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Thank you blogging buddies!

DSCF0972a.jpgI think I'm the only one I've come across who refers to "blogging buddies." I do like the sound of it! I would like to thank my blogging buddies, Holly from Decor8, the gals at Blink Decor, and Linda from Surroundings, for showing my kitchen design work and/or my images from Denmark.

Thanks to Blink Decor for showing the images of my currently published kitchen. I'm glad they enjoyed it! I have to take a moment to say that I'm really crazy about the layout of their blog. I love the colors, it's very exciting, it always revs me up, and it's very user friendly. Good stuff on there too, and always thoughtful and informative advice. Thanks, gals.  

Thanks to Holly from Decor8 for creating that big, fantastic, post on Danish home interiors (images from some of my familys' homes) and for showcasing some of the great, Danish, furniture that I photographed in the fine, home furnishing stores. My cousin's comments on sources and designers of her home furnishings are very interesting. What a thrill to be on decor8! It's always a destination for me. Need to keep up to date and see what's happening design-wise!

And, last, but definitely not least, to my very good blogging buddy, Linda, from Surroundings. I laughed out loud when I saw the title of Linda's post, about the rotten state of Denmark, and wish I thought of that myself! Thank you Linda, for both showcasing my white kitchen and for linking to the Danish inspired posts on the blogs. Always a go-to source for interesting, eclectic, design information, and, I appreciate the mentions, Linda (each live link links to a different post). Surroundings takes the pulse from many sources and makes sense of it all to the rest of us!

You know, I really need to ask this question. Due to the enthusiasm over "things Scandinavian," I am often confused, because I'm SO tied into the culture and the beauty of it all. So, tell me, what do you all love about it? Do you see Scandinavian design becoming even more of a factor in today's design interests? Do you see it moving forward in everyone's design focused radar screens? Or is it just the classic beauty of it which will always be appreciated? Is everything old new again, or is it fresh, new, Scandinavian points of view that you are seeing? I'd really love to hear your thoughts.  

The image is my cousin's dining room, with some of our family, a beautiful Danish home interior.


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Reader Comments (6)

The furniture has grace !

September 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnrosh

Hmm, good questions. I think in general, European design is just such a successful mix of old and new. Old buildings with modern light fixtures, old furniture mixed with modern shapes, modern art mixed with antique architectural details. In America, we either obsess over things "matching" perfectly and being "right", or we have no sense of what goes together. As for the Scandinavian style in particular, I think the generally pale color palettes and not overly fussy detailing (think Gustavian vs. Louis XIV) just speak to a desire for more simple, less hectic, lives. Those room just feel calm and the restaurants make you want to linger in them for hours.

September 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLinda from ::Surroundings::

ps - thanks for the shout out!

September 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLinda from ::Surroundings::

Thanks for another great resource at blinkdecor.com.

Good thoughts Linda, thank you. I appreciate your insight, and welcome others to share your thoughts.

Thanks for all the feedback!

September 8, 2007 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

I love the simplicity of Scandinavian design.
I also think their photography is more "naturalistic" than ours.
The light is always streaming in the windows.
Our photography is much more contrived.

September 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Deras, CKD, CID

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