Archive for the ‘Scandinavian Design’ Category

What is Chevron (And How To Add Some To Your Home)

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

What is it about chevron that is so alluring? It seems like everywhere I look lately, I see chevron patterns in all shapes and sizes: on walls, rugs, furniture, clothing (and not only Missoni), jewelry, office products, really on everything. What Is Chevron? Chevron is a simple inverted V-shaped graphic pattern (also often called zig […]

Favorite Glass and Silver Christmas Ornaments

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas less than three weeks away, it is high time to start decorating the house for the holidays. I have always preferred a more restrained color scheme, and I think glass and silver accented with blue and pale pastels are so elegant and festive. That’s not to say I don’t […]

Cloches (aka Bell Jars)

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Cloches, which are also known as bell jars or bell glasses (“cloche” is French for “bell”), were originally invented to help hold in moisture and protect tender plants from harsh weather, insects and other potential hazards. In gardening literature, they were first mentioned around 1630, and they are listed among mandatory garden tools and equipment […]

Fabulous Tealight Candle Holders

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

After what has been a record warm fall and beginning of winter here in the northeastern US, the chill has started to set in and I finally feel like cozying up inside (it wasn’t until the second half of December I changed to winter curtains – it just didn’t feel right when it was in […]

Beautiful Christmas Decor From Denmark

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

I recently discovered the fabulous Danish company Walther & Co and instantly fell in love with their understated, monochrome and rustic aesthetic. Very Scandinavian country shabby chic. It’s the sort of stuff that makes me wish I had an old renovated farmhouse somewhere in the Swedish countryside (decorated like this) where I would gather all […]

Himla – Gorgeous Fabrics in Linen and Cotton (And The Most Beautiful Online Product Catalogs)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

It’s always a treat when Swedish fabric company Himla releases a new catalog, and the Fall/Winter 2011 edition, shot on Iceland, is no exception. They always choose stark Scandinavian landscapes with neutral colors as the backdrop for their product photos, and not only does this create a fairy-tale feeling, it really makes their products stand […]

Fabulous New Wall Art And Decor From Ferm Living

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

As much as I dislike saying goodbye to summer, fall is pretty exciting too. The freshness in the air, the pretty colors, the new releases of everything from boots to wall decor. Danish company Ferm Living just announced their new fall collection – it is fabulous and very much in keeping with the forecasted fall […]

“Communication” – New Wallpaper Designs From Mr. Perswall

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Mr. Perswall has just released a new collection of cool wallpaper designs called “Communication” which, according to the company, “pays tribute to the art of storytelling”. They go on to saying “relationships come into being through communication”, and I have to say that some of these on your wall will certainly be conversation starters. Seriously […]

All About Dachshunds – “Together” By Lisa Bengtsson

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Lisa Bengtsson is one of those designers that always manage to surprise and delight with her unexpected and unique creations. Lisa studied graphic design at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, and after graduating, she started her own business. She was an instant success, and today, she is able to live her dream – designing […]

Adorable Wooden Shelves From Ferm Living

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Just the other day, I came across these adorable little house-shaped wall wooden shelves from Ferm Living (which happens to be one of my favorite stores for funky wallpaper designs, tea towels, vinyl wall art and decor in general – everything they sell is fabulous!). The shelves are made from oak (smoked oak, no less) […]

Fabulous Fireplace Mantels

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Winter may be on its last breath, but where I live, the days are still chilly and the nights even more so. Cuddling up under a blanket with a glass of wine next to a crackling fire is still the perfect evening activity. So today’s post is about unique, stunning and creative fireplace mantels. Converted […]

Classic And Contemporary Wall Lights

Monday, February 21st, 2011

While it may seem like they are mostly there for utilitarian purposes, light fixtures can have a huge impact. We just had a new ceiling pendant lamp put up in our bedroom the other day, and it completely changed the look and feel of the room. It went from being a space we never spent […]

Love Wallpaper

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, today’s post focuses on love. While I personally would not cover an entire room in some of these patterns, they are cute, fun and certainly innovative. And as always, there is the option of putting them up on a focal wall, or just frame a piece and use as […]

Retro Wallpaper – 1920s To 1980s

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Today’s post is all about retro wallpaper. But what is retro? What era can be considered retro? What’s the difference between retro and vintage? The Oxford English dictionary defines retro as “characterized by imitation or revival of a style from the (relatively recent) past; (more generally) backward-looking, nostalgic, esp. affectedly so“. As for an era, […]

5 Unusual Wallpaper Designs

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Wallpaper is making a huge comeback and no wonder – it’s an easy way to dress up a room, a focal wall, or even just a wall panel. And the leftovers can be used as framed art, wall decor collages, wrapping paper, greeting cards – any creative paper craft you can think of. In any […]

Wall Candle Holders

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Fall is around the corner and the air is getting crisper and the days shorter. Candles are nice any time of year, but I especially like them in the fall and winter, a little bit of cozy comfort in all that darkness and coldness. And they’re perfect when you have company over too. Not only […]

6 Fun Wall Art Stickers

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Our motto here at WDS is “nobody likes staring at a blank wall” and that rings true for most people. However, there are times when you want to jazz up the wall decor, or create a new look but don’t want to bother with wallpaper, spend a weekend painting, or damage your walls with nails […]

Blue Wallpaper

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Blue is one of those timeless colors that never really go out of style. Sure, certain shades lose a bit of their popularity every now and then, but you never see an entire fashion or decorating season completely void of blue. Blue has long been considered a color that “feels quiet” and helps to cool […]

Baby Nursery Decor Inspiration

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

This post is not only about wall decor but decorating in general, and decorating nurseries in particular. It’s one of the most fun types of rooms to design, and you have free reins to use items, materials and colors you normally wouldn’t. Having said that, I have to confess that I prefer nurseries with a […]

Kitchen Tiles

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Tiles come in so many materials, colors, shapes and designs that choosing just one is not easy! Unlike other items I have written about on this blog (wallpaper borders, metal wall art), gorgeous design is abundant here, and once you start browsing around, you wish you had many more spaces for tiles in your home. […]

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