27 January 2012 by Daniela Soave

Scandinavian Style: Top Blogs

Your Gustavian-style sofa is showing your age. Now it’s all about Scandinavian Modern, says Dinah Hall. See her five top blogs for inspiration

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If you love this bright, airy room you’d love Stockholm. Photo: Emma’s Design Blogg

From retro Danish teak and leather to the purist simplicity of contemporary Swedish design: follow the young Scandinavian bloggers for a daily dose of Scandinavian Modern inspiration.

Emma’s Design Blogg Emma is one of the original Swedish style bloggers. She has a great eye for a beautiful room and an inspirational image. Visit Emma’s Design Blogg.


Annaleena’s Hem Many of the Scandinavian stylists just endlessly reblog each others’ images of lovely white rooms. Annaleena intersperses hers with simple DIY projects, like wrapping a glass flower vase in bubblewrap – surprisingly lovely. Visit Annaleena’s Hem.

Story North An exquisitely curated collection of mainly Scandinavian products, like byNord tea towels printed with Arctic animals and Pia Wallen felt mats and blankets. Visit Story North.

Skandium A comprehensive range of Scandinavian goods from purist Kaj Franck glasses and Marimekko textiles to contemporary sofas. Visit Skandium.

Danish Homestore This family-run company has been sourcing Danish furniture for 30 years and has the expertise to restore to factory finish. Paradise for Hans Wegner fans. Visit Danish Homestore.

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Daniela Soave is a widely experienced freelance broadsheet journalist who has also held editing positions on Sky magazine, the Radio Times and the Times. Over the past decade, Daniela has worked on several internet projects, setting up major web businesses for British Airways, Royal Dutch Shell and Atkins Nutritionals. At News Magazines, she recently consulted on a proposed site for women over 50