Characterised by neutral colour palettes, natural materials, functionality and effortless simplicity, modernist Scandinavian design emerged into mainstream awareness in the ’50s to become one of the most enduring aesthetic trends to date. This season’s Scandi-style retains all of those classic nordic nuances while injecting a measured dose of soft pastels into the mix to avoid a clinical vibe.
Domayne’s Product Development/Visual Merchandising Manager, Sue Kropp shares her take on the nordic look:
“Scandi homes have a pure, pared-back style that’s centred around function, clean lines and understated elegance. The use of light is very important and a Scandi-inspired home should be characterised by the use of muted tones, raw materials and minimal decoration.
Influenced by retro period furniture and decorator pieces, the style is modern and clean – think oak timbers, white floors and minimalist decorating. To add a new twist, designers are starting to accent this style with pastel decorator pieces to soften and warm the look.”
Note: Image at top is of the ‘Grace’ Upholstered Bed