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BLACK COPPER

Sarah

Though we’re still waiting for the hyped store to open in the UAE, H&M Home‘s online store inspires us with romantic Bohemian Vintage style this autumn.

Yes, Autumn is just around the corner! And if you, like us, can’t wait for the temperatures to drop a little (or a lot) – then planning for an autumn interior design scheme makes the wait a little less tedious and a lot more exciting. Now, although we don’t really get that cozy autumn feel outdoors, we can always create the feel indoors. So, this autumn we say hello to a darker, smouldering new take on romantic bohemian: bohemian vintage! To achieve this look, combine shiny copper metallics with dark graphite grays and dusty pinks in rugged linen textures and vintage bohemian floral prints.

And if you’re looking for something a little extra special, something so very unique and eye-catching to give that bit of glam-pop to your bohemian vintage look, then say hello to Kährs über-cool wood floor, Black Copper. This 1-strip ash wood floor has a black stain and copper metallic in the pores, and is finished off with a high-gloss lacquer that further enhances the shimmering metallic copper. Absolutely stunning!

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WELCOME TO SCANDIWOOD

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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

 

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

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All white.. everything.

The key to successfully designing a space in an all-white scheme is layering. By layering different materials, textures and shades of white together you essentially create depth, which is the biggest factor to consider in order to avoid the space falling flat and feeling clinical.

We are especially loving romantic boho-chic homes in pure white enriched with elegant wood textures, soft cottons and wools, luxurious lace and linens. It’s all in the details.

Images by Bubbelsoda & Nordic Homeworx

NUDE MOOD

Sarah

Romance is light wood, skin-colored tones and small thoughtful words. Back to basics, stripped down and purified. A renaissance for your soul.

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NATURAL MATERIAL: ASH

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Ash is a strong, hard wood species, even harder than Oak. This wood species is pale in a typical Scandinavian way with fine, brown streaks and few discreet knots. It has a relatively long grain and ambers over the years. Ash is used to make tools, wood flooring and furniture. Some of Kährs Ash floors have strong color variations that really bring them to life.

Family: Olive (Lat. Oleaceae)
Size: Ash can grow up to 35m in height. The trunk can grow to ca. 4m in circumference.
Origin of Kährs Ash flooring: Sweden
Hardness: Hard, strong and lightweight. Brinell value: 4.0
Colour: Pale cream darkens to a more straw-coloured appearance.
Random fact: According to Norse mythology, Odin – Father of the Viking Gods – created the first man, Askr or Ask, from the wood of the Ash tree.

 

FINDING THE SILVER LINING

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Silver is a beautiful metallic colour that adds interest to any object, including a wood floor. So it comes as no surprise that one of our favourites from Kährs Shine Collection is the striking floor, Black Silver – a 1-strip ash, black stain with silver metallic in the pores.

Combine silver, black and brown tones with unbleached linen, white and deep green accents to create balance between natural materials/hues and the cool metallics.

 Images by Annaleenas Hem, Trendenser, Stylizimo, Add Simplicity, Daniella Witte and Inaesthetic/Neu

 

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

DOT-DOT-DOT

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Oh, how we love these unique wall hooks by Muuto. “THE DOTS” are made entirely of first class oak or stained ash and are just as functional as they are beautiful as wall decoration.

“This characterful little family of hooks is a friendly addition to any wall. The Dots are proud of their round edges and will treat your clothes with the greatest care. They will also let you arrange them on your wall in the pattern you like. Being a very social set of hooks, The Dots love to welcome other Dots to join them on the wall. The only thing The Dots demand from you is that you uncover them every now and then and admire their shape and material.” – Lars Tornøe, Designer.

Available in diverse colours and sizes at our favourite Scandinavian design store D.Tales in DIFC.

Image by A Merry Mishap

 

DARING TO BE DIFFERENT

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In the latest issue of InsideOut magazine, you will find a feature on one of our clients’ apartments in Dubai Marina. Mr Wilfred, who lives in the apartment with his two adorable dogs Pierre and  Chu Chu, selected the beautiful Ash Gotland wood floor from Kährs Nordic Naturals Collection. Ash Gotland is a light, exclusive 1-strip floor with nature’s own design showing through its dramatic knots and a lively structure. A characteristic is its bi-colour pattern. The darker core in Ash creates fantastic patterns and makes this a very special floor.

Here is a sneak peak from InsideOut magazine’s app version for tablets. Don’t forget that you can download the app for free today to read the full interview with Mr Wilfred to find out about his story and thinking behind his eccentric home.

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Images by Svend Dyrvig/InsideOut

 

ASH, NOT SO ASHEN

Sarah

Ash is a strong, hard wood species, even harder than Oak. This wood species is pale in a typical Scandinavian way with fine, brown streaks and few discreet knots. It has a relatively long grain and ambers over the years. Ash is used to make tools, wood flooring and furniture. According to Norse mythology, Odin – Father of the Viking Gods – created the first man, Askr or Ask, from the wood of the Ash tree.

This Stockholm home below, styled by Lotta Agaton and photographed by Henrik Bonnevier, has a beautiful Ash floor that works perfectly with the monochromatic colour scheme of the home, tying all the elements together and making a very elegant, yet extremely cozy interior. Ash Sandvig by Kährs Sand Collection has a darker core in ash that creates fantastic patterns and makes this a very special product. The white matt lacquer surface treatment has a slight hint of grey tones which works beautifully with this particular colour scheme.

Images by Nordic Homeworx, Lotta Agaton and Trendenser