Minimalist Interior Design from Scandinavia
This home was styled by Finnish company, Less Is More (www.lessismore.fi) and in classic Scandinavian tradition, it is filled with designer furniture and interesting accessories to create a very stylish home. Nordic homes are often painted in plain white with white floors to create a sense of space and make the most of the available light during long winters. This creates a clean slate for interior design and Less is More have chosen a range of mid-century Eames classics along with some clever accessories - our favourite is the floor lamp in the living room, which adds lots of interest to the room.
The dining area is themed in white with a double length console and trestle table with Eames Eiffel dining chairs. To complete the picture, the stylists have set the table for a dinner party, presenting it to maximum effect.
The Eames Rocker (RAR) is always an attactive piece but combined with the floor lamp and other accessories, completes the look. The look is minimalist but not stark because of the use of the lamp, textured grey rug and other pieces.
The lounge room has been furnished with a Florence Knoll style lounge and black and white occasional chairs, complemented by the black and white striped rug. The minimalism comes through in the geometric shapes, monochrome colours and even the pendant light is simple and elegant.
This ladder, used as a magazine stand is very smart and stylish. The ladder, painted in black, has stayed true to the design theme in the rest of the house and a good selection of magazines exudes sophistication. A very clever piece of interior styling.
The study has been set up with a similar trestle table to the dining area and the use of an Eames office chair (lowback) in white matches the rest of the home and is a practical design statement. The addition of a black leather Eames Lounge chair is a nice touch and would make a comfortable place to read a book or relax. Less is More have again used a geometric patterned black and white rug to tie the room together.
Overall, the home is a great example of minimalist design that would still be a very livable and practical home.