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