I get a lot of my design inspiration from Instagram, and admiring how people have designed their spaces all around the world. When I first saw Marit’s home, I was in awe (and envy) of the stunning views from her family living room. So much so, I just HAD to feature her on my ‘in the house’ tour.
The Norwegian family moved into their home in 2014, and I can’t wait to see how they transformed it as she takes us on a tour…
WHO LIVES HERE: Marit, her husband and their son
LOCATION: Averoy in the Northwest coast of Norway
PROPERTY: Detached house newly-built in 2013
Living room: My husband liked the modern Scandinavian style, I liked the New England shabby chic style, and somewhere along the way we agreed on merging those two styles. I call it modern chic!
I love big windows as it lets in a lot of light into the house. In Norway we have short days and it quickly gets dark, especially during the winter. So I wanted to use the outside and nature to decorate the inside.
With that in mind, I chose to keep the decor inside simple and minimalist. The room is all white with some coloured pillows to brighten it up.
Kitchen: For me, this is the heart of the house. Since the rest of the house is mainly white, we chose to decorate the kitchen slightly darker.
So the walls are dark against the cabinets that are a warm, oak colour. However, we still wanted the sterile white island.
Office/Guestroom: I love this room as it gives me peace, and I often sit down here all alone reading books.
We chose blue as it’s a relaxing colour, which is ideal for a guestroom and an office. I think this is the nicest room in the house after the big living room!
Entry hall: We wanted to stay away from the long institution-type hallway. So we made it big and broke it up to a room where you can easily access the bedrooms and bathrooms.
We used large, dark tiles as I think it makes it look a little more exclusive.
We painted the walls white because there are no windows there that gives natural light.
Master bedroom: We painted the walls a darker blue, but I’m really considering changing the room into a green colour!
We’ve spent almost four years decorating our home in the style that we liked. In the beginning, we bought a lot of furnishings from IKEA, but in recent years we have switched things up to other local manufacturers.
Kids playroom: I focused the interior on the nature around us. In the playroom I didn’t do much decor, because it’s all outside from the large windows.
Photo credits: Marit Folland
Special thanks to Marit. Do check out her Instagram to see more of her amazing home and design inspiration!
Have you recently finished a home or room renovation/makeover? If you have and would like to share your masterpiece, I would love to hear from you.