I read two interesting and recent articles about Scandinavian design this weekend and learned a lot about the origins and history of this style. People all over the world embrace this style or have a specific idea about it, but I wonder if people really know what’s popular around here. I didn’t know it before I moved here, I just had a vague idea. How do people in Sweden really like to decorate their own living room? Is it exactly like you’re seeing all over Pinterest with a hashtag #scandinavianstyle? Do all furniture painters in Scandinavia paint in that style?
It brought me to the idea to show off some furniture makeovers in Fusion Mineral Paint, brought directly to you from Sweden. Scandinavia is more than Sweden , but I live in Sweden, so I’ll start with that first :). Why Fusion Mineral Paint? Because I work with this great furniture paint and with the manufacturer and their retailers almost every day, in my work for Old Red Barn in Belgium.
While I was looking through all the beautiful pictures of Swedish pieces in Fusion Mineral Paint, it became very clear that Sweden likes blacks and greys. I picked out my five favourite pieces.
I’m starting in the middle of Sweden with a piece from Lina. You can connect with her on her Instagram profile ‘Återanvändarna‘. This is one of her pieces in Ash, slightly distressed. The wallpaper as a backdrop is something I learned to appreciate while living here. 15 years ago I thought wallpapers were for a grandparent’s home, today I can’t imagine a new home without a wallpaper. Sweden, the land of patterns!
Next in line is a piece from Ekesterna Furniture Restoration. You may have met Eva before on my blog. She used the warm grey colour Little Lamb and I love how it brings out the shape and the details of this piece. Simple yet warm and cosy.
I couldn’t resist showing you a second piece from Ekesterna Furniture Restoration, because it’s so unique. A beautiful ombre effect with several yellowish Fusion Mineral Paint colours.
Veronica from Philipsens Möbelhantverk is the queen of black and luxurious accents. While you may think of minimalism and less is more when you think of Scandinavian style, a touch of gold is never far away in Sweden. A bit of luxury in home decor is much appreciated around here! Clean lines but with a touch of glamour and sophistication.
Stjerntorpet is a great example of the less is more approach in interior decor and furniture painting. She loves Fusion’s neutrals and Putty is one of her favourites.
If you’re reading this blog from another place in the world than one of the Scandinavian countries … is this what you expected to see from Sweden? Or does Scandinavian style means something else to you?