There is something our neighbors to the North know about winter. And that is... how to enjoy it!
Since the cold and the dark are conditions that last for quite a few months out of the year they're not something one just puts up with for a short period, they are the reality of everyday life. What do our neighbors in Scandinavia do? They make their homes warm, cozy and bright!
After consulting the live catalog of livingrooms (Thanks Instagram!) we have picked out the 8 elements that every Scandinavian home seems to have. And we're sort of obsessed.
1 - The Star - Perhaps it is the Christmas star (jul stjärnan) or the advent star, or the North star that shines brightest of all. It is a star that is hung on windows with a little light inside. (See above)
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2 - The Rocking Chair - More specifically the white rocking chair from Eames.
3 - The "plus sign" pillow and it's geometric friends - It could be a black plus sign on white, or white plus sign on black, or a whole other color altogether, but it's a plus sign and it's right there in the middle of the room demanding attention, and for some reason completely irresistible! Julie from the Einstein blog talks all about it here.
4 - White fury thing - We can call it sheep skin throw, but honestly it can be a fake one too, weather real or fake it's simply a furry white thing. Inspiration overload here.
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5 - Urbania Tea-lights - Candles, tea lights, lanterns etc, etc, the more the merrier. THE tea lights of note ofcourse belong to the Urbania collection by Danish designer Kähler. (World shipping available through Nordic Moods.)
6 - The "Snow ball" lights - These are not Scandinavian, they are apparently Thai, but this winter EVERY home in Scandinavia has them.
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7 -The Omaggio vase - It has stripes, usually black, sometimes grey and this year it's GOLD to celebrate 175th Anniversary of the Kähler brand.
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8 -Striped Mug from Lexington Company - last but definitely not least, is the striped mug. Speaking of stripes, the inconspicuous beige stripes and star mug is what's holding everyone's hot coco this winter. Don't be fooled by this company's very patriotic American look, they're a 100% Swedish company from Stockholm.
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