Scandi Modern: Balanced Simple Style

We Americans are known for perpetually chasing after a “balanced” lifestyle, but the Scandinavians, Danes, Fins, Icelandics, Norwegians and Swedes just do it. There is a word in Swedish: Lagom (pronounced [ˈlɑ̀ːɡɔm])  meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable” (in matter of amounts). Room photos (above Continue Reading →

The Found Home – Natural Elements

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Natural elements are so timely in today’s decor and for some people they have been a part of their style for years. I’m always inspired by homes that have that “found” look – part salvaged, part vintage, part organic, incredibly unique. Here’s a peek inside a home on Maryland’s rural Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore. The combination of rustic wood and Continue Reading →