How do you like your Nordic Inspiration? With wholehearted minimalism and functionality? Or filled with colourful Josef Frank textiles from the 40s?
Having come back from Stockholm recently it’s probably unsurprising to hear that I’m full of Nordic inspiration. You might be wondering what’s the difference between Scandinavian and Nordic? It’s not a silly question, my husband asked me the same thing. For most people “Scandinavian” and “Nordic” are seen as fairly interchangeable, but there is a difference. Nordic is generally used to refer to the grouping of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. AND Depending on who you speak with, this term also refers to Greenland. Why is this important? Scandinavian and Danish design had it’s
New Nordic, Soft Nordic, and Nordic Minimalism are terms you’ll see bandied around on Instagram. Often categorised visually as the use of natural materials, pale colours, and minimalist shapes in open-plan interiors, Nordic inspiration isn’t just white walls though. A quiet palette might be de rigueur but when you get up close and personal with Nordic design colour does make an appearance. Pattern though is mostly absent unless you’re a devotee to the beautiful fabrics of Josef Frank – see my Svenskt Tenn post here. So for February, I bring you my Nordic inspiration from Instagram. I’d love to know if you’re a fan? Do you follow these people on Instagram? Or maybe you have a wonderfully Nordic inspired home? Let me know!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Nordic inspiration found on Instagram if you’d like to see more from my Instagram series take a look here. AND if you’d like to see more from Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair click here.
The last image is the Apiales chandelier by Nuura. Photography by Nuura.