Category Archives: Swedish Design

Scandinavian Retreat Inspiration

nij hildenberg

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Today …

I find myself totally inspired

by this Scandinavian Cabin Retreat!

Come Inside With Me …

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The Dining Area …

I love the Styling,

the Simple Kitchen Design

along with the Informal Dining Setting.

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A Lambswool rug adds Contrast

and elements of coziness to the Fireside.

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Natural Elements

play a big Part in Swedish Design.

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Again Natural Elements…

of Wood & Wool

Continue into the Bedrooms.

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 Dala Horse Styling …

Popular in Swedish Design.

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A cosy place to sit outside ….

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and view the Woods.

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all images via google

Interior Photography by Jeltje Janmaat

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More images can be seen

in the March Edition of

Country Living (British Edition)

(Still Available Now in Australia)

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If you are in the Ballarat Area

and need help

introducing Swedish Design

into your home

please Call me on 0409 433 058

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Michelle

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blue colour trend 2013

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How stunnng is this room!

The pops of royal blue are a highlight for me

and can you see that this royal blue 

is much warmer than the cooler grey blues of late?

 Colour contrast …

paired with different natural textures

of wood, metal & wool

make for an exciting Design!

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Here is another room

accessorisd with blue

but the warmer blues in the first pic have red in them …

they’re new, on trend …

and very, very striking!

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Not everyone can afford to change their interior

with each new trend 

so if you love blue …

keep in mind

that these new warmer blues

can be introduced in the way of accessories …

 bottle and flowers …

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all pics via pinterest

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 or just like in this industrial setting ….

think also cushions, rugs

vases, chairs & lamps.

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Warm Blue – on trend 2013

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MD Interior Design …

specialising in Colour Consultancy.

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Colour Inspiration … Bluebells 

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Skona Hem Feng Shui Consultant

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Swedish Online Magazine …

 Skona Hem (Beautiful Home)

features a new blog that has really resonated with me …

Jannice Wistrand from add simplicity.

Janice is a Colour & Style advisor,

Interior Designer, Photographer

 & Feng Shui Consultant.

Phew!..  How clever!

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Jannice shows images of her own home,

(this is her office)

 explains the design …

but also how to add balance and harmony.

With today’s busy lifestyle …

who doesn’t need a little

balance and harmony in their own interior!

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above images via add simplicity

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This is Jannice’s super stylish living room

where greys, blacks and whites are a favourite

along with purple as a colour accent.

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As well as her own home …

Jannice also features other inspiring interiors 

giving tips on Feng Shui …

(Balance and Harmony)

& Colour Advice.

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from ellos via SKONA HEM

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This is a great blog to scroll back on as well

I hope you enjoy

jannice’s simplicity blog here as much as I do!

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swedish colour palette … neutral

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Whenever I see an interior that ‘speaks’ to me

I like to ask myself …

what is it about the room that I love ?

This helps me to identify

my own personal style.

Here I love how the room is stylish but relaxed …

not too fussy or formal

and I really love it’s neutral colour palette …

the blue undertoned grey painted lining boards

with the accents of white and natural.

 It’s simplistic but girlie

and reflects swedish design

which has to be my all time favourite.

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Here I especially love the soft pink in the girlie vest

against the neutral palette background.

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via 79 ideas from Kim Timmerman

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Again this room oozes swedish style

with it’s blue grey raked ceiling,

contemporary reading lamp

and the natural elements of coziness

in the woollen cushions, throws and rugs.

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  When trying to identify your personal style

it’s a good idea to recognise ….

not just the fact that a room appeals to you

but why you find it so appealing.

If you do this continually

 you will begin to see a theme …

a theme that represents

 your own personal style …

the style that’s right for you.

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If you are building or renovating

in the Ballarat Area …

and need help choosing a colour scheme 

please call me on 0409 433 058

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The Art Deco renovation

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Welcome! …

 to the Art Deco Apartment renovation …

one of my favourite Design Assignments for 2012!

My Brief …

‘contemporary but with retro influences,

a little quirky with something unexpected!’

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See the bulkheads below the cornice?

Well, we needed power to the tv and split system 

but, because the Apartment was built in the 1930′s …

 nearly all the walls were made from concrete!

This meant that 

all the wiring had to be hidden in newly built bulkheads …

 so to be sympathetic to the art deco architecture …

any original cornice that had to be removed,

was subsequently replaced with new matching cornice.

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Now for the paint and colour design …

I had just received a new Dulux fandeck,

so I really wanted to use all newly released colours …

colours that ‘spoke to me’

so I chose 

‘Dulux Subdue quarter’   for the walls

which is a beautiful white with a purple undertone …

(but not cold looking)

and for the fireplace …

‘Dulux Caboose’  …

a purple undertoned grey.

Painting the fireplace a little darker

makes a great focal foil for the t.v;

 adds atmosphere and drama to the room,

as well as complimenting the curved architecture

of the fireplace.

The dated 1970′s heater was replaced

with a new gas log fire.

 The floorboards were then sanded

and sealed with a clear lacquer.

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In the living area …

I also included a small table and chairs.

Here the window is north facing

with beautiful light …

perfect for reading magazines

and drinking endless cups of tea!

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and what’s an Art Deco renovation

without beautiful flowers?!!!

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wFlowers bring an aliveness to any room

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This room is the ‘quirky’ room …

originally just an empty walkway

that led to the front of the apartment …

but it seemed to me …

to be the perfect spot for a study.

So a desk was built-in

and the above wall was decorated with prints

 created by my client back in her school days …

Don’t they look perfect!

I chose ‘Dulux Smokebush’ …

a  subtle purple undertoned grey

for the desk wall.

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Here is the dining room …

with Spectacular views over Ballarat.

My love of Swedish style

along with the brief for retro …

allowed for a Tulip Dining Table

and Harry Bertoia chairs.

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Choosing a round table for this room …

also complimented the architecture

of the art deco curved wall.

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and here is ‘unexpected’ …  

for people seated at the dining table

and missing out on the lovely view …

fabulous wallpaper adorns

the opposite walls!

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Now we’re back in the living area

and heading towards the kitchen ….

 vintage posters from the 30′s

‘Gone with the Wind’

&

‘Wuthering Heights’

decorate the walls

and tie in with the history

of the art deco era.


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This is the newly designed kitchen

with all the mod cons of today …

 black & white glossy cabinetry

says Art Deco Modernism.

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A vibrant splashback in red …

adds retro influences to the design.

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The original art deco design

made no allowance for a laundry

so this was carefully intertwined into the kitchen design …

so that both the kitchen and laundry

had their own separate identity.

The lower kitchen cabinetry was designed in white

along with the partitioning pantry …

and the laundry cabinetry was designed in black gloss,

more masculine and industrial …

but also contemporary and sophisticated.

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now for the Master Bedroom …

my client requested ‘wallpaper and moody’

I choose the stunning blue turning to purple

‘Dulux Strap’    for the walls

with flocked metallic wallpaper for behind the bed.

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I actually spent quite a lot of time …

matching the colour of the wallpaper flocking

to the wall colour ….

 because I wanted them to be perfect partners …

 in the design and decoration

of the art deco Master Bedroom.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing …

the Art Deco Apartment Renovation!

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Design …

Styling & Photography …

by MD Interior Design

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Many Thanks for visiting my blog!

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michelle

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blue purple and pink

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Swedish Design Inspiration from Tine K

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Today …

swedish design inspiration 

from the home of Tine K …

white, clean, classic …

timeless!

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The table …

moroccon style …

  popular in swedish design right now

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A view to Tine K’s contemporay kitchen …

but a little rustic elegance

ties in nicely too.

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via blackballoon blog   

  photography by anna-malin

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I hope you’ve been

 inspired too …

by the beautiful home Tine K

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Beautiful Swedish Interior Design

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If you are in the Ballarat Area and need help

in creating Swedish Design in your home …

please call me on 0409 433 058.

“Love being at home!.

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Purple grey red & white

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Today …

purple grey, red and white

and a glimpse of my work …

(my salvation!)

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beautiful Dulux Colours

were chosen …

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for an Art Deco Apartment renovation

I have been working on …

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Colour & Furniture Design,

 Styling and Photography 

by md

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Seeing Red

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Beautiful Swedish Interior Design

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Today in the midst of uncertainty

a welcomed distraction …

Beautiful Swedish Interior Design

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above pics via alvehmmakleri.se

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The timelessness of the all white interior

allows for bright pops of colour

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via freshome

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flowers and pretty greenery

bring a room life

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via  design attractor

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Greys play a big part

in accent colour for Swedish Design

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via stylizimo     all pics via pinterest

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Industrial accents …

the coffee table and metal letter

are softened by pink flowers in the window

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Swedish Interiors and fuchsia

Colour and Design Trends 2012 from sweden

Swedish Contemporary Interior Design

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If you are in the Ballarat Area

and would like to see Swedish Design in your home

Please call me on 0409 433 058

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Gorgeous pops of colour

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How I love this picture…

when I first saw it

all I could do was stare and stare

it was the colours that initially got me…

the greys with the gorgeous pops

 of pink and purple

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Don’t you just love the styling here..

the simplicity

but also the everydayness the milk carton evokes

and again the pops of colour

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Here the neutrals, greys and whites

play up the purples

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Just one minimalist pink flower

  can still make an impact

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via 79 ideas via siren lauvdel photography

 styling by krakvid/D’Orazio

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I love the coolness of the blue whites

mixed with the warm milk whites

and again…

 just that tiny punch of pink.

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Thankyou for visiting my blog!

michelle

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If you are building or renovating

 in the Ballarat Area

and need a Colour Consultant…

please call me on 0409 433 058

 

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