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Homes & Gardens by Marie Westerman Roberts

Vale Life : Nov/Dec 2018

Minimalist or Hygge?

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sometimes have clients ask me if my style of home staging, influenced by my Swedish roots, will be too minimalist for their home. They might be selling a cottage or a town house and have a traditional view on what it should look like. There is absolutely no need to worry! My Scandinavian style is contemporary but warm, homely and cosy - very hygge, as the Danes would call it, rather than minimalist. In my own house for example you will find plenty of displays, throws, tea lights, art on the walls... and I love plants and books. Not so minimalist you would say right? But ask my friends and they would say my home is very Scandinavian. So, what is it that turns my typical British living room with a John Lewis sofa, conservatory and a fireplace, into a “Scandi-style” living room? Scandinavian design is characterised by functionality, aesthetics and natural materials

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Left - Natural materials and large plants help create a fresh and vibrant feel Right - trendy “New Nordic” Scandinavian interior design. A tight black and white art wall, designer chairs, large green plants, wooden floors, no curtain windows and a lot of light - simple things, but which indicate a very desirable lifestyle. and has become increasingly popular all over the world in recent years. One of the big trendsetters within styling and home staging in Sweden is Jesper Laursen, founder of Scandinavian Homes, who has created a style that is much admired. His home staging company has over half a million followers on Instagram and is

actually setting some of the trends in international interior design at the moment. Jespers advice to succeed with creating their style and selling your home is to use “complex simplicity”. It’s all about the colours, the quality, and the light. I once read an article by an English designer who said, “The

Swedes have adopted a look that embraces some of the elements of traditional ‘shabby chic’, but with modern flourishes and a nod to cutting edge design. It’s more sparse, punchier, less feminine, and to our minds, less trite.” So in essence, I would say that Scandistyle is more about creating a fresh, vibrant and at the same time cosy feeling rather than being minimalist. l Marie Westerman Roberts is an experienced home stager and the owner of Scandihome Home Staging Services. For more information visit: www.scandihome.co.uk email: marie@scandihome.co.uk or call: 01844 390017 You can also follow her on Instagram @scandihomeuk for inspiration and ideas

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Vale Life Magazine Nov-Dec 2018 Edition  

Local interest magazine for Aylesbury, Thame, Tring, Wendover, Princes Risborough, Chinnor, Waddesdon, Winslow and surrounding villages.

Vale Life Magazine Nov-Dec 2018 Edition  

Local interest magazine for Aylesbury, Thame, Tring, Wendover, Princes Risborough, Chinnor, Waddesdon, Winslow and surrounding villages.

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