Trends We Love.....Modern Scandi Design

While it’s true that trends will come and go, there is one clean style that we believe will never disappear.  Scandinavian design incorporates textures, soft hues, and stark contrasts to make modern furniture feel warm and inviting.

 We’ve recently partnered with Ethnicraft, a global, hand crafted furnishings company based out of Antwerp, Belgium, and could not be more excited to carry these beautifully designed pieces.  All of their wood is sourced from responsibly managed forests- primarily teak, white oak and walnut.  Their textiles are made from natural fibres such as cotton, wool and Belgian linen, materials that will age beautifully.  This line was created by design masters to be simple yet timeless and each piece reflects a truly unique piece of art for your home.

Let’s take a look at some of the hallmarks of Scandi design and how Ethnicraft's furniture pairs beautifully with this style.

Blonde bare hardwood floors, white walls and organic shapes are typical of Scandi design. What makes it so appealing is the lack of clutter and monochromatic colour. Shown above are Ethnicraft's oak Mikado dining table and oak bok dining chair.

Scandinavian winters are no picnic, so creating hygge- a cozy, warm atmosphere is most important.  You'll always find warm textures, chunky knits and layered bedding in this design style. Featured is the oak Nordic bed and night table from Ethnicraft.

The oak spindle bench from Ethnicraft looks stunning in this beautiful entry by Emily Henderson.  The only contrast is the black spindles of the stairwell that draw your eye upwards. Botanical prints reflect the Scandinavian's love of nature and the outdoors.

Studio McGee uses Ethnicraft furniture frequently in their modern, yet transitional homes. The oak double extendable dining table from Ethnicraft, paired with simple oak chairs, blends quietly with the flooring and rustic beams.  The sculptural branches lend an organic feel to this modern, minimal look.

Scandi design often mixes modern furniture to contrast the old world architectural details commonly found in historic buildings in Northern Europe.  Ethnicraft's teak tabwa round nesting tables are truly a unique piece of art. Each piece is hand carved by artisans, the inspiration coming from their fondness for linear geometric motifs.

We hope you're inspired to incorporate some Scandi elements into your home.  And don't forget to visit Ethnicraft to see the entire collection of these beautiful hand crafted artisan furnishings.