Gestalten’s latest architecture and design book, Northern Delights, poses the eternal question of what would go into the ultimate dream house. While they imagine the architecture might be Italian, the furniture Japanese, and the garden of British design, they agree wholeheartedly—and we concur—that the interior should be left to the Scandinavians. Longstanding leaders in a timeless, spare, and streamlined aesthetic unafraid to mix in bold color or the occasional touch of whimsy, Northern Delights explores both classic and newer designers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland, as well as the latest in product and home design.
Edited by Emma Fexeus, founder of Sweden’s oldest and most-beloved design site, Emmas Designblogg, the book showcases enviable homes adhering to the Scandinavian tradition of a comfortable yet stylish space. Everything from wood grains to colorful home accessories are celebrated, and the importance of craftsmanship and intelligent design are emphasized throughout. From clean white floors and graphic pillows to the unexpected elegance of a teepee, Northern Delights both inspires and, well, delights.