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WELCOME TO SCANDIWOOD

Sarah

Something important to keep in mind when designing a space is the kind of style you want to portray. For instance, a light wood floor immediately makes for a more sleek, fresh and Scandinavian style. Darker wood on the other hand, makes for a more colonial and elegant feel, while cherry or redder woods generally make for more classic interiors.

We are loving the combination of raw ash wood (similar to Kährs Ash Skagen) and Scandinavian designer furniture seen in this home below. This place from Folkhem is styled perfectly with nice gradients of whites and greys. When can we move in?

So what feeling do you strive to achieve in your home? Regardless of which you choose, Feng Shui recommends having a strong wood element within your environment in order for it to feel more harmonious and balanced. 

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Images by Folkhem & Nordic Homeworx

 

RICH JAVA

Sarah

This glamorous apartment focuses on creating an open and social plan. With fully glazed sliding doors to the terrace and several windows, the apartment becomes very bright with natural light. Due to the brightness in the home, the dark wood floor stands out beautifully without darkening the space. Seeing how the natural light bounces off the floors and shows off each and every plank’s grain, is a real treat. The bevelled edges further enhance each plank, adding to that exclusive look.

The pure white walls, natural light and dark wood floor create a beautiful and elegant combination and a perfect canvas for the rest of the exclusive furnishings.

To get this look, opt for Oak Java from Kährs American Traditionals Collection. Oak Java is a very rustic, dark toned product with its rich dark coffee colour. With microbevelled edges, a silk matt lacquer finish and clearly visible grains, the natural oak wood is beautifully enhanced in each plank.

Images by Skeppsholmen Fastighetsmäkleri and Kährs

STONE WHITE

Sarah

If you feel that your home is lacking natural light and are looking to brighten up your home, then we recommend installing a light-coloured wood floor. One main tip is to lay the wood floor in the direction of a window or glass door in order for the floor to reflect the natural light off of it – as seen in the home pictured below.

A great option for a light wood floor is Oak Limestone by Kährs Harmony Collection – a 3-strip floor with a brushed, white stained, matt lacquered surface. It is a clean grade with some colour variation. A highly versatile and beautiful wood floor that will brighten up any space!

Check out the Product Search Filter tool on our website to discover all of Kährs’ available light wood flooring options.

 Images by Fantastic Frank & Kährs

 

A SCANDINAVIAN CLASSIC: KÄHRS OAK SIENA

Sarah

We’ve written about classic 3-strip oak flooring before, but each time we see a 3-strip oak floor in a natural finish, we can’t help but spread the word once more. A 3-strip floor in a natural oak and silk matt lacquer finish is probably the most common, and most loved wood flooring in homes in Scandinavia. Although each plank is made up of three smaller wood strips across its width, the floor still provides a calm appearance that is appreciated by all.

There are many reasons as to why we will always love our floor Oak Siena by Kährs European Naturals Collection. The beauty of this 3-strip natural oak wood floor is not only that it is a great option economically, but it also goes with all interior design schemes, and with its factory-finished surface treatment and engineered structure – it will be sure to last you a lifetime (further proven by its 30-year warranty). This floor only becomes more beautiful with time, and will perfectly harmonize and lift all of your furnishings.

And we’ve got great news: Oak Siena is now available in stock in Dubai! Interested in seeing a sample of Oak Siena in our showroom or at your own home? Give us a call on +971 4 369 55 69 for more information.

 Images by Fantastic Frank & Kährs

 

KNOTTED LOVE

Sarah

This wonderful villa in The Meadows has embraced the trend of having a super-knotty rustic floor and contemporary furnishing.

The owners selected Husk Oak by Kährs Rugged Collection – a very rustic board with knots, cracks, and handscraping that feels marvellous underfoot with its slight wave on each plank. Exuberating the kind of warmth and coziness that a home should, all the while staying trendy with contrasting modern interiors.

We love to see the trend of rustic flooring vs. contemporary furnishing continue to flourish. We also LOVE to see how much pets love Kährs wood floors!

View more images of this beautiful family home here.

 Images by Studio Zee for Nordic Homeworx

 

MINIMALISTIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

Sarah

Inspired by the modern-day graphic gray, white and black decor, this home has a ultra-cool Rock & Roll theme – a cocky attitude and hot pink accents mixed up with warmer earth tones and soft textile components.

As with any project, it’s always best to start off with the foundation/base. Freshen up your walls with white paint and lay a classic 3-strip oak floor Oak Siena by Kährs European Naturals Collection with white skirting and mouldings for a streamlined finish. Decorate with heartwarming earth tones that are in line with your home’s base tones. They do say “a solid foundation is the bridge to success” for a reason after all!

Once your base is set, add a personalized graphic wallpaper by Mr Perswall as well as an unexpected colour for a pop of rebellion (Rock & Roll!) that will add interest without being overwhelming or tiring over time.

 Images by Gåspennan/JM Bostäder

 

THE BRONZE AGE

Sarah

This central Stockholm apartment has a beautiful golden-brown oak floor that balances out the high ceilings and white base; and lets each piece of furniture stand out individually, while unifying to a whole interior design scheme.

With such a beautiful wood floor, there is no need for much other than a clean base. For a lifetime of satisfaction, your wood floor should be able to stand out yet blend in at the same time. Once you have it, you will simply wonder how you ever could have been without it. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

That’s the beauty of Kährs Oak Nouveau Bronze, a 1-strip floor with a brushed, bronze pigmented, matt lacquer finish.

 Images by Fantastic Frank and Nordic Homeworx

 

MOLTEN LAVA

Sarah

Reminiscent of an hip hotel suite in bustling Manhattan, this opulent studio apartment creates an airy feel with its high ceilings, neutral scheme and punches of colour in details. All elements of this home add up to the highly interesting and luxurious look of an exclusive Manhattan hotel suite, while still containing the warmth and welcoming feel of a home.

To get this look, select a dark chocolate wood flooring such as Oak Lava by Kährs Harmony Collection. The dramatic 3-strip floor will effortlessly give your home that cool, timeless Manhattan style while creating a sense of comfort underfoot.

 Images by Sköna Hem & Kährs

 

MUTED ELEGANCE

Sarah

Give your home instant muted elegance with a white washed wood floor, such as Ash Skagen from Kährs Sand Collection. Ash Skagen combines the naturalness and liveliness of ash with the elegance and lightness of white matt lacquer. The white matt lacquer highlights the wood’s natural beauty, giving the whole floor a soft and pleasing finish. The floor is dramatic, yet not enough so to be distracting from the rest of the interiors.

Seen below is the home of Norwegian blogger Nina Holst, who is also the founder of home decoration community Stylizimo.com. We are loving the combination of the wood floor, monochrome art and furniture, wooden utensils and geometric wallpaper.

Images by Stylizimo and Kährs

FINDING BALANCE

Sarah

Natural wood elements add warmth and interest to a cool graphic or neutral colour palette. Don’t be afraid to combine different wood species for added depth.

A rustic natural wood floor, combined with a contemporary and monochrome kitchen for balance – as seen in this Index Tower apartment in DIFC with Kährs Oak Oyster.

Images by Weekday Carnival and Studio Zee for Nordic Homeworx