6 design tricks to steal from this 60s-inspired Swedish home
What we learned from this Swedish design-inspired spot in Santa Monica.
Published Jan 4, 2016 5:00 AM
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Inside this bespoke Santa Monica escape, we came upon a family-friendly space filled with an eclectic assortment of art and captivating style. Channeling the laid-back aesthetic of California, along with the simplicity of Scandinavian design, there were plenty of daring elements and practicality of design to go around.
Along the right side of the entry, a gap was left between the ceiling and the wall to give the intimate space a slightly more airy feeling.
Within the open layout of this light-filled kitchen, subtle touches of warmth inspired by a pair of patterned rugs downplay the intensity of the oak wood cabinets and modern subway tile surround.
A handful of decorative wall accents, evenly dispersed throughout the gallery wall, lend a dynamic layer to the curated collection.
In an open space where the kitchen leads into a dining and living room, a square dining table inspires a change in form, challenging the layout of the room.
A dark grout for the white subway tiles offers a unique layer of contrast to the walls, complementing the adverse combo on the floors.
A floor-to-ceiling cork board installation invites a versatile element to the decor, not to mention a rather crafty approach to organization.
See the rest of this stunning space on Elle Decoration.