I think it’s fair to say Scandinavian style has been reworked many times over the last couple of seasons, with its neutral colour palette updated from monochrome to warmer tones and interest added by new textures and furniture silhouettes.
I’ve spoken previously about my love for Scandinavian design mixed with Californian style – Scandifornian – but this summer welcomes a further evolution of this – Scandi Seaside.
(Image credit: Ercol Bosco Large Sideboard)
(Image Credit: Studio McGee)
Furniture Village, the UK’s largest independent furniture retailer, have cottoned on to the growing popularity in adding a little Scandi Seaside flair, and today I wanted to share some of my favourite pieces of Scandinavian furniture and home decor from this new collection to show how you can create a similar look within your own home.
It might also help that the brand has kindly offered 10% off orders over £700 with the code Apartment4FV, until the 31st July 2018 in case anything catches your eye.
(Image Credit: Studio McGee)
A staple in interiors as it is in fashion – a Breton stripe tee anyone? – seaside themes become a failsafe summer look and this year Furniture Village has blended that effortlessly with a soft Scandinavian vibe.
Nautical stripes in chalky shades of blue and grey are paired with watercolour washes and natural finishes to create a scheme that is down to earth and calming – imagine how well this would work in a south-facing bedroom, as the sun creeps in on a morning? Or an open plan living room where natural light is in abundance.
(Image Credit: Perdita Table Lamp)
Light, airy fabrics such as sheer voile would be the ideal addition to your soft furnishings, especially when used as curtains or hung around four-poster beds, acting as the perfect contrast to more rustic textures such as linen and rattan weaves.
Finally, in terms of decorative items, hand-glazed ceramics and stoneware in complementary hues add the finishing touch.
(Image Credit: Bentley Sideboard)
I’m a huge fan of this relaxed take on Danish design – let’s face it, the trend for all things nautical is hardly revolutionary (Florals for spring? Ground-breaking!), but what Furniture Village have done is added warmth and created a style which could translate well in both modern and traditional-style properties.
I’ve pulled together some of my favourite pieces from the new collection to showcase just how easy it is to create a similar look yourself at home, from the Ercol rocking chair – just look at that sexy silhouette people – to the artisan finish of the Phobos table lamp.
1. Ercol Originals Love Seat £649 | 2. Gaucho Ceiling Light £69 | 3. Giant Bottle Vase £69 | 4. Ercol Nest of Tables £521 | 5. Manila Hurricane Vase £89 | 6. Ercol Originals Chairmakers Rocking Chair £716 | 7. Phobos Table Lamp £169 | 8. Michelle Collins Outside In Wool Rug £249 | 9. Perdita Table Lamp £199 | 10. Earth Large Sideboard £599
What do you think about the Scandi Seaside trend Furniture Village are working with this season? Is this a trend you’d work into your own home? Don’t forget if anything here catches your eye, the brand has kindly offered 10% off all orders over £700 (excludes clearance, delivery/disposal, guardsman, and any other voucher code), running until the 31st July 2018. All you need to do is enter the code Apartment4FV at the checkout and you’ll save a minimum of £70.
*Post in partnership with Furniture Village. I’m really proud to have collaborated with the brand on this post and, as always, all thoughts on and love for Scandinavian design are my own.