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How to Design Your Scandinavian Home Without Breaking the Bank

   

Surface Design Show 2015 This year’s Surface Design Show took place in London a few days ago and I really enjoyed it so I wanted to share some of the best bits with you. Enjoy and be inspired!

Lighting is such an important part of our interiors, but so often neglected. By changing the lighting in the room you can change the atmosphere in the room completely. Although lighting design is an art in itself, there are things you can do on your own as well.

Season's Greetings 2014 - Aaltonen Interiors The start of the festive season is very near now, and I have to admit that I am very excited about it. I love this time of year: the family get-togethers, the food, the presents, the cozy feeling inside while it’s cold and dark outside - everything!   Like every year, the run-up has been absolutely frantic though. There have been cards to write, presents to buy and send... And at the same time of course, the business has been going on.

 A Scandinavian Style Upside Down House - Aaltonen Interiors Seeing other people’s houses can be truly inspirational! This summer, when I visited an old friend in Finland, I asked if I could take some pictures of their home. It’s very Scandinavian: lots of light, white walls, clean lines, light coloured wood.

Thanks to the internet, you don’t have to travel all the way to the Nordics in order to buy nice Scandinavian design items. Here is my list of internet shops specialising in Scandinavian design. These are perfect places to look for presents for Christmas for example!

Decorex London 2014 - Aaltonen Interiors Decorex 2014 ("UK’s premier luxury design and interiors show") was in London again in late September. I’ve now had some time to think about all the things I saw, go through my photos and notes. Here are some photos I wanted to share with you.