March 29, 2023


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Scandinavian Fashionable Inspiration

For Venture Home Austin designer Christine Turnkett of Breathe Design Studio, her relationship with Scandinavian Fashionable began with Ikea and grew to develop into a significant supply of inspiration for her complete design philosophy.

In Christine’s earlier work with Breathe Design Studios in addition to with Venture Home Austin, she shares with Scandinavian Fashionable design a priority for texture and “designs that really feel harmonious.” Photograph by Chase Daniel.

Discovering Scandinavian Fashionable Design

Christine recollects her first encounter with Scandinavian Fashionable Design was in highschool when she went with a good friend to Ikea. “I’d by no means seen examples of Scandinavian design earlier than,” Christine says. “It seemed so completed and well-thought out versus random styling.”  Quick ahead to 2017 when her love for it actually solidified on a visit to Copenhagen. “I stayed subsequent to the Danish Museum of Design, visited showrooms round city and acquired context for the design.”

A lover of historical past, Christine cherished diving into the historical past of the design motion and philosophy. In studying about Mid Century Fashionable within the American context, she discovered a hyperlink between American Modernism and Scandinavian with Eero Saarinen, the Finnish architect and designer who emigrated to the US and was vastly influential in American Mid Century Fashionable.

What Christine loves about Scandinavian Fashionable is each aesthetic and philosophical. Aesthetically, she loves that it’s “easy not embellished, strains are extra streamlined.” Philosophically, she resonates with the rules of “operate and artwork as a part of on a regular basis life,” in addition to its being “democratic in design” and utilizing native supplies.

moon shaped island allows for conversation
Christine factors to this semi-circular island for instance of design’s potential to be extra democratic. The unique island on this dwelling was sq., however given the owners’ want to host, Christine took cues from round seating preparations widespread in Scandinavian design and determined to make the island a half-moon form to permit for and encourage dialog. Photograph by Chase Daniel.

Hygge as a Means of Life

For Christine, “Hygge isn’t nearly scorching tea and candles however is a lifestyle, a philosophy of contentment, consolation, well-being, togetherness. It’s about attempting to attain a sense of contentment.” Greater than anyone aesthetic facet, this idea of hygge as a lifestyle is foundational to her work. “Purchase-in isn’t how an area appears however the way it feels,” Christine says.

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When she sits down with purchasers, for example, she asks them to call three issues they need their house to really feel like. “What sort of life do you wish to dwell right here?” she asks them. Her objective is to create “areas that really feel calm, clear, cozy however nonetheless comfy in on a regular basis life. How can we promote these experiences?”

“Design may help individuals be conscious of on a regular basis life. Scandinavian design is an efficient basis for that,” Christine explains.

clean design balance of muted colors
This kitchen Christine beforehand designed exhibits a steadiness of unpolluted strains, a sense of calm, and a harmonious steadiness of colour.  Photograph by Leonid Furmansky.

Scandinavian Fashionable Inspiration in Venture Home Austin

Relating to Christine’s strategy to Venture Home Austin particularly, she goals to “make issues really feel harmonious, working to steadiness one another out.” For instance, “MCM palettes are sometimes extremely saturated, however we showcased furnishings with extra muted tones. Within the kitchen, we used mint cupboards to herald a way of calm,” Christine says.

To learn extra about Venture Home Austin, observe together with the most recent Venture Home installment in our fall difficulty! And keep tuned  on Instagram, Fb and Pinterest for updates and extra Mid Century Fashionable inspiration!