Meet Veronica and her beautiful home

Photo @palettenoir

It is time for our next “IG Homes” interview! We are going to Norway once again and our host today will be the wonderful Veronica. In case you don’t know her already, she is the lovely lady with a great sense of style behind @palettenoir. I was (and I still am) always impressed how she manage to make minimalism look so charming. Scrolling down you will discover a smart interior softened so beautifully by her artistic soul.

Veronica and her little family moved into a new house this spring and I was so inpatient to see how this new space will be transformed into a welcoming home. And I must admit, it exceeded my expectations.

See for yourself!

Photo @palettenoir
Photo @palettenoir

1. Try to define your personal interior style with only 3 wordsModern, Scandinavian, minimalism.

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2. Do you have a philosophy when it comes to your home? My philosophy is all about minimalism, as I want my home to be simple and calm. For me it means uncluttered simplicity and about making space only for items which are useful or beautiful. A lot of storage solutions are necessary so there is a proper place for everything. Then it is uncomplicated and easier to maintain.

Actually i live by this rule: no furniture should be more than 1 meter tall. It leaves a feeling of air and bigger space regardless the size of the area. I seek clever storage solutions instead, like under beds and under staircases. It has been quite well for the last 15 years. So I know that I will never feel the urge of installing a tall bookshelf.

Photo @palettenoir
Photo @palettenoir

3. What made you start your IG account? For the fun of it and as a hobby. I knew from the start I wanted an interior account. I never expected it to be so huge though.

Photo @palettenoir
Photo @palettenoir

4. Do you feel you have a good contact with your followers? I appreciate the friendship to other instagrammers and I try to answer everyone who kindly follow and comment on my photos. I am very grateful for all the nice feedback and I like my followers to know it.

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5. Do you have a favourite piece in your home at the moment? Does it have a story that you can share with us? I have an old glass cabinet from the 1950’s I bought as a young girl. It was a former shop desk and I bought it really cheap. It was in mint condition, however I painted it black. I use it for my favourite books and decor. It is the only piece of furniture I know for sure I will have forever.

Photo @palettenoir
Photo @palettenoir

6. Where do you find your inspiration? From books & magazines, Pinterest, Instagram and my dear friends like your lovely interior-blog Natalia.

Photo @palettenoir
Photo @palettenoir

7. Do you think you have a styling addiction? If yes, is this affecting the people around you? 🙂 Probably yes. I have always enjoyed decoration and to set up a still life. Loving changes and to clean and systemise, it is a bit sick I know, it is a habit anywayHubby may think it is too neat and tidy at times, haha.  And all my plans and new ideas might be a bit overwhelming. He usually welcome the changes though when he see the result. Actually the kitchen and livingroom are full of toys. Only hidden in cabinets. The kids enjoy the daily toys treasure hunting and they know where to find them all.

Photo @palettenoir
Photo @palettenoir

8. What is currently on your wish list when it comes to your home? Our home has several book corners so I dream of a really nice leather chair. Maybe a byLassen Saxe chair.

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9. “Less is more” or “More is more”? Less is more! Always, I know of nothing else but minimalism.

Photo @palettenoir
Photo @palettenoir

10. Best moment of your day? Can I have two? A little daily pause drinking coffee and sitting with a view to the evergreen garden and shifting sky. Even if it is only for a couple of minutes. The other one is evening supper with the kids. It is so cozy and I enjoy it.

Photo @palettenoir
Photo @palettenoir

11. Favourite day of your life? May I say this cliche? The days I gave birth to our children. It is a truly magical and life-changing experience.

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12. Name one thing you were scared to do, but you did it anywayInterior-wise it was buying a sofa unseen. When it arrived it was kind of green like I never imagined. I love it anyway and somehow it made me less scared of colours. Many could argue that it is not colourful at all. Have in mind that I have been quite the monochrome addict.

Photo @palettenoir
Photo @palettenoir

13. If someone would write a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? She was sometimes here… haha. I am so into my own projects and have been daydreaming ever since childhood. My parents even got a letter about it from my teacher. I don’t know boredom at all.

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14. Any piece of advice you would like to share with the world? Stay true to your style and instinct. Be kind. Always.

Photo @palettenoir
Photo @palettenoir

Thank you so much Veronica! We all know how beautiful your home is, so it was really nice to get to know you better. If you would like to see more of this inspiring Scandinavian home, make sure you follow Veronica’s Instagram account @palettenoir.

14 thoughts on “Meet Veronica and her beautiful home”

    1. It was all my pleasure, my dear Veronica. I admired both of your homes for a very long time. You have the soul of an artist and I love that. I am glad you enjoyed our little project together.
      Wish you a wonderful weekend!
      Many hugs,
      Natalia

  1. I’ll take a minimalist’s approach in my comment 😉 My three favorite objects are: the wooden spoon, wooden scrubbing brush, and wicker accent chair. I like this series, Natalia 🙂

    Have a great Friday and weekend!

    1. Thanks Alex! I knew you will like minimalism and I knew you will like the wooden elements 🙂 Those chairs are on my wish list as well. Thank you for stopping by.
      A nice weekend to you and your little family!

      Natalia

  2. I love Veronica’s home, and it was truly inspiring to read 🙂 I’ve been thinking about the ‘not more than 1 meter tall’ thought, – and I must say it’s rather fascinating and interesting. I really liked it! Well done on the interview, Natalia! 🙂
    Love Siv

    1. Thank you, my dear Siv! So happy you liked it! And yes, Veronica made us all think about this 1m rule 🙂 After reading it I went through my home and see which piece of furniture is taller than that 🙂
      Hope you had a nice trip back home and that you are enjoying a your Sunday evening at home.
      Many hugs to you.

      Natalia

    1. Thank you Silvy and so happy to see you here!
      These interviews seems to be very appreciated by my followers, so I am glad you enjoy them as well.
      Enjoy the rest of your evening and hope you will visit again.

      Natalia xx

      1. yeah i looove to have a little look inside some one else house and read about it too :). Maybe once I will have more photos of my place I could be featured on your blog too :). Have a lovely rest of the weekend too!!Silvy xx

      2. I love to have a look into someone house, and of course reading about it. I really really like your blog too, all your pics are so beautiful and calm 🙂 you’ve got a new follower !!!xx

  3. Of course I knew Veronicas beautiful home before – and after reading your interview I love it a lot more ? – so inspiring with wonderful pics of a very peaceful home ? ! You have a great talent, Veronica ! And like Siv already said- I have also been thinking about the “not more than one meter tall ” rule…?. Very interesting!
    Great done- as always my sweet Natalia!
    Have a relaxing Sundayafternoon!
    Hugs, Jessica

    1. Thank you, my dear Jessica.
      Always happy to read your lovely comments! Veronica has a great sense of style and it was a pleasure to share more about her with all of you. I am glad you like it. And as I said above, she made us all thing about that 1m rule 🙂 Definitely something to think about.
      Hope you are well and I wish I knew more about Maggie.
      A nice and cozy evening to you, my lovely friend and thank you for stopping by!
      Hugs and kisses,
      Natalia

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