i feel like there were a few years between 2002-2004 where i was obsessively researching scandinavian homes. i looked far and wide for any images i could find and devoured them like there was no tomorrow. then i just woke up one more and said “ugh, no more!”. i tend to be like that with most things in life (bands, restaurants, tv shows on hulu) so it was no surprise that i hit my limit, but have ultimately come back around to researching scandinavian interiors again. but this time i’m looking to find less of the minimal/blond wood look and more of a traditional, sophisticated feel. so i was happy to check out simply scandinavian (ryland peters & small, april 2010) over at amy‘s house the other day. written by sara norrman, simply scandinavian is full of beautiful interiors located in denmark, finland, norway and sweden. i loved the wide range of styles in the book- there was really something for all of my different tastes and interests, and i especially loved that gorgeous chandelier below (i’ve heard it described as a wedding chandelier but couldn’t find any more info on it…?). each home is accompanied by tips for recreating the look in your home, but i found the book inspiring for more of an overall style and aesthetic- it definitely got me to think about putting down my bright colors and preppy patterns and embracing light paint and natural materials a bit more. if you’re looking for something to inspire a little spring change in your home you can check out simply scandinavian and pick up a copy ($19.77) right here. (you can also check out ryland peters & small online for more info)
CLICK HERE for more images from the book after the jump!