The Victorian-style building has all the architectural features that we usually see in the British capital, yet the decor gives a nod to the Scandinavian style. This mix makes the rooms fresh and comfortable and at the same time rich in charm.
The British style does not have as specific and unambiguous characteristics as the Scandinavian style: it goes from country houses that remind us of the novels of Jane Austen, to homes with a fusion of luxury and glamor and an air of shabby chic romance, up to to a very colorful and exaggerated type of pop image.
However, many contemporary British interiors are beginning to recognize and understand the need for simplicity, comfort, and durable design.
The Nordic style is clean, without ostentation and uses natural materials. The Danish Hygge is about sharing comfort and warmth with friends and family. The spaces are often informal, quiet and comfortable, with a keen eye for both detail and simplicity.
The universal rules of the Nordic style generate sensations in our brain of well-being and relaxation to which it is difficult to resist at any latitude.
This apartment has appeared on some real estate sales sites in the UK, so it is likely that it has undergone some Home Staging interventions or “professional preparation and presentation of a property for sale”. A real estate marketing technique still too little known in our country, yet so necessary to help sell a house more quickly and at the best price.
However, the apartment offers numerous ideas and inspirations.
The frames on the ceilings of the period houses are elegant and give a special touch of authenticity, but if you want a more contemporary look, you will find that it is so easy to insert elements with a Nordic design: the contrast is simply perfect. Some details, such as the suspended chair or the old trunk, give a touch of personality.
Here the house becomes a mix of simplicity inspired by the Scandinavian style, so warm and welcoming.
Good ideas to remember:
- Scandinavian inspiration is also combined with period apartments: natural materials, light colors, brightness, large spaces and nothing bulky or baroque.
- Few things, but of character, help to maintain order and the feeling of serenity.
- During the day try to get as much natural light as possible. In the evening, heat the room with candles.
- Finding a balance between simple and functional white space and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.
- Touch DIY: create a low budget table with a wooden top and two easels.