Scandi Girls Are Fixated on These 4 Home Décor Trends

I’ve been on an interior design kick in recent months, trying to make my apartment feel like the most comforting and enjoyable space possible. That quest led me to the impossibly chic world of Scandinavian homes on Instagram, where some of the coolest design trends are being born. 

Some home trends right now are very specific, like the Isamu Noguchi–inspired round paper lanterns that I keep seeing everywhere. Others leave room for interpretation, like the statement vase trend. It girl Nnenna Echem, for instance, has a beautifully colorful vase in her Oslo home, while Emili Sindlev decorated her Copenhagen dwelling with minimalist, sculptural versions. Scroll down to shop Scandinavian home décor trends that I hope will bring joy to your safe space. 

1. Statement Vases

Raawii Relae Small Glass Vase ($58)

Amazon Brand Rivet Modern Angled Stoneware Flower Vas ($31)

Raawii Strøm Large Ceramic Vase ($91)

Dghui Home Vases

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Amazon’s having a massive sale on Echo smart home devices—save up to 42 percent

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Save up to 42 percent on select Echo smart home devices. (Photo: Amazon)
Save up to 42 percent on select Echo smart home devices. (Photo: Amazon)

Want a smart home? Now’s the time—Amazon just slashed prices on most Echo devices and the deals are great—you can save up to 42 percent.

If you have a phone in your pocket and a Wi-Fi network at home, you’re well on your way to building a smart home with these Echo devices and everyone’s favorite handy helper: Alexa.

We rounded up the best deals for just about every room in your home, car and even garage. Shop the Echo sales below and make a smart pick:

Save 40 percent: Echo Dot

Get the Echo Dot for 40 percent off. (Photo: Amazon)
Get the Echo Dot for 40 percent off. (Photo: Amazon)

The

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How a Designer Turned This “Modern White Box” Into a Lively—and Functional—Family Home

Photo credit: Heidi's Bridge
Photo credit: Heidi’s Bridge

From House Beautiful

If there’s an interior designer in New York City who knows how to give a modern, new build apartment a warm personality with a sense of history, it’s Shanti Crawford of Indigo & Ochre Design. With a background in international human rights, Crawford’s “first forays into design were to create income generation avenues for at-risk women,” she says. “It evolved from there, but I’ve always stayed true to my roots through my firm’s focus on socially responsible and sustainable design.” This is reflected Crawford’s colorful, thoughtfully collected, and layered approach to decorating.

So, before her clients—a family with three human daughters and one canine daughter—even closed on this 2,600-square-foot, four bedroom penthouse in Brooklyn, they asked Crawford to lend her expertise as a design advisor. “I was hired before my clients closed and construction was completed to give guidance on the

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A Wabi-Sabi–Inspired Home in the Middle of Madrid

When editor Natalia Swarz and her husband, artist Armando Mesías, moved from the seaside of Barcelona to Madrid’s coolest neighborhood Chueca, they knew one thing for sure: They were bringing the warm vibes with them. “We wanted our home to feel a bit like a Mediterranean escape in the middle of the city center,” says Natalia, who is the founder of travel site and shop Hotel Weekend and content editor for Spanish fashion brand Loewe. Hailing from Cali, Colombia, the couple notes that their Latin roots are always present in their lifestyle and design philosophy. Natalia explains, “[We have] a hammock hanging in the living room, which was custom made by Verdi in Colombia, some palm tree drawings hanging on the walls, and the soundtrack is always music from Cali, Cuba, or somewhere in Latin America.”

<div class="caption"> The sleek kitchen stands in dark contrast to the rest of the apartment. “Armando loves to cook when we throw dinner parties,” Natalia notes. </div>

The sleek kitchen stands in dark contrast to the rest of the

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