Scandinavian inspiration from Vibeke Svenningsen

 

26th March 2015

Some people have sublime taste. And some people can translate that taste into gorgeous interiors that others can capture in photographs that sing. And then you have those rare individuals who can do all of these things. Enter Vibeke Svenningsen whose cool yet pretty Scandinavian style has been delighting the growing fans of her blog.

Pen and ink with watercolour illustration of tulips based on an original photograph by Norwegian stylist, photographer and blogger Vibeke

She has created the most beautiful, white home in Norway which she shares with her husband, two daughters and her dog Nure and which she styles and photographs for her blog and Instagram pages. 

I find that certain images just cry out to be illustrated – yet so many of Vibeke’s images were crying out to me, it was a veritable cacophony! But I chose the one above because I think it sums up the mood of a year just turning towards the warmth and light of Spring and Summer.

I love the way she has paired tulips in a glowing range of colours with the fluffy neutrals of the catkins. And the casually hung tea towels and aprons in pale blue and white against the backdrop of simple, white panelling provide a lovely, restful counterpoint to those spots of glorious colour.

Do make sure you visit Vibeke’s blog for a host of other pretty and inspiring images and you can also get your fix of her special brand of Scandinavian loveliness here on Instagram and follow her here on Pinterest.

Oh and did I mention that she also paints? To quote the words Vibeke uses on her blog, ‘You can’t use up creativity… the more you use, the more you have…’. Words to live by indeed.