How to redecorate
Top 3 tips by Morten & Jonas

“Trends come and go, reflecting the times we live in, so it will always have an impact on what we create.”

Nordic homes aren’t just about soft furnishings and impeccably designed furniture. They’re about taking care of what surrounds you. we had a chat with Design Directors Morten & Jonas about redecorating in a Nordic style.

After meeting as students at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim have gone on to produce cutting-edge furniture and lighting for some of the most celebrated Nordic brands. Today they combine their work as individual designers in the Morten & Jonas studio with Design Directors at Northern.

‘Northern does not cater to short lived trends. They make timeless pieces that are built to last. We spent years developing what would go on to become a collection of bold, beautiful and functional lighting, furniture and interior accessories.’

Here are their best tips for anyone looking to redecorate in a Nordic style.

 

“Nordic homes aren’t just about soft furnishings and impeccably designed furniture, it’s about taking care of what surrounds you.”

Nordic homes aren’t just about soft furnishings and impeccably designed furniture. They’re about taking care of what surrounds you.

The needs of the people living there

Whenever we design a space, we always start by understanding the needs of the people living there and connecting these with the stand-out qualities of the room.

Trends come and go

We then focus on colours, surfaces and materials, balancing their long-lasting merits with trend-focused limitations. Trends come and go, reflecting the times we live in, so it will always have an impact on what we create. One such example is colour, after 20 years we are all starting to want more of it in our lives, so think about using fresh and cool tones for bedrooms and warmer denser tones in a kitchen or living room.

The key thing to remember

The key thing to remember is not to overload things. Use candles and soft lighting, plants and rugs to create that all-important atmosphere.

Ultimately, we want people to feel safe and comfortable, that to us is the essence of home.

To summarize briefly

  • Start by understanding the needs of the people living there and connecting these with the stand-out qualities of the room.
  • Focus on colours, surfaces and materials, balancing their long-lasting merits with trend-focused limitations. Use fresh and cool tones for bedrooms and warmer denser tones in a kitchen or living room.
  • The key thing to remember is not to overload things. Use candles and soft lighting, plants and rugs to create that all-important atmosphere.

 

 

We want people to feel safe and comfortable, that to us is the essence of home.