The Scandinavian Home Decor Trends You Might Regret, According to Designers

It’s tempting to follow decorating trends and go all in on a decor style that feels fresh, new, and exciting for your home. Like anything else though, it’s definitely possible to have too much of a good thing when it comes to a certain type of decor—especially if you are considering investing a lot of time and money into your furnishings. Take the Scandinavian aesthetic, for example, which has been a mainstay in global home design for at least the past decade or so. Scandi style has many positive aspects insofar as it’s fairly minimal, modern, and features clean designs while still feeling cozy. With furnishings that highlight natural elements like woods and leathers, and color palettes that are light and fresh, it is easy to design your home with elements of this style and not get sick of it. 

Even though design inspiration drawn from Scandinavian countries seems

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A Sorrento Beach House Devoted To Its Modernist Past

The owners of this 1960s McGlashan Everist home in Sorrento held off renovation plans for a decade until they found the perfect architects for the job. Armed with a back catalogue of the McGlashan Everist’s mid-century designs, and a reverence for this coastal piece of mid-century architecture, Melbourne-based firm Cera Stribley were the perfect collaborators for the job.

‘The client’s brief was not to create a new home, but to amplify and respect the existing architecture,’ explains principal architect and director, Chris Stribley. ‘It was very important that we retained as much of the original as possible.’

Rather than focusing on introducing new materials, or significantly changing the home’s footprint, Chris and his team worked on updating structural systems and making slight alterations to the floor plan to suit contemporary family living. Installing hydronic heating and double glazed windows were the first port of call, while replacing the original canvas

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