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A Lovely Pared-back & Contemporary Home In Bergen, Norway

Are you ready for a virtual trip to Bergen, Norway? Today, we're taking a tour of the beautiful home of Ole Anders Teslo - of real estate agent Eie and Catherine B√¶kken, a designer at Heem, a Norwegian studio focusing on subtle minimalism in the field of interior architecture and concept styling. Little wonder their home is a picture of Scandinavian modern perfection! The rooms have been painted in various earthy, calm tones - from a lighter blue-grey in the dining area to a dramatic deep shade in the bedroom - proving the background for an amazing selection of Scandi design pieces! The minimalist touch ensures a light and airy feel - and also allows each iconic piece to stand out. Look closely and you'll also see subtle textures which help to ensure a balanced feel. I think neatniks in particular are going to love this tour! Ready to take a peek? 

Eames wire chairs circle the table and a Penthella floor lamp can be seen in the corner. 

You often see lamps (like this Hay Cloche one) on the windowsills in Scandinavian homes. I've asked a few friends about this and they say that it helps to make your home look warm and inviting from the outside, making it nice to arrive home!


A pair of Jielde lamps are the only items on the wall in the kitchen (I love these lamps! I picked up a beautiful vintage one on Etsy a few years ago here). Try Icelandic brand Kalklitir for a similar chalk paint affect. 




A beautiful leather Tiki sofa pops against the dark wall and a mirror and Flos 265 light help to lighten up the space on darker days (it rains 239 days a year in Bergen - can you believe that? It's still one of my favourite cities though!).  

Wall mounted classic String shelves provide a perfect home for a collection of magazines, books and other treasures. 

I love this little home office space. Using a Ferm Living plant box* as storage for prints and frames is a great hack too (it could also be used in a children's bedroom for books!). 

I spy the iconic wishbone chair. Did you know these chairs take around three weeks to produce - including one hour for a skilled craftsman to weave the seat? They are so beautifully made! 

I love how a simple Thonet bentwood chair has been used as a bedside table. I also recognise the Noon print by Kristina Krogh (I have the same one in my bedroom!).

And just look at the storage system below! I can imagine this looking so different with a wardrobe like mine - but loving the idea, it turns the whole room into a walk-in-wardrobe! Could you imagine doing something like this?

I hope you enjoyed this tour as much as I did and have come away with some ideas for your own home. 

If you'd like to see more of Catherine's style, check out the Heem portfolio - it's full of beautiful minimalist spaces! 

I'm really excited that this has given me the opportunity to dip into the Norwegian archive to find a few more homes for you to enjoy today (there are so many incredible ones in there): 


Oh, how I miss Norway! Have you ever been? It's a magical country. 

Niki

Styling: Heem
Photography: Dag Randen

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  1. Canada, where I live, has won a lottery when it comes to natural beauty in my opinion, but my visit to Norway definitely questioned that. Those Fjords were magical! It rained the whole time in Bergen during my visit but I still loved it. Having this place would be clincher to move there :-). Norway definitely warrants a long visit. Just stunning.

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    1. I have heard that Canada is a stunning country, I'd love to visit one day! And I feel exactly the same amount Norway - there's something about the forever changing light and everything is so dramatic. Incredible!

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    2. I have heard that Canada is a stunning country, I'd love to visit one day! And I feel exactly the same amount Norway - there's something about the forever changing light and everything is so dramatic. Incredible!

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  2. Now, that's what called Perfection. Keep up!!

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  3. Love the simple clean look, very nice...never understand all the gray in a country with so much winter, (or anywhere really) looks a little dreary.

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  4. Love the simple clean look, very nice...never understand all the gray in a country with so much winter, (or anywhere really) looks a little dreary.

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