Simple and artful, nordic cottages are often so picturesque that they don't seem to look real.
But real they are, and outside of the largest cities, predominantly what you will find.
To be clear, simple doesn't translate to minimalist in any way. Although Nords tend to live lightly and not have much clutter or unnecessary possessions, what they do keep is treasured and often artful and beautiful.
So, although The Whiskey Porch specializes in Nordic Bungalow Lifestyle & Design, I wanted to clarify that this does not refer to the modern likes of Scandinavian Designs Furniture or Ikea. Not that there is anything wrong with those ultra-clean and modern styles. What we are thinking of is the more traditional aesthetic.
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In this inspirational post, I am going to share some images to give you a feel. I grew up in Sweden, and it was my first language. So most of these images come from Sweden, either from our own time living there or other visits.
While I am certainly not suggesting that we duplicate this style exactly here in the southwestern U.S., where we were are located now, it is just the vibe and aesthetic that I most love to draw on when designing my most personal projects.
Hint: click on an image to load the viewer and see larger images and the captions.
Hey there. I'm Miriam ~ and I've been doing this my whole life. It's my passion.