A Stylist's Guide: Scandinavian Minimalism
Written by Interior Stylist and Director of Studio Gabrielle, Louise Parker (as originally featured on 91 Magazine)
We investigate the growing trend for Scandinavian Minimalism, enlisting the insight of some experts in the field to discover whether it's possible to achieve the lux aesthetic on a budget.
Scandinavian style stands for simple, calm and pure expression. This makes it easy to grasp, very photogenic and ultimately, attainable for all. But is it affordable for all? Many might associate this look with designer brands and high price tags, but thankfully for those of us who strive style but are on a tight budget, both well-known and independent brands have adopted the trend in order to offer timeless design to the mass market.
In our stylist's guide, we have paired this with the fundamentals of minimalism to buy less, select better and invest in key pieces in order to live better. We talk simple forms and a 'less is more' outlook with a selection of bloggers and stylists who know a thing or two about Scandinivaian Minimalism.
Get The Look...
Do you want to start using Scandinavian minimalism in your space? Start with our round-up of the best places to source affordable minimalist-informed Scandinavian homewares. From high street to independent retailers, we have got you covered with our 'Get The Look', a selection of our favourite buys.
Anik Mirror - 10119 Design / Arnold Circus Stool - Studio Martino Gamper / Small Glass Flower Pot - Arket / Atlas Lamp - KaiLinke / Bellvis Cushion - Urbanara / Betwa Candle Holder - Urbanara / Through by Gurilla - wedoart.fo / Viva Glass Teapot With Infuser 1.2l - Habitat / Drop Chair by Fritz Hansen - Nest / Jessen 3 Seater Sofa - Someday Designs / Drop Candle Holder by Ichendorf Milano - Analograum / Collar Vase 12cm Light Grey - Cooee Design
Teapot 2/3 Cups by Ichendorf Milano - New Forms Design / NY11Bar Chair by Norr11 - Clippings / November #01 - Aure Studio / Lux Velvet Floor Cushion in Navy Velvet - Made.com / Hubsch Terrazzo Mirror Round - Einrichten Design / Dipped Chromed Metal LED Desk Lamp - Habitat / Candlestick Holder - Arket / Glass Jug by Eva Trio - Connox / Silver Mirrored Cube - Urban Outfitters / Terrazzo Plate Round - Analograum / Plate Glazed Porcelain - Tine K Home / Push Coffee Maker by Muuto - Nest
Bell Lamp in Sand by Normann Copenhagen - Made in Design / Jobu Oven Mitt - Ode to Things / Orb Leather Dining Chair - West Elm / Sarpaneva Cast Iron Pot - Iittala / Robin Chair - Swoon Editions / Bonbonniere 12cm Black - Cooee Design / Nordic Kitchen Teapot by Eva Solo - Made in Design / Urban Garden Dishwash 500ml by Meraki - Design Vintage / Large Vintage Dough Bowl - Design Vintage / Simple Sand Ceramic Teapot by Bloomingville - Trouva / Bedside Carafe - Anna Karlin / Lavitta Chair by Poiat - Finnish Design Shop
Aida Kitchen Stool - Swoon Editions / Glass For Champagne - Tine K Home / Organic Bergamot Juniper Shampoo - Austin Austin / Nomad Chair by We Do Wood - LOVEThESIGN / Pan/Vegetable Brush by Iris Hantverk - Trouva / Bardane Clear carafe 1L - Habitat / K Lamp in Earthenware - Vitamin / Vilnia Rug in Sand by Jurate - Eporta / Ivory Ceramic Small Bowl by House Doctor - Trouva / Aalto Vase Savoy Clear 95mm by Iittala - Connox / Avery Bistro Table - Urban Outfitters / Tray Circle in Sand - Cooee Design
Extra Large Jar Vase - Arket / TR Bulb Table Lamp/Wall Light by Menu - Utility Design / Twisted White Candles - Tine K Home / Burnt Orange Woven Cotton Rug by Bloomingville - Trouva / Monroe Mid-Century Sofa in Feather Grey - West Elm / Enamel Coffee Kettle by Hario - Arket / Aztec Textile Cushion With Tassles by HK Living - OrangeHaus / Simple Sand Ceramic Teacup by Bloomingville / Single Thermal Double Wall 240 Ml Glass - T&SHOP
What do you think of our stylist's guide on Scandinavian minimalism? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to follow us on Instagram @studiogabrielleuk.
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