Interiorssneak peeks

sneak peek: robert kristiansen

by anne

Interior designer Robert Kristiansen was born and raised in Oslo, Norway. His father owned a large travel business, making travel an important part of his life, not only for the extraordinary people he’s met but also for the incredible objects that have worked their way into his Nesodden, Norway, home. Being raised in a winter wonderland, snow has long been a part of Robert’s life, and the reason he likes white so much. It’s like air, and he can breathe a little deeper when walking into a white space, no small comfort since home is where he spends most of his time. (He also owns a painting company, so painting is never an issue.) When working in other people’s homes, he uses more color, which is often inspired by the objects from his travels. Many thanks to Robert and to Mary Beth Koeth for the photos! — Anne

Image above: I enjoy combining old Norwegian objects with very modern design from outside of Norway. The wallpaper is from Sanderson. The equestrian boots and helmet belong to my youngest daughter, Noomi.

Image above: This porch overlooks the fjord. It’s so nice to sit out here and watch the sunrise in the mornings.

The rest of Robert’s Sneak Peek continues after the jump . . .

Image above: I painted the ceilings with a high-gloss white paint. The reflections bring the nature outside into the house.

Image above: The light in this room is amazing. I’m surrounded by windows overlooking nature. I bought this desk in Drøbak, Norway, at an outdoor market and painted it white.

Image above: My six-year-old daughter, Noomi, inspires me to become even more openhearted and creative each day. It’s fantastic seeing her paintings, the way she is mixing colors. She made the yellow lantern in the photo. This baby carriage was bought at a friend’s antique shop.

Image above: These are my father’s old rain boots. Every time I walk in the door and see them, I’m reminded of him.

Image above: Cooking is a huge part of my life . . . it’s a way to express creativity. Good food and good red wine are also important to me.

Image above: The living room looks different in every type of light. It’s so beautiful just after the sun goes down.

Image above: The deck is a place for relaxation. When I get home from work, I like to drink a glass of wine and read my book out here.

Image above: These stairs are original to the house. They’re so charming that I don’t have the heart to replace them.

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