Camilla Bisgaard Vendelbo, who shares her inspirational Scandi interiors as c_b_vendelb, offers us an insider’s insight into the look. "I think it's incredibly important not just to 'copy and paste'," she explains. "Take inspiration from what you encounter instead – enjoy choosing what to buy based on your own style, not just because other people like it.”
A real jewel
"When it comes to furnishing and choosing lights, you should stay true to the character of the house," Camilla thinks. And her house in Herning, Denmark, really is a jewel. "It has," says Camilla, "an incredibly tasteful light incidence that corresponds perfectly with the light from the designer lamps."
When it comes to practical pointers, Camilla has a few favourites to share: "I generally have a weakness for lamps by Arne Jacobsen and Louis Poulsen’s range," says the design enthusiast. “They’re typically Scandinavian, with great classic style and yet absolutely modern.”
Camilla has two overarching words of advice for budding design enthusiasts seeking to steal the Scandi style: ‘experiment’ and ‘stillness’. “Experiment with your interiors and make changes whenever you feel like,” she explains. “You can’t say that an interior space is ever fixed and finished.”
And as a mum of four, she still manages to live by the tenet of calm, cool consideration that is so central to the design style. “It’s about making home restful and calming. It’s even more important if everyday life is hectic and noisy – home should be a restful retreat as much as possible, and interior design is a powerful tool to make it feel calmer.”
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