12.5.10

Why Is It So?














I'm wondering what it is in the water or the air that makes most nothern europeans have killer style and taste when it comes to interiors. I mean, really?!

Nearly every editorial that comes out of that region is just gorgeous. Why is this so do you think?

Are there some sad little tragic homes that are being held a national secret across the whole region that we don't get to see?!

Oh, and just quietly, I'd give my left pinky for that armchair and raspberry velvet throw.


Images from here.

18 comments:

Simply Mel said...

They must be born with this incredible style gene ~ sickening isn't it?!?! :)

mise said...

I like you thought of the few lacklustre houses that no one must see! There's a blog opportunity for someone - Nordic Ordinary.

And I yearn for white slipcovers.

Kerri said...

Or maybe Nordic Downright Nasty! Surely not everyone is as impossibly stylish as they seem? Great post, and I'm so with you on the armchair and throw. K xx

one sydney road said...

oh..that blue armoire is to die for...sigh!! i know, seriously, i need to go live over there :)!

Kerry said...

And I want to know what is in the water or air where you live to keep on bringing us such beautiful posts! Now you'd clearly be right at home in northern climes you precious thing x

Bree Oliver said...

maybe it's the architecture.

heather jenkinson said...

Now, you see, this is the kind of interior design/styling that gets me up the morning - images 2, 3, 4, 6 actually made my heart beat faster... Unpretentious design; spaces created for living are what this is all about. It is not about the designer, it's about the client and the life they want to lead. Ours is a service industry, no two ways about it. God, I love this blog.

I'm going to bed, it's been a long day... night night. x

Dustjacket Attic said...

I've thought the exact same thing, they just have this crisp, clear simplicity to their decor, restraint and style all in one.

hold the presses, boxing today, pour tomorrow...got ahead of myself apparently. ha ha

sunny today, hope it is for you too,
xoxo DJ

The Zhush said...

Nordic ordinary...ha @ Mise! :) Its true, the Scandinavians seem to always be showing the rest of the world...this is how its done! Must be so shameful to live there and NOT be stylish!

Jenn said...

You are so right about this, Jules. I'm voting for lots of free time to hone their interior design skills thanks to cold weather.

If not that, then there's got to be something in the water.

la la Lovely said...

I so agree. European style is so diff than American style and I think it is soo much better. I can't get enough of all the fabulous images online!
x Trina

Third Avenue Style said...

beauitiful images - too dusty in Australia to pull this off on a mass scale - maybe we are also too lazy to keep up with all the cleaning required to keep up appearences?
Katie x

Razmataz said...

I agree about Nordic style. It must be the light. I don't find that here in Canada in the Winter.

Flick, said...

They are so amazingly talented... I am so drawn to that style, so fresh! I hear you about that chair too.
:) Flick

Sarah Klassen said...

I love the sink and the door handle...such beautiful details, thanks for sharing!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Ah....yes. You are SO right my dear! But, have you seen this site: www.sorrylittlehomesbeingkeptsecretuk.com?
It explains a lot! ;)
I would too...give my left pinky I mean, can we share it?
xoxo
Melis

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

They're really brilliant. I'm married to a Scandinavian but you'd never know it from the looks of our apartment! :)

Alex Snowdon said...

No really, there are plenty of tragic little homes in northern europe, believe me!

Loving all those white walls and paintwork though, so calming... ahh, I feel better just looking at them!

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