Danish Style – Bringing Warmth a Cool Colour Palette

01 Mar

Host 4

The grey palette is ever increasing in popularity as the colour scheme of the moment, however it is tricky to make greys, which can be quite “cold”, invite you with warmth.  I am loving the Danish restaurant “Host” which was designed by Danish interior design company Norm.  They describe their style so eloquently

“Norm was responsible for the interior design of Höst. [Norm] has created an organic environment in an urban setting. Guests enter into a warm and inviting space and are met with the unmistakable sense of Scandinavian cosiness, while everything is also a bit weathered. Materials that age gracefully are in focus – recycled wood that has washed up on the west coast, granite in uneven pieces, concrete with clear structures and deviations, old cast iron and dented zinc. All of this is offset by a warm trickling light, soft wool rugs and lambskin.”

I just want to get there and snuggle right in!  I am also in love with their collection of dinnerware which was designed in collaboration with Danish design house Menu.  The following photos are a collaboration of Danish design blogger Emma Fexeus and Norm architect / photographer Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.

Host 1

Host 2

Host 3

HOst 5

Host 6

Host 8

Host 9




Let me know what you think….meanwhile on with the colourful adventure…..


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2 responses to “Danish Style – Bringing Warmth a Cool Colour Palette

  1. This Sydney Life

    March 1, 2013 at 7:00 am

    BCD – I am a huge fan of grey and a long time admirer of the Scandi interiors ‘feel’. Somehow, tho’ – I think it’s a function of geography – not sure their rustic neutrals would work quite so well in Syders… What say you?

    • birdcagedesign

      March 1, 2013 at 9:40 am

      I think it all depends upon the area that you are in, and the type of space / home you have. I think you could always take elements and use them but I think it would work well in a “warehouse” type space, or even some of the real 1960/1970’s retro buildings if you take it a little less rustic and use more of the retro style scandanavian furniture that is out there… but hey all else fails, if you like it, go for it! 🙂


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