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Simply Scandinavian by Sara Norman is a beautiful new book published by Ryland Peters and Small that brings together two of my all-time favorite things: Scandinavian style and peeking into interesting homes.

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It takes us into 20 homes in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark that range from city apartments to seaside cabins, belonging to artists, chefs, designers and others.

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The book explores four styles: elegant simplicity, vintage-inspired, pared-down modern, and contemporary rustic.

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While these are distinct, there is still a common thread that runs through all of these homes.

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They all celebrate comfort, simplicity, elegance, light and natural materials, which makes them all so very Scandinavian.

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Remember this page from my moodboard earlier this week?

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These images are just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re a fan of Scandinavian interior design, Simply Scandinavian is a must-have.

Have a great (long for us Americans) weekend!

(Photos: Ryland Peters & Small)

*A review copy was provided by the publisher.




Another gorgeous book from Ryland, Peters & Small… i'll have to check this one out!


This book looks fantastic. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Hope you have a lovely, lovely holiday weekend…


Samantha @PrettyLovely


oh dear. i've been trying to decide for weeks whether i should visit barcelona or copenhagen.. everyone i speak to says barcelona, but all of the signs keep pointing to copenhagen!! maybe you've pushed me to make the "right" decision đŸ˜‰
.-= laura´s last post ..summer friday: memorial day weekend in NYC =-.

jules @ The Diversio

that looks like a fabulous book. they are so full of style those images!

have a great long weekend – us west aussies have one next weekend. oh the joy of a four day week! :)
.-= jules @ The Diversion Project´s last post ..In Stitches =-.

air force one

I love the clean lines of the furniture and the simplistic, parred down groupings.


Gorgeous. Growing up in Sweden, I didn't appreciate how clean and esthetically pleasing all that white is. When I first came to the US, I could not get enough of bright colors and dark wood furniture, but after living here for 19 years, I find myself more and more drawn to the Scandinavian style. I wish I could have the best of both worlds – my colorful home here in the US and a stylish, all white and light wood apartment in Stockholm. :-)
.-= cattie´s last post ..Luxury Apartment Eye Candy – Stockholm =-.


Love your blog Ally!! and PS I am in blog awe- thanks for stopping by!! It's nice to know that there are bloggers like yourself who still maintain that sense of realness with us relative newbie bloggers.

You are also on my link-list of daily reads..



Cashon & Co.

Oh, I like the metal chairs and the artwork of the lady with the blue sleeve. but it’s all very pretty and relaxing looking.


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