Truthfully, when I see a “Scandinavian Style” book I can be somewhat dubious of it’s content. Lets face it, there are plenty of books out there that want to be branded Scandinavian because of the popularity but really don’t have a clue. Remember last year when there was a ‘hygge’ book epidemic?! And even then there were writers misunderstanding the concept entirely.
So when discovering a book that is in fact well informed and giving true tips and advice on Scandinavian style, then I think it’s a important that I share! Oh and it’s written by my friend and fellow design blogger Allan Torp from Bungalow 5. yes yes this may seem incredibly biased. Which it obviously is a little but Allan really knows his Scandinavian design! Who better to write this book than international design writer, from Copenhagen, living and breathing Scandinavian style.
“The book itself is a thorough room by room guide to achieving the Scandinavian style, with description on colours, favourite pieces and how you with easy steps can live like a real Scandinavian. Part of the book is also a whole genesis of this design phenomenon.’ – says Allan
Going through Scandinavian Style at home, I was actually surprised as I wasn’t expecting it to be like a source book. It’s not even that big but it’s packed with information. There are room by room guides, case studies, product design details and practical tips too. I’ve found it to be a book that I keep on picking up. A great source of inspiration!
A little about Allan Torp……
When he’s not in his hometown of Copenhagen then you’ll find him somewhere exotic like on a sail boat in Thailand, hiking in L.A or basically anything cool. He travels A LOT.
Allan started his adult life training to be an accountant and after realising that it wasn’t for him, he then started to work in PR. Through this he found the world of blogging and in 2010 Allan started to blog about the world of interiors and design.
“Right from the beginning my vision was: to create a platform for the simple, bright and Scandinavian look, which is known throughout the world. I have worked with the majority of the most know Danish brands and I try to keep pushing the boundaries on defining good blogging.” – says Allan
After growing success and hard work, Allan has spent the past 4 years working full time on his blog Bungalow 5. I’m always keen to see what he’s projects he’s planning next and with true entrepreneurial spirit, it’s likely to be something quite unexpected. Much like the recent event Allan hosted at P Eatery, hotel Skt Petri’s new restaurant. Here Allan has designed a menu, of course he has, it was developed with executive chef Patryk Stafin and focusses around Allan’s favourite flavour, liquorice. How very Scandinavian. It is super tasty! The interior design of P-Eatery is stylishly Scandinavian and I can see why Allan likes it there. The selected menu will be available until end of January 2018
Now with the launch of Allan’s new book what could be next?…… Head over to my instagram post for the chance to win your very own copy! ( I have 5 to giveaway!)
(image taken from the book, Scandinavian Style at home)
Portrait by Alona Vibe,