The simplicity of Scandinavian Design

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The Scandinavian Design movement was born around the 1950`s, together with the social democracy ideology – the most common political line of Northern Europe, which combines (i) free-market capitalism and (ii) the welfare state. The design movement, in its turn, tries to combine (i) modernism and functionality with (ii) mass attainability, trying out new material, and ways of production to be affordable to all. These concepts of simplicity, minimalism and functionality end up manifesting a different attitude towards life: to stay true to our simple essence and values.
Here are the interiors with Scandinavian elements I chose for you today. I hope you like it!
XOXO,

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O design escandinavo nasceu nos anos 50, acompanhado da ideologia social democrata – a linha política mais comum nos dias atuais nos países do norte da Europa. Ela combina: (i) capitalismo de livre mercado e (ii) estado do bem-estar social. Da mesma forma, o design escandinavo, em sua essencia, tentava associar: (i) modernismo e funcionalidade a (ii) acesso das massas ao design, por meio de confecção com novos materiais e novas formas de produção. Esses conceitos de simplicidade, minimalismo e funcionalidade acabam por manifestar uma atitude diferente perante a vida: se manter fiel perante à nossa essência simples e valores.
Aqui está a seleção de interiores com elementos do design escandinavo. Espero que gostem!
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Scandinavian cabinets (reminded me of Nelson Glass). That`s Fusion project designed by VINTAGENCY. Photographed by Ludger Paffrath.

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Ikea sofa. Photo from Design Attractor writer, Jan Skacelik.

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Summerhouse Skåne project by LASC Studio. Love the Magis Chair.

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Swedish home decorated by owners Anna and Richard Wright. Beautiful bookshelf. Photographed by Lisbet Spörndly.

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City View House designed by Russian for Fish. Photographed by Peter Landers.

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Minimalist project by Overberg Interiors.

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Eero Aarnio Bubble Chair. 8538 Ruete Monte Carlo project by Tatiana Takaeva.

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Alvar Aalto benches. European Apartment project by Olga Bakic Architect.

Moroccan Style: East meets West

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The oriental architecture is, in general, based on three pillars: (i) harmony, (ii) geometrical order and (iii) ornamentation. The arabic architecture is closed connected with the development of Islam. Various calligraphic and geometrical elements refer to Ala. The grand shapes, high ceilings and interior patios intend to transmit energy. The harmony of lines is easily blended with contemporary design and looks fabulous! Here is the selection I made for you! Hope you like it!

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A arquitetura oriental em geral baseia-se em três pilares: (i) harmonia, (ii) ordem geométrica e (iii) ornamentação. A arquitetura árabe, presente no Marrocos, está intimamente ligada ao desenvolvimento do islã. Diversos elementos caligráficos e geométricos remetem Alá. As formas grandiosas, tetos elevados e pátios interiores abertos pretendem transmitir energia. A harmonia de formas faz com que os elementos consigam facilmente se misturar com o design contemporâneo e ficar maravilhoso! Vejam a seleção de fotos que escolhi pra vocês! Espero que gostem!

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Lovely tiles. Project by Austin Patterson Disston Architects.

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Unknown designer. Photographed by Gregory Davies.

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Moroccan Lounge project by Lucy Interior Design. Photographed by Jeff Johnson.

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Mediterranean Hall project by Gordon Stein Design.

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From the book Marrakesh by Design written by Maryam Montague.

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Mediterranean Bedroom project by Gordon Stein Design.

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Southampton Moroccan project by Laura U, Inc. Photographed by Julie Soefer.

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Moroccan-inspired Condo project by Rebecca Mitchell Interiors and Boutique.

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Arabic elements in the rug, coffee table and wall. Earthycolors. Beautiful design. Moroccan Bohemiam Modern project by Calgary and Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design. Photographed by Lindsay Nichols Photography.

Cover photo: Residence in Key West, FL. Design by Todd Black. Photographed by Ken Hayden

Great Designers Series: Eero Saarinen

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It is with great pleasure that I launch this Great Designers Series‘ post with Eero Saarinen, one the most influential architects of the XX century, and also of my favorite furniture designers.

Eero Saarinen was born in 1910, in Finland, son of the renowned Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen. Following his father’s path, Eero graduated in architecture 1934 at Yale University. In the next years, Saarinen completed many modernist architecture projects, like (i) the Gateway Arc, in St. Louis, (ii) the Miller House, in Columbus, Indiana, (iii) a neo-futuristic terminal in JFK Airport, in New York City.

Besides all the international acclaim in the buildings, Eero has immortalized himself in our homes with the amazing furniture line he designed for Knoll in the 1940’s and 1950’s, including the Pedestal Line (“Tulipe”), the Grasshopper and the Womb chairs.

Further the clean organic aesthetics, the one leg table and chair are made to last forever. The chair cushions can be easily removed to be cleaned or changed; I guess that’s the most amazing thing about design: being timeless.

XOXO,

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É com grande prazer que lanço essa Série Grandes Designers com Eero Saarinen, um dos arquitetos mais influentes do século XX, além de um designers de móveis que mais admiro.

Eero Saarinen nasceu em 1910, na Finlândia, filho do renomado arquiteto Eliel Saarinen.  Seguindo os passos do pai, Eero greaduou-se arquiteto em 1934 na Universidade de Yale. Nos próximos anos, Saarinen concluiu muitos projetos modernistas de arquitetura, incluindo (i) o Gateway Arc, em St. Louis, EUA, (ii) a casa Miller, em Columbus, EUA (iii) e o terminal neo-futurista do aeroporto JFK na cidade de Nova Iorque, EUA.

Além dos aclamados projetos de edificações, Eero se imortalizou nos interiores de nossas casas com a linda linha de móveis projetada para a Knoll, incluindo a Linha Pedestal (“Tulipe”), e as cadeiras  Grasshopper e Womb.

Acima da estética orgânica e clean, as mesas e cadeiras são feitas para durar pela eternidade. Os assentos das cadeiras tulipe são facilmente removíveis para limpeza ou troca. E é isso o que mais admiro no design: atemporalidade.

Beijos.

Saarinen

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European Apartment project by Olga Bakic

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Project by Hilary Walker

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Fairview project by Chris Nguyen, Analog|Dialog

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Sandia Road project by House & Homes Palm Springs Home Staging

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Rosedale Renovation project by MHouse Inc. / Shirley Meisels

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Photo from Houzz.com. Unknown designer

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Chelsea Studio Apartment project by Facet 14 Studio. Photographed by Julie Florio

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Loft in Brooklyn Sweater Factory project by Ondine Karady Design

See more of Saarinen’s furniture here.

Veja mais dos móveis Saarinen aqui.

Gray is the new beige

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When you think about neutral colors for the walls? It used to be beiges and whites, right? What about gray? Recently, I find myself loving more and more gray as a neutral color. I think it is the go-to color when in doubt, and you can just accent with pillows, rugs, and other items. Paint is one of the easiest ways to change your room and give it a new fresh look. Don`t be afraid of doing it yourself! I`ve done it myself and believe me, it can be quite therapeutic…

And you? what do you think about grays?

XOXO,


Qual a primeira cor que vem a sua cabeça quando você pensa em paredes neutras? Bege? Talvez branco? E quanto ao cinza? Eu tenho amado cada vez mais, e pra alegrar o ambiente, use almofadas, tapetes e alguns objetos coloridos.

Repintar as paredes pode ser o primeiro passo pra renovar o seu ambiente. E acredite, é tão fácil e tão terapêutico! Coloque seu moletom velho, arregace as mangas e rejuvenesça seu espaço.

Um abraço,

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Cobble Hill House by CWB Architects / Francis Dzikowski Photography Inc.

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Apartamento em Santos project by Brazilian architect Carla Felippi

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Modern organic project by MAY Designs / Amy J May

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Apartamento Cidade Jardim project by Triplex Arquitetura

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Austin, TX project by Martha O’Hara Interiors

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Suburban DC, Cahill Residence project. Photographed by CM Glover Photography

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Apto Itaim I project by Inhouse Designers

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Oakland Master Bedroom project by Brian Dittmar Design. Photographed by Emily Payne

Welcome! Bem vindo!

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Hi there! This blog is being born because of my love for decor, design, architecture and all that surrounds aesthetics and a cozy home. Although I don`t have any background in interior design (on the contrary, I am an economist), decor is my passion and I hope that this blog, made with lots of love, can inspire you to build an amazing home for you. Let this blog be your decor escape in your busy day. Be welcome, be inspired and enjoy!

Olá! Esse blog nasceu pela minha paixão por decoração, design, arquitetura, e basicamente tudo que envolve estética e uma casinha aconchegante. Apesar de não ter experiencia ou formação em design (sou economista, trabalho focada em números), decoração é minha paixão e espero que esse blog, feito com muito amor, possa inspirá-los a construir seu lar. Deixe esse blog ser sua válvula de escape no dia-a-dia. Seja bem-vindo, inspire-se e curta!

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Photo from Minarc Design Studio – Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir