My Houzz: Scandinavian Style Inspires a Bungalow's New LookScandinavian Living Room, New York
Photo: Corynne Pless © 2013 Houzz
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Relax your space with neutrals and naturals. If your space is still feeling too haphazard, try toning it down with large expanses of neutral color on the walls, floor and big pieces of furniture. Bringing in natural materials and textures — like sisal or jute rugs, real or faux sheepskin and neutral-hued wool, linen and leather — can also go a long way toward creating harmony in an eclectic home.
Garuti's love of Scandinavian style, with its pale color palette and layered textures, influenced a lot of her decorating decisions. She painted the brick fireplace and changed the green walls to a neutral gray. "There is something quiet and soothing about (Scandinavian design), and it feels very unassuming and relaxed in a way that I find comforting," she says. How to paint a brick fireplaceWall color: custom mix similar to Revere Pewter, Benjamin Moore; chair: Oddfellows Antiques; rug: Color-Bound Seagrass Rug, Pottery Barn; cow hide: World Market; brick paint: Pure White, Sherwin-Williams