The Scandinavian Home

The Scandinavian Home

A Style Sourcebook

  1. Lars Bolander
  2. Heather Smith MacIsaac
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  • ISBN 9780500515440
  • 28.00 x 21.50 cm
  • Hardback
  • 192pp
  • 300 Illustrations, 300 in colour
  • First published 2010
‘An essential sourcebook for anyone wanting to adopt this effortlessly elegant style’ – Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine

The hallmarks of Scandinavian design – clean, elegant lines; delicate colour schemes; well-proportioned, airy spaces that maximize daylight; and a pronounced preference for natural materials – make it one of the predominant influences in interior design today.

This is the first book devoted to the signature design features – past and present – of all four Scandinavian countries: Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

300 colour photographs cover every aspect of the Scandinavian aesthetic – from modern kitchens with old-fashioned hearths to the latest in saunas, from light-maximizing walls of glass to folk-art-painted walls, from inviting front porches to cosy attic bedrooms.

The authors offer expert guidance and practical advice on achieving a Scandinavian look, on incorporating Scandinavian elements into any décor, and on mixing and matching traditional and modern, humble and grand.

Individual sections provide indepth information about classic and innovative Scandinavian designs and an international source list completes this essential addition to the shelves of anyone who has ever admired the subtle palette of a Gustavian room or enjoyed sitting in an Arne Jacobsen chair.

Lars Bolander studied at the Stockholm School of Art and worked under renowned Swedish furniture designer Carl Malmsten and British designer Gaby Schreiber. Known for his light, classic Gustavian design sensibility, Bolander has designed homes all over the world that have been featured in World of Interiors, House & Garden and Vogue.
Heather Smith MacIsaac writes on design and travel for many interiors publications, including Elle Décor. She was formerly Architecture and Design Editor at House & Garden, Creative Director at Travel & Leisure, and Home Editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.