Updated: May 23
Camilla's Scandinavian-Inspired Home + Decor
Looking for some Scandinavian home decor to add to your dream house plans? Look no further than this interview with Camilla Granåsen at her Scandinavian-inspired home.
Homeworks: What’s your very favorite feature of the home? Tell us why.
Camilla Granåsen: Pretty much love everything about this spot. The exposed ceiling, hardwood floors, location, size, the metal corner windows, but if I must pick one it's possibly the front porch—where you'll find me on warm evenings with a beverage and a friend, or doing my emails with a cup of coffee in the morning.
Photography: River Stephenson
Hw: Any favorite memories in the house? Or things you hope to do here that will become memories?
CG: I moved here during Covid with a teapot and a painting. It was a fun challenge to try and assemble a home during that time. Funny thing is that I saw this place six years ago and stopped the owner to see if I could get a walkthrough—it was empty, just remodeled, and I was incredibly drawn to see it (I don't often stop strangers and ask for house tours!). Since that tour, I always dreamed about this place. At that time I had a place to live. Flash forward to a couple of years ago when I needed to move, the same morning I started looking I saw a sign outside the house! I guess I was destined to live here.
Hw: What's your design process?
CG: It starts out all neutral and Scandinavian and then comes layers from my world travels, then I layer in comfort and cozy: blankets, sheepskins, soft pillows. My style is a reflection of me, a blend between the calm of Scandinavia mixed with pops of bright colors.
Most of the things have a story and nothing is just randomly grabbed, even Facebook market finds. The first layer is simple/functional, the second layer is for comfort and cozy, and the third layer is my personality with art found, donated, or collected around the world: My fuschia Svenskt Tenn mohair blanket just makes me happy; the most grown-up pieces are two Arne Norell chairs I commissioned last year; a teapot my mother bought from an artist many, many years ago that I just love staring at and has traveled with me for over 20 years; the many John Bauer paintings of trolls, moose, and nordic princesses that I have scattered everywhere; Skultuna candlesticks from a Swedish brass maker that have been making candlesticks since 1607. I love flowers and often in bold colors. Growing up in Scandinavia, my aesthetic is simple, minimalist, and uncluttered. I add to that my experiences around the world that continuously help to continue shaping my style.
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