As I am hunting for a new apartment, many glimpses of Stockholmish homes pass my eyes. It is well known that the Scandinavian interior style is fresh, elegant and sleek. It has a neutral palette of colours and clean light elements of decor. Details are quiet; few, simple and uncluttred. Interiors are airy. In apartments I’ve looked at – mainly in houses from the turn of the century to the 1920s – floorings are close to always wide planks or parquet. Walls are white. White, white… white! (No wonder there’s a colour named “Stockholm-White”). Windows are naked. If decorated, with simple straight curtains. Personally, I get bored of all the whiteness. At the same time, I fancy the peaceful, stylish and airy fundaments of the Scandinavian design. What I’ll do? I’ll add a twist or two!
Now imagine a big airy living room with Stockholm-white walls, large clean windows, high ceilings and a dark-stained wide plank floor…Add to this a multi-coloured gypsy chandelier: A touch of boho charm and baroque class that speaks up and has something to express in the quiet northern interior.
Gypsy Chandelier Multi Colour, £85 from Dutchbydesign.com. It’s made out of metal and durable resin, and has a total length of 125 cm from the top of the chandelier to the bottom of the beads. For a low-ceiling room, a corner, somewhere with less space, there is also a smaller alternative, the Gypsy Mini Chandelier (below). The mini version’s dimesions are D.38cm H.28cm, and the price tag says £35. Let the interior talk!