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!
1. Try to define your personal interior style with only 3 words. Modern, Scandinavian, minimalism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Where do you find your inspiration? From books & magazines, Pinterest, Instagram and my dear friends like your lovely interior-blog Natalia.
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 anyway. Hubby 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.
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.
9. “Less is more” or “More is more”? Less is more! Always, I know of nothing else but minimalism.
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.
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.
12. Name one thing you were scared to do, but you did it anyway. Interior-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.
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.
14. Any piece of advice you would like to share with the world? Stay true to your style and instinct. Be kind. Always.
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.