Hello everyone!! Iâ€™m Dagny from Scandinavian Chic and Iâ€™m super excited to be guest blogging here (Iâ€™m a huge fan of Ally and FTRB)! At SC, we blog about everything Scandinavian and Chic in a maximalistic setting. Ally asked me to do a post about my favorite design trend, and the theme I chose, came pretty naturally: the new Maximalistic wave we have going on at the moment in Scandinavian design. Scandinavian Maximalism is still pretty clean lined, with lots of white (of course), but interest is added with over the top accessories, focal points and antiques.
Camilla plays with textures, different whites and texture. Her home is noticeably Scandinavian, but with an international and almost exotic touch. The ostrich is completely crazy in my opinion, but at the same time it most definitely makes the room together with the pineapple light fixture.
Again, we see lots of white, but the sofaâ€™s colorful pillows, the artwork and the fabulous sunburst mirror adds interest and softens the space.
Ettaâ€™s home is also filled with whites, but itâ€™s far from minimalistic. The Gustavian table with the intricate carving and the styling is very feminine.
Ah, how I love this room! Scandinavians love white walls and the artwork (I think I need it!!) and the fireplace makes the space come alive.
Again, we have clean and simple lines, combined with a rococo sofa and louis chairs. Perfect contrasting elements.
This must be the longest sofa ever! The clean lines of the staircase combined with the box chairs against the winged chair and the classical paintings makes the room.
Clean lines, mirrored furniture and whites. Again â€“ Scandinavian Maximalism.
The founder of Lexingtonâ€™s home is another great example.
A classical Josef Frank pattern on a sleek sofa combined with a Howard (rolled sleeved English sofa) and Moroccan touches and lots of white.
Camillaâ€™s home again (same as first photo) shows a cow hide with gold splattered all over it, lots of layered whites and a very neutral palette. At the same time thereâ€™s a lot of eye candy and unexpected elements.
Art Nouveau light fixture, a rustic dining table and the ghost chair combined with an indian (Iâ€™m assuming) window treatment. A lot going on in a very small room.
Again, we have a sofa covered in Josef Frank â€“ stunning! Lots of plants, fresh fruit and colors combined with simple artwork and white walls.
A monochrome, simple color palette with antiques and some fabulous orange chinoiserie pillows to add interest.
So what is Scandinavian Maximalism:
1. Lots of white
2. Clean, simple lines
3. Interesting artwork
4. Vintage/antique contrasting items
6. Just more stuff! (weâ€™ve stopped hiding everything in boxes )
Hope you enjoyed the post, if youâ€™re digging the new maximalistic Scandinavian trend, weâ€™ve got more over at Scandinavian Chic Thank you for having me, Ally!!