating lovely interiors through tranquillity and simple but functional design. Backdrops of white generally feature alongside earthy and stone colours with hints of green or blue; colours that suggest a connection with nature. Furniture is both practical and beautiful (see Hans Wegner Wishbone chair), often with a precedence for craftsmanship. Socialising is a big part of the culture so contemporary seating and big dining tables are a must. Cosy textiles such as knits are often quoted within this trend too but as we move into Spring you can accessorise with natural driftwood props and accessories, uplifting phrases and lovely woven textiles.
Although carpets may not instantly spring to mind within this style we’ve noticed that patterns in contemporary shades are giving a homely touch to this trend. Carpets can work well to help to lift the scheme with a fresh but still cosy feel. Some of our Abbotsford and City Plaid tartans have been used in rooms inspired by this movement, adding a hint of colour and sophistication but the colour schemes and simplicity approach can be relevant for any décor.
Image: Abbotsford Heather Kilgour
Image: City Plaids Kensington