Nordic Design Duo | SALTY Interiors
Nordique was delighted to chat with Annetta and Ellinor, an Icelandic / Swedish design duo who are bringing their own take on Scandinavian design to Berlin - the current European capital of cool! After training in the interior design sourcing and buying field in Berlin, Annetta and Ellinor decided to take matters in our own hands and start their own business as interior designers - and that is how SALTY Interiors was formed!
Why do you think Nordic/Scandinavian Design is so popular at the moment?
We think it's particularly popular at the moment because of the general trend of taking a more minimalistic, sustainable and simple approach to life, with a focus on well being. Many aspects of Scandinavian design are adaptable concepts, that are easy to match and collaborate with over time to adjust with current trends.
What's on trend for Nordic design in 2018?
We can see a strong trend for continuing use of natural materials, not only in furniture pieces but also in other products, such as wall paint and textiles. It seems to be part of an ongoing trend for people becoming more environmentally conscious. Other trends that are going to be booming next year are bright wood in ashy tones, even more plants (urban jungle trend is huge!), and our favourites from the PANTONE 2018 colours: Ash Rose, Meadowlark, Blooming Dahlia and Almost Mauve. Another colour to be on the lookout for next year is Aubergine.
Can you give us three tips on how to create a Nordic feel to a home?
Lighting is the number one thing in every Nordic home. Be sure to use several light sources instead of just one large lamp in the middle of the room. Place the lights in the corners of your room, and on different levels, to create feeling of a bigger space. Think also about the tone of the white colour; use warm white bulbs (a kelvin number under 2500).
Another tip is to de-clutter and get rid of all unnecessary things occupying your home. Keep all bigger items and walls in earthy neutral colour tones, making the space bright and calm as a base. From here, you can keep adding colour accents to spice up the mood a bit. This is easily created by adding textiles and art prints in different colours.