Jeanette Lunde
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My white Scandinavian home. Splash of colors. Old & new. Always in change. midcentury living room

My white Scandinavian home. Splash of colors. Old & new. Always in change.


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Will Orben wrote:
I want to paint my floorboards, what should I use?
   Comment   July 4, 2012
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Purchase a paint that's specially designed for floors, usually labelled 'porch and floor paint'. Do good preparation and consult your paint store for specific instructions based on the product you purchase.
July 20, 2012 at 3:21pm     
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Jeanne Schneider_Rieman wrote:
do you know anything about these chairs? - My friend is lusting after these chairs. We can not seem to find any info on them as to period, style, etc. If we knew what they were we could search for some. thanks
   Comment   June 9, 2012
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Jeanne Schneider_Rieman
thank YOU
June 11, 2012 at 1:32pm   
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The chairs really are great! Thanks for the info. :)
January 4, 2013 at 1:56am   
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monessabacon wrote:
How do you come about finding furniture pieces, artwork, etc. then put them together? I'm using this photo to decorate my apartment and need some clear objectives. Thank you for being creative and sharing with the class! -Monessa
   Comment   February 10, 2012
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We love this room too, Monessa!

This room is so wonderful because it's light, bright, and playful...and they weren't afraid to mix things up. None of the bigger pieces really "match" per se, but if you look closely, there are subtle accents which refer back to those pieces - and that creates balance.

The black and white of the cowhide is picked up in the picture is the brown of the armchair. The pink spindle backed chairs are counterbalanced by the throw on the couch, and the green (love green & pink) of the plants in the room. Notice also that the pink chairs are see-through, which balances out the heavier proportions of the sectional and armchair.

So, our suggestion is to create a light neutral palate, and then add some pops of color with things that you love. As you go, try to add some smaller accent pieces to bring those colors onto other parts of the room. All in all, you will end up with a design that is eclectic, but balanced - just like the room above.

Below are some other examples of rooms we love, for the same reasons...

For more great ideas check out our Ideabooks:

There is a lot of great art, and furniture as well, most of which is found in Houzz's Product section. Everything is sorted by colors and woodgrains, so choose your favorite and see what's inside!
February 10, 2012 at 10:17pm   
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Marie Hebson's interiorsBYDESIGN Inc.
Hello monessabacon, sharing with the class? What class...
Regarding your question, setting objectives is good, but artwork and accessories can't be done until all the large pieces are in place. Start with your area rug, paint, and space plan. Then set the tone based on the pieces you've gravitated to (e.g.: sofa, chairs, table, lighting etc.) This photo shows a very eclectic style with country mixed in with modern and collage of artwork. The tying bind is the art work with the table and chairs, they bring continuity and harmony to the space by staying with painted finishes, carved wood feed, soft country vibes. Same with the painted hardwood floor. The sofa, area rug and pendant fixture are modern, which create tension. Always interesting to create tension between genres in interior design. Good luck with you project and your class!
February 10, 2012 at 10:19pm   
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kimberlyn wrote:
love love this pendant light! Where does one purchase one like it?
   Comment   July 9, 2011
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Jeanette Lunde
Thank you :) I´ve made it myself. The shade was green and I painted it white. Afterwards I paintet it inside with goldpaint, added bronzepowder and goldleaf.
The shade is from Ikea. God luck with your hunt :)
July 13, 2011 at 1:51pm     
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nurseyjill44 wrote:
Hi! What is the white wall paint color? Thanks!!
   Comment   January 22, 2014
sweetbluehealer wrote:
Love the chair with arms, where does it come from? Is it all wood?
   Comment   December 2, 2013
Aleissia Laidacker wrote:
White floor boards - Did you install flooring to paint or paint the original floor? I'm looking to do this but don't have nice original flooring to paint
   Comment   June 13, 2013
annelise7586 wrote:
Want these floors - How did you get these floors? Pre-painted or DIY?
   Comment   December 26, 2012
Lynn Devlin wrote:
What is the color of pink the chairs are painted?
   Comment   November 9, 2012

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Lily Gahagan added this to House Tour: A Joyous Home in Norway
If you've been contemplating white floors, Jeanette says to "Go for it!" Hers are actually light gray, but in the sunlight it's hard to tell.
Becky Harris added this to Favorite Color Combinations: Neapolitan
The upholstered armchair adds a dollop of caramel to this mostly white room.
Shoshana Gosselin added this to Living Rooms With a Personal Stamp Of Style
From the art on the walls to the furniture pieces, don't choose decor based on a specific style, but on what makes you smile.
5. A blogger's light and bright cottage in Norway: Graphic designer Jeanette Lunde lives in this charming home with her husband and two daughters.
Becky Harris added this to 5 Inspiring Homes From the Chilly North
You can see Jeanette's artist's eye in the way she chooses and composes her home furnishings.
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Sometimes all a seating arrangement needs are a couple of pastel pink accent chairs. Treat yourself to something new, or paint what you already have.
Samantha Schoech added this to Alluring All-White Rooms
Mixing unlikely colors — in this case rusty brown and pale pink — works better in a white room because nothing else is competing.
Use a cluster of colorful artwork to pick up on the color scheme of a room. Here, pinks, browns and aquas lift the otherwise all-white decor. Hang large-scale pieces in the middle of the arrangement with smaller frames tightly surrounding them for one big focal point.See the rest of this room
Think classic isn't your style? Bear in mind that classic pieces can always be revamped in the future if you really get bored with them (you could paint your Windsor-style chairs bubble gum pink!), but it is much harder to tone down a piece with an unusual shape.
Shawn Gauthier added this to Give Rooms a Rosy Outlook With Pink
Here, two Windsor chairs feel current in a light pink paired with a trendy cowhide rug. A retro brown armchair and off-white sofa balance the look with more masculine touches.
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With exaggerated tapering and a coat of pretty pink paint, a pair of Windsors adds a light touch to an eclectic collection of furniture and art.
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