The cozy beauty of simplicity starts with Scandinavian design. As a native of Wisconsin, we know a thing or two about Scandinavian culture, including many months spent adapting to the winter chill. Actually, though, much less about adapting, for that suggests someone who was not born with the love of winter in their bones. Many abhor the cold and snow, but such climate makes me feel most at home. It's what I know. Snuggling in warm layers in the welcoming glow of home during a snow storm, to me, is the stuff of fairytales. Ethereal, a bit moody, and an environment that embraces nature at its most primitive and gorgeous
Such an ingrained love of the outdoors and harsh (although stunningly beautiful) climate are indeed the source of the Scandinavian inspiration. No more stunningly so then during the Christmas season. The foundations of Scandinavian design are the perfect backdrop for holiday favorites such as Christmas trees, greenery, and rich reds. Think a minimalist palette of whites, greys and natural woods. Decorations are rustic and pulled from nature. A pine cone here, a swath of garland there. It's a studied minimalistic elegance. No need for the glitz, glamour and the superfluous. Create a beautiful environment where the focus is not on "things" but the emotion such an experience creates. Enough with the dressing up and false beauty. The mimicking and the quest to outdo and keep up. Go back to basics and to beautiful design that will last the ages. It's an motto we wholeheartedly believe at rattle me that.
Enjoy some of our favorites designs and inspiration, culled from our Winter Wonderland Pinterest board. Simply stunning in a beautifully understated way. I think Rudolph would feel right at home, don't you think?